What are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases?

Most people think of vehicle accident injuries when they hear the term personal injury. Claims involving cars and pickup trucks are the most common personal injury cases, but numerous other types exist. Our expert personal injury attorneys in Decatur at the SHElaw firm® want to present information on a few other kinds of personal injury cases.

Commercial Trucks and Motorcycles

Commercial trucks, semis, 18-wheelers, or logging trucks can cause horrendous damage when they hit a car or light truck. A large truck frequently causes irreparable damage. A motorcycle can be severely damaged if hit by a car or truck. If the cyclist is not dressed protectively, and wearing a helmet, severe injury is almost guaranteed. In some cases, a wrongful death claim is appropriate, along with a personal injury case.

Aviation or Boating

In addition to vehicle accidents, plane and boat accidents also account for a certain percentage of personal injury cases. There are ten lakes around Decatur, GA., several small airstrips, and the Atlanta Airport. Our experts are well-versed in boating and aviation cases. Boating accidents frequently involve alcohol use, which qualifies those claims for punitive damages.

Medical Malpractice/Birth Defect/Nursing Home Abuse

If there are any suspicions that a physician, hospital, nursing home, or medical system failed to provide the appropriate medical care, speak to a qualified attorney to initiate an investigation. In times of sorrow or disappointment, it is easy to point fingers at those responsible for the patient’s care. Be sure you have medical experts who can look carefully at the care rendered. At times even the very best care can look like negligence or abuse.

Premises Liability/Workplace Injury/Slip and Fall

If you receive injuries on property owned by another person or entity, you may be able to collect damages for treatment of the injury. Frequent cases of this type are lack of signage of danger areas, wet floors, and workplace injuries. The Worker’s Compensation Laws in Georgia require worker’s compensation insurance if more than three full-time employees work for the company. The medical bills will be paid, but some expenses may not be covered. The employee must be out of work seven days before they are eligible to receive benefits. It is important to have an attorney well-versed in workman’s compensation law for these cases.
A slip and fall accident is exactly what it is called. A client has slipped on a wet floor and fallen and for some reason the location owner has not been willing to accept responsibility for the medical care.

Product Liability

In Georgia, there are no specific statutes regarding product liability. The judge in a court case must rely on previous legal doctrines and principles. The goal of these laws is to ensure that products entering public consumer streams are safe and free from defects that could cause harm. A strong product liability case needs multiple instances or occurrences of the same complaint you have. A delayed product recall, or negligence to follow a manufacturer’s recall by a vendor are also product liability cases.

Animal Bites and Attacks

An attack by a dog or other animal can be very traumatic and dangerous. Frequently, it also involves an attack on your pet. Pursuing payment for the medical costs from the owner of the animal can be difficult. You must prove that the attacking animal owner was negligent in their containment efforts of the animal, or that the animal broke free of their reasonable efforts to contain it. Witnesses and animal control reports are important to establish the history of the dog’s behavior. You will need a good attorney to prove medical costs, loss of income, pain, and suffering for you, and any veterinarian costs for your pet. This can be a lengthy, difficult process that will require a great deal of research.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries may occur by a self-inflicted incident, or by an accident caused by someone else. If you are a victim of a burn injury due to a fire caused by another, you may be able to pursue a personal injury case. If the burns are due to a structure fire, or an explosion, a good investigator can help determine the source of the fire. Then we can pursue them for any damages for long-term medical care, pain and suffering, and permanent disfigurement if it applies.

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning occurs when your system has an adverse reaction to something you ate or drank. Usually, this is due to germs or bacteria in the items. Most reactions are mild with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. More severe reactions can affect the nervous system in addition to the digestive system. Symptoms may include headache, loss of motion in limbs, overall weakness in the body, and numbness. If you develop these symptoms, a physician should be consulted. If this type of food poisoning occurs, the source needs to be identified, and other sufferers located.

Contact SHElaw firm Today if You Are Dealing With a Personal Injury!

There are many types of personal injury cases, and it is best to have an attorney that can represent you in the case you need representation for. The personal injury attorneys at SHElaw firm® specialize in a variety of personal injury areas. Contact us for a free consultation to see if we can help you with your case. Contact SHElaw firm® at 470-378-1162 or by completing our contact form found here. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and provide assistance during your time of need and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.