Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

January 20, 2014 · by rosenblumlawfirm · in

It happens to people every day, emotional or physical injuries that are caused by someone else’s carelessness. Most times the accident happens out of nowhere and unexpectedly. The victim maybe entitled to be given a form of financial compensation for their pain and suffering for their injuries sustained. Contacting a personal injury law firm will be your first step to start the process and to see if you’re entitled to anything. When you contact the law firm they will want all the names of the parties involved, including any police reports. At the scene, you will want to gather as much evidence as you can and take photographs with your cell phone for proof if able to do so.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is when a victim’s death is caused by someone else’s negligence. You do have to check the laws because they vary from state to state. A personal injury firm would be able to advise you if you have a valid wrongful death case. Typically, the family of the deceased victim would be entitled to the compensation for their pain and suffering. Once you start to make funeral arrangements, quickly you will realize how expensive that it really is. You need to move quickly because there is usually a deadline for you to file a claim and if you miss that date you will never be able to file. In most cases, you will have approximately up to two years to file a claim.

Premises Liability

A premises liability claim could occur if you were hurt on someone else’s property, such as a slip and fall. You could slip on someone’s icy sidewalk due to it not being shoveled or fall down broken stairs and get injured. This goes for both residential and commercial properties to be held liable for injuries. It is up to the assigned courts judge to determine if the property owner must pay for the damages.

Defective Product

Defective product lawsuit claims are very popular these days and usually consists of a defect from a manufacturer. If you are injured using a marketed product and it is considered defective, the Federal Law requires that you must be compensated no matter what the reason is. The products are then “recalled” and proper measures are taken to fix the products before they can get put back onto the market for sale.

There are many other different types of misconducts that can happen to victims. Your best option is to contact a personal injury firm to see if you have a valid claim for yourself or a loved one. Many fail to take the proper steps for a claim or simply they just do not understand anything about law. Very crucial, contact the personal injury law firm before it is too late to file a valid claim! You want to make sure that you get paid very quickly and fairly. There are so many places where you can find a reputable personal injury lawyer such as online, the phone book and in the newspaper.

 

About the Author: Eduardo Dieguez is a content writer for the personal injury attorneys at Rue, Ziffra & Caldwell. Eduardo is a 1st generation American born Cuban that is currently in pursuit of his AA Degree.