For most people, when an accident or injury occurs, worries about medical bills, lost wages, or damaged property has to take a backseat to recovery. Many people are unaware of what if any compensation is available to help offset losses and damages suffered when a tragedy strikes.
Some of the most common injuries that may be compensable under the law are from injuries due to:
Products: There are so many products that there are bound to be problems in their manufacture or use. A child’s toy that contains parts that injure children; a common household tool that malfunctions or even medical equipment that harms a patient. All of these are cases of products causing injury that may entitle the injured party to compensation.
Assaults: Many times when someone suffers an assault criminal charges may be involved. However, you may have a right to be compensated through the courts for bodily injury you suffer at the hands of someone’s negligent or intentional actions. You may also suffer an injury from someone’s pet.
Dangers on Private Property: Many businesses and property owners fail to recognize and fix dangerous conditions that pose a danger to others. This can result in injuries to workers, patrons, and passers-by. One of the most common types of injuries due to dangerous conditions on private property is the slip and fall accident. These types of accidents can occur anywhere from the sidewalk to the mall or in a parking lot. Sometimes these injuries result due to lack of maintenance on the property. Other times, it can be due to uneven or wet walkways, or ice and snow. Property owners do have legal obligations to maintain their properties free from unsafe conditions.
Auto Accidents: Vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes for death and injury in the U.S. Whether the victim of injury is a motorist or a pedestrian, serious and long-term injuries can and do result from motor vehicle accidents.
Medical Treatment: Another common form of injury results from medical intervention. People can suffer injury from an incorrect diagnosis, harmful drugs, malfunctioning medical devices, and malpractice by doctors and other medical staff. Hospitals and medical facilities as well as pharmaceutical companies have a legal obligation toward their patients that may entitle damaged parties to compensation for their injuries.
The best way to find out if your injury is compensable and what to do about it is to consult with a qualified and experienced legal professional. The legal professionals at Solberg Stewart Miller in Fargo, ND are experienced in cases of personal injury and can advise you of what to do if you are injured in a slip and fall accident. Contact them at (701) 401-8588.