If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you’re not alone. Millions of people require medical attention each year due to a variety of accidental injuries. Many of them have to seek legal help to get the compensation they are owed for medical expenses and lost wages. Here are some of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits.
Injuries from car, truck and motorcycle accidents are the biggest cause of personal injury cases. Whether you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian, you may be due compensation if someone else is found at-fault in the accident. Determining just who was at fault can often be difficult, and that’s where an experienced attorney can help.
Slip and Fall
Another common personal injury case is known as “slip and fall”—where someone is injured on another person’s property. Although “slip and fall” may not sound serious, it can lead to injuries that keep you out of work for months. If the property owner failed to take reasonable steps to prevent, fix or warn you about a hazardous situation, the owner can be held liable.
Dog bites are no laughing matter. A vicious dog attack can be a traumatic experience that causes severe injury. Different states have different regulations about when a dog owner can be held responsible. But as long as you weren’t trespassing, or provoking/attacking the dog or its owner, you’re probably eligible for compensation.
Assault and Battery
Although many personal injury cases involve accidents and negligence, assault and battery occur when someone intentionally harms another person. The attacker may face criminal charges, and the victim can also file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you’re injured on the job, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance usually covers your medical bills. Because of this, you may think that’s your only option for compensation. But if you are partially or permanently disabled, a personal injury attorney may be able to negotiate a better payout for you. And if your employer acted beyond mere negligence, you may be able to take further legal action.
There are many other types of personal injuries that can cause you pain and suffering and hit you with huge medical bills. If someone else is responsible for what happened, you can make them pay for those bills, and compensate you for the suffering you endured. Call The Cochran Firm Mid-South at 901-523-1222 for a free consultation.