What Are The Most Common Types of Personal Injury?

A personal injury is caused by someone else’s negligence. In a personal injury case handled by an attorney, the trauma itself tends to be quite serious. A minor injury like a laceration without any lasting infection may not cause the type of expenses, trauma, and serious consequences that a personal injury case would address.

Some of the most common injuries in these claims include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Injuries resulting in amputation
  • Scarring and disfigurement 

These injuries have very serious implications for the victim’s life. It may be difficult or impossible to do your job because of the injury. If you have a family, this can make it impossible to support them as you did previously. The injury may prevent you from getting around in your vehicle, caring for yourself, and enjoying the same quality of life as you did previously. In this way, catastrophic injuries have consequences that are physically, emotionally, and mentally devastating.

The common denominator in these claims is that the injury is caused by someone else’s carelessness. The negligence of the responsible party doesn’t have to be intentional, but it does have to be the cause of the injury. Examples include:

  • A distracted driver who causes a crash 
  • A trucking company who hires an unlicensed truck driver, who then causes an accident
  • A manufacturing company that makes defective tires

It takes a skilled and experienced injury lawyer to investigate the claim and what took place. We put all our resources to work to show how the act of negligence led to the incident that injured our client. We believe you deserve maximum compensation for all of the ways the injury has affected your life, including medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other consequences. 

If you are searching for an experienced, skilled personal injury lawyer, please call the attorneys at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum for a case review. Call our New York law firm at 518-792-1174, or our Florida law firm at 305-751-8556. We fight tirelessly to recover maximum compensation for our clients.


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