What Qualifies as Personal Injury

Last updated 3 months ago

Suffering a personal injury can have dramatic consequences for your life. In addition to dealing with the immediate physical and psychological consequences, personal injury often has serious long-term impacts on your life. Furthermore, the financial damage due to lost income or medical bills can also make it difficult to get your life back on the road. Fortunately, there is legal recourse for individuals who have suffered personal injury. Personal injury claims are typically filed in situations where there was another party at fault. Two of the most common forms of personal injury cases involved car accidents and slip and fall accidents:

  • Car Accidents – The injuries that result from automobile accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury claims. Regardless of how carefully you follow the traffic rules, there are always drivers who are negligent. This usually means that they fail to follow the traffic rules in a proper manner. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in which another driver’s negligence caused a collision, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss the strength of your case and whether you should pursue a financial claim.
  • Slip and Fall Accident – Whether you are in a residential property like an apartment building or a commercial property such as a restaurant or grocery store, the owner of the property has a responsibility to ensure that the property is safe. In particular, the floors and stairs have to be in good condition to facilitate movement. Failure to maintain safe conditions can lead to serious slip and fall accidents that can result in injury. For example, if you are in the grocery store and you end up slipping on a puddle of liquid that the store failed to clean up, this could be grounds for a personal injury claim.

The examples listed above are just a small sample of the wide variety of personal injury claims. A personal injury attorney can help you evaluate the strength of your case and gather the evidence necessary to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers here at Malman Law. Contact us online or call (312) 983-6193 to schedule your free and confidential case evaluation.

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