New Jersey Injury Attorney -Common Types of Injuries |
There are over 700,000 personal injury claims filed in the United States every year. While each case is unique its own way, some personal injury claims are more common than others and require contacting a New Jersey Injury Attorney.
Personal Injury Basics
Personal injury claims are designed to compensate the person who was a victim of typically an accident or an injury. Personal injury situations often come with high medical bills and life-changing injuries. They can take a serious financial and emotional toll on an individual and/or a family.
Asserting a personal injury claim allows you to collect compensation for things like:
- Medical expenses for injuries related to the claim (past and future)
- Physical pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost potential earnings
- Loss of enjoyment of life
A judge or jury may also award punitive damages in very serious cases. This type of damage is designed more to punish the wrongdoer than to provide you with compensation. You do, however, receive these monies directly if you are entitled to them.
Common Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury is a huge area of law. While each claim and case varies, many of the most common personal injury claims have similar attributes or requirements.
The most common personal injury cases include:
Car accident cases: There are millions of car accidents that occur every year, so it’s no wonder that car accident personal injury cases are by far the most common type of personal injury case.Usually when there is an accident, it is because someone was not following the rules of road or being negligent in some way, resulting in a personal injury case.
Even in no fault states like New Jersey, medical bills can be extremely high, pushing the damages far outside normal PIP coverage.
Medical malpractice cases: There are a surprising number of medical malpractice claims across the United States. This is likely because there are roughly 1.5 million people affected by medical errors every year in the United States.
Every time a medical professional sees a patient, there is a chance for an accident or error, which can result in a medical malpractice claim. Even though these cases are relatively common, they are usually the most complex type of personal injury case.
Slip and fall cases: Slip and falls accidents account for approximately 7 million injuries in the United States. While many of those injured do not file personal injury claims, some do.
When the slip and fall is due to someone else’s fault, including situations where the fall occurs at a business, then a personal injury claim may be the best course of legal action.
Injuries at work: If you are injured at work, then you may also have a personal injury claim. However, in this situation, your work injuries are likely covered by workers’ compensation.
Under workers’ compensation, you can collect some of the damages for a regular personal injury case, but not all of them. A New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can help you with this type of claim.
Product liability: Thousands of injuries are the result of dangerous or defective products. When a product causes you or a loved one harm, then a products liability case may be in your future.
These cases are often against manufacturers, but can also be against sellers, designers, shippers, and anyone else who may have put the product into the stream of commerce.
A New Jersey Personal Injury Attorney Can Help with These Claims
It is important to hire an attorney who has experience in your particular type of claim. At Schibell Law, LLC, our attorneys have experience in various personal injury claims, and are committed to representing you and seeing your case through to the end.
Call 732-774-1000 to set up your free case evaluation today!