Personal injury courts are there to help people who’ve suffered an injury, and someone else is responsible for their damage. Many accidents happen every day, but unfortunately, not every victim gets the compensation they deserve. This is usually because they do not know the situations that qualify for a personal injury case.
With the help of Craig Swapp & Associates, here are some of the incidences that can be taken to a personal injury court.
- Medical malpractice
While approaching a medical practitioner, you expect to get the medical assistance you need to better your health. Unfortunately, due to negligence and recklessness, things may end up being worse than they were.
Medical malpractice comes in many forms. It could be a misdiagnosis, where the treatment you are given is for a disease that you don’t have. This means that the condition you have remains untreated and may escalate to an irreversible state. Unnecessary surgery, pharmaceutical errors, and premature discharge are the other forms of medical malpractice. Injuries and damage caused by this should be compensated. Often are times that medical practitioners refuse to take responsibility, and the issue has to be solved by the courts.
- Car accidents
Every year, thousands of people get injuries from car accidents. Luckily, they have insurance companies whose objectives are to get the drivers back on the road within the shortest time possible. While minor accidents may only cause damage to property, others may cause injuries.
It is at this juncture that you are required to file a claim for injuries caused by accident, with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
- Products liability
Manufacturers can skip a step in making their products safe, putting them to the market while they have defects. If it is a lawnmower, for instance, it can cause injuries that may attract hefty medical bills, or lead to the loss of wages. Some product defects can even cause death.
Product liability is not limited to machinery only. It could be chemical, drugs, or even food products. If unsafe products injure you, it is essential to work with a personal injury lawyer to help you with building a case, which also includes doing the investigative job. Here, the goal is usually to establish the parties responsible for the products with the defects. It could be retailers, manufacturers, or even promoters of the products.
- Accidents at the workplace
Negligence in the workplace could also cause injuries. For instance, failure of the employer to provide protective gear, doing maintenance to machinery or power lines, and so on. If an employee gets injured as a result of negligence listed above, he or she is justified to file a personal injury case.
Many other scenarios call for a personal injury suit. Working with a professional experienced in this area will put you at an advantage. On top of helping you prove that the defendant’s negligence is responsible for your injury, they can help negotiate for a fair settlement.