Personal injury law serves as a beacon of hope for individuals who have been unjustly harmed due to the negligence of another party. This legal field provides a pathway to seek compensation, ensuring that victims don’t bear the brunt of medical bills and other losses alone. The realm of personal injury cases is vast and varied, encompassing everything from dog bites to defective products. However, five types of personal injury cases are more commonly seen: medical malpractice, product liability, premises liability, auto accidents, and wrongful death claims.
A medical malpractice case arises when a patient is harmed due to the negligence of a healthcare professional. These cases hinge on proving that the medical professional failed to provide competent and reasonably skilled care. The standards for what constitutes ‘competent and reasonably skilled’ care can vary based on location and specific circumstances, making these cases particularly complex. As such, it’s crucial to have an attorney guiding you through these complexities.
Product liability cases involve holding manufacturers or sellers accountable when a defective product causes harm. Society generally expects all products to meet ordinary expectations of safety. If a product harbors an unexpected defect or danger, it may fall short of these expectations, warranting a product liability claim.
Premises liability cases revolve around injuries sustained on someone else’s property. The crux of these cases is determining liability – who is at fault, the property owner or the injured party? The answer often hinges on the nature of the individual’s presence on the property – were they invited, permitted, or trespassing?
Auto accidents make up a significant portion of personal injury cases in the U.S. These incidents typically occur when a driver neglects to adhere to road rules or fails to exercise caution. If you or a loved one has been injured due to such negligence, you can initiate a lawsuit to hold the responsible party accountable.
Wrongful Death Claims
Lastly, wrongful death claims refer to cases where a person’s death results from another party’s negligent or intentional act. These lawsuits are typically filed by surviving family members or other court-determined beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate.
Navigating the complexities of a personal injury case can be overwhelming. Yet, you don’t have to face it alone. At Kaiman & Crahan, we have the expertise and dedication to guide you through this tough time. Our team is committed to helping you understand your rights and pursuing the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Don’t let the negligence of others rob you of your peace of mind. Contact Kaiman & Crahan today, and let us fight for the justice you deserve.