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Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

Posted August 29, 2022 in Uncategorized

When hearing the term “personal injury,” most people immediately think of car accidents. This is a very common type of personal injury claim, largely because auto accidents are so common. But there is much more to this area of law than simply auto accidents.

Our Des Moines, IA Personal Injury law firm handles a wide variety of personal injury claims, some of which are introduced below.

Automobile Accidents

If you were injured by a negligent or reckless driver, our lawyers are here to help you fight for compensation. We are ready to litigate nearly any type of motor vehicle accident, including:

  •         Car crashes
  •         Semi-truck accidents
  •         Motorcycle accidents
  •         Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
  •         Texting and distracted driving crashes
  •         Drunk driving accidents
  •         Commercial vehicle accidents

We have the experience and knowledge to investigate accidents thoroughly, determine liability and hold the at-fault driver accountable in court.

Medical Malpractice

Most of us go into the hospital expecting to get better, not worse. But every year, countless numbers of Americans suffer injuries, illnesses and other problems as a direct result of medical errors and negligence. Here are just some of the types of medical malpractice personal injury cases we can help you pursue:

  •         Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
  •         Surgical errors
  •         Medication errors
  •         Birth injuries
  •         Physician or nurse negligence
  •         Emergency room errors

Medical malpractice cases are complex, and typically require a huge investment of time, research and preparation. For this reason, many Des Moines, IA law firms don’t take med mal cases. We do, and we do so proudly.

Defective/Dangerous Products and Pharmaceutical Drugs

We have the right to expect that the products we buy are reasonably safe. Manufacturers need to control for risks and at least properly warn buyers of the risks that can’t be mitigated. Yet millions of Americans suffer injury and death due to dangerous consumer products, pharmaceutical drugs and medical devices.

Our firm is ready to help you pursue compensation for your injuries and prevent other consumers from suffering similar harm.

Premises Liability

Were you injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property? Were you bitten or otherwise attacked by a neighborhood dog? Did your child suffer serious injuries at a local park with equipment in disrepair? These are just some of the scenarios covered under premises liability law. If you believe you have an actionable claim, call us to discuss your options.

Wrongful Death

Although wrongful death is a distinct category of personal injury law, most cases of wrongful death arise from the types of accident scenarios mentioned above. Nearly any injury can be fatal if it is sufficiently severe.

That being said, wrongful death cases do involve unique legal damages, including seeking compensation for things like funeral expenses, burial costs, loss of companionship, loss of income (if the deceased was a wage earner for the household), and more.

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