When you contact a lawyer who handles personal injury cases, they will enlist the help of numerous professionals to help to win a lawsuit against the entities behind your personal injury. They will listen to your claim and advise you on the best strategy to follow. Unfortunately, the best thing to do in some cases is to avoid the injury in the first place. Here are seven injuries that result in lawsuits and how you can avoid them:
Vehicle accident injuries can be devastating and the awards given to victims of automobile accidents when a personal or commercial vehicle strikes them are considerable, sometimes in the millions of dollars. That doesn’t mean you can win every case. To avoid automobile accident injuries, drive defensively. Take a defensive driving course. Defensive drivers are safer than everyone else on the road and they often prevent accidents involving other, less competent drivers.
Medical Malpractice Injuries
Medical malpractice lawsuits result when something unintentional happens to a patient, often with grave consequences. Serious injuries or death results from the bad practices of doctors and hospital staff. Do not trust doctors to do everything right. Find a physician with a good record of accomplishment and one who can refer you to competent specialists. Get more than one opinion about a condition before putting yourself in a hospital or under the knife of a surgeon who you don’t even know.
Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing home abuse or neglect is unacceptable to most judges and juries, and the awards in lawsuits from nursing home abuse can be considerable. Often nursing home abuse is difficult to detect before a loved one signs up, but a little homework may reveal a horrific record of nursing home abuse and neglect, and avoiding them reduces your risk of injury. Check out a nursing home before dropping grandmother off.
Injuries at Work
Injuries at work can be so serious that the victim seeks redress in the courts for the injury sustained. Often this involves workplace safety procedures that would prevent the injury before it happened. Workplace injuries can be devastating because the victim is not only disabled, permanently or temporarily, but the bills pile up. The income flow is interrupted, at least for a while. Buy good long-term disability insurance and follow proper procedures at work. Work with your eyes open and avoid injury.
Injuries sustained by a product liability, whether it’s a defective piece of equipment or a toxic product can be devastating. As a rule, stay away from products with many product warnings and check out the safety records of automobiles, trucks or other equipment before you purchase them. Make checking out a product before you buy a priority. If a car gets poor marks from the National Institute for Highway Safety, then you may consider passing on such a vehicle.
Medical Prescription Injuries
The wrong prescriptions and medications can be injurious. Indeed, they can be lethal. Deal only with reputable pharmacies. Look up consumer reviews of the company and their product. Do some research by checking the company’s reputation. If buying prescriptions and medication online, be sure to look closely at the package when it arrives to make sure the online drug company sent you the right stuff.
Slips and Falls
Everyday slips and falls can be devastating to a person and often there is little or no recourse. If you slip and fall, you often have a legitimate claim to make with the property owner or the party responsible for the mishap. Contact an attorney and get a legal opinion. Try to avoid injuries that result from slips and falls by being careful in the first place, but if you are injured, contact a lawyer who can understand your case. They will offer advice and may even represent you if you in your claim.
Injuries are a difficult thing to avoid, but with a little research and knowledge of proper procedures, you can avoid many problems. You can avoid injuries so you don’t have to put your fate in the hands of an attorney. Whenever possible, follow safety guidelines.
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