Were you in Osceola County, Iowa and got injured? If so, attorney Daniel DeKoter might be able to tell you if you have a personal injury case against that person, business or municipality.
Being injured by someone is confusing and brings up a lot of questions. Was it intentional? If it was intentional, what are my options? Even if it wasn’t intentional, and I am injured, what are my options? To understand the answers to these questions, you need to understand what is legally defined as personal injury.
Personal injury happens when someone is injured because of the behavior, actions when neglect of another person. It covers both intentional actions and negligence. Personal injury can happen in many different situations and can be committed upon someone’s body, mind, or emotions.
Personal injury can happen anytime. The legal definition is purposely broad because of how many different situations can involve personal injury. Some common examples of personal injury are:
Auto Accidents: These include accidents that involve two or more automobiles, an automobile and a pedestrians, and an automobile and property. When someone in an automobile injures another party there is the potential for personal injury claim.
Product Liability: When you purchase a product there is an expectation that the product will function properly. If it is food there is an expectation that the product is okay to consume. There’s also a reasonable expectation that any warnings or special instructions will be included in the product to warm consumers. When someone is injured by a product, while using the product normally, there is a potential for a personal injury claim.
Professional Negligence: Doctors and other professionals provide services that are indispensable to the public. The public depends on their there and the quality of the services and expects a certain level of quality and professionalism. When the doctor does not exhibit is the level of professionalism and someone is injured as a result, there is a potential for a personal injury claim.
Slip or Trip and Fall: Property owners, business owners and even the state have an obligation to keep their property, businesses and public areas safe or those that use them. If someone is injured due to the negligence or willful disregard of that responsibility, there is a potential for a personal injury claim.
Assault: When a person injures or even threatens to injure another person there’s also the potential for a personal injury claim. Assault can happen in a variety of instances including muggings and disputes
It is important to understand, that although these are the primary categories for personal injury, there’s a specific legal process that that must be adhered to when claiming personal injury. For this reason, you must engage a lawyer who is an expert at determining and proving personal injury. Residents of Osceola County, Iowa who think they might have a personal injury case, you should call attorney Daniel Dekoter.