Being involved in any type of accident can be traumatic. However, things can easily get more complicated when you are injured in an accident that was not your fault. Not only do you have to focus on your physical recovery, but you may also be dealing with medical bills, lost wages and more financial consequences related to your injury.
Common types of accidents
The word “accident” might immediately make car accidents spring to mind. However, you can be injured in a number of other accidents or situations. In California, some of the common types of accidents and injuries not related to motor vehicles include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Dog bites or animal attacks
- Dangerous and defective products
- Accidents on other people’s properties
Although not always true, in many of these situations there is a negligent party at fault. In the case of a dog bite, you could hold the owner responsible for your injuries. Responsibility for a slip-and-fall injury in a store would likely fall on the store owner’s shoulders.
If you suffered an injury because of another person’s negligence, there is no time to waste. Your recovery is essential to your future, and getting the compensation you deserve is often key to the whole process. Compensation from personal injury claims is typically applied to things like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering as well as other related damages. You can learn more about personal injury claims in California as well as how to get the process started by visiting our website.