5 Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

Max fell on his neighbor’s icy front porch, breaking his right leg in three places. Laura’s family learned too late that her doctor had misdiagnosed her illness. These are just a couple of examples of people who might be entitled to compensation for injuries to their person. A personal injury claim can be made when someone is injured in body, mind, or emotion. In this article, we will look at five common kinds of personal injury cases.

Car Crashes

The Illinois Department of Transportation published its 2017 crash report in May of 2019. According to the report, over 85,000 people were physically injured in automobile accidents.

Automobile accident injuries range from cuts and bruises that require little time to heal to injuries that result in death. A personal injury case can be made based on the physical damage suffered as a result of a car accident.

Workplace Incidents

Some people who are injured at work may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Other incidents may lead to personal injury claims or lawsuits. Workplace incidents may involve an employer’s neglect or conduct that leads to personal injury cases.

Medical Malpractice

When a healthcare provider injures a patient, a personal injury claim may be appropriate. Medical malpractice involves accidents or deliberate conduct of a doctor or other medical provider. However, in Illinois, medical malpractice plaintiffs must have an affidavit from a qualified healthcare worker stating that there is good reason to file a medical malpractice case.

Wrongful Death

An individual can be held liable for causing the death of another person. The survivors of the deceased person, and possibly others, may file a wrongful death case to be compensated for the death.

Dog Attacks

Saying “dog is man’s best friend” does not mean a dog is everyone’s best friend. In fact, there are many serious dog attacks each year in Illinois and across the United States. When a dog bites someone, the owner may be held responsible for medical bills and more.

You Need an Attorney with Personal Injury Experience. We Can Help.

Workers’ compensation benefits can provide financial support to you and your family after a devastating work-related injury.

The attorneys at Osvaldo Rodriguez, P.C., are here to help with your workers’ comp claims. Schedule a free initial consultation with Osvaldo Rodriguez, a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience representing people like you. Just call us at 708-716-3441 or fill out the Contact form on our website.

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