There are many types of accidental injuries that can occur and cause serious injury or death. Many of the causes behind these accidents are unexpected, potentially permanently changing a person’s life within seconds. In many cases, these unexpected causes can result in permanent disability and prevent victims from restoring their lives to the way they were prior to the accident. Oftentimes, victims are also required to pay high medical bills and take time off from work to recover, regardless of whether they can afford it.
If you or a loved one has sustained injuries because of an unexpected accident and another party was at fault, it’s important to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney as soon as you can to discuss a possible case.
The following are some of the potential unexpected causes of injuries and wrongful death, for which victims may be entitled compensation.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents can take place just about anywhere when we least expect them. They can also result in serious injuries, depending on the cause and the location. Slip and falls can occur either indoors or outdoors and under any kind of weather condition.
Proving negligence in slip and fall cases can be difficult, as victims will need to be able to prove that the fall resulted from a property owner’s failure to provide necessary safety measures, and that the owner was aware of the hazard.
Some of the potentially devastating injuries that victims can suffer as a result of slip and fall accidents include broken or fractured bones, concussions or other traumatic head injuries, or damage to the spinal cord or vertebrae, potentially resulting in permanent paralysis.
Car and Truck Accidents
Car accidents also often occur unexpectedly, as a vehicle can collide with another without warning. Accidents frequently result in serious life-altering injuries or death, and they can result from many different circumstances. However, many accidents result from negligent behavior, such as speeding, reckless driving, or distracted driving.
Car accident victims may be able to file a lawsuit or claim against at-fault drivers responsible for accidents, or they can seek compensation from either the driver or the driver’s insurance company.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries Resulting from Unexpected Accidents
Injuries resulting from accidents can lead to costly medical expenses and long periods of recovery or even permanent disability. In addition to the various costs, victims could experience financial loss in the form of lost wages resulting from time taken off from work during the recovery period.
Victims of any type of accident may be able to recover compensation for the damages sustained, which could include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
- Permanent disability
Some victims may also be able to file a claim for the loss of familial support or the companionship of a spouse.
Speak with an Attorney to Discuss a Potential Claim
If you or someone you love was injured as a result of an unexpected accident and you suspect negligent or malicious behavior was the cause, you may be able to file a claim with the help of a reputable personal injury attorney.
To determine whether you have a claim, consult with an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer who will be able to review the evidence present and help you figure out how much your case is worth.