People can be injured in all different ways. In most cases though, if someone else is responsible for the injury, they may be entitled to personal injury damages. Here in the US, this is accomplished using the tort system or through a workers’ compensation system. Some types of injuries lead to lawsuits for personal injury more often than other types of injuries. Read on for some of the most common types of personal injuries.
Injury from a defective product:
All products are required by law to be safe when used as intended. When they are not safe, you will find that strict liability will often apply. This means the manufacturer may be held liable even if he was not negligent in producing the product. It is unfortunate but unsafe products are released on occasion, a notable recent incident includes the 2010 Toyota recall. In this kind of case, it is possible to recover some damages in court.
Injury from an automobile accident:
Automobile accidents are another common cause of personal injury. In order to protect you from such injury, it is mandatory that a Florida driver carries liability insurance.
Injury from a slip and fall:
Public locations have a duty to make the premises safe for you. If they do not protect you from injury, and you do fall, you can recover damages from the store for your injury.
Injury from medical malpractice:
A physician has a duty under the law to provide you with reasonably competent care. When they fail to provide competent care, any number of different things can go wrong. Medical malpractice lawsuits exist to allow you to recover cash damages for the mistakes made by medical professionals.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party and would like to consider filing a legal claim against the negligent party, the Law Office of Rick Terrana is prepared to discuss your potential case. Contact our office at 813.874.0522 to schedule an appointment for a free personal injury consultation sooner rather than later.