The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
Injury accidents happen everyday. Sometimes these incidents are the result of bad luck and bad timing. Other times these injuries are the result of another person or party’s negligence. In the latter case, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be an ideal option to consider.
The team of attorneys at our Brooklyn, NY law firm would like to consider some common examples of personal injury lawsuits. By knowing the common types of cases associated with the term personal injury, you may feel emboldened to stand up for yourself and your rights if you have been the victim of harm.
Auto Crashes and Motor Vehicle Collisions
It’s been estimated that 2.3 million Americans are injured or disabled in auto accidents each year. Whether the collision involves a large truck, a commuter vehicle, or a motorcycle, any time a crash is caused by negligence the incident must be taken seriously.
Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents
Whether at the store or at an apartment building, slippery surfaces and dangerous conditions may be present. Slips, trips, and falls might be the result of negligence on the part of the property owner. These kinds of accidents lead to serious injuries, especially for the elderly and infirm.
Premises Liability Cases
Injuries at businesses and properties go beyond slips and falls, however. There is also the risk of electrocution from exposed wires, inhaling dangerous fumes, and being struck on the head from falling light fixtures and other objects. Again, these kinds of incidents may be the result of negligence by a property owner.
Harm from Defective Products
While most consumer goods and medical devices are safe for use, there are times when design or manufacturing problems cause these products to be unsafe. When people are harmed by dangerous and defective products, injury lawyers can help hold the companies responsible for these issues accountable.
Worksite and Workplace Injuries
If you work in construction, manufacturing, shipping, warehousing, and other physically demanding industries, there is a higher risk of potential injury at work. These work injuries can lead to brain damage and even long-term disability. Our lawyers can help you with these kind of work-related accidents, holding your employers liable if there were unsafe conditions.
We’ve heard about more aviation accidents in recent months (notably Southwest Airlines Flight 1380, which departed from New York-LaGuardia Airport ), which makes many people wonder about their legal options in the case of plane accidents. When something goes wrong in the air, our legal team can help hold pilots, flight crew, or airline carrier responsible for their negligence.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Dog owners must be responsible for their pets. That means keeping them on leashes and making sure their dogs are inside, in the backyard, or behind a fence. When negligence by a dog owner results in a dog attack, personal injury lawyers can make sure the owners are responsible for your medical bills and other expenses related to the incident.
Injuries from Medical Care
Surgical errors, delayed diagnosis, or improper treatments can all have tragic consequences for patients. When doctors and other medical professionals make avoidable or preventable mistakes, our lawyers can file medical malpractice lawsuits to hold them accountable.
Assaults and Physical Altercations
Victims of assaults, attacks, and other kinds of physical injuries from altercations may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the aggressor. These kinds of cases help make sure that people who initiated or escalated violence in a situation are held liable for injuries they have caused.
Learn More About Personal Injury Lawsuits
For more information about your legal rights and options following a catastrophic accident, be sure to contact the personal injury attorneys at our law firm. The lawyers at Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C. are here to help you in your time of legal need.