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Types of Personal Injury Claims and Why a Person Should Hire a Lawyer

Personal injury or ‘tort’ law allows people who’ve suffered injuries at the hands of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions to seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. If the actions were malicious, intentional or reckless a Cooper Law Firm, PLLC, may be able to get an injured client Punitive Damages.  Punitive damage can be significantly more money because the goal is to punish the person that caused the damage or injury.  Any example of when punitive damages may be appropriate are if you are involved in an a car wreck with a drunk driver.

As you’d expect, there are several injury-related experiences that can lead a person to file a valid personal injury claim.  Let’s take a look at the four most common types of personal injury claims and how hiring a qualified and experienced attorney can help increase your chances of getting fair and full compensation.

1.   Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents

It’s no secret that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and death in the Memphis. Such accidents may involve serious or minor injuries as well and can lead to expensive medical bills and permanent disabilities in the worst cases.

If you or your loved one has experienced an auto accident, you should know that the law requires the other party’s insurance to cover the resulting damages and pain and suffering.

It can be challenging to litigate these claims, which is why you need to work with an experienced attorney to look into the claim and provide proof that shows the other driver is liable for the damages.

2.   Medical Malpractice

Personal injury claims that arise from cases of medical malpractice are more common than you’d think. Instances where a health care worker or a doctor fails to provide treatment to a patient, according to the appropriate medical standard of care, can lead to severe health complications and even death.

It can be difficult to prove a medical malpractice claim if you’re struggling to find witnesses that can vouch for the health care professional’s negligence. In such cases, it is essential for you to hire a personal injury attorney who knows the ins and outs of medical malpractice claims so that you have the best possible chance to win your case and get compensation.

  • Product Liability

Products that are defective can cause severe injuries or even death in some cases. A few of the most common claims include:

•          Defective medical products that cause major harm to a person.

•          Pharmaceutical products that end up having a poisonous effect.

•          Dangerous products that don’t work as promised and lead to serious injuries.

Just like most cases, product liability lawsuits also require extensive knowledge and experience. There are cases when people don’t realize that their injuries could’ve resulted from a defective product they purchased, which is why it’s advisable to consult an attorney and let them determine the nature of your injuries.

  • Slip & Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases. These cases can arise in many instances, for example, when a person slips and falls on a commercial property or on a sidewalk.

If you get injured in a slip and fall accident, you should hire a personal injury attorney that specializes in slip and fall cases. They will help you collect sufficient evidence against the property owner at fault and prove that they were involved in a negligent act that led to dangerous conditions and caused your injury.

Why You Need to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Almost all lawsuits involve issues that would benefit by involvement of and knowledgeable lawyer. If you’ve suffered a serious injury, you should hire a lawyer that with the expeirce to get you compensated for your injury.

We conduct in-depth investigations.  When necessary this includes visiting the scene of the accident, helping gather witness statements, and evaluating the full extent of your damages so you can get fair compensation.