Signs You May Have a Personal Injury Case
Every year, thousands of people are hurt or injured in car wrecks, slip and fall accidents and more. But if you’ve suffered an injury, you may not automatically have a personal injury case.
If you’ve suffered an injury at no fault of your own – and can prove it – you may want to talk to the experienced personal injury attorneys at Pope & Howard in Atlanta, Georgia. Our team, led by partners Geoff Pope and Marc Howard, have 60 years of combined experience in the personal injury space. If you think you have a personal injury case of your own, contact us today for a free consultation, or read below to learn about some of the more common types of personal injury cases.
Even though doctors and nurses go through years of schooling and training, they can still make mistakes. Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital or health care professional acts in a negligent manner and causes a patient to be further injured or, in worst case scenarios, to die.
Unfortunately, these types of cases can regularly occur, stemming from a variety of errors like improper/ missed diagnoses, surgical errors, unnecessary procedures, improper medication/dosage, and premature discharge.
If your injury occurred as a result of one of these medical mistakes, you may have a personal injury case and should contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys today.
Have you been seriously injured by a dangerous or defective product? Each year, thousands of people win financial compensation from product liability cases and — depending on your situation — you may have a case, too.
Some examples of harmful products are faulty auto parts, medical equipment, harmful chemicals or materials, and hazardous food or drugs. If these products feature design flaws, individual defects, or improper warning or safety instructions, you and your loved ones may be eligible for compensation. If you can prove your injury stemmed from one of these situations, you might have a personal injury case.
Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured or killed in automobile accidents. Unfortunately, many of those injured or killed are innocent bystanders who suffer at no fault of their own.
If you’ve suffered an injury due to an accident caused by faulty repairs or manufacturer defects, there’s a good chance you are eligible for compensation. Many automobile injuries occur as a result of the negligence of another driver or a defect with someone else’s vehicle.
If another driver knowingly drives an unsafe vehicle, victims of an accident could be eligible for compensation. Individuals who cause injury or death while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are also subject to civil litigation.
Whenever you find yourself in one of these situations it is important to document everything you can think of to build a case. If you or a loved one have suffered an automobile-related injury due to no fault of your own, contact Pope & Howard today to see if you have a personal injury case.
Other common types of personal injury cases involve injuries caused by dangerous property conditions. Whether the injuries are caused by adverse weather conditions or poor property maintenance, depending on the situation, the owners may be held responsible.
Slips on icy walkways or puddles and spills in malls and storefronts are often preventable conditions that can cause serious injury.
Other dangerous conditions, like ill-maintained swimming pools or other hazardous property features, can make property owners liable.
If you can prove a property owner was negligent with property ownership and/or maintenance, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Get Help With a Personal Injury Case From Pope and Howard in Atlanta, GA
Are you the victim of an injury due to no fault of your own? Get a free case consultation. Call the personal injury attorneys at Pope & Howard today.