Injuries are tremendously common. In the course of your life, just think of all the times you’ve stubbed your toe, slipped and fell, banged your head, cut your finger . . . Most of the time, your injuries are either your own fault or the product of unfortunate circumstances. However, sometimes someone else is to blame. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. There are several different types of personal injury claims, and each case requires a unique strategy.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
There are many different types of personal injury claims, but some of the most common include the following:
Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claims: Car accidents are unfortunately frequent, and injuries produced by accidents can lead to personal injury claims. This includes pedestrian, motorcycle, cyclist, and boating accidents as well.
Slip and Fall Claims: Retail stores, groceries, and many other public spaces are required to ensure that their premises are safe. If you fall and hurt yourself due to the store’s negligence or a mistake, you can pursue damages.
Premises Liability Claims: Other injuries beyond falling can occur in a public place or even a private home. For example, a dangerous structure or a falling object could hurt an innocent person, giving rise to liability under the law.
Dog Bite Claims: If someone’s dog bites you, you may be able to sue the owner to pursue damages. Rules vary by state. For example, in some states you could receive compensation even if the dog has never shown aggressive tendencies in the past. In other states, a “one bite” rule states that if a dog does not have a previous history of bites, the owner will not be held liable.
Product Liability Claims: By law, products are required to be safe when they are used as intended. If a defective or faulty product causes an injury, the manufacturer can be held liable. This includes unsafe drugs, though litigation against pharmaceutical companies often leads to class action lawsuits.
Most of these claims seek damages to compensate the victim for losses related to the injury. For example, in addition to the recovery of damages for pain and suffering, the recompense might be used to cover the victim’s medical bills, hospital bills, medication costs, therapy, rehabilitation, or lost wages. To successfully pursue the restitution you deserve, you will need to consult an experienced attorney.
If you are pursuing a personal injury claim, contact Replogle, Tyrrell, & Robertson, LLC. Our full-service law firm has offices in Marshfield and Springfield, Missouri, and we are committed to providing our clients with legal expertise and exceptional service. Our attorneys have experience with a variety of personal injury claims, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, “slip and fall” cases, boating accidents, and dog bites. Plus, we will not charge you anything until we win your case. To get started, please give us a call at 417-859-3979. We look forward to hearing from you.