According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 97.9 million Americans visited the emergency department for personal injuries in 2018. These were the most common examples of personal injury lawsuits:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slips and falls
- Injuries sustained at work
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
When your injuries result from another person’s carelessness or negligence, you can take legal action against them to demand compensation for your suffering and losses. This legal action is known as a personal injury lawsuit.
Examples of Personal Injury Lawsuits
A personal injury lawyer can help you take legal action against the negligent party for a deserved settlement or court award. Here we will go in-depth about the most common personal injury lawsuits:
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Auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States.
Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur because of another person’s negligence. A personal injury lawyer can help you prove the fault of the liable party. Negligent actions include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Ignoring traffic rules
- Driving unroadworthy vehicles
You expect doctors to help you when you walk into a hospital—not harm you. After all, medical practitioners take an oath to protect their patients at all costs by alleviating their pain, treating their diseases, and being passionate. But what happens when they do harm you? Victims are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering and more. A medical malpractice lawyer can gather enough evidence to build a compelling case against the physician and/or the hospital.
The most common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Delayed diagnosis
- Giving wrong medication
- Withholding treatment without a valid reason
- Midwifery and childbirth mistakes
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Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents occur just about anywhere. These accidents happen due to things like this:
- Spills on the floor
- Wet floors from cleaning
- Faulty staircases or rails
- Broken escalators
- Uneven floors
If someone fails to notify you of a wet floor or warn you of a defective staircase, they’re legally responsible for your injuries. A slip and fall injury attorney can take on your case, reconstruct the accident scene, prove the liable party’s negligence, and negotiate a fair settlement for your case.
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Several companies have found themselves on the wrong side of the law due to the adverse effects of their products. These products can be from the farm, food, medicine, building materials, etc.
Defective product injuries aren’t common, but they can lead to life-changing experiences, such as disabilities, chronic diseases, and death. If you or your loved one was hurt using or exposed to a particular product, a defective product liability lawyer could help you get the compensation you deserve.
Assault injuries occur when a person intentionally causes harm to you. Examples of assault injuries you can settle through a personal injury lawsuit are:
- Sexual abuse
- Gun violence
- Physical assault and battery
An assault injury lawyer can help you sue the perpetrator and receive compensation for damages like these:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Hospital bills
- Medication or medical equipment
There’s a thin line between an assault case ending in a civil and criminal court. Connect with a personal injury attorney to help you decide if your assault case is civil or criminal.
Losing a loved one is one of the saddest moments in our human lives. It’s even more heartbreaking when the death was untimely and a result of the negligent actions of a third party. Wrongful deaths occur because of situations like these:
- Auto accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Gun violence
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Animal attacks
- Nursing home neglect
You’re entitled to compensation for loss of consortium, medical expenses, loss of livelihood, and funeral and burial expenses. Connect with a wrongful death attorney to help you take legal action against the liable party.
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At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, we passionately take over your case to allow you a quiet recovery period. We’ll do whatever it takes to win your claim or court case and get you the compensation you deserve.
You don’t have to pay a dime in upfront fees because we work on a contingency basis. We’re focused on winning your case and securing you a fair payment. Call us today for a free case evaluation with a team member.