What Incidents are Considered Personal Injury

Have you been involved in an incident and suffered a personal injury? Not sure if you have a case on your hands? There are many different incidents that can cause personal injury and many times you do have a case on your hands. Always speak with a Philly personal injury lawyer to get advice and learn more as each situation is different.

Receive Compensation

One of the many reasons a person files a personal injury claim is to be awarded compensation. This can help with any medical expenses, loss wages from the injury, property damages, disfigurement, emotional distress, pain, suffering and any other expenses directly related to the injury.

Common Incidents

Personal injuries can vary from minor to severe to even death. The following are common incidents that lead to personal injuries.

  1.   Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States. These accidents involve cars, SUVS, trucks and commercial vehicles like charter buses, school buses and semi-trailers. Unfortunately, auto accidents are caused by a number of different factors like drunk driving, distracted driving, drowsy driving, aggressive driving, auto defects, speeding and road conditions from severe weather. If negligence was found by the other party in the accident, you could have a case where you receive compensation to help with the financial and emotional burden left from the accident.

  1.   Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can occur when a patient is harmed by an avoidable medical error involving a surgeon, nurse, doctor or anesthesiologist. This could include surgical errors or a delayed diagnosis.

  1.   Premises Liability

If you have been injured on another person’s property like slipping in a grocery store or falling from broken flooring or inadequate lighting, you most likely have a personal injury case on your hands. Negligence of proper maintenance and not posting warning signs also falls under premises liability. A slip and fall in nursing homes can also cause serious personal injury. A slip and fall can happen to anyone, anywhere and usually can be prevented. Properties must exercise reasonable care and maintenance to prevent accidents. This includes posting signs for any potential risks.

  1.   Product Liability
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A personal injury can happen by a defective product like airbags. Product liability also includes grill accidents, which are more common than you may think. Also, any recalls on faulty parts in vehicles.

  1.   Wrongful Death

You will have a wrongful death case if negligence occurs or when an avoidable accident leads to death.

Edelstein Law

The legal team at Edelstein Law will offer advice and legal representation on a number of different personal injury cases. We will go the distance to make sure that you receive the compensation you deserve and never settle for less.