Personal injury law refers to a variety of legal theories used to hold people, property owners, and businesses liable for their negligent actions or misconduct that result in victims suffering injuries. Whether you are a resident of the Las Vegas area or are here on a business or vacation trip, there are many ways that a negligent individual’s or business’ actions can cause you to suffer injuries in an accident. Being familiar with some of the common types of personal injury claims will help you understand your legal rights if you do need to file a claim for compensation.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
The type of personal injury claim you will need to file will depend on what and who caused your accident. These are common types of personal injury cases:
One of the most common types of personal injury claim is for injuries caused by an auto wreck. Distracted driving, speeding, and driving while intoxicated are a few of the negligent causes of accidents that seriously injure victims.
When a negligent truck driver causes a crash, the victim can suffer more catastrophic injuries or death because of the much larger size and weight of the truck. These claims can be more complicated due to the many state and federal regulations that govern truckers and trucking companies.
When negligent drivers cause a motorcycle accident, the motorcycle rider only has a helmet and his clothes protecting him from the vehicle crashing into him. Because these collisions often cause disabling injuries, these claims can be more challenging and time-consuming to settle.
Pedestrian accidents are frequent in the Las Vegas area given all the tourists, business travelers, and residents walking to casinos, buffets, restaurants, and shows.
Slip and fall accidents.
Another common accident that results in a victim needing to file a claim for compensation is a slip and fall accident. They can occur in many locations, such as restaurants, malls, casinos, buffets, hotels, and parking lots. Victims can suffer back and neck injuries, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries that can cause chronic pain, permanent disability, and limitations in day-to-day activities.
Wrongful death actions.
When an accident victim dies as a result of a vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, or other type of personal injury accident, his family may pursue a claim for compensation through a wrongful death action.
Have You Been Involved In A Henderson Or Las Vegas Car Accident?
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