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Popular Types of Personal Injury Cases

February 15, 2022 Legal Team
Personal Injury

If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence or intent, you can file a personal injury case against the liable person. Filing these claims can allow you to seek damages from the responsible party for your medical bills, loss of income, ongoing treatment, and other expenses. 


There are many types of personal injuries cases that can result in legal actions. Take a look at some of the most common.


Auto Accident Injuries

One of the most common types of personal injury claims is due to injuries suffered in an auto accident – either in a car or motorcycle crash. To file a claim, you need to prove that the other driver’s negligence or intent caused the accident. Some examples can include if the driver was drunk, distracted, speeding, or driving recklessly. 


If you were injured in a car accident, you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you determine if you have a case. Your attorney can also advise you on what evidence to collect from the accident scene. He or she can also prep you for what to say to the insurance company when they call to get information about the accident. 


Workplace Injuries

Workers can suffer injuries on the job. This can include minor injuries in office settings and severe injuries in more dangerous areas like a construction site or in a factory with large machinery. 


If you are injured at work, it’s important to report the injury immediately and seek medical attention. Even if the injury is minor, it’s essential to document it in case it turns into a larger medical issue later, or it prevents you from working. 


A personal injury attorney can help you ensure you are compensated for your medical expenses and any time missed at work. 


Slip and Fall Injuries

If you slipped on a wet floor in a building or tripped on a piece of ripped carpeting, you can hold the responsible party liable for your injuries. Failure to mark potentially dangerous situations, or take proper precautions, can result in negligence. You can file a lawsuit against the liable person or group to get compensation for your medical expenses to treat your slip and fall injuries. 


Medical Malpractice

When you go to the doctor or the hospital, you trust that the doctors and medical professionals will give you accurate care and correctly diagnose and treat your condition. While this happens in most cases, occasionally an expert makes a mistake either in your diagnosis or treatment. This can include prescribing the wrong medication (or the wrong amount), making an error during surgery, misdiagnosing a condition, incorrectly treating an issue, and more. Medical malpractice can also happen during childbirth if the baby is injured during delivery.


Product Liability

When you buy a product from a store, you trust that the item will work correctly. However, that isn’t always the case. Occasionally a product might have a defect or design flaw that causes it to malfunction and injure you. If this happens, you need to work with an attorney to determine who to hold responsible – whether you file a claim against the manufacturer, seller, or another party.


We Can Help


If you suffered a personal injury, you need help from top-rated, hard-working representation. At Shapiro|Delgado, our attorneys put their injury law experience to work for you. And we handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.


We represent clients throughout Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, and surrounding communities.


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