When you suffer injuries due to the reckless and negligent actions of others, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim.
Personal injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence. They can happen in a variety of situations and when they do, you can suffer serious damages as a result. You may be unable to work or even perform simple daily activities while facing a mountain of medical bills. Even seemingly minor injuries can cause permanent disabilities which require ongoing medical care. When personal injuries happen due to the reckless and negligent actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation in a claim.
When ‘Accidents’ Happen Due to Another’s Negligence
Personal injuries are often referred to as accidents. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), they send close to 40 million people to hospital emergency rooms each year. In many of these types of cases, it is the reckless actions of others that are ultimately to blame.
Negligence is at the heart of personal injury law and is key to qualifying for a personal injury case. Basically, it means that the person either took actions which put you at risk, or they failed to take the appropriate precautions to prevent accidents and injuries. Examples include:
- Car, bike, and pedestrian accidents caused by drivers engaged in reckless behavior, such as speeding, running red lights, driving distracted, or being under the influence;
- Slip and fall injuries due to wet floors, uneven walkways, or poor lighting conditions;
- Getting struck by objects, such as loose fixtures, improperly stocked shelves, or debris in construction zones;
- Sports and recreational injuries, due to lack of proper training or safety precautions.
In these types of cases, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side should be a top priority. They can gather the evidence needed to prove your claim while helping ensure you get the maximum amount you need to recover. Even if you were partially responsible for your accident or injuries, you may still qualify for a personal injury case.