If a person or business acts negligently and you’re hurt as a result, you may file a personal injury claim. This allows you to recover damages for expenses such as medical costs and property damage related to the incident. To succeed, you must prove your injuries were a direct result of the accident and that the accident was caused by the defendant’s carelessness. Here are the types of accidents that may fall under the umbrella of personal injury law.
3 Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
1. Auto Accidents
Car accidents are responsible for the majority of U.S. personal injury cases. Often, the at-fault driver will be found to have been ignoring the driving laws. They could have been drinking and driving, for instance, or have run a red light.
2. Medical Malpractice
Even healthcare professionals make errors. Examples of medical malpractice include surgical errors. If you’re allergic to a certain medication but a nurse fails to note this and administers it, this can also qualify as medical malpractice.
3. Dog Bites
Dog owners are usually held financially responsible if their pet bites or otherwise injures another person. If your neighbor's dog got loose and bit you while you were walking down the sidewalk, this would qualify as a personal injury. However, your claim may not be successful if you were trespassing on the person's property.
Regardless of the type of accident, a statute of limitations applies to all personal injury cases—meaning you only have a set amount of time after the accident to make your claim. Don't delay getting legal representation. For fast help in Farmington, CT, look to Greene Law PC. With over 25 years of experience, the firm’s committed attorneys will take complex legal issues and explain them to you clearly. Learn more about their personal injury work online. For an appointment, call the law firm at (860) 676-1336.