A common question asked when injured people call our firm is generally a basic one: “Do I have a claim?” The best way to answer that question is that it depends on the specific facts and circumstance of the incident that led to the injury. While every injury and claim is different, there is certain information that can always be helpful when deciding what to do when you are injured, beginning with being familiar with different types of common injury claims.
Motor Vehicle Collision
Many injured parties often suffer bodily injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision. These collisions can take place with regular vehicles, company vehicles, or 18 wheelers. If you were not at fault for the collision and suffered bodily injuries as a result, it is important to contact a personal injury firm immediately so you can protect your rights and address your injuries.
Slip and Fall
Other times, people are injured after being at a place of business where a dangerous defect of condition existed, and that defect caused the person’s injury. Common defects at a place of business that result in a slip and fall claim are wet floors, slick floors, or floors where a foreign substance has been spilled, and there are no warning signs present warning of the dangerous condition. If you suffer an injury as a result of a slip and fall, it is important to document the scene as well as report the incident to a manager on duty. Download the Herrman & Herrman app from our website which has unique tools that will allow you to document the scene and preserve the evidence you need to prove your injuries for any personal injury claim.
A wrongful death claim can be made when a person dies as a result of a personal injury or injuries sustained as a result of another parties negligence. If unfortunate events take place that results in the death of a loved one, it is important family members understand their rights as wrongful death beneficiaries.
Sometimes, a person is injured when using or consuming a particular product that is defective. As a result of the defect, the person suffers a personal injury that otherwise would not have taken place had the product not been defective. Common Products Liability cases include defective or recalled prescription medication that is consumed causing an injury, tainted or recalled food which causes significant illness or injury, or using a product that has a manufacturing or structural defect that causes an injury.
If a person suffers an injury while on the job, and a 3rd party is responsible for the injury, a personal injury firm can help an injured party bring a claim against the responsible 3rd party.
An example: John works for Company A. Company A is hired by Company B to complete a job. While on the job and at Company B’s work site, John is injured after a Company B employee does not follow proper protocol. John can receive workers compensation benefits from the company he works for, Company A, since he was hurt on the job, and then make a personal injury claim against Company B with the help of a personal injury attorney.
It is important to seek legal representation if you are ever injured as a result of other parties negligence. Call Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., as soon as possible if you, a family member, or a loved one is every injured.