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Different Types Of Personal Injury Claims

Different Types Of Personal Injury Claims

When most people think of personal injuries, they tend to think of car accidents.  This is mostly true because a lot of personal injuries are caused by car accidents. In fact, Duval County in Florida had 23,469 car crashes in 2019, with 9,387 of those crashes resulting in serious injuries.  But did you know that there are several types of other personal injury claims that are not related to car accidents? Incidents such as catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, harm caused by medical malpractice,  injuries to children, and wrongful death are some of the claims you can make with a Florida personal injury attorney.  

Catastrophic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury

Different Types Of Personal Injury ClaimsCatastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries are just as scary as they sound.  Not only are they painful, but they also change every aspect of the victim’s life.  Victims can be left permanently handicapped.  These types of injuries often force victims into hospitals or nursing homes for extensive care and rehabilitation over long periods of time consisting of months or even years.  Not only are these types of injuries suffered by the victim, but by their loved ones as well.  Families of victims of catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries are left with taking care of their family members or the financial burden of hospital bills and/or extensive nursing home care.  Loss of income due to a serious brain or spinal cord injury can leave families in serious debt.  Such injuries can be caused by:

  • Slip And Fall Accidents- When property owners are negligent of keeping their places a safe place to visit, people can slip and hit their head on the floor or a hard surface, causing traumatic injury to the neck, spine, and head.
  • Work-Related Accidents- Construction accidents are the most likely case to cause catastrophic injuries, although it’s possible for this to happen in any industry and any time.  Running heavy equipment can be dangerous and if workers aren’t careful, accidents can occur.
  • Sports-Related Injuries- It’s possible for anybody who plays any contact sport such as football, soccer, or basketball to suffer any kind of injury.  Those who are involved in these contact sports are at the highest risk of head and back injuries

Medical Malpractice

Any harm done by a medical professional such as a doctor or nurse who fails to perform their duties is known as medical malpractice.  This is not to be confused with medical negligence, in which case the medical professional made a mistake, causing the victim unintentional injury. For example, a doctor can prescribe a medication without taking notice of a harmful drug interaction. The doctor in this example didn’t have ill-will against the patient, just didn’t notice the interaction. Medical malpractice causes intentional harm, causing the victims to sustain more injuries that require further medical attention or death. This may force victims out of work for longer periods of time and cause hospital bills to greatly increase, leaving the victims and their families in financial distress.

We at Sheftall Law have handled many medical malpractices such as:

  • Failure To Diagnose
  • Misdiagnoses
  • Surgery Errors
  • Improper Treatment
  • Malnutrition
  • Blood Clots
  • Bedsores

We are willing to take on a hospital’s lawyers on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve if you have been a victim of medical malpractice.

Injuries To Children

Has your child been injured while at a daycare center and none of the care providers knew where this injury came from? Were your child’s injuries from a defective product such as a car seat or a toy? Were you and your child playing in the park one day and your child was bitten by a loose angry dog that has left your child physically and mentally scarred for life? Were you just simply taking a stroll with your teenager and were struck by a distracted or drunk driver?  At Sheftall Law, we know and understand that there is nothing more devastating than knowing a child has been harmed. Children cannot make claims for themselves, or they have to wait until they are 18 to make a claim. By that time, it could be too late to make the claim or they wouldn’t be able to remember the incident.  You, the parents, need to be their voices and make a claim to compensate for their pain and suffering along with the unexpected financial expenses that may come with your child’s serious injuries.

Wrongful Death Claims

Any time when the life of a loved one has been suddenly taken due to someone else’s negligence or during an assault, it leaves their family not only emotional and mental devastation, it also leaves them with an overwhelming amount of unexpected financial expenses. At Sheftall Law, we know that nothing can take away the mental and emotional pain families endure. Making a wrongful death claim on your loved one’s behalf can get you compensation for different financial burdens such as funeral expenses, medical treatment prior to the wrongful death, lost wages resulting from the wrongful death, and the pain, suffering, and mental anguish of surviving family members. Our goal is to help you protect your legal rights and best interest by ensuring that you get the compensation you deserve so you can move forward in the best position possible.

Talking With a Personal Injury Attorney In Florida

At Sheftall Law, our personal injury attorneys understand how stressful and scary it is to be involved in any personal injury accident. With decades of combined experience, we have the legal knowledge necessary to take care of your needs and rights in these trying times and we will stand by your side until you receive the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been injured in any of these types of personal injury accidents in Florida, please contact a personal injury attorney at Sheftall Law at (904) 569-6025 today to explore the legal options that are available to you.