Being involved in an accident that causes a serious injury can affect your personal life and even your academic life. It may be difficult to attend school while nursing an injury and attempting to keep up with expensive medical bills that accumulated as a result of your accident. If you or a family member was seriously injured due to another’s reckless actions, you should consult with an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer for Drexel University students.
The Reiff Law Firm can help you file a claim against an individual or company that is responsible for the accident that caused your injuries. Our team of lawyers has represented clients in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Abington, and other areas near Philadelphia, and we would be proud to represent you. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential case, contact The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940, or contact us online.
Most Common Personal Injury Claims
A personal injury claim can include a variety of accident cases. For example, if you are attacked by another person when walking on campus and you are seriously injured, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual in addition to whatever criminal charges that person may face. As to be expected, some types of personal injury claims are more prevalent than others. The following is a list of the most common personal injury claims.
Car crashes are one of the top accidents that lead to a personal injury case. Depending on where your vehicle was struck, you could suffer severe or long-term injuries. For example, if you were rear-ended with a great deal of force, you can hit your head on the steering wheel or another hard surface and suffer a head injury like a concussion or even a traumatic brain injury.
Car accidents can be the result of various circumstances from speeding to a reckless motorist texting while driving. If a negligent driver injured you, you could hold them liable for your injuries.
Slip and Falls
The most common type of personal injury claim is a slip and fall. A slip and fall is when an individual trips over a hazardous condition on another person’s property that should have been timely corrected once the property owner was aware of the hazard. Unfortunately, some property owners will neglect to repair defects on their property or neglect to even warn visitors of the dangerous defect.
Slip and falls can cause a person to sustain a variety of injuries. For example, if a person trips while walking down a flight of steps because a handrailing was unstable, they could suffer a severe back injury.
Several residents of Philadelphia like to walk their dogs around the beautiful campus of Drexel University. However, some dog owners should avoid the possibility of having their dog interact with other people or other dogs if they are not properly trained.
If a dog is not adequately trained and they attack another person, that person could suffer a variety of injuries:
- Broken bones
- Deep puncture wounds and lacerations
- Infections that could develop after a dog bite
This is not an exhaustive list of all the common types of personal injury cases. There are several other types of personal injury cases that the Reiff Law Firm can help you litigate. To learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit, you should continue reading and speak with an experienced Philadelphia injury lawyer today.
Proving Your Injury Case
To prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, you must show that the defendant’s negligence was the cause of your injury. Specifically, there are multiple elements that must all be proven before you can receive compensation for your injuries:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty (stopping their dog from biting you)
- The defendant breached that legal duty
- The defendant’s actions were the proximate cause of the accident
- You suffered serious injuries or damage to your property due to the defendant’s actions
The Reiff Law Firm can help you gather evidence necessary to show that a defendant acted negligently and caused your injuries. For example, if a vicious dog injured you, we can help you look into the history of whether the animal attacked other individuals.
Our Philadelphia Personal Injury Attorneys are Ready to Help You File a Claim
If you are a Drexel student and you were the victim of a serious accident, you should contact an experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorney today. The legal team at The Reiff Law Firm has served residents of Philadelphia for over 40 years, and we are prepared to utilize this experience to represent you in your time of need. To schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your potential case, call The Reiff Law Firm at (215) 709-6940.