Types of Accident and Injury Claims
If you have been hurt in an accident, you need specific information about your accident, and help in finding an attorney that has expertise in that type of case. We have divided accident and injury claims into several categories to help you find the one you’re looking for and understand what makes these cases similar as well as what makes them different.
If you would rather get more direct assistance in understanding your accident, please contact AccidentAttorneys.org with information about what happened to you. We will refer you to a local accident attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common types of serious injury accidents in the US. They include:
- Car accident claims
- Motorcycle accident lawsuits
- Truck accident claims
- Pedestrian accident lawsuits
- Rollover accident lawsuits
- Boating accident claims
- Jet ski accident claims
- Bus Accident claims
- School Bus Accident Lawsuits
- Bicycle Accident claims
Motor vehicle accidents share many common characteristics. The injuries are caused by the collision of a vehicle with another vehicle, person, or fixed object. Your accident attorney will have to resolve issues of who is at fault for the accident and show that the injuries you claim are actually from the injury, not pre-existing.
Workplace accidents may include many types of accidents and injuries, but occur at your place of work or in the course of your normal professional duties. These include:
These accidents are united by common laws about the handling of accidents at work, most of which are covered by workers’ compensation laws that make it easier for you to get compensation, but prevent you from filing lawsuits against your employer. Construction site accidents may be different if you are injured by an employee of another company or contractor, which may allow you to pursue compensation with a lawsuit.
Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims may come from any type of accident. However, certain types of injuries require specialized assistance, including:
- Amputation/loss of limb claims
- Brain injury lawsuits
- Burn injury lawsuits
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- Spinal cord injury claims
- Wrongful death lawsuits
When you suffer these types of injuries, an experienced attorney can help you get more appropriate compensation because they know what effect the injury will have on your quality of life. This is especially important in getting appropriate noneconomic damages.
Defective Product Lawsuits
Defective product lawsuits can be filed when you or a loved one suffers injury due to a product that is defective in design, manufacture, or instructions. Common defective product lawsuits include:
A lawyer with experience handling these lawsuits knows how to demonstrate product defects and uses knowledge about engineering and manufacturing to show defects exist.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Medical malpractice lawsuits stem from accusations of negligent medical care. Common areas of medical malpractice include:
- Birth injury lawsuits including cerebral palsy and erb’s palsy claims
- Emergency room error lawsuits
- Wrong site surgery lawsuits
- Anesthesia error claims
- Nursing home negligence lawsuits
- Wrongful Birth lawsuits
In handling medical malpractice lawsuits, a lawyer uses knowledge about the science and culture of medicine to show that healthcare providers had a duty to care and failed to deliver care that is considered up to the professional standard of the medical profession.
When You Need an Attorney with Special Skills
The experience and expertise of your attorney will make a difference in the outcome of your lawsuit.
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