Personal injury cases come in a variety of shapes and sizes. While no two cases are exactly alike, these civil claims all fall under personal injury law and allow for the injured victim to seek compensation from another person or party for harm caused by negligence or an intentional act.  Below, we provide in-depth information about some of the most frequent kinds of personal injury cases, claims, and accidents.

  • Car accident. If you have been injured in an accident that you believe resulted from another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

  • Medical malpractice. A claim for medical malpractice arises when a patient is harmed by a medical professional who fails to perform medical duties according to the appropriate standard of care.

  • Worker’s compensation. If you are hurt and someone else is responsible, you can normally file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. However, if the injury happens at work, you will more than likely be filing a worker’s compensation case to get your medical bills covered.

  • Children injured at school. Schools are supposed to provide safe environments for children during the time they are away from their families. As such, they have to provide for children’s’ needs in much the same way parents do with food, shelter, transportation, medication, and safety.

  • Bad faith lawsuits. When it comes time to collect compensation after an accident, the law protects you as well by requiring the insurance company to “act in good faith” when responding to your claim. When any of these insuring bodies refuse to pay you benefits that you’re owed or denies your claim without a reasonable basis, this is said to be acting in “bad faith,” and you may actually have grounds for a lawsuit. Keep in mind that just because you disagree with a claims adjuster, that isn’t necessarily grounds for bad faith. We can help you determine if you may have a case.

At Hillyard, Anderson, & Olsen, we see a wide variety of personal injury cases. If you have any questions concerning a personal injury, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call. We’re dedicated to our clients and cases as your local law firm.