Types of Personal Injury Claims
Accidents and personal injuries can occur in a number of ways, including as a result of medical errors, drunk drivers, defective products, and unsafe premises.
Common causes of personal injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents such as car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. These accidents can happen because of: drunk driving; intoxicated driving; using a cell phone while driving; negligence; poor road construction; and defective auto parts.
- Medical malpractice occurs when medical professionals make medication errors, give the wrong diagnosis, perform unnecessary surgeries, or are negligent in other manners. Medical doctors and healthcare providers have to provide a standard treatment or care to their patients.
Liabilities in an Accident in Alabama
While it is clear in some personal injury cases that the defendant has straightforward liability, there are other cases where the principle of contributory negligence will apply. This refers to situations where the plaintiff bears some of the responsibility for his or her injuries and it can limit his/her damages. It will be important to work with your personal injury lawyer to determine the Alabama negligence law that was violated and prove that you were not to blame. The statute of limitations in Alabama is 2 years from the date of the injury.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents are the most common type of personal injury cases. About five million automobile accidents happen each year in America. That is about one car accident every single minute. Millions of these people become injured or disabled from these motor vehicle accidents every year.
It is very important for an accident victim to get the right legal representation. If you or someone you know is the victim of a motor vehicle accident you need someone you can trust. Victims are entitled to monetary compensation for the damages sustained in their accident. The best way to access your damages is through experienced attorneys.
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There are a wide variety of other personal injury cases that may happen, although they’re not as common as the other ones mentioned in the list above. These miscellaneous personal injury cases can cause minor injuries to catastrophic injury. These may involve:
- Boating accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents