Accidents happen every day. It is just a part of life. Whether it is a car collision, slip and fall, or dog bite, there are a myriad of ways that people can sustain injury unintentionally. When accidents happen, it is important to question whether someone is liable for it and whether legal action with support from a lawyer is necessary. Sometimes a person can be at fault for an accident and other times it can be a company. The following are some examples of accidents that can fall under the legal umbrella of personal injury.
Did you know that medical professionals are bound by law to provide a certain quality of care to every patient? Medical malpractice happens when a patient suffers harm or dies due to a health professional’s negligence or mistake. Medical malpractice can occur in relation to surgery, prescription medications, diagnosis, treatment, and more. In order to have a claim for medical malpractice against a doctor or medical facility, there are certain elements that a patient must prove. A person would have to prove that the doctor owed them a duty pursuant to the standard of care, that there has been a breach of that duty, an injury or harm was caused as a result, and further, that the person suffered financial damages as a result.
Being bitten or attacked by a dog is a scary experience and it can leave lasting physical and mental scars. By law, dog owners must take measures to protect the public from their dog. Unfortunately, as our friends at Cohen & Cohen can attest, not all dog owners practice due diligence in their responsibility, and may fail to prevent their animal from biting others. If you have been bitten by a dog and want to recover compensation against the dog owner, you need to prove that you sustained an injury from the dog and therefore, the dog owner should be held accountable.
Companies like Lyft and Uber offer a convenient way to travel. Many people like the immediacy that rideshare offers them and the fact that it can swiftly get them from one location to another within minutes. However, unfortunately, sometimes accidents happen. Passengers involved in rideshare collisions may not know who to seek recovery from if they are injured as a result of an accident. Common questions a passenger may have include whether to sue the rideshare company, whether to sue the driver, or whether to sue another driver who was at-fault for the collision. Your personal injury lawyer can answer these questions and then advocate for your fair compensation.
Ultimately, there are many more examples of accidents that fall under the umbrella of personal injury than what is described above, such as boating accidents, workplace accidents, birth injury, motorcycle accidents, defective products, pedestrian accidents, and more. Anyone who has been injured in an accident is encouraged to assess whether the accident was the result of another person’s negligence.