Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury doesn’t need to go unanswered. Ranging from mild to severe, personal injury often results in damages to which a dollar value can rarely be assigned. With the help of Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, you will have the best chance at winning your personal injury case. The most common personal injury claims fall into four categories:

Product Liability

Product liability suits are responsible for 70% of all personal injury claims, if only for the sheer number of products on the market. Pet supplies, toys and unsanitary medical supplies are numbered among the most common points of interest. Respondents are often awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are, at their core, monetary admonitions to the responsible party, generally to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Assault Claims

While falling under both criminal law and tort, assault claims take up a good portion of personal injury claims, namely because assaults are so common. Domestic disputes that escalate into physical violence usually find their way into civil court as well as criminal. Many claimants will file against a responsible party for a violation of their human rights.

Slip, Trip and Fall

These claims are common, though hard to prove. In order to prove negligence, to which the defendant would need to be attributed, certain things must be done at the scene. Often, big businesses go to great lengths to avoid a courtroom. In the same breath, they will attempt to conceal negligent operation on their part and blame the victim for their injuries. According to the National Safety Council, 2007 saw 20,000 slip-related deaths, and over 7 million injuries.

Automobile Accidents

Personal injury claims in this department may decline if drivers could wait until they’ve pulled over to respond to a text message. Negligent operation of a motor vehicle can lead to permanent injury, even death. Claims which involve drinking and driving usually find punitive damages waiting at the end of a long list of hearings. Though not quite as common as product liability claims, such claims enjoy high compensatory yield.

If you have been the victim of personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Call Alatsas & Taub at 917-310-5191 for your free consultation today. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers will help you navigate the legal waters surrounding your particular claim. For more information about our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers, visit our About Us page.

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