A personal injury lawyer is experienced and knowledgeable in handling a myriad of personal injury lawsuits and can assist you in getting the best personal injury claims for your case.The job of a personal injury lawyer is to make sure that whatever injuries you face in your life are dealt with accordingly and that all damages that are owed to you are paid accordingly.
Here are some common personal injury claims that an injury lawyer from Tiernan personal injury solicitors works with:
1. Automobile accidents
According to a study, there were over 323,000 vehicle accidents in New York, in 2007, with over half of them resulting in personal injuries, and over 1300 resulting in fatalities. These alarming numbers show that New York drivers often fail to pay attention to the rules of the road causing damage to innocent victims. Injury lawyers represent victims of drunk driving accidents, hit and run accidents, rear end collisions, and speeding accidents. They help their clients receive no-fault benefits, payable for lost wages and medical bills, as well as bring lawsuits against negligent drivers of cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles, for pain and suffering caused to their clients.
2. Slip and fall
These matters arise out of accidents on snow and ice, as well as falls due to liquid or other matter left on the floor of the premises. The client may be injured as the result of slipping on spilled milk, left on a floor of a supermarket, for an unreasonably long period. Besides slip and falls, matters often take place several days after a snowstorm, when freezing temperatures cause snow to turn into ice and people fall due to slippery conditions on sidewalks, intersections or driveways, as well as due to snow that was not timely or properly removed. An injury lawyer has access to weather reports, letting him estimate how much snow fell when the snowstorm stopped and by what time was the owner of the premises supposed to have cleaned the icy and dangerous condition.
3. Doctor’s mistakes
Errors caused by the doctors, which could have been avoided, are classified under the rubric of medical malpractice. Doctors are held to specific standards of care in the community, and violation of these rules may lead to them being held liable. Common examples of medical malpractice claims are a misdiagnosis of a condition, surgical errors, wrong medication, errors during anesthesia and bad treatment prescribed for a condition, leading to an injury. An injury lawyer, working together with medical experts will review your medical and hospital records and advise on whether you have a viable cause of action.
If you have sustained injuries at work, in a motor vehicle accident in a public place, you may be entitled to compensation. You should be aware however that there are strict time frames in which claims for compensation must be brought and should you fail to meet such timeframes, you could be at serious risk of losing your rights to make any personal injury claim for compensation whatsoever.
Therefore, it is imperative that you do not delay in contacting personal injury attorneys what compensation rights you do have concerning your injury and protecting such rights.