When discussing personal injuries it's important to note how much of a broad term it is. There is a massive variety of different types of personal injuries cases.
When the injury is not your fault you may have a personal injury case on your hands.
Damages are dependent on the different types of personal injuries cases.
- Damages are the rewards plaintiffs win when they can prove that the defendant is liable for their injuries.
- The point of damages are to try to put the plaintiff back to where they were prior to their injury.
- A plaintiff can also sue for compensatory damages. Compensatory damages seeks to punish the defendant.
Steps to take if you suffered a personal injury and would like to make a claim:
- Seek medical attention
- Collect evidence: take photos, keep a journal, and get eye witness accounts written
- Speak to an attorney
- Get a police report
- File a personal injury claim within your state's statute of limitations
Some of the most common types of personal injury cases:
- Medical malpractice
- Negligence and prescription drugs
- Birth injuries to babies and mothers
- Mesothelioma and Asbestos
- Defective products
- Vehicle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction Accidents
- Slip, trip and fall
- Defamation (libel or slander)
- Food poisoning
- Workers' Compensation
Two of the most common of the above personal injury cases are:
- Defective products
With such a consumer centered economy, it's no wonder that there are an abundance of defective product cases. There's a huge amount of liability with any product that's put on the market. Customers buy products daily. Every day toys, food, medicine, and tools and bought and each time their used a consumer risks it malfunctioning or having a defect.
- Workplace accidents
It's true that a lot of jobs are turning into desk jobs and with automation, this may increase, but at this time, there's still a tremendous amount of jobs that require physical labor. Construction, plants, and other trade jobs put employees at risk daily. They not only risk injury, but sometimes even death. Unfortunately neck, back, and head injuries are always a possibility on the job, despite companies attempts to make safer work environments.
If you suffered a personal injury and have questions related to your case, consult an experienced attorney for advice.