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Friday, July 6, 2018
Personal injury law is a broad category that involves various areas of torts. When you are injured by someone’s negligent, intentional, or unprofessional acts, you have the right to hold them accountable through a personal injury lawsuit for their actions and the injuries they cause.
These injuries can come in many forms and from numerous incidents such as a car accident, slip and fall accident, motorcycle collision, or even medical malpractice. When you suffer an injury, you need to hire an attorney who can represent you against the defendant (the party that injured you) or the insurance company.
Some attorneys practice in numerous areas of personal injury law, while others focus on a specific section of these types of cases. Therefore, when you are looking for an attorney, you need to consider the types of accident and neglect cases they take on and if they fit your injury claim.
Personal injury law can break off into smaller categories, and these categories also hold various accident types and claims.
Vehicle accidents can involve two passenger vehicles, a vehicle versus a semi-truck, or even a vehicle versus a pedestrian or cyclist. These accidents are the most common type of claim that an injury attorney will handle, and they may be simple or complex, depending on the situation.
In a trucking accident case, for example, you may have multiple parties involved in the claim. These parties can include the truck driver, their employer, the company that owned the truck, and even the company engaged in the truck’s maintenance. In a two-vehicle crash, you may only have the two parties involved.
Vehicle accidents can also include the more complicated issues that lead to a vehicle accident, such as:
Car accidents might seem straightforward – until you get to negotiating with insurance companies. The primary goal for the insurance company is to reduce how much they pay. After all, they run a business. And like any business, they want to protect their bottom line.
Insurance companies are notorious for offering lower settlements than what the victim deserves. When you work with an attorney, they ensure you receive a fair settlement for items like:
Medical malpractice involves medical professionals (e.g., physicians, chiropractors, dentists, psychologists, nurses, medical assistants, and other healthcare workers). When a professional causes injury, the legal system allows you to hold them, and sometimes their employer, liable for those injuries.
Medical malpractice can occur in numerous ways:
If the patient can prove that there was a relationship between the action and the injury, that the healthcare worker had a duty of care, and that the duty of care was breached – the patient might have a malpractice case.
Workers’ compensation laws protect workers in the United States. Each state employs laws that require employers to carry proper insurance and dictates how an employee may seek benefits when they are injured during regular employment.
Workers’ compensation is not the same as filing a civil lawsuit. Instead, attorneys are hired to ensure the employee’s benefits are received and that the insurance company does not unjustly deny a claim.
Not all injury attorneys practice in workers’ compensation, because it is a complex area of the law and sometimes may include a private third-party lawsuit, depending on the circumstances of the injury.
Typically, an attorney will help any worker, including:
Product liability is a unique area of the law. In this case, you are not holding a private party responsible for your injuries or illness. Instead, you are holding a company responsible. Companies have a duty to the public to ensure that their product (regardless of what the product might be) is safe before releasing it. That includes performing tests, conducting in-house quality control, and removing unsafe products once they are identified.
These claims often involve consumer products like:
Product liability claims come in three general forms:
Nursing homes have a duty to care for their residents. That includes ensuring they have a safe environment, remain hydrated and nourished, avoid accidents, and the administration of medications or medical care when necessary.
Nursing homes today are overbooked and understaffed. Some fall well below the state standards for safety, which results in serious injuries or deaths.
Common issues that require an attorney’s assistance include:
Premises liability is a concept in personal injury law where the victim was injured by a defect or unsafe condition present on an owner’s property. In these cases, the property owner, management company, or even a tenant might be liable for the injuries caused.
Premises liability cases typically involve:
Premises liability accidents happen anywhere, including on commercial and private properties. For example, you might slip and fall on an icy sidewalk in a neighborhood or slip on a wet surface in a grocery store.
Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence leads to the premature death of a loved one. All the practice areas mentioned above can funnel into wrongful death, because these acts can take a life.
Attorneys that offer services in wrongful death cases hold parties responsible for causing the premature death. They also ensure loved ones receive compensation for their losses. These accidents and incidents that might lead to a wrongful death case include:
Typically, a wrongful death case will require that the victim suffered injuries that would have resulted in an injury claim had they survived. Each state has unique laws regarding wrongful death cases, who can file the claims, and how compensation is distributed to loved ones. Therefore, it is best to involve an attorney so that you do not have to try and decode these complex laws yourself.
If you or a loved one suffered from injuries and you believe that you have a valid claim, speak with a personal injury attorney. The team at Malman Law can meet with you for free to discuss your case. Also, there is no risk in hiring our attorneys because we only collect if we succeed and you receive compensation.
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