3 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

When it comes to personal injury cases, there are primarily three types that are far more common than any others. Unfortunately, despite their frequency, many people still don’t know how to react in these situations, or what their first steps should be after becoming involved in a personal injury case. Regardless of whether you’ve suffered from a motor vehicle accident, purchased a defective product, or been involved in a work-related accident, there are a few steps that everyone should take in these highly common personal injury cases. While the best move is to always consult a West Virginia attorney, there are still a few other precautionary measures that a person can take on their own, depending on the type of case they’re dealing with.

Personal Injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Given how popular driving is in America, it should come as no surprise that one of the most common types of injury cases that a West Virginia attorney must deal with are those that involve motor vehicles. Although most people tend to think of these accidents as involving a collision between two different vehicles, it is actually legally defined as any collision between a vehicle and another object, person, or animal. The most important thing to do after a collision is to document as much as possible, including any potential injuries that might have occurred.

Defective Products

Product liability is a fairly broad category of law, which means you actually have several different ways of approaching the claim. While there is plenty of nuance in determining where the fault with a defective product lies, an attorney can walk you through these complexities before filing the claim.

Work-Related Accidents

Similar to a motor vehicle accident, the best thing to do in the event of an accident on site at work is to start documenting everything from the moment the accident occurred. By keeping accurate records, you can ensure that you and your lawyer are well-prepared for any court appearances or insurance claims when the time comes.

As always, one of the best steps you can take when you think you might have a case is to consult an attorney as quickly as possible. They can help you deal with the specifics of your case and ensure that you ultimately get the outcome you deserve.

If you have a concern about your legal rights, remedies, and obligations contact the experienced lawyers of the Law Office of Freeman & Chiartas.