5Personal injury is an umbrella term that refers to any type of personal injury sustained due to the fault or negligence of another. However, personal injury does not always need to result in bodily injury; for example, injury can be classified as physical, financial, intentional, or injury to one’s reputation. Consider these three examples of personal injury claims to learn more:
1. Auto Accidents
Car accidents and trucking accidents are among the most common types of personal injury claims. Single vehicle accidents are typically caused by driver inattention, dangerous road conditions, or the negligence of another driver, whereas multiple vehicle accidents are often the cause of excessive speed. Regardless of the cause, it is crucial to seek the guidance of a personal injury attorney following an auto accident.
2. Slip and Fall Accidents
Many injury cases are as a result of a defective premises or a dangerous condition on a premises. Whether it’s a broken stair or a slippery substance on the floor of a grocery store, the owner and/or occupier of the land may be responsible for your damages. A lawyer can better explain the intricate details of a slip and fall injury claim.
3. Work-Related Injuries
Many personal injury cases are also the cause of work-related injuries. In Illinois, proving fault on behalf of the employer is not required. There are several benefits that you are entitled to if you are hurt at work and it is imperative to retain an attorney who can obtain those benefits for you.
4. Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse.
As the population in the United States grows older, the number of nursing homes has greatly increased. Along with the fast growth in the population of nursing residents has come an increased amount of neglect and abuse. Whether its falls, fractures, bedsores or dehydration, the nursing home can be held responsible to the resident and the family members for the damages caused by the nursing home. The Illinois Nursing Home Care Act protects residents of nursing homes from neglect and abuse. An experienced lawyer can better explain the details and how to proceed.
5. Product Liability
Personal injuries can also result from an unsafe or defective product. Examples of defective products include air bags, car seats, medical devices, construction and mechanical equipment, toys, and household appliances. Individuals that suffer personal injury due to a defective product can work with an injury attorney and gain compensation from the designer, manufacturer, or distributor of the product.
Whether you’ve suffered a personal injury due to product liability, an auto accident, unsafe workplace conditions, or simply the negligent actions of another, Malman Law in Chicago is here to help. Let our injury attorneys help you file the claim and receive the financial compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today at (312) 983-6193 to set up an initial consultation.
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