Unless you have been recently injured, there really isn’t any reason to know about all the ways you can be injured that are caused by someone else and their neglectful or intentional behavior. From something as innocent as a bicycle injury caused by a car turning right through the bicycle lane, to serious construction accidents where an employer created an unsafe working condition, there are many ways to get hurt through no fault of your own.
These are examples of personal injuries that can affect not only your health, but your quality of life in other ways. Some injuries prevent you from working ever again. Some other injuries may be more temporary in nature, but still affect how you lead your life. This can have negative affects on your family relationships, your work and career, your social life and other quality of life issues.
Medical malpractice is a type of personal injury that people don’t often associate with the category of trauma. But the effects can be just as debilitating and life-altering. Malpractice occurs when there is negligence on the part of the medical team that is treating you or a loved one for a medical condition. This can be during surgery, an outpatient procedure or just during the course of their care for you. Forgetting to log in critical data, prescribing the wrong medications or failing to identify and treat a condition are all examples of negligent care that can cause great harm. Children that are injuring during birth can have long-lasting consequences to mistakes or negligence during the birthing process.
Even motorcycle riders can experience an injury through no fault of their own. Pedestrians are also subject to the same dangers when other drivers just aren’t paying attention to the conditions around them. Personal injury attorneys exist for the purpose of helping people who cannot themselves navigate the legal system to get justice for injuries they sustain when, through no fault of their own, they are the victim of someone’s carelessness, negligence, or willful act.