Have You or Someone You Know Been Injured?
Personal injury is a broad category used to describe injury to someone either physically or psychologically, which is often the result of an accident. A personal injury case can be derived from nearly any type of accident that involved negligence, including a car accident, an 18-wheeler accident, or a slip and fall or other injury at a store, business, or home.
Additionally, a personal injury case can be the result of an injury that occurred in the workplace. These cases fall into a category known as worker’s compensation. Worker’s compensation includes injuries that occur during a single incident and injuries that occur over a period of time due to harmful work conditions like inhaling dangerous fumes or repetitive motion injuries.
A personal injury can also occur when a person is injured by a doctor or other medical professional, which falls under the area of medical malpractice. Another instance of personal injury can occur when a person is harmed by an unsafe or defective product. This area of personal injury is known as product liability. If you have been harmed by an unsafe or defective product, you may have a cause of action against the supplier, manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of the product.
Unfortunately, some personal injuries that occur as a result of another’s negligence may result in death and you may be entitled to file a wrongful death action.
Don’t try and figure out on your own whether you need a personal injury attorney. The law can be complicated and establishing negligence is not a clear-cut process. Consult with one of our personal injury lawyers today.