We Tell Your Story
You can depend on us for representation in a wide variety of personal injury cases. Those issues can include, for instance:
- Car Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Motorcycle Crashes (including accidents related to the Sturgis festival)
- Truck Accidents
- Bicycle Injuries
- Pedestrian Injuries
We know you feel overlooked. For that reason, we purposely take the time to sit down with you to listen to your story.
Our personalized approach in personal injury matters enables us to learn about you and to learn about the facts of your case. We draw on that knowledge to craft legal strategies responsive to your situation.
Because of our experience in these matters, you will be able to rely on us for accurate and candid advice. Whether we advise you to protect your rights through negotiation or through trial, you will know you have depended on the seasoned legal judgment of experienced professionals who know how the personal injury legal system works.
5 of the Most Common Personal Injuries
Personal injuries come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common kinds are those that result from accidents and negligence on the part of other people. These personal injuries can take all kinds of forms, from physical to financial to emotional, and if you are not careful they can be very difficult to recover from. However, if you receive an adequate settlement or judgment as compensation, you may be able to successfully recover from your injury and move on with your life. The following are five of the most common personal injuries suffered by accident victims in the United States today.
1) Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. They can occur anywhere, at any time, and to anyone. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property, they may be held liable if the property was not in a reasonably safe condition. To prove liability, you will need to show that the property owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition and failed to fix it.
2) Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury cases. They can involve cars, trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians. These accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, including speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving. If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation may include lost wages, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
3) Workplace Injury
One of the most common personal injuries is a workplace injury. This can happen to anyone, whether you work in an office or on a construction site. If you’re injured at work, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Your employer’s insurance company will likely provide medical treatment and reimburse lost wages as part of the process.
The accident should be reported as soon as possible so that it’s on record with your employer and your doctor. The same goes for any other accidents where someone else might have been at fault – for example, if you slip and fall because someone didn’t clean up spilled water properly. It’s important to find out about any disability benefits that are available for people who are unable to work because of their injuries. Your lawyer can help with this process, too – they’ll know how long these benefits last and what you need to do if they run out before your recovery is complete.
4) Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Animal attacks can happen anywhere, at any time. If you are walking your dog and another person’s dog comes up and bites you, the owner may be held liable. The same goes for if you’re walking in a park and are attacked by a wild animal. If you or a loved one has been attacked by an animal, it’s important to seek medical attention immediately and then contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.
5) Nursing Home Abuse
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse is all too common. One study found that as many as one in three nursing homes in the United States have been cited for violating health and safety standards. Nursing home abuse can take many forms, including physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, it’s important to speak up. You may be able to put a stop to the abuse and help ensure that your loved one gets the care they deserve.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury, contact a personal injury attorney for help with your case today.
-Dennis & Mary Flemming
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