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5 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims January 24, 2019

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5 Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims, Bronx, New York

When people think of personal injury claims, they usually think of a few exceptional or infamous cases.  Many don’t realize that negligence and personal injury claims can arise from mundane situations they experience every day, and that personal injury attorneys see the same types of cases on their desks year after year. Learn more below about the kinds of cases that attorneys typically handle. 

Claims Personal Injury Attorneys Commonly Address

1. Motor Vehicle Accidents

The most common personal injury claims are accidents involving motor vehicles, such as bicycles, buses, cars, trucks, and motorcycles. These accidents typically involve injuries, wages lost while recovering from said injuries, pain, and suffering. Since New York is a "no-fault" insurance state, people injured in a motor vehicle accidents have a limited ability to pursue certain damages.

2. Slip-and-Fall Injuries

personal injury attorneysJust as the name describes, slip-and-fall injuries occur when someone is injured after falling due to negligence of the property owner. This type of lawsuit involves claiming that the owner didn’t adequately attempt to repair or warn individuals of a known hazardous condition. The injured person will usually need the help of personal injury attorneys to prove that the incident was caused by the property owner's lack of care. 

3. Dog Bites & Attacks

Under New York’s dog bite laws, the owner of a dangerous dog will typically have to at least cover the medical or veterinary expenses of injured parties. To prove the dog was dangerous, personal injury attorneys must demonstrate that the dog had a prior history of violence or threatening behavior. If claimants want to seek further damages, they’ll have to demonstrate that the owner was negligent. 

4. Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals aren’t infallible. If their mistake or carelessness results in an injury to you or a loved one, speak to a personal injury attorney to determine if healthcare providers have failed to meet the standard of care in your treatment. Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit might be required in order to recover your total losses.

5. Product Liability

Product liability occurs when a car, prescription, toy, food product, or other consumer item is made with a defect. People who have been injured as a result of use can bring a product liability lawsuit against the maker of the item. If applicable, the product distributor may also be sued. The degree and severity of a claim is determined by the circumstances under which the individual received the product.


If you’ve been injured, turn to the personal injury attorneys at Pena & Kahn, PLLC. These experienced lawyers offer effective representation and have a proven track record of achieving justice for their clients. They serve the entire Tri-State Area from their convenient locations in the Bronx and Jackson Heights, NY. Visit their website to learn more about their attorneys, or call (888) 736-2298 to schedule a free consultation today.

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