A Personal Look into Personal Injury Cases

When watching television, we are seemingly bombarded with a host of personal injury commercials with a fast talking attorney promising us the best representation possible in the case of an accident. But how many of us really know about personal injury cases?

There are a variety of reasons why someone may want to initiate a personal injury suit. I researched personal injury claims and found that the following three cases are the most common.

Elements of a Personal Injury Case

Before discussing the three most common personal injury claims, we need to talk about the elements of a personal injury case:

  • The negligent party in the case has a responsibility to do something or refrain from doing something
  • The negligent party fails to uphold that responsibility
  • The negligent party’s failure to uphold this responsibility is the cause of your harm or damages.
  • You actually suffer any harm or damages.

Attorneys will check that your case contains all four elements before agreeing to represent you so that they will be able to file your claim.

Some of the most common personal injury claims are as follows: car accident cases, medical malpractice cases, and slip and fall cases.

Car Accidents

Every day, many drivers are injured when involved in a car accident. Some, unfortunately, are even killed. Sometimes the car itself may suffer such damages that you have to get a new one.

If you suffered damages as a result of someone’s carelessness on the road, you are likely entitled to a reward, likely in the form of financial compensation. Many car accidents are the result of someone not paying attention to the road or disregarding traffic rules designed to keep us safe.

Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice suit is filed when a patient believes his or her doctor did not provide them with the proper medical care. As a result of this incompetent care, the patient has suffered damages — usually in the form of a bodily injury or the development of a condition.

Slip and Fall Cases

Those who are injured as a result of a property owner’s failure to ensure that their property is safe file slip and fall claims. The property owner has a responsibility to keep their property safe so that those on it don’t suffer any injuries, but sometimes that doesn’t always happen. The extent of the property owners responsibility depends on the situation and the laws in the state.

What to Do When You are Injured

Of course, there are a variety of other personal injury suits that you can file, and I encourage you to read more about them here.

If you believe that you are entitled to financial compensation as a result of an injury, you should contact a personal injury attorney  like the ones at Evans Moore, LLC immediately. These attorneys are equipped with the knowledge and expertise to represent you in a wide range of personal injury matters so that you receive the highest amount of compensation possible.