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Personal Injury Claims: Know Your Options

Personal injury claims are a common occurrence in the lives of many people in Idaho. Whether you have sustained an injury at work, during your daily commute to or from work, it is essential to know what type of personal injury claim you may be eligible for and how best to proceed. You can do this with the help of an Idaho Personal Injury Lawyers.

This blog post will give you an overview of all your options for claiming damages from these types of accidents so that you know what to do next time it happens. There are many different types of personal injury claims, but the most common ones are:

Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, you could make two types of claims. These types of claims can overlap each other, and they both require different evidence, so it is essential to know about them upfront so you don’t miss out on your right to claim damages.

  • The first type would be a personal injury claim against the driver who caused the accident.
  • The second type would be a property damage claim made against your own car insurance company to compensate for damages done to your vehicle.

Workplace Accident Claims

If you sustain an injury at work, there is a type of personal injury claim called workers’ compensation that would cover your medical expenses and lost wages. You would not file another type of claim on top of this if the accident were because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. It just means that they will not cover damages for your pain and suffering like they would if you were injured on the job.

Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability claims are civil cases that arise when someone is injured or killed on the property. A person in control of premises owes a duty to anyone who enters the property to create an unreasonable risk of harm. 

It includes dangers posed by natural conditions and artificial structures like sidewalks and stairs. Also, dangerous activities like driving golf carts at night without headlights turned on. 

Premises liability cases come up most often when some injury involves visitors and guests invited onto the landowner’s property for business purposes or trespassers.  

Products Liability Claims 

Product liability claims include: 

  • Manufacturer errors. 
  • Hazardous product designs.
  •  Failure to provide sufficient warning.

If you have been injured while using a product, you may be entitled to compensation. 

The area of law known as products liability is one of the most complex areas in the law. It can get even more complicated when multiple plaintiffs are involved in the same case. 

That’s why it’s crucial for anyone considering filing a products liability claim to consult with an attorney who has experience handling these types of cases in your particular jurisdiction. It’s also important that individuals or businesses that use another company’s products understand their legal responsibility.

In summary, there are many different types of personal injury claims that you can make when someone is at fault for your injuries. That is, if you were injured on someone else’s property or by a negligent driver. Then you can make types of personal injury claims for yourself and wrongful death types of personal injury claims on behalf of the victim who has died in your accident.

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