Most injury cases that are handled by personal injury attorneys are auto accident cases. Auto accidents are by far the most common, as driving a car comes with significant inherent risks. The same can be said for riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, and the injuries from these accidents can be devastating. However, there are many other types of cases like slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, and other incidents that lead to injuries.
While we have addressed slip and falls and our strategy in approaching them, the trip and fall case is often confused with a slip and fall. A trip and fall generally come as a result of some unknown invisible defect that causes a person to trip and fall, or dangerously constructed stairway or walkway that does the same. In order to properly handle such cases, it is very important to first focus on building codes and other potential violations of the appropriate standard of care. This involves a very specific way of discovering the date the building where the incident was built, the date any modifications were approved, and the building codes in effect at the time of the fall. Other factors to look at include site views, pictures of the scene of the fall, and checking out whether past injuries have occurred there.
Other types of cases can include product liability cases where a product is defective. Product liability generally includes three types of cases. A defect in the design of the product itself; a defect is created in the manufacturing of the product; and/or a defect in the warning on the product. A design defect is where the design itself of the product is problematic. A manufacturing defect is where the design is acceptable, but during manufacturing, something went wrong and the product was faulty. The final type includes a failure to warn the person properly of the dangerous nature of the product itself. While easy to understand in the abstract, these can be difficult cases to prove, so professional representation is always recommended.
At Parnell, Michels & McKay, we handle all forms of personal injury cases. Often, we are required to use our extensive combined experience to pursue these claims in an efficient and knowledgeable manner. It is important that if you find yourself experienced counsel to handle your injury cases, so contact us today and put our advanced knowledge to use on your behalf.