Unfortunately, preventable injuries are a common occurrence in life. What is important to keep in mind, however, is that if you are injured in an accident, you should seek legal representation right away. Even if your injury is not one of the more common injuries, it is important to have an attorney assess your case. If it turns out that your injury was caused by someone’s negligence, starting the claim process early could help with your financial and emotional recovery.
Which Accidents Are Most Common?
- Car Accidents – Car accidents are by far the most common type of personal injury claim in the city, as well as the country. Vehicle accidents usually happen because someone is not following the laws of the road, or not driving as carefully as he or she should be. Careless driving means that the driver could be held financially responsible for the injuries caused by the reckless behavior.
- Slip and Fall Cases – Slips, trips, and falls are a common occurrence, and they happen year-round. They are not just limited to slippery floors in grocery stores, either. In fact, slip and falls can happen in the workplace, outside, and even in your own home. These types of cases are known as premises liability claims. In these cases, the property owner owed the victim a legal obligation to keep his or her property safe and free from hazards. Because there was failure to do so, injuries resulted.
- Defective Product Hazards – Sadly, not all products sold to consumers are safe. Defective and dangerous products cause hundreds to thousands of injuries each year. The law has strict rules for manufacturers and retailers of these products, and they are required by law to meet all expectations of safety before selling a product. When injuries occur, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can all be held accountable for those injuries – especially if one party in the chain knew of the defect and sold it anyway.
What to Do Immediately After an Injury
If you have been injured, it is important that you seek medical treatment right away. Even if you feel fine, you may have injuries that will not exhibit symptoms for several days or weeks. The sooner that you seek medical treatment, the shorter your recovery period may be. Also, seeking medical treatment right away is the first step in preserving your personal injury claim.
Contact a Lee’s Summit Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been seriously injured, do not hesitate to call legal counsel. The attorneys at Horn Law, P.C. can assist you with your injury – from car accidents to distracted driving incidents, premises liability, catastrophic injuries, and more. Get started by contacting us for a free, no-obligation legal consultation at 816-795-7500. You can also ask a question online, and one of our attorneys will be in touch with you as soon as possible.