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What Type of Case Do I Have

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When someone suffers an injury because of another person’s negligence, they can file a claim to get payment for the costs linked to those injuries. This is the basic premise behind personal injury law. However, if you’ve looked into these claims, you’ve probably noticed several subcategories of personal injury law. In the pages that follow, we’ll take a closer look at these categories to help you understand your options.

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What Type of Case Do I Have

  1. 1. WHAT TYPE OF CASE DO I HAVE? An Introduction to Different Types of Injury Law
  2. 2. SIMPLIFYING PERSONAL INJURY LAW When someone suffers an injury because of another person’s negligence, they can file a claim to get payment for the costs linked to those injuries. This is the basic premise behind personal injury law. However, if you’ve looked into these claims, you’ve probably noticed several subcategories of personal injury law. In the pages that follow, we’ll take a closer look at these categories to help you understand your options. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  3. 3. WHY DO PEOPLE FILE PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS? Personal injury law is the tool used for an injured person to seek compensation for the costs of their accident and injuries. Those costs can include… Medical bills Lost income Property damage Pain and suffering (emotional and physical). FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  4. 4. VEHICLE ACCIDENTS Perhaps the most common type of personal injury case is one involving a vehicle accident. There are thousands of crashes every day in the U.S., and most of those crashes are caused by driver error. When a driver causes another person harm, the injured person will file a claim to receive compensation. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  5. 5. WORKPLACE INJURIES When someone is injured on the job, they might be able to receive payment in the form of workers’ compensation benefits. However, some workers aren’t entitled to those benefits, or they are not given an amount that truly reflects their needs. In these cases, an injured worker might file a personal injury claim against their employer or a third party. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  6. 6. PRODUCT LIABILITY Defective products can cause significant injuries to consumers. Examples of faulty products include defective vehicle parts, exploding lithium-ion batteries and dangerous medications. In product liability claims, consumers typically file claims against manufacturers of the defective product. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  7. 7. PREMISES LIABILITY Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe. If unsafe property conditions cause someone harm, the owner can be held responsible, especially if they knew about the unsafe conditions and did nothing to address them. Premises liability claims might involve a slip and fall injury or an injury from a falling object.FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  8. 8. MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Medical errors are common occurrences in our healthcare system, though not every error constitutes malpractice. When a doctor causes a patient serious harm and fails to provide treatment that meets a basic standard of care, a patient can file a medical malpractice claim against the healthcare provider. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  9. 9. WRONGFUL DEATH In some cases, a person’s negligence leads to another’s death. When a personal injury is fatal, survivors of the deceased can file a wrongful death claim. These claims can help a family with funerals costs, medical bills, lost income and a number of other financial consequences of their loved one’s passing. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  10. 10. DO I NEED TO KNOW THE CASE TYPE BEFORE PROCEEDING? Fortunately, an injured person doesn’t need to know the details of the law before filing a claim. Personal injury law can be complex, which is why hiring an attorney is often the wisest path forward. However, knowing what type of case you have is useful, because it enables you to find an attorney who is the right fit for your case. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  11. 11. FINDING THE RIGHT ATTORNEY If you’re searching for legal representation, look for someone who can practice law in your state and has experience with your specific type of case. For example, if you were injured by a defective medication, consider looking for an attorney that has had success handling drug-related product liability cases. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  12. 12. DO THESE TWO FACTORS APPLY TO YOUR CASE? If you have suffered costly injuries and those injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you should consider your legal options. Negligence might describe a distracted driver, a careless physician or a manufacturer of faulty products. Carelessness, mistakes or recklessness can all constitute negligence. In some cases, it’s difficult to determine who is responsible for your injuries, and your attorney will investigate your case to determine the cause. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452
  13. 13. CONTACT STEVEN H. HEISLER TO LEARN MORE Steven H. Heisler has years of experience handling several types of injury cases in Maryland. If you want to learn more about your legal options in the wake of an injury, contact Steven H. Heisler to schedule a free, no- obligation consultation. FREE CASE CONSULT: 1-855- 946-0452

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