What Is Considered A "Personal Injury" Claim? Let Me Break It Down For You…

February 25, 2020

Motor Vehicle Accident

Car Accidents are the most common personal injury cases in the United States. Any instance where a motorized form of transportation is involved such as a car, motorcycle, bus, etc., and an injury occurred due to the negligence of the driver can be a basis of a personal injury claim against them. Hit and runs and pedestrian or bike rider injuries from an automobile fall under this category as well. Most injuries sustained in less severe accidents are usually neck and back injuries, which can be compensated for if medical treatment is rendered. You can file a personal injury claim against the driver who hit you if they are found liable or by the owner of the vehicle that caused the accident.

Slip and Fall (Premise Liability)

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premise safe and free of hazards, so when an injury occurs on their property it usually is due to their breach of duty to do so. Slip and fall cases can occur on commercial properties, private property, and government owned properties. Not all incidents are necessarily a literal slip and fall; being hit by a loose object, bitten by a dog, or any hazard causing injury can be considered premise liability. However, not all injuries that occur on property lead to liability because a landowner’s legal duty varies depending on the situation and what precautions they have in place.

Medical Malpractice

The negligence of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can cause serious injury and unfortunately, it’s more often than you’d expect.  There are many different types of medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis, improper treatment, surgical errors, medication mistakes, pharmacy errors, birth injury (errors committed during the delivery of a child), and failure to diagnose cancer or other serious health conditions. Medical malpractice and wrongful death cases are the most complex personal injury cases, which is why it is imperative to retain a highly experienced personal injury attorney to immediately evaluate the potential malpractice and aggressively take legal action.

If you feel you might have any of the above situations, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office at (954) 755-7803 or contact us by clicking here.

Have You Been Injured Due To The Negligence Of Others?

If you’ve been injured in Florida due to negligence you need to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Coral Springs
office directly at 954.755.7803 to schedule your free consultation. We proudly serve Florida residents including all of Fort Lauderdale,
Boca Raton Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County and all points in between.

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