What Injuries Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim?

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If you have been a victim of an accident resulting from someone else’s negligence that has caused physical damages and mental or emotional sufferings, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim for your property damage, medical expenses, wage losses, and pain and sufferings. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Reyes Law in Dallas, TX will work closely with you to determine whether your injuries constitute a qualifying claim.

If you have been injured due to any of the incidents discussed below, then you have suffered a personal injury and are most likely to be eligible to claim legal compensation for your injuries. 

Auto Accidents: This includes any vehicle accident such as car, truck, motorcycle accident that was caused by negligence, recklessness, or simply the error of another driver. Even if you were a pedestrian involved in the accident, you will qualify for the claim.

Slip and Fall Accidents:  Fall occurring as a result of unkempt flooring, wet floors, uneven surfaces, slippery floor, loose carpet, broken stairways or railing, and similar issues qualifies for a slip, trip and fall accident and the victim is eligible to claim compensation from the owner, management or 3rd party responsible to maintain the premises.

Wrongful Death: Fatal accidents resulting from someone else’s negligence or recklessness such as driving under intoxication, major car accidents that result in death may qualify for a claim and the family of the deceased is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Construction Accidents: Workplace accidents occurring at construction sites, oil fields, gas drill sites or at a job caused by lack of safety provided by the employer qualifies as a personal injury and the employer, management, owner or third party required to maintain safe workplace conditions can be held responsible for the injuries and sufferings.

Medical Device and Drug Injuries: If you faced a catastrophic experience that was a result of manufacturing defects of medical devices, faulty design, inadequate testing or a side effect of prescription drugs, you may qualify to file a personal injury claim against the manufacturers or the medical practitioners. 

You should understand that if you are injured you are not directly guaranteed the compensation. You will have to prove that the at-fault party had a duty towards you and this duty was breached by the defendant which potentially caused the accident. You will further need to prove that you have suffered financial, physical and emotional injuries that are a direct result of the accident. 

How can a Personal Injury Lawyer help your case?

If you have suffered a personal injury, you are already invested in taking care of your health and treatment and it may be an additional stress to recover any financial compensation for someone else’s wrongdoings. A personal injury lawyer can take off your burden and help file for your claims, fill forms and push to negotiate for quick settlements. An experienced lawyer will safeguard your legal rights and provide you legal advice to calculate the compensation you deserve taking financial expenses and non-financial costs such as emotional pain and sufferings into account. A personal injury attorney has experience handling different types of injury cases and understands the uniqueness of each case and can fight with defendant attorneys, insurance companies, or any other entities for you.