3 Types Of Personal Injury Claims Often Disregarded By The Injured Party
No one really lives their life without getting injured in some form or fashion somewhere along the lines. It is a fact of life that sometimes, things just happen that leave you with an injury. However true this may be, there are some situations when disregarding an injury is not in your best interest. If someone else is directly responsible for an injury that is so severe it incapacitates you on some level, it's not fair to you to simply deal with the repercussions of your injury. Here is a look at some of the commonly disregarded incidents that would give you every right to file a personal injury claim.
Injuries That Occur at Home
Your steps fall through, and you break your leg. You sustain a terrible burn because a loose wire delivers a shock to your hand. Your ceiling collapses, and you have a head injury. All of these are examples of things that happen at home, but these injuries are often a direct result of a neglectful property owner. If you rent your home and some negligence causes you to get hurt inside your residence, you may have all rights to file a personal injury claim.
Injuries That Are a Result of a Crime
Perhaps you were attacked, and your purse or wallet was stolen. Maybe you were hit by a drunk driver while driving your car. Even though these situations involve illegal activities, and may have separate court cases ongoing, you can still be entitled to file a personal injury claim. For example, if your ex-spouse causes you injury during an argument, you will likely file a criminal complaint for assault and battery, which will ensure they are held responsible for their criminal activity. But you can also file a personal injury claim to cover your medical expenses and lost wages.
Injuries Thar Happen On Public Property
Most property around where you live is directly owned by a certain individual, whether it is private property or business property. However, a lot of the places you may frequent probably are owned by the city you live in. For example, if you visit a public park, walk on a city sidewalk, or stroll down your street, these properties tend to be owned by governing cities. It is not uncommon for people to get injured on these properties and assume no one is responsible. However, there are some situations when the city should be held accountable, such as if you tripped on a broken sidewalk or were injured by a ragged park bench that fell when you took a seat on it.
Contact a law office like Lerner, Piermont & Riverol, P.A. for more information.