Your doctor prescribes a drug for you to take for an infection and forgets to check if you are allergic to penicillin. This causes you to have a major allergic reaction. Your son and his friends jump out in front of a car as a prank. The driver goes off the road and breaks her neck on impact. A co-worker does not check his mirrors as he backs up a forklift, crushing your foot in the process.
These are all examples of personal injury cases. Whether you are the victim or got distracted and caused an accident, it is important to understand what is at stake and where you stand under the law.
The most common types of personal injury cases include:
Workers compensations is different from the other types of personal injury in that most companies have fixed compensation rates for the injuries that could occur on the job. However, families can file lawsuits if their family member has been severely disabled or has died as a result of the accident. Vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and defective goods are all similar in that the victim may sue and be rewarded monetary damages.
If you or a loved one has be been injured in an accident or needs representation, contact a Rhinelander personal injury attorney for more information about your legal options. Call 715-365-1900 today.