Being involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault can be debilitating, both because of the injury and because of a loss of income. Sometimes, there is the further unneeded stress of thinking that you somehow played a part in becoming injured, leading to feelings of embarrassment. However, this common problem is typically associated with clients who did not know that their personal injury is actually one of the major types of personal injury that can be dealt with at relative speed (feelings of being partly to blame for an injury can cloud a client’s judgment on who is really to blame).
Talk to a personal injury lawyer if you’re seeking further information. But for now, let’s look at some of the common types of personal injury.
Unless you have been involved in a car accident claim, you may not appreciate how tight the law is on assigning blame. Even if you feel that your rear-end accident (for example) had something to do with braking a little harder due to a slowing car in front, the fact is that you had time to brake to avoid the potential accident ahead, whereas the car that hit you from behind did not leave enough time.
Slip, trip, and fall
This all comes down to liability. Whenever you enter a property or even if you are walking on the streets, there is a legal entity charged with ensuring your safety. Never feel as if you do not have a case simply because you feel partly to blame for your injury – the legal entity responsible for your safety while visiting a property should have made all reasonable safety adjustments prior to your injury.
Where a doctor or any other healthcare professional does not show due diligence at any stage of your medical care, you cannot be held responsible. This includes all appointments and checks, actions taken (or missed) during treatment, and all considerations for aftercare.
Certain dogs are more dangerous than others. However, you do not need to have been attacked by a particularly vicious breed for physical and psychological injuries to set in. Also consider that by taking legal action, you may prevent a similar occurrence further down the line involving that same dog and another person – measures may be put in place against the owner to ensure that the dog is not given the opportunity to attack again.