Personal injury instances in New York can happen anywhere, anytime, anyplace. They come without warning and can be both physically and emotionally damaging. Here you will find a list of 5 of the most common types of personal injury cases and their definitions.
Traffic Accidents: The most popular, road traffic accidents happen every day. Driving is a common activity in today’s society, and with millions of drivers on the road, there are often road traffic accidents that occur on the road because of careless drivers. Road traffic accidents include: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, or any other type of moving vehicle.
Workers’ Compensation: Mostly commonly referred to as workers’ comp, is a type of claim that protects workers who have been hurt or injured at work. Anytime you are injured on the job you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Benefits include payment of lost wages, payment of medical bills, and a lump sum settlement. These cases are often difficult because many employers fight claims, which is why it is always important to have an experienced lawyer who concentrates on workers’ compensation cases.
Slip & Fall Accidents: This type of accident occurs when an individual slips on someone else’s property and sustains an injury. This accident usually occurs because of unsafe or improperly maintained conditions. In these cases, the owners of the property and their insurance company may be liable for any damages.
Medical Malpractice: This type of personal injury case occurs more often than not. It is the legal right of the patient to receive certain quality healthcare. If a healthcare professional or facility fails to live up to this standard of care and a patient is injured because of it, the individual may be able to receive compensation for their damages including pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and disfigurement.
Products Liability: When a manufacturer, supplier, or retailer puts an item on the market they have a legal right to make sure that the product is safe for consumers. They are also required by law to provide instructions and warnings to prevent harm or injury to the consumer. If a product has a defect, or if the product has inadequate warnings, the manufacturer of the product may be liable for any injuries the consumer has as a result of their product.
While there are other types of personal injury cases, these five seem to be among the most common. If you are a victim of a personal injury case it is important to speak to an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer to see if you have a case. Working with a personal injury lawyer can help you receive compensation for your injuries and suffering. Contact us or call at (866) 643-0866 for a free consultation.