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Are You Entitled to Compensation? 10 Common Personal Injury Claims

Should you hire a Crestview personal injury lawyer? Learn about 10 common accident-related injury claims, then call (850) 682-2757 for a free consultation.

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Car and Motorcycle Accidents

Car and motorcycle accidents are among the leading causes of traumatic injuries, and they are also among the most-common causes of action for seeking personal injury compensation. If another driver (or a third party such as a car maker or repair shop) is to blame for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your accident-related losses.

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Pedestrian Accidents

If you were hit by a motor vehicle while walking, this is another scenario where you may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver (or his or her insurance company).

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Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists who have been injured by distracted, drunk and otherwise-negligent drivers will frequently be entitled to financial compensation as well. Once again, this includes compensation for all of your injuries and losses.

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Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial truck accidents often result in severe, and in many cases life-threatening, injuries. Victims of negligent truck driving, inadequate truck maintenance and cargo loading errors will often be entitled to significant financial recoveries.

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Slips and Trips

Slips and trips at hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, shopping malls, office buildings, private residences and other locations can easily result in severe injuries and significant financial and non-financial losses.

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Falls from Heights

Falls from heights due to faulty railings, ladder and scaffolding defects, and other safety hazards are frequent causes of serious traumatic injuries.

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Swimming Pool Accidents

Swimming pools can present a variety of safety risks, from slip and trip hazards to lack of supervision and safety equipment and other risks for near-drowning accidents.

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Injuries from Dog Attacks

The Florida Statutes include a special provision that protects victims of dog attacks. If you were bit by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to compensation even if the dog’s owner was unaware of the dog’s vicious propensities.

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Injuries and Illnesses Due to Medical Errors

Medical errors are alarmingly common, and individuals who suffer harm due to their healthcare providers’ mistakes are entitled to seek compensation for medical malpractice.

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Accidents Involving Dangerous and Defective Products

Similar to a dog attack, after an accident caused by a dangerous or defective product, you do not need to be able to prove negligence in order to recover just compensation.