Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of personal injuries in the United States. If a car accident has left you or a loved one injured or if the accident resulted to death, then you may be eligible to receive compensation. Negligent drivers who fail to obey traffic rules or drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs are legally responsible for damages they may cause to others. There are many factors that may contribute to an automobile accident, such as defective or hidden traffic signals or highway/road defects. Car accidents can result in a variety of personal injuries including but not limited to whiplash, concussion, bruises, spinal cord injuries, permanent disability and/or death.
Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide quality products to the consumers and they are liable for the consequences of releasing defective products in the market. Consumer protection laws ensure that consumers who suffer from the ill-effects of defective products are entitled to personal injury compensation.
People put their lives in the hands of their doctors and other medical practitioners and when these medical professionals commit an error in prescription that leads to injury or death, then they may be liable to pay personal injury compensation. Prescription errors can lead to wrong dosage, wrong drugs, improper combination of drugs or the medication was given to the wrong person. Get the services of a personal injury lawyer who will be able to evaluate your situation and decide if you have enough grounds to file the case. The National Association of Boards Pharmacy reported that over 7,000 deaths have resulted from prescription errors every year. If you or someone you know has been injured because of prescription error, then there may be a grounds for filing a personal injury case.
Slip and Fall
This accident commonly occurs as a result of unsafe conditions or obstructions on the walking surface. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a slip and fall accident due to the negligence or carelessness of another person or entity, then you may have a right to seek personal injury compensation. Property owners are usually held liable for premise injuries for their failure to ensure the safety of the property for people who lawfully enter such property.
Personal injury cases can be based on a wide range of causes but among the top are: