Personal injury cases are all unique — but having a lawyer who understands your specific type of case is key to achieving a good outcome.

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Attorneys Most Often See?

In your day-to-day life, you probably engage in a fair number of activities that could lead to serious injury — even if you consider them to be fairly safe!  Most of us can take steps to avoid injuries when we do things like ride a bike or drive a car, but even the most cautious person can find themselves hurt due to the negligence of another person.  No matter how careful you are, there is no guarantee that another person will take safety seriously — which can result in significant injuries.
When you’re hurt by the actions of another person, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit to make sure that you are compensated for any damages that you have suffered, such as injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.

Finding a good lawyer who has handled a wide variety of personal injury cases is often the key to a successful outcome.  At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we see many different types of personal injury cases.  This article explains what the most common type of personal injury cases are — and how you can find a good personal injury attorney if you’ve been hurt.

Common Personal Injury Cases

No two personal injury cases are exactly alike — but there are some similarities between certain types of cases.  One type of case personal injury attorneys see the most frequently is accidents involving vehicles.  Americans drive more than ever before, commuting to work and driving great distances for business and pleasure.  With the large number of vehicles on the road — and the increasing number of distractions in our cars, especially cell phones — it isn’t surprising that personal injury attorneys are seeing more car accident cases.

Cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses and other forms of transportation all have the potential to cause serious injury in an accident.  Depending on the speed involved and the size of the vehicle, these types of collisions can result in permanent injuries and even fatalities.  Lawsuits based on car, truck, bus and motorcycle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury lawsuits.  These accidents can be caused by any number of factors—from distracted driving to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol to speeding to a driver just making a mistake.

Along with car accidents, construction site accidents often result in personal injury cases.  Construction sites often involve heavy machinery, scaffolding and ladders, and the potential for human error on these job sites is high.  However, even though these cases involve personal injury, they often are not handled through personal injury lawsuits.  If a worker is injured at a construction site, the case is usually required to be handled through the state’s workers’ compensation system.

Slip and fall accidents are also seen quite often by personal injury attorneys.  Whether they arise from a wet floor at a store, a crumbling sidewalk, or an improperly maintained staircase, slip and fall accidents can happen almost anywhere.  When they involve a friend or family member’s home, many clients are reluctant to file a lawsuit — but that may be the only way to recover money for their injuries.  In most cases, homeowner’s insurance will cover damages resulting from a slip and fall accident.  Injuries from these incidents can range widely from broken bones, contusions, back and neck problems, and even fatalities in rare instances.  

Why The Type of Case Matters

To a layperson, it may appear that one personal injury case is just like another — and that if a lawyer handles personal injury cases, they can take on any case.  However, there is a reason why most attorneys specialize in a particular field of law — and even a particular type of case within the field of personal injury law.  Personal injury cases require a specific set of skills, including knowledge of the governing laws, an understanding of the mechanics of different types of accidents, and skill in negotiation.  Look for an expert on the specific type of case that you have, so that you can be confident you will achieve the best possible outcome.

At the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, our attorneys have significant experience in a number of personal injury fields.  We have also partnered with other top area law firms to ensure that we can provide expertise on a wide variety of cases.  Contact our office today at 800-333-0000 or to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about how we can help you!

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