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Does Your Personal Injury Lawsuit Fall Under These 3 Common Categories?

personal injury lawsuitWhen it comes to personal injury lawsuits, there’s no shortage of causes. From car accidents to medical malpractice, the spectrum of personal injury is practically limitless. That being said, some personal injury lawsuits are more common than others. Here, we’ll take a look at three of the most common types of personal injury cases. Does yours fall under one of these categories? Keep reading to find out.

Automobile Accidents
Considering that more than 30,000 fatal car accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2014 alone, it’s not a stretch to assume injuries sustained in these situations are some of the most common brought to court in civil lawsuits. Auto accidents can happen based on a variety of factors, and if another driver was responsible for your injuries, then you may have a case to make. You may want to contact an injury lawyer if you suspect the other party was…

  • Manipulating an electronic device while driving
  • Operating their vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol
  • Driving recklessly
  • Committing a Traffic Violation (i.e. got a ticket)

You should find an auto accident attorney to review details of your case under any of the above circumstances.

Negligence
If your injuries were caused by another person’s neglect or mistake, there’s a good chance you can bring a claim against the business or person responsible for your injuries. A business or a person has a duty to exercise ordinary care when dealing with the public. A violation or breach of that duty may cause serious injury, no matter the absence of any ill motive by the offender. Most, if not all, businesses and homeowners will have insurance to compensate you for your injuries, but it’s extraordinarily difficult to bring a successful claim without an attorney. If you’ve been injured and suspect that your injury is a result of another person’s neglect or mistake, you need to call a respected injury attorney immediately.

Medical Malpractice
Unfortunately, bad doctors and the negligent practice of medicine are far too common. If you suspect that your medical treatment was subpar or that you are not recovering like the doctor said you would, it’s important to speak with a lawyer who fully understands the scope of bringing a medical malpractice claim. A missed diagnose can and will kill you. Don’t accept that a terminal diagnosis precludes bringing a medical malpractice action. Every day is priceless and you should be compensated if a missed diagnosis shortens your life.

There are countless injuries that make for a strong personal injury case, but these are three of the most common. If your personal injury falls under any of these categories or you have any questions, Steigmann Law is here to help.