Injuries that May Be Eligible for Personal Injury Claims
Aug. 6, 2016
If you or someone you know has been injured on account of someone else’s misconduct or negligence, you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. The following are some of the most common injuries for which the injured parties are often entitled to compensation.
Back and neck injuries are the most common reasons for missed work. Possible consequences of back injury include paralysis (spinal cord injury), temporary or lifelong pain, suffering and discomfort, and general impairment of movement. Often, what is initially considered a minor accident can result in damage to the muscle, bone, the spinal cord, and/or the discs between the vertebrae.
Brain injury, also known as traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden physical damage to the brain. Some common causes of brain injury include auto accidents and falls. Veterans who have served in active duty may also be brain injury victims.
A defective product that is unreasonably dangerous, does not carry sufficient warnings, or for which the manufacturer fails to provide complete and adequate instructions for use can result in a defective product personal injury lawsuit. If a manufacturer of a product does not take reasonable care to properly design, manufacture, test and inspect their products, they can be held accountable for injuries caused by their negligence.
Thousands upon thousands of slip and fall accidents occur each year when people slip and fall on a dangerous floor, a flight of stairs, or rough ground. Property owners, from store owners to your neighbor, must keep their premises safe. For instance, floors must be kept clean from any substances that could cause you to “slip and fall.” Property owners must also provide adequate lighting on their premises and must make sure that all hazardous conditions are repaired promptly as well as clearly marked until they are repaired. If the property owner does not meet these standards and injuries result, they may be held liable in a slip and fall lawsuit.
A wrongful death lawsuit can provide compensation for people who may have been damaged from the death of the victim. A wrongful death claims that the victim was killed as a result of negligence (or other type of unjust action) on the part of the person or entity being sued, and that the victim’s survivors are entitled to monetary damages as a result of the improper conduct.
Many car crashes occur as a result of defective parts, and you have legal rights to protect yourself from defects that could potentially endanger your safety. Some major defects include airbag, door latch or seat belt failure, or a weak roof or glass breakage, which could all lead to serious injuries in the event of an accident. It is the automakers or dealers who don’t fix these defects, or who sell them knowing the cars are defective, who are responsible in the case an accident occurs.