Personal injury cases make up the majority of civil litigations in the United States. These types of cases are particularly taxing on the people involved because they deal with victims of injury. There are many different types of personal injury claims that vary in severity, the burden of proof, and possible compensation.
The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo is a dedicated team of Chicago personal injury lawyers who are committed to helping victims of personal injuries seek justice for their injuries.
The following are some of the most common types of personal injury claims.
Motor vehicle accident prevention has been a public priority in recent years. But the number of injuries and deaths as a result of these accidents continue to occur in staggering numbers each year.
Every year, approximately 2 million people are injured and 32,000 die as a result of motor vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle accidents make up a large majority of personal injury claims.
If you are injured in a crash, the first thing you should do is seek proper medical attention. As soon as you are properly treated, you should find an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer to review your case.
The Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo is a team of personal injury attorneys who will help you fight for your case.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs bite about 4.5 million people each year. 1 in 5 of those people require medical attention. Now, there are steps to avoid being bitten by a dog but most of the time it occurs out of no fault of the victim.
Dog bites account for ⅓ of homeowners liability insurance claims. Dog bites are not only physically traumatizing but also mentally and socially.
If you are a victim of a dog bite you may suffer for years to come so make sure you receive the justice you deserve.
Call the Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo right away.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common types of workplace accidents and injuries. These account for 15% of all accidental deaths, second only to motor vehicle crashes as the most common cause of the accidental fatality.
If you have sustained a personal injury at work you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. Call the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo for a free initial case evaluation.
Medical malpractice claims are actually far more common than many people think. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional deviates from standards of care, which results in the injury, or harm of the patient in question.
These kinds of cases are extremely difficult and complicated to prove. Victims and their families find themselves up against an institution like a hospital, which usually has far more resources at their disposal.
This is why it is so important to find a Chicago personal injury lawyer who is experienced in medical malpractice claims.
Assault, battery and other intentional torts
These cases are not based on accidents caused by negligence or carelessness but occur when an individual intentionally harms another person.
These cases involve an injury from a defective product. A manufacturer may be held liable for a defective product even if he was not negligent in the manufacturing process.
Drugs are held to certain safety standards, and when they are not properly manufactured or distributed, a class action suit may be filed against the drug company.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a personal injury then you deserve just compensation. Chicago personal injury lawyers can give you the help you need to fight for your rights. Call the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo for a free initial case evaluation.