Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Injury & Accident Attorneys Serving Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman & all of Oklahoma

Posted: June 17, 2019
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If you’ve suffered an injury caused by the negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages. These lawsuits can help protect you from being crippled by the financial burdens associated with costly medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation and time missed from work after an accident.

At Johnson & Biscone, we can assist you with a wide range of personal injury cases, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Defective products
  • Injuries on the property of another
  • Wrongful death

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident claims are some of the most common types of personal injury cases. All drivers are responsible for taking the steps necessary to ensure the safety of others sharing the road with them. If you are injured in a collision caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages.

two vehicles involved in a car accidentOur lawyers can assist you with just about any type of motor vehicle accident claim, including those associated with:

In order to recover compensation in a motor vehicle accident claim, you must be able to prove that the other driver was at fault for the collision. Our lawyers will review all the evidence associated with the accident to determine who was at fault. This may include:

  • Police reports
  • Location of the damage on each vehicle
  • Identifying markers, such as skid marks, at the accident scene
  • Accounts from eye witnesses at the scene
  • Truck driver logs, in the event that you are injured in a truck accident

Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, hospitals and other medical professionals have a duty to provide treatment that is commensurate with the standards of care established by the medial field. When your treatment fails to meet these standards or when a medical professional acts negligently, you may be able to file a medical malpractice claim to recover compensation for any injuries associated with this negligent care.

There are many types of errors that may constitute medical malpractice. Some of the most common include:

  • Hospital errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Nursing errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis
  • Medication errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Errors during prenatal care or delivery that result in birth injuries

Our lawyers will work with a team of medical experts who will evaluate the circumstances surrounding your treatment and injury to identify instances of negligence.

Workplace Injuries

man injured in a construction accidentWorkplace injuries are an all too common occurrence. Some of these are due to occupational hazards – some jobs, such as construction sites, are associated with certain inherent risks. However, it is possible to be injured in just about any work environment.

Our workers’ compensation system was established to provide you with the benefits you need in the event that you’re injured on the job. Worker’s compensation is a no-fault system, which means you are still entitled to receive these benefits if you caused the accident. However, the filing process for workers’ compensation benefits can be complex, and it’s important to have an experienced attorney assist you. The lawyers at Johnson & Biscone can guide you through the filing process and handle any potential appeals to ensure you receive the benefits to which you are entitled.

In the event that your injury was caused by the negligence of a third party, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages. Common situations which may give rise to a personal injury case include:

  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Defective equipment or machinery which results in your injury
  • Negligent, careless or reckless behavior by employers or coworkers which result in an injury

Catastrophic Injuries

Often, the injuries suffered in accidents can be catastrophic in nature. When this occurs, it may have devastating long term impacts on you and your family. In severe instances, these injuries may require lifelong care and prevent you from enjoying the same quality of life you experienced prior to your injury.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving the following catastrophic injuries:

We understand the complex medial issues associated with these cases, and we will work with a team of experts who can help evaluate the true extent of your damages. When filing your case, we will look at much more than your current medical bills. We will also consider the following factors to help ensure your compensation provides you with the long-term assistance you need:

  • The potential need for follow-up procedures down the road
  • Ongoing daily care and rehabilitation
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • The need for adaptive equipment in your home
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

Defective Products

Manufacturers have an obligation to ensure their products are safe when used as intended. When they fail to uphold this obligation, the consequences can be devastating. Injuries caused by defective products are often catastrophic in nature. Our lawyers can help you hold the negligent parties accountable for all damages associated with these product defects.

At Johnson & Biscone, we handle a wide range of defective product cases, including those associated with:

  • Talcum powder causing ovarian cancer
  • Roundup weed killer causing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective medical devices
  • Defective autos
  • Defective cribs
  • Defective children’s toys
  • Defective tools and household appliances

This list is by no means exhaustive. If you’ve been injured from using a defective product, our attorneys can most likely help. We recommend that you keep the product in a safe place, as it will be a crucial piece of evidence in your case.

Injuries on the Property of Another

woman injured in a slip and fall accidentProperty owners have an obligation to maintain safe conditions for all invited visitors and guests. When they fail to do this and you are injured on their property, you may be entitled to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages.

Premises liability law covers a wide range of cases, including those associated with:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Negligent security
  • Construction site accidents
  • Swimming pool drowning accidents
  • Amusement park accidents

It doesn’t matter whether the injury occurred in a private home or in a public place such as a restaurant, store, office building or hotel. You may be entitled to recover damages as long as the injury was caused by a failure to maintain safe conditions on the premises.

Wrongful Death

It’s never easy to lose a loved one, but this tragedy is even harder to process when it was caused by a preventable act of negligence. If your loved one died due to the negligent actions of another, you may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.

In general, wrongful death claims may be filed by surviving family members of the deceased, including their:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings

While no amount of money can truly compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death settlement can help your family stay afloat during this difficult time in your lives.

Contact our Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers

The personal injury lawyers at Johnson & Biscone are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of injured victims in the Oklahoma City area. We have extensive experience handling a wide range of personal injury cases, and we’ll fight aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Please contact Johnson & Biscone using the form on this page or call 405-232-6490 today to schedule your complimentary personal injury consultation. We serve clients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman and the surrounding areas of Oklahoma.

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