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Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

Injuries can happen at any time. The question arises, what kind of injuries are covered in personal injury cases? People who are involved in car accidents or other personal injury accidents may lose the opportunity to recover serious compensation for their injuries if they are not aware of the types of personal injuries. So, it is good to have a general idea of the various types of personal injuries or simply talk to your injury lawyer.

To get an idea of the various types personal injury cases that might arise after an accident, we have some examples.

Motor vehicle accident

A motor vehicle accident is the most common type of accident a person may experience. In Louisiana, most of the personal injury claims arise from this type of accident. Motor vehicle accidents do not only cover cars but also motorcycles, buses, bicycles, boats, trucks and other types of transportation.

Some people get into a motor vehicle accident when they are not driving safely or when they get distracted.

Some common causes of motor accidents are:

  • Unfocused driving

  • Drunk driving

  • Speeding

  • Texting and driving

  • Talking on a cell phone and driving

  • Eating and driving

Slip and fall accident

Slip and fall is another type of personal injury accident. It occurs when you are physically not safe in a certain environment, and due to such circumstances, you might slip and fall and hurt yourself. This is why we usually see those yellow “caution” signs that warn about dangerous environments that can make a huge difference.

If you slipped and fell because of the fault of the owner of the establishment, such as when a yellow caution sign was not present or when it was not readily visible, you might be able to recover for your injuries.

Workplace accident

Workplace accidents can also be handled by personal injury lawyers. Some of the workplace accidents include:

  • Logging injury

  • Maritime injury

  • Gas drilling injury

  • Heavy machinery or equipment injury etc.

Dog bite

Dog bites are considered personal injuries in Louisiana. If you have been bitten by a dog, the dog owner could be liable for your injuries.

Nursing home abuse and assault

It is common to get personal injury cases in nursing homes. Nursing homes assist and take care of your loved ones, but if they fail to do so and end up injuring one of your family members, the nursing home could be liable. Thus, if an elder member of your family has been injured in a nursing home, a personal injury lawyer can assist you.

Some nursing accidents are as follow:

  • Unexplained bruises or scars on the body appearing asymmetrically on both sides of the body

  • Broken bones sprains

  • Bedsores

Defective products

Injury lawyers handle defective products cases when the corporation or company does not ensure that the product is safe for its intended use. Defective products can injure or even kill the people who use them.

Limitation of injury claim

It is best to see an injury lawyer as soon as possible after an injury or a death of a loved one. Otherwise, if the timeframe that you are allowed to file your claim passes, you will no longer be able to receive the compensation you deserve. It is important to beware of these legal limitations.

Case evaluation through the Law Office of Gaynell Williams, LLC

Regardless of the type of accident or injury, our personal injury legal team is here to assist you in the best way possible to receive the compensation you deserve. With over three decades of experience, our team is equipped with knowledge, expertise, dedication, and ambition to provide successful solutions to your personal injury case. If you or your closed one were a victim in a personal injury case, contact us today and seek our legal help!


Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case. The first consultation can be in person or it can be virtual, on the Internet. Call Gaynell Williams today at (504) 302-2462 for a free consultation as soon as possible. We will work around your schedule. New Orleans lawyers Gaynell Williams LLC Attorney at Law have offices in Gretna and Downtown New Orleans by appointment only.

This information has been provided for informational purposes only and is not intended and should not be construed to constitute legal advice. Please consult your attorney in connection with any specific situation under Louisiana law and the applicable state or local laws that may impose additional obligations on you.

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