What Exactly is Personal Injury

Personal Injury can be a complicated area to understand if you are not familiar with the legal system and its terms. In the simplest form, personal injury is injury or death caused by some else’s negligence. Personal Injury law is a system that has been put in place to allow the injured or the deceased’s representatives to receive financial compensation after suffering harm due to someone else’s carelessness. There are different forms of personal injury and a claim can be made from a variety of situations.

Car Accidents can happen for many reasons. It is every motorist’s responsibility to use reasonable care while driving. Texting or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs would increase the chances of an accident behind the wheel. If a driver is found to be negligent, lacking reasonable care while driving, they could be held liable if there is an accident.

Premise Accidents occur when there are dangerous conditions present in someone’s home or business property. Property owners, residents, and the government are all responsible for maintaining a safe environment in the property that they own or residing in. The most common situations for premise accidents include: slip and fall, broken sidewalks, elevator malfunctions, toxic mold, and dog bites.

Slip and Fall Accidents happen when a floor is left wet, cluttered, icy, or poorly lit. These circumstances should be immediately mitigated by the person or people responsible. If the floor is not taken care of and someone injures themselves because of it, those responsible can be held liable for any injuries incurred.

Construction Accidents can affect both construction workers and bystanders alike. Construction workers are more prone to be injured on the job but construction sites can be dangerous for others who are nearby. If strict safety regulations are not followed, these sites can be life threatening to those in and around them.

Medical Malpractice occurs when a medical professional does not perform their duties with reasonable care for their patient. Malpractice is not when a patient is unhappy with their recovery or care but rather when a patient suffers injury due to a physician’s negligent actions and decisions.

Nursing Home Injuries can happen when those who are in charge of the care of residents neglect and/or abuse them. This means they may ignore the residents’ medical needs, use unnecessary physical restraints or non prescribed medications, or sexually or physically assault residents. These and other factors can cause the nursing home and its workers to be held liable.

Wrongful Death is when someone’s life is taken because of someone’s negligence. This can range from a car accident to medical malpractice and everything in between. If a death occurs because someone was careless or did not maintain a safe environment for which they were responsible for, they could be held liable.

There are so many ways a person could be a victim of personal injury. The best way to know for sure is to speak directly with an attorney. We know that facing a personal injury or even a wrongful death of a loved one are difficult situations to navigate. Our team is here to help you through the process. If you have any questions regarding a potential personal injury claim, please call us today!