Personal injury claims relate to many types of circumstances and every case has its own unique characteristics and circumstances. In the broadest terms, personal injury refers to a claim by someone who has been harmed by another who caused that harm negligently or intentionally.
Personal injury claims are generally categorized into broad categories.
Car Accident Claims
The most common type of personal injury claims are car accident cases. This is a very broad category of personal injury cases. It includes trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle vs car accidents, pedestrian vs car accidents, drunk driving accidents, and ATV accidents. While these accidents may present unique challenges and evidence problems, they have many similar characteristics and the handling of these cases tend to be similar in nature. Because of mandatory insurance laws, these are the easiest claims for which to obtain financial compensation. They are also some of the most likely to have serious and permanent injuries.
Premises Liability Claims
Premises liability claims are the second most common types of personal injury claims. These cases involve property owner or operator liability for the injuries of an invitee or patron. They are often called slip and fall claims, but it can involve other types of claims. Other types of premises liability claims are fires, inadequate security, swimming pool accidents, elevator and escalator accidents, gym accidents and trip and fall accidents.
The most common types of these cases are slip and fall and trip and fall cases. These most often occur in public buildings or spaces. They are more difficult than some cases because it can be difficult to prove liability. The key to these cases usually involves demonstrating that the property owner or operator knew or should have known of a dangerous condition that caused the harm or injury and they failed to do anything about the dangerous condition or failed to warn you about the dangerous condition.
Medical malpractice claims are another special class of personal injury cases. There can be no doubt that injuries occur due to medical malpractice. It is important to realize that most doctors do their best to keep patients safe and healthy and it is the exception and not the rule that they are negligent, and their negligence causes actual harm to a patient.
Most calls we receive regarding medical malpractice involves an unfortunate result of treatment that is in no way the doctor’s fault. However, there are cases where doctors commit negligence with serious harm befalling the patient. Medical malpractice may include failure to diagnose, surgical errors, medication errors, or anesthesia mistakes.
Dog Bite Cases
Irresponsible dog owners often keep dogs chained up, isolated, or even train their animals to attack. This can result in serious injury or even death. Dog bites are common occurrences and often involve scarring and infection. They are also some of the most terrifying personal injury incidents because they involve an attack of indefinite duration.
Grabb & Durando
We Handle These and Other Types of Personal Injury Claims
The attorneys at Grabb & Durando handle each of these types of personal injury claims. Having a personal injury attorney will increase your chances of successfully pursuing your claim.
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, call Grabb & Durando to find out what we can do to get you the money you deserve.