Have you been hurt in an accident or due to a fall? Accidents and injuries are an inevitable part of our lives. But in many cases, the injury results from the carelessness or wrongful action of another person. If that is the case, then there are several provisions of law under which you deserve to be compensated.
It has been observed that in most personal injury cases, people claim compensation simply because they are not aware of their rights. Since personal injury is a broad subject, you may not know the exact situations where it applies.
To help you become aware of your right, leading legal experts, Khan Law Firm has identified a situation where you can claim personal injury:
If you meet an accident owing to the faulty driving of another person, then you may claim compensation for the injuries. You may have been a pedestrian walking on the road, a bicyclist, or in another vehicle. If you have suffered injuries or your property has been damaged, then you ought to claim compensation.
In the case of motor accidents, the extent of damage, the details of the injuries sustained are usually taken into consideration. If the other person was drunk or has flouted traffic rules, then it can help to strengthen your case. The details furnished by the police also play an important role in determining whether the judgment will be in your favor.
Medical Negligence or Malpractice
Another common cause of personal injury is medical negligence or medical malpractice. It applies in situations where you have been given the wrong treatment or if the doctor or hospital has broken the rules. Using substandard medical equipment or producing low-quality drugs also falls under the category of medical negligence. However, in each of these cases, the accused party will be different.
For instance, in the case of wrong treatment, it is the doctor who will be liable to pay the compensation. However, if you have been injured by a low quality drug, then the pharma company is liable to pay. It is important that you identify the right party to get your compensation. Otherwise, your case may even get rejected.
Lawyers with experience in this line can help you in the identification and getting rightful compensation.
Many times, it is seen that people get injured while using a defective product. Such cases too come under the ambit of personal injury. If there is a manufacturing defect in the product that has caused you harm, the company has to provide you adequate compensation.
Medical bills for the injury also need to be reimbursed by the company itself. However, it is important to take note of the details given in the product. For instance, if the product details mention that its use is “unavoidably dangerous,” then you cannot claim any compensation for the damage.
Apart from these, slip and falls on other people’s property or wrongful deaths caused by negligence are other common personal injury situations. Now that you are aware of the situation, claim your rights.