Even a simple medical mistake can lead to permanent issues or death. For example, if a doctor makes a misdiagnosis, a patient may receive unnecessary or improper treatment. Many mistakes happen in the emergency room,
In these instances, you may be able to hold the hospital or the health care worker responsible for your injuries accountable through a malpractice lawsuit.
2. Auto Accidents
Unfortunately, car accidents are all too common. Tens of thousands of people are killed in automobile accidents each year, while many others sustained serious injuries. Even minor accidents can leave people with long-term physical and mental health issues.
Auto accidents can also cause a large financial burden. Medical expenses, lost wages if unable to work, and the cost to repair your car can add up quickly.
Fortunately, those who were injured in auto accidents have several ways to seek compensation.
Accidents involving commercial vehicles — especially trucks — can be particularly deadly.
These vehicles weigh 20-30 times as much as cars and can take longer to brake or change lanes, putting passengers in lighter vehicles at a disadvantage in collisions and resulting in more severe injuries.
While accidents involving large trucks or commercial vehicles occur for a variety of reasons, many are preventable and are often the result of trucking companies violating safety standards to maximize profits.
4. Catastrophic Injuries
Catastrophic injuries are a type of personal injury that result in significant, often irreversible damage to a person’s body or mental well-being.
These can happen at any time, such as during a sports game, from an unexpected assault, or through a severe slip and fall.
Consumers may be the victims of fraud if their brokers or advisers made negligent or intentionally poor financial decisions on their behalf. As a result, the consumer has lost their hard-earned money or is denied money that they may need.
Dogs that are not kept on leashes or that escape their enclosures may attack unsuspecting individuals without warning. Even dogs on a leash may pose a threat. Children and seniors are at a higher risk of getting bitten by a dog.
Personal injury statutes of limitations are laws that determine how long you have to file a claim. These laws vary for each state and case type.
Once this deadline passes, you will not be able to take legal action for your injury.
Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within these deadlines. We’ll make sure that all of the paperwork and documents necessary to support your lawsuit are submitted properly and on time.
Get Help from Personal Injury Attorneys at Sokolove Law
Sokolove Law has helped thousands of people seek damages through personal injury lawsuits. As a national law firm, we’re able to file claims for clients in all 50 states.
Many injuries can have lasting consequences. Without legal action, those who may be at fault might not be held accountable, allowing them to continue causing harm to others.
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, our team is standing by to help you pursue justice and compensation.
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