An injury can leave you dealing with medical bills and lost wages. Depending on the circumstances, you may file a personal injury claim to recoup your losses.
Learn a bit about what makes an injury more than an unfortunate accident. You may have the right to receive money to help get yourself back on solid ground.
What is a personal injury claim?
The way your injury happened matters. A personal injury claim is all about negligence and fault. If your injury occurred because someone else behaved recklessly or negligently, you might have the necessary component to file a personal injury claim.
What are examples of personal injury claims?
There are several ways you may get injured. These are some of the most common examples of the causes of personal injury claims.
Getting injured in a workplace or home falls under premises liability. Slip and falls, trip-and-falls and dog bites are common causes of premises liability cases. In these cases, the homeowner or business owner knew a condition that existed might cause harm to you or others. This is negligence in premises liability.
Car accidents make up the bulk of personal injury claims. Part of this is due to Alabama’s fault-based tort system forcing insurance companies to decide on fault. However, the state also allows contributory factors to offset fault. If you hold a share of the responsibility for the crash, you may not get recover.
Doctors and medical facilities may become liable for injuries or illnesses that happen as a result of negligence. This means that a doctor or facility acted counter to the patient’s standard of care and caused your condition to decline.
Personal injury financial awards can come in handy for improving your medical and financial state after an injury.