Q: What are the common types of personal injury that may warrant a claim?
Common types of personal injuries that may warrant a claim include those from traffic accidents, medical treatment, slip and falls, and dog bites. Of course, no two claims will look the same. It’s important to consult an attorney who specializes in the area of law particular to your case.
Common Types of Personal Injury Claims Filed
Traffic accidents can include crashes involving pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, motor vehicles and trucks. This type of claim must establish that someone else acted in a careless or reckless manner and as a result, it caused an accident and resultant injuries.
Some examples may include:
- a pedestrian is struck by a motorist who failed to yield the right-of-way;
- a driver, who is texting, doesn’t see an oncoming motorcycle and turns left into its path; and
- passenger cars collide when one of them runs a red light.
Medical malpractice claims address personal injuries from a healthcare provider’s negligence that cause injury to a patient.
Most any type of healthcare practitioner can contribute to harm, a(n):
- outpatient clinic;
- hospital; or
There are a variety of negligent acts that could lead to a medical malpractice claim:
- failure to diagnose;
- leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient;
- using contaminated medical equipment; and
- mixing up medications.
Slip and falls may occur on someone else’s property. Whether it’s a private residence, a business, or a government entity, if there was a dangerous condition that caused someone to be injured, the victim may file a claim if the property owner or manager was negligent.
Some examples of factors that could contribute to slip and fall accidents include:
- a railing that gives way;
- broken stairs;
- wet floors without signage; and
- poor lighting.
Dog bites: when a dog bites or attacks, the owner may be liable. There are specific dog bite laws that determine one’s right to seek compensation. These types of cases can be difficult to prove because victims must prove the dog was previously deemed dangerous and that he or she did nothing to antagonize the dog.
Jason R. Schultz helps file claims for benefits on behalf of Peachtree City residents. Call 404-474-0804 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment to review your case.