You may have incurred an injury of some kind but are not sure if it constitutes a personal injury case. Most people think about car accidents when they think about personal injury lawsuits, while in fact, there are different types of personal injury cases. You could be sitting on one and not know it! Here are some common personal injury case types.
Most personal injury cases in the U.S. stem from car accidents. This is because there is usually a clear party at fault for any car accident. There is commonly a driver that was being careless or distracted that caused the accident to occur and is therefore responsible for the financial and physical repercussions from the accident. Of course there are always exceptions in "no fault" accidents. Consult with a personal injury attorney to see how viable your case is.
Slip and Fall
Another common kind of personal injury case is the slip and fall case type. It is the property owner's responsibility to make sure their properties are kept in good condition and safe so that people do not get injured on the premises. If they are negligent and fail to keep the property free of hazards, and an accident and injury occurs as a result, they are usually held responsible.
Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to the neglect or unprofessional practices of a health care professional. There are varying types of medical malpractice. A doctor could make a disastrously incorrect diagnosis or make a mistake during treatment. A medical malpractice lawsuit is viable when this occurs in a situation where it is deemed that any other competent doctor would probably not have made that same mistake.
Assault and Battery
This type of personal injury claim occurs when someone intentionally harms and injuries another person. The victim may also bring criminal charges for assault to the table in addition to filing their personal injury case.
Dog owners are generally held responsible for any injuries caused by their dog. The details vary depending on what state you're in. In most cases, however, the dog owner is financially responsible for personal injury damages as a result of a dog bite or attack.
As you can see, there is more than one kind of personal injury case. If you think you have a personal injury case on your hands, contact a reputable lawyer to see if you have a viable case on your hands and if it is worth pursuing.