Personal injury claims seek to secure compensation for those who have sustained physical harm due to the negligence or recklessness of another individual, a corporation, or some other entity.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims vary, depending on the type of injury, the specific cause of harm, and the details of the circumstances surrounding the event. Examples of personal injury claims include:
- Motor vehicle accident claims: personal injury claims can be filed on behalf of individuals that are seriously injured in car, truck, motorcycle and boat accidents. Causes of motor vehicle accidents include driver error, driving while intoxicated and defective auto parts.
- Defective products: when injuries are caused by faulty or unsafe products due to poorly conceived or manufactured products and/or lack of directions or safety information, the injured person can seek compensation for his or her injuries. Defective product claims have been filed for all types of items, ranging from car seats and cribs to sports equipment and heavy machinery.
- Premise liability claims: premise liability claims can be filed on behalf of people that are injured because a building owner or manager failed to provide proper safety warnings, emergency exit information, or other necessary provisions to provide a safe environment for employees, customers, and others. Slip-and-fall cases are a common example of premise liability claims.
- Wrongful death: when an individual is killed as a result of negligence, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed on behalf of his or her surviving family members.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you or someone you love are seriously injured by negligence, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim that would seek compensation for your injuries and loss. Losses include medical bills, inability to work, loss of earning capacity and a decreased quality of life.
Pensacola Personal Injury Attorneys
Serious personal injuries and the death of a loved one can result in a great deal of hardship and challenges for an entire family. The personal injury team at Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon is here to help. If you feel that you might have a claim, contact us for a free review of your case. We will listen to the details of your situation and provide you with a assessment of your case. For a free personal injury consultation, please call 850-444-HURT (4878).