Personal Injury Accidents Handled
Personal injury accidents can take any number of forms. If you were harmed in an incident caused by another party’s carelessness, recklessness, or negligence, you might be able to file a personal injury claim against that party. A qualified and knowledgeable attorney can evaluate your case, identify the type of personal injury claim you should file, and counsel you about the next steps required to pursue your claim. Personal injury attorneys fight for your rights in cases concerning these matters:
Car accidents account for a majority of personal injury accidents. It takes very little to cause an accident these days. If other drivers take their eyes, hands, or mind off the road or the wheel even for a few short seconds, a serious or catastrophic accident can occur. Passenger vehicle accidents are not only caused by negligent drivers, but by car defects, road defects, improper roadway signage, and more.
Commercial trucks, vans, and tractor-trailers have tremendous size and power when compared with the average passenger vehicle. Truck drivers, truck manufacturers, and trucking companies are all responsible for ensuring these potentially dangerous vehicles are as safe as possible on the road. When this responsibility is ignored, the results can be disastrous.
Motorcycles are a convenient and quick way to travel. However, motorcycles are not enclosed and don’t have the same safety features as passenger vehicles do. The potential dangers are substantial in a motorcycle crash. Bikers often do not get the same caution or respect as other vehicles on the road.
Like motorcycles, bicycles offer very little in the way of protection. Drivers are supposed to be conscious of cyclists on the road. They are required to give them adequate space and the right-of-way. However, drivers often neglect their duty in sharing the road with cyclists. A cyclist involved in an accident with another vehicle could incur severe and life-threatening injuries.
Airplane accidents are often quite devastating and may affect a large number of people. As an investigation into the accident ensues, you are well-advised to have an attorney to review and monitor the situation.
Train and Railroad Crossing Accidents
Derailment, brake failure, track switching malfunction, and unprotected crossings are among the many factors that may contribute to accidents at railroad crossings or on trains. Train companies will likely deny liability, but an attorney can fight to hold them accountable.
If you are on a boat, jet ski, or any other watercraft and are hit by a reckless boater, you could have a personal injury claim. Boaters have the same duties as drivers on the road. If they neglect their responsibility to follow safety protocols, they risk other people’s lives.
Construction sites are often dangerous, in general. They are full of hazards such as tools, machines, unfinished structures and wiring, and building materials. If you are a construction worker injured on-the-job, or a passerby who somehow got caught in a construction zone that was poorly maintained or unmarked, you might need a personal injury attorney to hold the construction company liable.
While it’s undeniable that accidents happen, you don’t have to suffer. A personal injury attorney will look into your incident, determine who is at fault, and move forward with whatever needs to be done to get you the compensation you deserve.