When most of our readers in Pennsylvania think of someone who is pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, they probably imagine that the legal action is being taken in the aftermath of a serious car accident. Indeed, that is one of the most common scenarios in which a person might pursue a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are many other situations that can leave Pennsylvania residents injured and in a position to, potentially, seek legal options.
For example, so-called “slip and fall” accidents are also a common reason to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. These types of lawsuits go forward under the terms of “premises liability” law which, in essence, seeks to hold property owners accountable for injuries that occur on their land. Also, medical malpractice claims can be pursued in a personal injury lawsuit. Although most people expect to receive the very best of medical care when they go to see a healthcare professional, the reality is that mistakes in medical care happen quite frequently.
There are many different situations in which another party’s negligence or recklessness can lead to injuries for a Pennsylvania resident. If the fault does not rest on the victim, that victim may be able to attempt to recover financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
However, every case is different, and so are the facts. Anyone who has suffered an injury and believes that they may have a valid personal injury claim may need to get more information about their own unique situation. To learn more about how our law firm works to help Pennsylvania residents who find themselves in this very situation, please visit the personal injury overview section of our website.