Sometimes it can be confusing to know if you are eligible for personal injury compensation benefits. We want to help you understand if that is the case.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, a department within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 31 million people are injured in the country each year and require medical treatment. Of these, nearly 2 million are severe enough to require hospitalization. Additionally, 162,000 of these injuries are fatal.
Here is a list of the most common personal injuries in the state of California:
- Car Accidents: Usually, the liability for a car accident is relatively straightforward and one-sided, and the injured party is entitled to be compensated by the at-fault driver.
- Slip and Fall: These accidents seem trivial, but sometimes people slip or trip and suffer serious injuries. For the injured, the law says that if you slip or trip due to another party’s carelessness, that party is responsible for compensating for the resulting injuries.
- Medical negligence: Medical malpractice is a particular type of personal injury case whose law varies from state to state. These claims are brought against doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and even hospitals when their negligence leads to an injury or even the patient’s death.
- Defective Products: Personal injury law is clear on the liability of dangerous or faulty products. The concept of “strict liability” says that a seller, distributor, or manufacturer of a defective product can be liable for anyone injured by that product, regardless of whether the defendant went to great lengths to ensure that the product had no defects.
- Animal Attacks and Dog Bite Injuries: Compensation laws in these cases vary by state.
If you have suffered a personal injury, do not hesitate to contact us. We can gladly guide you through the legal process to get the benefits you deserve.