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Personal Injury Real Life Examples

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | November 18, 2022 | Firm News

Being in an accident is stressful, that is true for everyone. But what happens if an injury was caused because of someone else’s actions, or negligent inaction? Personal injury is an area of law that allows victims of accidents to file a lawsuit against those who are reckless or negligent. Below are just a few examples of personal injury accidents that may warrant taken legal action. As an Indianapolis, IN personal injury attorney from Ward & Ward Law Firm can attest, there are still many more accidents that fall under this area of law aside from the real life examples that have been described here. 

Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen for an unlimited number of reasons, but is commonly due to at least one driver being irresponsible that day. Maybe the driver was speeding trying to get somewhere quickly, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, texting behind the wheel, or something else that ultimately led to the collision. Drivers who were at fault for accidents may also be liable for a victim’s medical bills, property damage, and other losses.  

Truck Accidents

When a crash between a passenger vehicle and a commercial truck happens, tragedy can ensue. Simply due to how large a commercial truck vehicle it is and how much weight it may be carrying, it doesn’t give passenger vehicles a chance at getting away unscathed. Truck accidents may occur due to trucker fatigue, overloaded or unevenly stocked cargo, poor maintenance, faulty parts, negligent hiring, and improperly trained drivers. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners and their workers are responsible for maintaining a property and keeping it reasonably safe for visitors. If there was negligence in any way in keeping the public safe, a property owner may be held liable. An example of how a slip and fall can happen is if you were shopping at a store and stepped into a puddle of water due to a leak in the ceiling, causing you to slip and land on the floor getting seriously injured. Someone should have noticed and addressed the puddle within a reasonable time frame so that injuries to shoppers could be avoided.

Motorcycle Accidents

Anyone who has ridden a motorcycle either as a driver or passenger has understood the risk of sharing the road with others. All too often car drivers are thoughtless and don’t watch out for the presence of motorcyclists. Devastatingly, it is usually the motorcyclist who sustains the worst injuries simply because they don’t have any protection aside from what they chose to use as gear that day.

Boating Accidents

Many people enjoy having a good time out on a boat, but this can easily be cut short because of the recklessness of someone else. The driver operating the boat may have been under the influence of alcohol or was not experienced enough to operate the boat in a safe manner. Whatever the reason may be, boating accident victims may be owed compensation and can speak with a lawyer about how to proceed.