It Was An Accident, But You Need An Attorney

4 Types Of Accidents That Require Legal Action — And How An Attorney Can Help

Not all accidents are created equal. Some are the result of pure bad luck, while others come about because another person or entity has acted negligently. If the latter is the case, then you may have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. The process of filing a claim and arguing your case is a complicated one, however, and should ideally be overseen by a personal injury attorney. Keep reading for more information about a few examples of common accidents and how an attorney can help if you are involved in one of them.

Car Accidents 

Injuries suffered in the wake of a car accident are extremely common. Speeding, running a red light, and driving in a bike lane are all examples that could constitute negligence. If you need to pay medical bills, compensate for lost wages, or have to deal with persistent pain and suffering as a result of a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you prove that the negligence of another person directly resulted in these injuries.

Slip and Fall

Another common example of a personal injury is a slip and fall. These accidents may be caused by any number of things: a lack of handrails where some should have been placed, a slippery surface that wasn't properly marked off, or a clear obstruction that posed a danger to pedestrians yet wasn't removed by a property owner. If you have recently suffered an injury because of a slip and fall accident, don't hesitate to contact a personal injury attorney who can work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Defective Products

Anything from an incorrectly installed electrical circuit to an improperly manufactured metal bolt can end up causing a product to be defective. Worse still, this defect can directly result in an accident that causes severe injuries or illnesses. If you have experienced an injury because of a product that did not work as it should have, a personal injury attorney can help file a personal liability claim against the product designer, manufacturer, or other party.

Medical Malpractice

In rare cases, a doctor or healthcare professional may have acted negligently — that is, in such a way that failed to meet (or actually violated) proper standards of care. If you feel that your injuries are the direct result of substandard medical care, contact a personal injury lawyer who can examine the facts of your treatment and advise you on what steps to take next.