Many people hear about personal injury cases and wonder if they may have a claim that qualifies. There are many different types of accidents that may precipitate a personal injury lawsuit, such as auto accidents, slip and falls, and many others. If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party.
Personal injury cases nearly always stem from an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence. This can be negligence by way of action or inaction. Simply put, the accident can be caused by someone doing something they should not do, or not doing something that they should do. This negligence causes a breach of care, which can make that party liable for any damages that result.
Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law is a very broad area of legal practice that includes a wide variety of situations and potential injuries. While there are a large number of potential causes, some of the most commonly encountered claims will include:
Being injured in an auto accident that is not your fault can lead to severe injuries, massive damages and losses, and even the possibility of permanent disability or disfigurement. The plaintiff will need to show documentation proving the injuries, insurance, and a police report that details the events of the accident.
If you are using a product in its normal and intended manner, and the product was defective, causing you injury, you may be able to seek compensation for those damages. Provided the injury did not occur while using anything that could be considered “unavoidably dangerous” you may be able to file an injury claim.
Slip And Fall Incidents
Slipping and falling, whether inside a business or on an outdoor property, the resulting injuries can be devastating. There can be broken bones, dislocated joints, or any number of soft tissue injuries. These cases can vary significantly depending on the circumstances under which the injury occurred.
You may have a claim for medical malpractice if you have suffered an injury due to the negligence, recklessness, or inappropriate treatment, of a doctor or other medical professional. Often the basis for these cases rests on being able to prove the doctor or other medical professional’s deviation from acceptable standards of care or otherwise taken incorrect or negligent actions while administering treatment.
A wrongful death claim can be pursued if a family member died as a result of the negligence of another party. This is often the type of claim you would file if your loved one died in an accident at work, or when filing civil charges against someone to inflicted intentional harm serious enough to cause death. Examples of a wrongful death lawsuit would include an unmarked construction site, employer OSHA violations resulting in a fatal accident, or recovering damages from an assault or battery event.