Common Types of Personal Injuries
There are many situations that may result in a serious injury, and some of these happen because of another person’s negligence. Personal injury is a very serious claim that encompasses many different scenarios, from injuries from car accidents, defective products or workplace accidents, to name just a few. As Chicago personal injury lawyers, we’ve helped hundreds of people bring their case to court and fight for their right to compensation.
There are a variety of different situations that may lead to a personal injury case, and here are a few of the most common kinds of cases.
Car accident cases
Car accidents are responsible for most personal injury cases in the U.S. Accidents usually happen when someone is not following the rules of the road or driving carelessly. A careless driver can be held financially responsible for injuries stemming from a car accident.
Medical malpractice claims arise when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care, leading to the injury or death of the patient.
Slip and fall cases
These are another type of personal injury case. Property owners, and sometimes renters, have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards so that people on the property are not injured.
Defamation: libel and slander
Defamation of character through libel or slander means that a person can suffer an injury to their reputation as a result of untrue statements.
In most cases, dog owners are financially responsible for bites and other injuries inflicted by their dog.
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 safely standards, and when they are not properly manufactured or distributed, a class action suit may be filed against the drug company.
We understand how devastating and life-changing these types of cases can be, and that is why as Chicago personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo LLC we’re committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that justice is served for you.
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