Personal Injury Case Types
Personal injury is the legal term used to describe harm to people, either to the body, mind, or emotions. People get hurt all the time, but is your injury actually a basis for a lawsuit? And just how much money are you entitled to if the injury was someone else's fault? It can be difficult to tell without an experienced personal injury lawyer. (Which is why we provide an easy way for you to find lawyers in your area by just filling out a short form.) However, here are some basic definitions of a few of the most common types of personal injury cases.
Sadly, people get injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents all the time. When you are injured in a car accident and can prove the accident was someone else's fault, there is usually cause for a personal injury suit to recover damages beyond what insurance companies may cover.
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Slip and Fall
This is just what it sounds like - when you slip, trip or otherwise fall down and hurt yourself on someone else's property. To be successful in a case like this, two of the things you must prove are that the property owner had a duty to keep you safe and that they did something (or failed to do something) that breached that duty.
Animal Bite or Mauling
Dog owners are especially at risk for these types of lawsuits. These suits are filed when an animal under guardianship bites, mauls, or harms another person.
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This type of suit occurs when a member of the medical profession causes injury either willfully or through negligence by not using their training and skill to the best of their ability. These suits can include dental workers, too.
When someone is hurt or killed at work or contracts a disease because of exposure to harmful substances, a workplace claim may be filed. In many cases, the legal process is sidestepped by filing a worker's compensation claim, where no fault needs to be proven.
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If someone is hurt when using a product properly, there may be a product liability case. These can happen from faulty packaging, contamination, product design defects, even mislabeling and poor marketing.
This is by no means a complete list of personal injury lawsuits. Only an experienced lawyer can tell you whether your circumstances are justifiable cause for a case. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a case, so don't waste another day. Fill out the form on this site and talk your case over with an experienced lawyer today.