Personal Injury Claims Explained

Posted January 14th, 2022 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

personal injury claims explained

Several different scenarios may lead to someone filing a personal injury claim. It’s essential to recognize what type of claim you have because the statute of limitations for each type of claim is different. And for you to do this, you need a North Bergen Personal Injury Attorney’s help before filing a claim so that they can guide you through the process and give you advice on how best to proceed. The following list describes some common types of personal injury claims:

Car Accidents

You were injured in an automobile accident and retained a lawyer immediately after the accident. The representation is likely a personal injury claim instead of a car accident settlement or other claim types. Car accidents can result in injury or death, and many legal issues may arise. Such a claim would typically compensate the injured party for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs.

For Slip and Fall Accidents

You slipped and fell at a business or public location like a

  • Store
  • Restaurant
  • Stadium

The proprietor of that business should have taken steps to keep their property safe and free from dangerous debris or slippery surfaces. If you were injured due to their negligence, you might have a personal injury claim against them.

Construction Site Accidents

You were injured on a construction site at work or while you were there to pick up someone employed at the site. If you’re able to prove that it was the responsibility of the owner or general contractor to maintain safe working conditions, you may have a personal injury claim. Construction accidents are often caused by workers who are not adequately trained, tools that are broken, or faulty equipment.

Damaged Property

A customer at your business accidentally overpaid you for an item they purchased. This situation could result in a personal injury claim if you were injured due to counting their money and handing it back to them because it injured your wrist. The customer, in this case, would have broken the law by giving you more money than they owed so that you may have a personal injury claim against them for your injury.

Child Injury Claims

You were injured due to another person’s negligence, and that negligence caused your child harm or death. This type of claim will depend primarily on what kind of relationship you had with the child in question. For example, if you were a step-parent who hadn’t been granted full custody of the child.

Medical Malpractice Claims

You were injured due to medical negligence or malpractice, either due to an error or an outright act of harm committed by your doctor or another medical professional. You would also need to prove that this injury resulted in permanent damage. Such claims are typically filed against physicians.

Contract Negligence

You signed a contract with a company, and they did not deliver what was promised in the contract. The breach of the contract damaged you emotionally or physically, and that damage has resulted in a personal injury claim against the company. For example, if a gym does not maintain the equipment and you were injured while using that faulty equipment, your claim would be against the company for breach of contract.

As you can see, there are several different types of personal injury claims. Some may be easier to prove than others, and some could result in much higher awards for the injured party.

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