Millions of people are injured every day across the world. Some injuries are fatal, and some injuries are not so much. The important thing about these personal injuries is that you have to know that in what situation you have a solid case to fight and reasonable compensation to claim.
You must know the difference between different types of personal injury cases. If you see the difference, it will give you a better understanding of the case, and you will know what kinds of lawyers you will need to fight the case.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents ( MVA) are the most common types of personal injury cases. According to statistics, every year, there are more than one lakh motor vehicle accidents in Canada. Among these accidents, more than thousands are fatal. So, as you can see, the number is quite significant.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen in many ways, and people can be responsible in many ways. It can happen for the negligence of the driver or the carelessness of the passerby. Rough weather can also be the probable cause of an accident.
Wrongful death means someone has been killed for someone’s carelessness. It is sometimes related to motor vehicle accidents. Sometimes, it could happen to the workplace. For example, if a worker dies in the workplace while doing his/her job because of a malfunction of a machine or a fault in the construction, then it’s a wrongful death. The employers and the company will be directly responsible for the death of that employee. Though laws vary state to state, wrongful death is a serious case, and the penalty is always heavy.
If someone dies or gets the wrong treatment because of the negligence of doctors, nurses, medical staff, and professionals, he/she or his/her family can sue them. There can be many types of medical malpractice- improper treatment, improper diagnosis, giving wrong or expiry date medicine, surgical errors, birth injury, and the list can go on.
Medical malpractice cases are often very complicated and need expert attention if you want to claim your compensation.
Workplace accidents or injuries can occur for many reasons. If you get injured during your work time, your company or employers will be liable to compensate for your loss. You need to dig a little about workplace injury because you can get compensation from different organizations like WSIB and WSIAT.
Faulty products can be hazardous and cause severe injuries to the buyers. For instance, you buy soap or face cream. And you have a severe skin burn or skin rash for using it. Then you have every right to sue that company. There are innumerable examples of product liability. There were even many products that assumed safe when they were in the market but proved very detrimental to health over time. These products are now out of the market because someone sued those companies that are responsible for manufacturing those products.
Premises liability occurs when an accident occurs because of the defective or dangerous condition of someone’s land. If you are injured in this fashion, then you can sue them. For example, if someone keeps toxic waste to his/her property and you somehow get infected or affected by it, you have every right to file a lawsuit against him./her.
The Bottom Line
Many people aren’t even aware of many types of personal injury cases. The downside of this unawareness is that you are deprived of many rightful compensation claims. That’s why a brief knowledge of different types of personal cases is important. There are many other specific types of personal injury cases like slip and fall, dog bite food poisoning, and others. I hope we can discuss these in our future articles.