Types of Personal Injuries in Florida
Today, personal injury lawsuits make up an array of incidents that can lead to anything from moderate to severe injuries or even death because of the willful actions or negligence of a commercial entity or someone else.
If you suffer an injury like this, you have the right to receive compensation for the injuries and damages you suffered. In the state of Florida, some of the most common personal injuries that occur are listed here. If you are a victim, be sure to contact a personal injury attorney for help.
A Slip and Fall Accident
This type of accident can take place virtually anywhere, including the grocery store, hospital, school, or anywhere else where there is wet flooring that isn’t marked properly or that hasn’t been cleaned up in a timely manner. Slip and fall accidents may also occur on someone else’s property because of a dangerous premise. This means the property owner didn’t provide adequate warning of specific areas that may result in harm such as wood or metal piles that are used for home projects.
Product Liability Cases
Most product liability cases involve injuries that are sustained from products that are dangerous because of a flawed design or faulty manufacturing. Dangerous or defective products include dangerous pharmaceutical devices or drugs, electronic cigarette explosions, children’s toys, motor vehicles, and others.
If there’s an item that results in unreasonable harm because of improper testing, the inability to identify or correct a flaw and the danger that it poses, or the failure to warn a consumer about the hazard of the product on the box it is contained in, then it may be a situation where you can file a product liability claim. To know for sure, it’s a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney.
Auto or Motorcycle Accidents
The motorcycle laws in the state of Florida put motorcyclists at a much higher risk than most others and it isn’t required by law for individuals over the age of 21 to wear a helmet as long as they have a certain amount of auto insurance. This is unfortunate, since motorcyclists are already at a disadvantage because they are out in the open and exposed.
Trucks and cars have the additional production of the vehicle’s body and windows, but motorcyclists are dependent on the ability to drive in a responsible matter to avoid being in a motorcycle accident. Thank to the year-round warm and sunny weather, motorcyclists find the state of Florida appealing, which has led to a higher injury and fatality rate than most other states related to motorcycle accidents.
A medical malpractice claim is a situation that encompasses all the areas of negligence, which includes birth injuries, anesthesia overdoses, prescription errors, surgical errors, and the delayed diagnosis for conditions, including cancer.
If you go to the local emergency room or hospital, you go expecting to receive the standard of care that all medical professionals and doctors swear to uphold. If they fail to do this, it may result in a life-altering injury or disfigurement – it can also lead to wrongful death.
Call our Attorneys for Help with Your Personal Injury Case
If you suffer a personal injury due to any of the factors above, or another cause, the best thing you can do is to hire a personal injury attorney for help. For more information, reach out to our legal team at Felice Trial Attorneys by calling (561) 444-8822.