If you are injured due to another party's negligence or carelessness, you have the right to file a personal injury claim to help recoup costs. However, no two cases are the same, and the court separates them into different categories. Here are the most common types of cases that personal injury lawyers often represent.
A Guide to Personal Injury Case Types
1. Vehicle Accident
Each year, over three million people in the U.S. are injured in auto accidents. This can include vehicle-on-vehicle incidents, as well as those involving pedestrians and bicycle riders. The size and speed capabilities of automobiles make them particularly dangerous as the injuries are often serious, resulting in both short- and long-term treatment costs, as well as lost wages.
If negligence was involved, the potential damages are usually higher. As such, a personal injury attorney may request copies of phone records or in-car GPS to identify distractions, like texting, or traffic violations, such as speeding.
2. Premise Liability
Property owners and tenants have a responsibility to not put visitors in harm's way. If they fail to properly maintain the residence or business or prevent access to danger, they can be held liable by the court. Both homeowners and renters can face premise liability fault as well as commercial building owners and the businesses that lease such spaces. This can include slip and falls and even dog bites.
3. Workplace Incident
When a personal injury occurs at work, it falls under workers' compensation laws. The process is usually more streamlined because there's also a filing and payout direction in place. However, when the owner or their insurer refuses payment or pushes back on the injured worker, then the claim can go to court. Injuries in this category involve specific incidents, as well as issues developed over time from repeated movements or illness from material exposure.
If you've been injured by someone else's negligence, reach out to Adams Jordan & Herrington PC for guidance. Based in Milledgeville, GA, the local attorneys fight for personal injury victims across Baldwin County. From auto accidents to slip and falls, request personalized assistance today by calling (478) 435-3997, and review their services on their website.