Automobile Accidents 
Car accidents represent the majority of personal injury claims in the United States.  People spend so much time on the road that auto accidents seem inevitable.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an automobile accident occurs every ten seconds and a person dies in such accidents every thirteen minutes.

Some automobile accidents prove minor; many result in serious personal injuries or fatalities.  In most cases, an automobile accident is the result of a distracted driver or recklessness.  A person injured in an automobile accident which is caused by another driver's negligence or recklessness may be entitled to recovery for the injuries sustained.

Medical Negligence 
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider, in acting or failing to act, does not comply with the standard of care in the relevant medical field.  This may occur in the initial diagnosis of a patient, when a doctor fails to notice an important symptom or simply does not recognize a serious illness for what it is, possibly discharging the patient or prescribing the wrong treatment or medication.

Situations as these are unfortunate, especially when the medical error was preventable.  Click here to read more about medical negligence.


Police Misconduct
 
Police officers generally have the power to carry out their duties.  The Constitution and other laws, however, place limits on how far they can go in trying to enforce the law.  Most claims brought against police officers involve claims of false arrest and imprisonment, malicious prosecution, and excessive or unreasonable force.


Premise
Liability 
A person who is injured on a property may be able to receive compensation for their injuries from the owner or possessor of the property on which the injury occurred.  Some common types of premise liability include, but are not limited to, the following situations:  injuries from ice or snow accumulation; potholes or other open holes on the property; broken railings; unmarked or broken steps; defective lighting; dog bites and attacks; sticky or slippery substances on the ground; toxic chemical exposure; lead poisoning; improperly maintained equipment, furniture or furnishings; overgrown or uncontrolled landscaping or tree growth; and fallen trees or tree limbs.



Product Liab
ility 
A person harmed by an unsafe or defective product may have a cause of action against the person who designed, manufactured, sold or furnished that product.  Any and all parties along the chain of manufacture - manufacturers, suppliers, retailers and others - may be liable for that product that causes damage.  Product liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty of fitness for a particular purpose. 

Traumatic Brain Injury 
A brain injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by trauma to the head.  This blow often causes the normal functioning of the brain to be disrupted. 

Injuries to the head affect different people in different ways.  The same force can result in mild injury in one person or a severe, disabling injury to another.  Common causes of head injuries include traffic accidents, falls, industrial/occupational accidents, physical assaults, and accidents in the home. 



Trucking Accidents
 

Federal laws that regulate the trucking industry impose strict requirements on trucking companies, truck drivers and truck manufacturers.  If it can be proven that the truck driver acted negligently and that negligence was the cause of the accident, then a claim may be successful against the driver.  If the driver was employed by a trucking company and was driving his or her truck in furtherance of his employment, the victim of the accident may seek compensation from the truck driver's employer.