Every injured individual who suffered an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct is able to receive compensation. This is achieved by filing a successful and valid personal injury claim. However, not every injured individual is entitled to compensation; due to many people abusing the personal injury law in the past, there have been many changes to the law and how personal injury cases are handled.
Most personal injury cases require an investigation to determine liability. When it is absolutely clear who is responsible for causing the accident which resulted in one or more individuals getting injured, the plaintiff can proceed and file a personal injury claim. However, it is essential for every case that a person consults with an attorney first. If you have been injured in an accident, you should consult with Seattle Personal Injury Lawyers, schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your legal rights.
Here are some common types of personal injuries that could occur on a daily basis.
Did you know that every year in the United States, millions of people are injured in car accidents? It is by far the most dangerous way of transportation, and also the number one cause of death. Car accidents are the main cause of the majority of personal injury claims. Most car accidents occur for one of the following reasons:
- One of the drivers was driving recklessly
- One of the drivers was distracted at the time of the accident
- One of the drivers was driving aggressively
When a car accident occurs, the injured party is usually entitled to compensation for their damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Out of pocket expenses
Consult with our attorneys if you have been involved in a car accident and are looking to collect your compensation.
Slip and Fall
Another common type of personal injury case is related to accidents occurring as a result of poor maintenance or lack of care of property. Slip and fall accidents occur every day and could be the main reason behind so many back and head injuries.
Every property owner has a duty to keep their property safe and hazard-free so that everyone who is on the property does not get injured. By violating their duty of care, the property owners will become liable and responsible for all the injuries sustained by another pedestrian who got injured on the property.
Most hospitals and healthcare facilities are safe. However, accidents still occur from time to time. And when they do, a person’s life could be changed for good. In the case of medical malpractice, the person could have suffered one of the following:
- Wrong diagnosis
- Bad treatment
- Lack of care
- Receiving the wrong medication or dosage
- Surgical errors
Each of these cases of medical malpractice could have fatal consequences. That is why medical malpractice should never be taken for granted, as it could have a permanent effect on the individual.
If you believe that you were a victim of any of the above-mentioned personal injury cases, speak with our Personal Injury Lawyers in Seattle today. Our lawyers will evaluate your case and provide you with in-depth information about your case and your legal rights. And should you decide to file a personal injury claim, our lawyers will gladly help you do it within a given time limit.