When lawyers graduate, they usually have the knowledge and skills to cover several law areas. However, once they begin practicing law, many lawyers prefer to specialize in one or two areas depending on their interests.
At Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P, we handle personal injury, social security disability, wrongful deaths, maritime law, workers compensation, and family law.
However, today we’re interested in telling you a little bit more about personal injuries. The majority of the people are aware that they have a right to seek legal compensation for injuries they suffered in accidents caused by another individual. However, few are aware of the exact cases that personal injury lawyers tackle.
Below is a list compiled by our personal injury lawyers of the personal injury cases they handle.
1. Motor Vehicle Accidents
Many of the personal injury cases we handle involve motor vehicle accidents. Even data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) shows that Americans’ largest personal injury cases are related to car accidents.
Whenever a motor vehicle accident takes place, in most cases, there is a negligent driver involved who is not following road rules. And in such cases, the negligent driver is usually held responsible for the injuries caused. Some of the different types of motor vehicle accident cases we handle include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Auto accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
2. Slip and Fall
It’s general knowledge that property owners should ensure their properties are free from dangerous conditions that might harm others. In case you suffer an injury on another person’s property, they may be legally liable for your injuries. However, it’s important to note that not all injuries that occur on another person’s property lead to compensation.
3. Work-Related Injuries
Injuries at workplaces are common and can happen at any time. In case you get injured at your workplace, your employer is legally liable for the injuries or disability caused. Many workplace injuries and accidents occur in the manufacturing, construction, landscaping, healthcare, and hospitality industries.
4. Wrongful Death
Wrongful death claims arise when the victim is killed intentionally or when the victim dies in a car accident or due to medical malpractice. The deceased person’s estate or loved ones have the right to sue the individual responsible for the death. The key is to prove that the death was caused by negligence or intentional action.
5. Dog Bites and Attacks
We’re sure you’ve seen this before, either on the internet or in your neighborhood. Someone is walking down the street, and suddenly they are attacked by a dog. In some cases, such attacks end up with the individual being injured. Since many dog-related injuries are usually a case of negligence, the attacked individual can file damages from the dog’s owner.
7. Medical Malpractice and Negligence
Medical malpractice claims are filed when a healthcare professional provides below-standard medical care that results in injuries. It’s important to understand that not every unwanted medical outcome is caused by medical negligence or malpractice. Many of these cases are usually complex. So, it’s in your best interests to hire a personal injury lawyer with vast experience handling medical malpractice claims.
8. Defective Products
Some companies are careless enough to manufacture products with the potential to harm their customers. In case a customer is injured when using a defective product, they have the right to file a personal injury claim against the legally liable party. When a product harms or injures a large group of people, such cases are usually handled as class action suits.
9. Nursing Home Injury or Neglect
All nursing home facilities have a standard level of care that they should provide their residents. However, it’s not uncommon to hear cases where the nursing home facility and its employees fail to provide adequate care. Whether this negligence is unintentional or intentional, the nursing home residents should file a personal injury claim if they are harmed in any way.
10. Boat Accidents
Many people take part in boat-related activities, and unfortunately, some people end up injured. We usually handle boating accidents in a similar way to motor vehicle accidents. However, proving that personal injury on a boat was caused by negligence can be tricky. Therefore, we feel it’s essential that you know boat accidents occur when:
- A wave hits the boat.
- Two boats collide.
- The boat’s safety equipment fails to work properly.
- Another boat’s wake hits your boat.
- The boat crashes into submerged land, objects, or rocks.
In case you have any questions for us, don’t hesitate to comment in the comment section below.