Connecticut Personal Injury 101 – Common Injuries in CT
Many people have heard the term personal injury, but aren’t exactly sure what it means. A personal injury is a legal term that is used to describe an individual who has suffered an injury as a result of somebody else’s negligent or intentional action. Not every accident or injury is cause for a personal injury lawsuit – what differentiates those that warrant a lawsuit is that the person who caused the injury had a duty to behave safely or reasonably, that they failed in that duty, that an injury occurred, and that the cause of the injury was the failure in fulfilling that duty. If you have been injured and you believe that it was the result of another person or entity’s negligence, you should seek counsel from an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney. The lawyers at Perkins Injury Lawyers are available to meet with you at your convenience, and will advise you of your rights and whether you can file a lawsuit.
Examples of personal injuries can be found in a number of different types of situations. Among the most common personal injuries are:
- Injuries from car accidents – Car actions can result in injuries ranging from bumps and bruises to fatalities, and can be caused by a wide range of negligent actions, including speeding or reckless driving, driving while distracted by a smart phone or GPS, poor maintenance of the vehicle, and many other examples of irresponsibility.
- Injuries on the job – Work-related injuries can occur in all types of employment and all types of worksites. Though construction sites are among the most common types of work-related injuries caused by negligence, many can be caused by repetitive movements, lifting objects that are too heavy, and falls.
- Slip and fall accidents – Though slip and falls may sound like minor accidents, they actually result in over 20,000 deaths per year, and millions of serious and debilitating injuries. A fall can happen anywhere – inside or outside, and if they are caused by a dangerous condition that a property owner did not address or remedy, then a negligence claim may be appropriate.
- Product liability injuries – Products can cause injuries as a result of being defective in their manufacturing or their design, or in not providing appropriate warning about their proper use.
- Medical malpractice – Injuries that are a result of a doctor, health care provider or facility not providing the care that is considered the accepted standard of practice. This can include misdiagnosis, failure to treat, or inappropriate or negligent treatment.
If an injury that you’ve suffered was the result of somebody else’s negligence then you can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered. These damages can include your medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and more. The Connecticut personal injury lawyers at Perkins Injury Lawyers can help. Contact us today to set up an appointment.