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Common Types of New York Personal Injury Cases

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Injuries can happen every day. Even if you’re trying to be careful, you may become hurt due to the negligence or mistake of another individual. In these cases, you may have a personal injury claim.

There are a number of different kinds of personal injury claims. Let’s take a look at a few of the most common.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slipping or tripping and falling is a fairly common type of personal injury case. These occur when property is not kept safe and clean. Hazards can arise, such as broken stairs or a wet floor, that cause visitors to slip or trip and fall.

If the owner of the property was aware of the hazard and did not take the appropriate steps to remove it or to keep you from hurting yourself, you may have a personal injury claim.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Car accidents are another common kind of personal injury claim. If the other driver acted negligently, which led to your motor vehicle accident, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim against them.

Holding someone responsible for a car accident can allow you to get financial compensation to cover your medical bills related to the accident.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases can arise for a number of reasons. Whenever a doctor or other healthcare professional acts out of conduct, or does not provide appropriate care, there may be a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice cases can be incredibly difficult to prove. However, with the right personal injury attorney, you can collect the evidence you need to show your case.

Dog Bites

Dog bites are another kind of personal injury case. In most cases, the dog’s owner is responsible for their behavior. The dog’s history with attacks will also be taken into consideration.

However, dog bite rules will depend on the state you’re in.

Regardless of the kind of personal injury case you’re facing, you’ll want to work with an expert team of personal injury attorneys to prove your case. For a free consultation in Brooklyn or Manhattan, contact the team at Held & Hines, LLP. Call us at 855.HELD.HINES to begin talking about your case.

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