Unfortunately, over the course of your life, you may stumble across at least one or several experiences where you are involved in a nasty accident. They can easily be fatal, and more often than not they will result in bodily harm, whether it be in the workplace, your vehicle, the doctor’s office, and various other instances involving professional institutions. However, there may just be one positive element that serves as an opportunity: consulting a lawyer to defend yourself should the accident not be due to any mistake on your part. It is worth keeping in mind, though, that delving into the realm of law is a risky business without proper and extensive knowledge of what are known as personal injury cases, as it is important to know what it is and, arguably more significantly, examples of what makes a personal injury case. At Winkler Kurtz, Suffolk County Personal Injury Lawyers, we know just what makes a personal injury case and a plethora of examples.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are much too many to describe in great detail, though these are cases that appear often in regards to personal injury:
- Car Accidents.
- Pedestrian Accidents.
- Motorcycle Accidents.
- Trucking Accidents.
- Construction Accidents.
- Surgical Errors.
- Wrongful Death.
- Hospital Negligence.
Car Accident Examples
You are at a complete stop at a red light, though another driver opposite of you in the neighboring lanes appears to be out of control and slams right into you, breaking a bone in your abdomen and injuring a loved in the passenger seat. This would be a strong personal injury case for you, as the aggressive driver is the one who is responsible for the accident and you were perfectly abiding by traffic laws. Another example is a driver crashing into the side of your car as you go through an intersection with a green light, whereas the driver drove as well through a red light, with you again perfectly obedient toward traffic laws. Car accident cases are numerous, though it is always dependent on how wrong the aggressor is and how right you were at the time of the accident. Always consult a lawyer and keep a level head.
Pedestrian Accident Examples
A driver just ran you over, and you are unable to move, speak, or do much else besides ask for help as you lay or stumble defenseless. It is a scary experience, which is unfortunately a common occurrence judging by personal injury cases that pop up, especially in the state of New York. Examples are numerous; you are in a situation where the driver was distracted and sent you to the pavement, or the driver was in some sort of discombobulation resulting in carelessness and less secure hands on the wheel.
Motorcycle Accident Examples
Motorcycle personal injury cases are much more clear to exemplify given how obvious the individual at fault is. There are times, however, where there are terrible road conditions that make the motorcycle get out of control, or say a vehicle takes the wrong turn (and without a blinker), causing you to fly off your motorcycle. Any one of these instances, where you are not at fault and it is due to either civilian or government negligence, applies to motorcycle personal injury cases. This rings true for all personal injury cases.
Those who drive trucks are often trying to reach their destination as fast as possible. Due to this, negligence of traffic laws tend to arise, as truckers tend to speed, get distracted, and overall become reckless in order to be as effective of an employee, not a driver, as possible. These may result in you getting struck, either whilst driving or walking. These result in strong cases for those injured.
An injury stemming from failure of proper maintenance of tools, or failure to have a workplace up to code with OSHA regulations, or other safety protocols and procedures (some of which are the law, such as wet floor signs), result in strong cases for those injured. These are numerous and clear to define, though it is also important to account for negligence on the injured victims’ part. Should there be a scenario where a machine combusts on its own and results in personal injury, depending on those responsible for its maintenance, the case varies. Construction accidents tend to boil down to either negligence of safety by those injured, or failure of the organization to remain up to all safety codes and protocols. Winkler Kurtz, Suffolk County Personal Injury Lawyers are all too familiar with these instances.
We always expect medical providers to be extremely competent and knowledgeable in their fields, though there are instances where the medical provider makes a terrible, and sometimes even fatal mistake. Misdiagnosis, medical malpractice, surgical errors, hospital negligence, and even wrongful death instances can occur. Examples could be a surgeon accidentally puncturing a blood vessel during a surgery that is not meant to be punctured, resulting in complications for the patient in the future. Another could be failing to spot a harmful disease in the patient, telling them eventually that they are fine, only to result in the patient in critical condition soon after. A medication may be prescribed that has nothing to do with the patient’s illness, resulting in even more harm than before. Any and all doctor errors are subject to lawful punishment.
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Winkler Kurtz, Suffolk County Personal Injury Lawyers is deeply experienced in personal injury cases and law, and will gladly help in any way we can in accordance with the law. Contact us today, we are located in Port Jefferson Station.