Personal Injury

Personal injury is defined as the injury to one’s body, mind or emotions due to another person’s negligence. When a person injures themselves because of hazardous conditions on a property or at a business location, the property/business owner where the injury took place may be liable. Some of the most common types of personal injury are listed below:

  • Automobile accident
  • Boat accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Scaffolding or ladder accidents
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Work accident
  • Structural collapse
  • Negligent security
  • Product liability
  • Accidents in commercial buildings
  • Accidents in residential buildings
  • Staircase accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Electrocution accidents

Car, motorcycle, and auto accidents are often caused by someone’s negligence. For instance, if a driver is texting or talking on the phone while an accident occurs, he or she could be the one at fault. If you are in a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else’s negligence they may be liable in a personal injury action.

When an injury or death occurs as a result of a failure to keep premises safe, a lawsuit may be filed due the property owner’s negligence. Common premises liability cases occur when a person slips and falls or trips and falls

An accident at work may occur when you are injured on the job. Such injuries may include falling down a flight of stairs, falling down a ladder, structural collapse or injuries caused by work equipment. Your employer may be liable for negligence related to a work injury.

Product liability may occur if a product is defective and causes consumer harm. If product manufacturers place negligently designed products on the marketplace, such as medical equipment, construction equipment, food items, or simple home goods, they can be held accountable for the injury it causes to consumers.

Victims of a personal injury case may suffer from physical pain, emotional or psychological pain, loss of ability to conduct day-to-day activities, loss of ability to work, and loss of ability to enjoy life.

External links:

Workplace safety: http://www.osha.gov , http://www.cdc.gov/Workplace/
http://www.insurancejournal.com/