Top Reasons To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Apr 18, 2023 | Personal Injury

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An injury can impact you for the rest of your life. In addition to physical injuries, an accident can cause emotional trauma that requires careful care and management. Then there are the financial aspects, such as medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages during recovery. Hiring a personal injury attorney is the first step to seeking compensation for damages after an accident or injury. 

Common Reasons To Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

While you can be injured by almost anything, some scenarios more commonly lead to lawsuits. Regarding claims filed, the following are among the top causes of personal injury claims

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, and soft tissue damage. In most cases, when a business or homeowner’s negligence caused the fall, you can seek compensation for your injuries from them. 

Workplace Injuries

Getting hurt at work is surprisingly common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 2.6 million non-fatal workplace injuries were reported in 2021. In most cases, injured workers will seek benefits through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. However, there are times when a personal injury case is warranted. If you are considering a workplace injury lawsuit, speak to a personal injury attorney to determine what options are available to you. 

Product Liability Claims

Injuries resulting from a faulty product are more common than you might expect. Poor design, substandard construction or manufacturing, false labeling, and a lack of appropriate warnings are some reasons someone might file a product-related personal injury claim.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other healthcare providers have a duty to patients to provide a minimum standard of care. Medical malpractice occurs when they fail to provide that care. Some examples of substandard care include:

  • Birth injury due to errors during delivery
  • Failure to diagnose a serious health condition, such as cancer
  • Prescribing or dispensing incorrect medication
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis

If you or a loved one are injured by the mistake of a doctor, contact our office for a consultation. We will help you explore options for seeking compensation and holding the healthcare provider accountable for his actions.  

Wrongful Death Cases

When someone dies from injuries resulting from negligence or intentional harm, certain family members or the estate may be able to seek compensation through a wrongful death case. 

Auto Accidents

Injuries related to an automobile accident are among the leading reasons for hiring a personal injury attorney. Car accidents that result in lawsuits often contain one or more of the following elements:

  • Commercial trucks
  • Motorcycles
  • Multiple cars
  • Drunk drivers
  • Rideshare cars and drivers
  • Pedestrians 

Schedule a Case Review With a Personal Injury Attorney

At Karl Zeiger Law Office, we are committed to helping accident victims recover the compensation to which they are entitled. We are ready to put our 30-plus years of experience with personal injury cases to work for you. Sitting down with our personal injury attorney is the first step to exploring your legal options after an accident. Contact our office to schedule your free, no-obligation case review.