Personal Injury

When to File a Personal Injury Claim

A personal injury – whether it is sustained at work, on holiday, in a public area or as a result of a leisure activity, has a dramatic effect upon you and anyone close to you. In some cases, it can permanently change your life. But whatever the extent of the injury, the important issue here is what action you should take regarding your own personal injury.

• Car and Motorcycle accident injuries (including pedestrian accidents)
• Premises liability cases (such as those involving dangerous structures or falling objects)
• Slip and fall claims, especially in retail and grocery stores
• Dog Bites
• Medical malpractice and other malpractice-related claims
• Consumer injuries resulting from defective products (“products liability”)

Personal injury claims can be filed when an act of negligence leads to serious injuries or wrongful death. Determining whether an act of negligence actually took place is often the first challenge in these cases. While it may be obvious in a motor vehicle accident when a driver runs a stop sign or red light, it may not be as clear in a medical malpractice or premises liability case.