No one expects they will suffer an unexpected injury due to no fault of their own. These accidents can occur anywhere and unfortunately lead to serious injuries. An injured person may feel like their injury just happened and there is nothing they can do about it. But many unexpected injuries are the result of another person’s negligence. In these cases, a victim may be able to file a personal injury claim.
A person may be surprised to learn that their injury caused by a negligent person may be eligible for a personal injury claim. There are many types of injuries that can be covered by a personal injury claim. A personal injury accident happens because of another person’s negligence. Common situations that may lead to a personal injury claim include:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice and doctor errors
- Slip and fall accidents
These injuries can occur anywhere a person may go: to the pharmacy, hospital, jobsite, in the car, etc. A victim has the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their negligence. A legal professional who is skilled in personal injury can help their client by investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident and who is at fault. They understand that their client may now be facing unexpected medical expenses as well as months or years of rehabilitation. If appropriate, an attorney can file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for their client’s medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.