Having seriously injured the cartilage in one of my knees at work, there are few experiences that could leave you feeling more helpless and at a loss. After seeing my doctor and going through that whole process a friend of mine said that I should look more into the details of my accident and the possibility of a personal injury case. With the amount of money that was being spent on my care and the time that I lost from work, I felt like I was being to put into a hole that there was no way out of. That changed when I met with an experienced personal injury attorney and discussed my case. I now have the coverage that I deserve from my work accident and have no worries for any future medical care required. There is no price tag on that kind of peace of mind.
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim – particularly if the accident was someone else’s fault. The amount of compensation an experienced personal injury lawyer can recover for you will depend on the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical treatment, how long you were kept out of work as a result of your injuries and any future impact from the injuries such as scarring, disability or lower quality of life.
Some of the most common injuries that prompt a personal injury lawsuit include burns, brain or head injuries, fractures and spinal injuries. Below are the five common categories of injuries that are addressed in personal injury lawsuits:
1) Serious Auto Accident Injuries
This includes any serious injury that is the result of a vehicle accident that was not your fault
in a car, truck, motorcycle or on a bicycle. If you were in a vehicle or were struck by one, these both count as auto accidents. Injuries can range from mild to severe and are eligible for compensation claims if the accident was not your fault.
2) On the Job Injuries
The law states that you cannot sue your employer for your injuries, but should get the benefits provided by the worker’s compensation system
. Personal injury lawyers are usually for third-party cases. For example: You are driving on the job, hit by a car and are seriously injured because of this accident. Your personal injury lawyer will make the claim against the other driver’s insurance company and get you the damages you deserve.
3) Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall and Property Liability Cases
Slipping and falling or tripping and falling
can lead to serious injuries and usually happens because of negligence or irresponsibility on the property owner’s part. If you were injured in this type of accident, a reputable personal injury lawyer can pursue compensation against the negligent party that caused your injuries.
4) Defective Products
If you have bought or been prescribed a product, used or consumed it in the instructed manner and been seriously injured because of a defect in the product
you could be entitled to damages. These cases can be more complicated but depending on the severity of the injury done to you (or if you lost a loved one to a defective product) the damages awarded can be substantial.
5) Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bite attacks often occur when you know the animal or owner and the attack is sudden and unprovoked. Animal attacks most commonly occur to children and the damage done is often extensive and traumatic. If you or a loved one was subjected to an animal attack that seriously injured you or left you with scarring, consulting a personal injury attorney is recommended.
Being seriously injured in a situation out of your control can be frightening and very stressful. There is no reason to have to live like that when something can be done to ensure that you are taken care of for your pain and suffering. Not a lot people can relate to that, but Nelson Barry is ready to work with you to recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. Nelson has an excellent track record of wins in personal injury cases and is ready to help you! If you’re still in the hospital recuperating or are recovering at home, he can come to you. Call today
for a free consultation.