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Definition and Types

Personal injuries are a relatively broad field of legal settlements, and that is why clients need more precise attention from our lawyers. The laws that are related with personal injuries deal with tortious actions which may cause serious injuries to the victim, even death!

Types of Personal Injury Cases

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers deal with all sorts of personal injury cases from our clients, and we have a good experience and reputation in this business. So, here in this section, we are going to split the common injury cases of personal perspective.

Commonly, personal injuries are of two types- Vehicle Accidents and Premises Liability (Slip and falls, etc.) Although our service details on both of these categories are listed in other sections of this website, here is a short overview of what they are:

1.   Personal Injury 1- Vehicle Accidents

Accidental occurrences due to vehicle malfunction are enlisted in this case category. We cover accidents from Cars, Motorcycles, Bikes and so on.

2.   Personal Injury 2- Premises Liability

Premises liability is the second category of cases we take under personal injuries. This covers accidental issues like slip and fall, no-vehicle accidents, etc.

There are also other types of personal injury cases as medical malfunctions, professional negligence, defective product or product tools, etc.

What Personal Injury Claims do We Handle?

Philadelphia Injury Lawyers are always open to the clients who have suffered from unexpected accidents and personal loss. As professional personal injury lawyers, we are here to serve you with these following personal injury cases:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents (premises liability)
  • Nursing home abuse / nursing home neglect
  • Medical Malpractice and other professional negligence claims
  • Defective products/defective drugs/ defective medical devices (product liability)
  • Construction accidents causing serious injury
  • Work-related injuries or illness
  • Dog attack /dog bite cases
  • Drowning or near drowning accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Dram Shop
  • Boating Accidents
  • Negligent Security / Assault and Battery
  • Wrongful Death

Is Your Personal Injury Serious Enough to Bring Claim?

Personal injuries can be of many types including from minor injuries to severe injuries. As a matter of fact, you can’t claim your insurance company to repay for your loss in every one of these cases. Philadelphia Injury Lawyers are here to take care of your problem only if you suffer from serious injuries and damages or in case of death of family members. Some basic example of injury claims that we handle is listed below:

  • Whiplash injuries
  • Herniated discs
  • Radiculopathy (nerve damage)
  • Broken Bones
  • Drowning and near-drowning injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Serious birth injury
  • Scarring / Disfigurement
  • Loss of a limb or appendage
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer or Misdiagnosis of Cancer
  • Wrongful Death

Importantly, the severity of your personal injury matters a lot when brought under tort laws. To determine the value of your claim, the court will always look at the loss or potential loss because of the occurrence. Based on that, the court will decide how much you should be paid by the insurance company.

Another factor is quite important in the case of determining the valuation of our personal injury problem – Negligence. To pre-determine your potential loss, you should have some basic idea on negligence.

What is Negligence?

The Tort Law primarily focuses on negligent conduct that can harm another person. Negligence can be defined as – Failure to use ordinary or reasonable care.

If you want to claim your property or personal loss by laws in the court, you need to have four things proved:

1.   Duty: Did the defendant party owe you the plaintiff a duty of care?

2.   Breach of the Duty: Does the defendant party act unresponsive to breach the duty of care?

3.   Question: Is the Plaintiff affected by the action (or inaction) of the defendant party?

4.   Damages and Losses: Did the injury cause suffering to the Plaintiff or loss of income?

So before filing a legal case against your insurance company, do basic research on that. And if you are not sure about that, we are always here to help you. Go through the contact page of our website and leave a free message about your case. We will have a look and do some basic research on your problem and get back to you with a solution as soon as possible.

A Non-technical Overview of Personal Injury Laws

As per mentioned in the earlier section of this article, personal injury is a broad category of problems and losses, and there are hundreds of laws related to different losses that deal with it. So, before go for a legal fight against an insurance company with your personal injury problem, you should gather a basic idea on the pros and cons of these type of problems. As we are pretending that, you are not technically suitable with the legal terms; we are providing a basic overview of the personal injury problems that we know.

Category of Personal Injury Problems

There are a lot of problems that are listed under personal injuries. Here we have demonstrated a categorized type of problems. If any of these matches to your problem, you can proceed to the next level.

Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Tractor-trailer accidents
  • Accidents caused by uninsured and underinsured motorists
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
Medical Mistakes and Negligence
  • Surgical errors and post-surgical errors
  • Emergency room mistakes
  • Delivery room failures
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Medication errors
Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Fetal Acidosis
  • Hypoxic Brain Injury
  • Preeclampsia
  • Shoulder Dystocia
  • Premature Rupture of the Membrane
  • Umbilical Cord Complication
  • Emergency C-Section
  • Fetal Distress/Fetal Monitoring
  • Delivery Room Failure
On-the-Job Accidents and Work-Related Injuries
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Third-party claims
  • Construction accidents
  • Chemical exposure
Accidents Caused by Dangerous Conditions/Premises Liability
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Elevator accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Food poisoning
Elder Care Abuse
  • Falls in nursing homes
  • Medication errors
Accidents Caused by Defective and Dangerous Products
  • Dangerous and defective medical devices and products
  • Automobile defects

Why Philadelphia Injury Lawyers are Best In Handling Personal Injury Cases

We think that, our client has the complete right to know every single pro and con of the personal injury case they are dealing with. For that, we help them in such a way that they can help themselves. Firstly, we help them to seek the proper medical services and proper attention from authority that is required to follow up from the insurance company. Secondly, you should always co-operate with the police and your treating physicians.

Lastly and most importantly, never to discuss your case in details before contacting us as your legal attorneys.

Collection of Powerful Statements from Eyewitnesses

As a part of our strategy, while dealing with personal injury cases, our expert lawyers obtain verdicts and settlements for our respected clients. Also, to evaluate your injury, we hire expert witnesses. Collecting effective statements from the direct eyewitnesses is another powerful tool that we use to stand up against your insurance company to recover your losses.

If you have positive feelings that your personal injury cases deserve some legal attention to make your insurance company pay for your loss, feel free to contact us a for a free consultation. Go to the contact us page of this website and give us an idea of your case by submitting an online query. Our expert attorney will look at it and do the basic research to provide you the best possible solution from our side. Make sure you mention every pro and con of your personal injury incidents.

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