Every day, events occur that result in personal injury lawsuits. While car accidents lead to many of these, some less known misfortunes can also result in costly injuries and lawsuits. Learn more about some frequent incidents to determine if you should hire an attorney.
What Accidents Lead to Personal Injury Suits?
1. Dog Bites
Dogs bite around 4.7 million people in the United States annually, with children most often at the receiving end. Generally, Missouri law holds dog owners liable for injuries their pets inflict, so you may be entitled to compensation, even if the dog has never bitten anyone else before.
2. Medical Malpractice
All medical professionals can be held responsible for negligent care or treatment that results in personal injury. Patient injuries could arise in many ways, such as failing to diagnose a disease, prescribing or administering the wrong medication, or making errors during surgery. If you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in Missouri, you must file an affidavit from another physician explaining what standard of care your doctor violated.
3. Slip & Fall
You may think your fall was a complete accident, but if the property you fell on wasn't maintained, you might be able to recover personal injury damages from the real estate owner or manager. Someone renting the premises and conducting business there may also be held liable for failing to keep the premises in a safe condition. Unsafe conditions include poorly lit or cluttered walkways, stairs, and parking areas, and slippery or dirty floors.
A personal injury can happen at any time. If it happens to you, turn to The Law Office of Christopher J. Swatosh in Ava, MO. With more than 20 years of experience serving the Douglas County region, this attorney seeks full compensation for each client. Visit them online to learn more about their practice, or call (417) 683-2987 to schedule a consultation.