The Most Common Personal Injury Cases
Published on:March 11, 2016
Common Personal Injury Cases

Anyone who is injured in any way would want to know if they have a personal injury case they can pursue. The most common reasons for filing a personal injury claim is to get compensation to pay for your injuries and lost income, and to stop the offending party from hurting other people in the future. While you can never be sure if your lawsuit will act as a deterrent, you can rest easy knowing that your personal injury case will get you the compensation you need to get on with your life.

The problem many people have is they do not really know what makes up a personal injury case. That is why it helps to have a list of the most common types of personal injury cases, and a short description of what types of events constitute each case.

Slip And Fall

A slip and fall case occurs when you are injured due to someone neglecting the upkeep of a property, or when the property owner did not properly keep up with changing conditions on their site. For example, if a retail store does not attempt to deal with the ice in front of their doorway and you fall on that ice, then you may have a slip and fall case.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice can be a very touchy type of personal injury lawsuit that is not as easy to win as Hollywood would have you believe. When you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that the doctor’s negligence (either intentionally or unintentionally) was the cause of your distress. In many cases, proving that is not as easy as it sounds.

Product Malfunction

If you are riding a bicycle and the bicycle falls apart, your injuries could be attributed to the bicycle manufacturer. Product malfunction personal injury lawsuits can involved any type of product, and can be for any reason. If the product does not contain the proper warnings for safe operation and you are injured, then you may have a case against the manufacturer. These types of cases require significant preparation, but they could bring large settlements for your injuries.

Libel

Personal injury cases involving libel and slander require an experienced attorney who understands how the various laws involved work. In some cases, your situation may be covered by the First Amendment to the Constitution. There may also be a precedent case in effect that proves that you are not part of a libelous attack. But protecting your reputation is important, and you should consider a personal injury lawsuit if you feel you were unfairly attacked in the media, on social media, or in some other way.

Animal Attacks

When the neighbor’s dog bites you or their cat scratches you to the point where you need medical attention, then you have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands. People underestimate just how often animal attacks turn into personal injury lawsuits, and the awards that come from these cases can be surprising as well. People are responsible for their pets, and you should not shrug off an animal attack. Especially if you are injured and required medical attention.

To successfully file a personal injury case, you need an experienced attorney. If you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, then contact an attorney and protect your rights immediately.