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5 Common Personal Injury Cases

by | Dec 28, 2022 | Blog, Injuries, Pensacola Family Law Blog |

Personal injury cases can be filed for many reasons, such as auto accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents and dog bites/animal attacks. Premises liability refers to slip and fall injuries on someone else’s property or workplace. When you get hurt due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. Read on for more information about common types of personal injury cases:

Auto Accidents

An auto accident is a common form of personal injury. When you are driving, you have a responsibility to make sure the road is safe and that other people on the road are not in any danger. If someone causes an accident by their negligence, then they can be held liable for any damages that result from it.

If you were injured in an auto accident, you might be able to sue for damages such as medical expenses or property damage. You can also sue for pain and suffering if applicable in your case. If someone was killed during an automobile crash, then surviving family members can seek compensation through wrongful death lawsuits (what we commonly refer to as “wrongful death claims”).

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents can be very serious, as the rider and driver may suffer injuries. These types of accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death. The following are a few of the most common causes of bicycle accidents:

  • Driver distraction
  • Driver negligence
  • Driver inattention
  • Driver failure to yield

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are some of the most common car-related injuries, and they can be very serious. While a motorcycle crash is more likely to be fatal than a car accident, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t seek compensation if you’re involved in one. Motorcycles are often involved in crashes because they’re smaller and less visible to other drivers (particularly when they’re passing). This makes it hard for other vehicles to anticipate their movements or react quickly enough to avoid collisions. Additionally, motorcycles have higher rates of serious injury than cars because their smaller size means riders are closer to their surroundings—including other vehicles. In addition to suffering from severe impacts that might cause broken bones and internal bleeding, motorcycle riders may also suffer spinal cord injuries due to improper seating position during an impact (e.g., not wearing a helmet).

Dog Bites/Animals Attacks

Dog bites and animal attacks are some of the most common personal injuries. These cases typically involve a dog bite victim who must prove that another person’s pet injured them and then identify the animal’s owner. The burden falls upon the victim to show that something was wrong with the dog when it bit them (such as provocation or aggression). It’s also important for you to know how much compensation you may be entitled to in compensation for your injuries.

The first thing you should do is report your injury immediately! This way, witnesses can come forward and tell their stories about what happened before they forget everything. If there are pictures or videos of what occurred, ensure these are preserved as well because they will help illustrate facts about your case later down the road when things get confusing during depositions or trials!

Premises Liability/Slip and Fall

Slip and fall injuries are a common type of personal injury case. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that slip and fall accidents accounted for more than 200,000 emergency room visits in 2009. Slip and fall cases can be complex and difficult to prove, but they occur frequently.

In these lawsuits, someone is injured due to negligence on the part of another person or a business owner. Slip and fall injuries often occur due to wet floors or flooring that has an uneven surface (such as tile). The injured party will need evidence that there was some type of defect present at the time they were injured so it’s essential to take photos immediately after the accident occurs if you think you might need them later on in court proceedings.

Takeaway:

  • Be aware of the risks of personal injury. Even if you are a careful driver, accidents can still happen to you.
  • Be prepared to deal with personal injury. If you have been injured in an accident, be sure to make a list of all your medical expenses and other costs associated with the incident (such as a tow truck). If your car was damaged or destroyed in the accident, try to get photos before it is repaired or removed from the scene.
  • Be aware of the possible consequences of personal injury. It’s important that you understand all your options after experiencing an accident—even if someone else caused it!
  • Be aware of steps you can take to protect yourself from a personal injury in future collisions.

 

If you have been injured in a personal injury case and would like to talk with an attorney, please contact The Holman Law Firm today.

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