The different kinds of personal injury cases that happen in Fort Lauderdale involve:
- Automobile accidents
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
If you were hurt in an accident that happened through no fault of your own, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries and other related damages. If you are unsure if you were involved in a personal injury accident, get in touch with Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today at (954) 633-8270.
This article will go into more detail on the different types of personal injury cases.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that due to car accident injuries, Americans spend more than a million days getting treatment in the hospital. Types of car accidents that lead to these injuries include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
All drivers should be fully alert and comply with all traffic laws. However, the following driving behaviors frequently cause collisions:
- Distracted driving: texting while driving, daydreaming, noisy passengers
- Drunk driving: having a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of over 0.08 percent while behind the wheel
- Failure to yield: a driver not allowing cars with the right-of-way to go first
Note that this kind of behavior is not limited to car drivers. All motorists, whether they be truck drivers, bus drivers, motorcyclists, or bicyclists, can be involved in personal injury cases.
Landowners and property managers are legally obligated to maintain a safe environment for all visitors and staff members. If they fail to fulfill this duty, someone can fall victim to a slip or trip and fall, a dog bite, a burglary, or a criminal attack.
More specifically, an employee working on the premises is highly likely to be involved in this type of personal injury case.
In this situation, they may be able to file a worker’s compensation claim. This legal action can give them the grounds to demand reimbursement for their medical bills to treat their injuries, as well as their missed income.
If you took medication, bought your child a toy, or had a faulty car part installed that resulted in injuries, you may be able to sue the responsible party for their negligence. There are three ways a company can cause this type of personal injury case:
- Inadequate marketing: the company incorrectly labeled how to use the product or how it might affect a consumer.
- Poor design: the components of the product clash and have adverse effects on the consumer.
- Faulty production: the product was contaminated or not manufactured properly.
It may be difficult to prove that the product caused your injuries, but a lawyer can check to see if there were any recalls on it or if there are standing mass torts against the company.
If neither of these factors is the case, then an attorney with Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato can gather all necessary evidence and testimony to demonstrate the flaws of the product. Call us today at (954) 633-8270 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Working on a construction site can be a hazardous job. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), these workers are at risk of falling from heights, electrocution, strikes or hits, toxic chemical exposure, or getting stuck between two surfaces.
This type of personal injury case can also fall under worker’s compensation and premises liability, but other entities could be at fault, too, such as a driver or a partnering construction company.
All health care workers are expected to provide the highest standard of care to their patients. Unfortunately, some of these medical professionals fall short of this standard and cause their patients serious injuries. They can be negligent by:
- Misdiagnosing a condition
- Diagnosing a condition too late
- Not diagnosing a condition at all
- Giving a patient the wrong medication or dosage
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Misinterpreting lab test results
- Refusing to care for a patient
- Not referring a patient to the proper specialist
In medical malpractice cases, a lawyer can get another medical expert’s testimony to understand how they would have acted in that same situation.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), broken bones, paralysis, burns, lacerations, and other injuries resulting from the incidents listed above can impact how you live the rest of your life.
You may have to depend on other family members or hire an aide to take care of you while you heal. Your insurance company may not be able to cover all the related expenses, so you may want to consider filing a lawsuit against the liable party.
For more information about recovering your damages, reach out to Law Offices of Wolf & Pravato today. Just give us a call at (954) 633-8270. We are a contingency-fee firm, so you will not have to worry about paying us anything unless you receive a financial award in your case.