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What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?

14th April 2010
By Wendy Moyer in Personal Injury
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Some people wonder if there is anything they can do if they are injured because of someone else's negligence. If you are the victim of an injury that was caused by the careless or intentional act of a company or person, of if you used a product that was defective and an injury resulted from its use, there is something you can do to right that wrong.

You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and receive compensation for your injury. Read this article and you will find out the most common types of personal injury claims and how you may be legally represented without having to spend any of your hard earned money.

What are Personal Injury Lawsuits?

Personal injuries lawsuits and the resultant personal injury claims can come about if a person is injured by the carelessness or intentional act(s) of someone else, be it an individual or a company. A personal injury claim can also be the result of someone using a product that is defective in one way or another.

Accidents - The Most Common Cause of Personal Injury

Accidents can also form the underlying basis of a personal injury claim and there are quite a few different kinds of accidents that can motivate someone to consult with a law firm in order to try to obtain a personal injury claim settlement.

The most common personal injury claims are those that have been caused by a traffic accident, a work accident, a tripping accident, an accident in the home, product liability or product defect accidents, assault claims, and holiday accidents.

Personal injury claims also refer to dental as well as medical accidents. These lead to a huge number of medical negligence claims yearly.

Industrial Diseases

Another class of personal injury claim relates to industrial diseases. These include mesothelioma, asbestos, various chest diseases including chronic asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, contact dermititis, emphysema, occupational deafness, occupational stress, repetitive strain injuries, and vibration white finger.

How Can You Be Legally Represented?

If another party's negligence can be proved the injured person may be entitled to be monetarily compensated by the negligent party. If you feel you are the victim of personal injury in the United States it is essential to have an attorney represent you because the legal system is so complex.

Often attorneys will represent the injured party on a contingency basis. This means that the attorney will get paid by a percentage of the eventual compensation that will be awarded to you, the plaintiff, once your case is resolved.

Search the Internet and you will find a lot of competent attorneys who will often offer a free initial consultation.


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Wendy Moyer on behalf of Sokolove Law.
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