What is a personal injury attorney?
A personal injury case is one where a victim sustains an injury, often physical, due to the negligence or harm by another party or parties.
Harsh Law would like to provide an insight on the four most common types of personal injuries cases we handle:
1. Vehicle Accidents.
Each year millions of people are injured, sometimes fatally, in motor vehicle accidents. In 2018 alone according to the National Safety Council, over 3.1 million people were injured and 40,000 killed in accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, and bicycle riders. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, either as a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your personal injuries, financial loss and rehabilitation.
2. Wrongful Death.
While still categorized under personal injury, as its name implies, the term “wrongful death” describes a type of lawsuit that may be brought when someone has been killed due to someone else’s carelessness. Most wrongful death suits arise out of car and truck crashes, construction accidents, nursing home neglect, medical malpractice, airplane accidents, or the use of a defective or dangerous product. A “wrongful death” lawsuit allows for the recovery of damages that are unique and different from those available when someone suffers non-fatal injuries.
3. Premises Liability.
“Premises liability” refers to accidents caused by a dangerous or defective condition on someone’s land. These accidents can occur almost anywhere, from commercial properties such as grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, malls and retail stores, to a neighbor’s home or a public or private swimming pool. A critical step is to document the dangerous or defective condition as soon as possible after the accident. A wide range of defective or dangerous conditions can give rise to a “premises liability” claim, ranging from falling down a staircase because of a missing handrail, to tripping over an obstacle or slipping on a spill in a walkway or aisle, to getting bitten by a dog, among many others.
4. Products Liability.
Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injury. Improper warnings, operation manuals and outdated safety mechanisms can also lead to injuries. Examples of product liability cases include dangerous drugs, food, consumer products, and children’s’ products, defective vehicle parts, defective medical devices, and products made with known toxic materials and chemicals. Responsible parties can be individuals, businesses, or government entities who sold, designed, manufactured, or marketed a dangerous or defective product.
Other Types of Personal Injury Cases.
These include nursing home abuse or neglect; aviation and boating accidents; animal and dog bites; brain, birth, burn and spinal cord injuries; and other catastrophic accidents and injuries.
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The attorneys of Harsh Law offer free consultations with no obligations.
We work on a contingency fee basis – meaning you won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover the compensation you deserve.