When it comes to personal injury lawsuits, they are a more common occurrence than many people might think. The purpose of personal injury claims is to allow victims of injuries through negligence to receive the compensation they deserve. With this expansive definition, it can be challenging to know which particular instances would qualify as personal injury cases. Below are four of the most common sorts of personal injuries to help you get an idea.
Often considered a category all its own, medical malpractice injuries are those that occur because of the mistakes of a medical professional. If you are a patient and you receive an injury, or your condition worsens, it could have been because the doctor or hospital failed to follow the proper standard of care. Medical malpractice cases tend to be more complex than other types of personal injuries because of the many factors involved.
Car Accident Injuries
It is an unfortunate truth that car accidents are a frequent occurrence every day. Nobody is perfect on the road, but some people are negligent in some instances. For this reason, it is no surprise that car accidents produce the most personal injury cases in the country. In most car accidents, one driver is liable for failing to follow traffic laws. If this can be proved, then the case should be settled in a reasonable time, especially if the victim suffered a serious injury.
Slip and Fall
Another common personal injury involves a slip and fall. The question is whether the fall was completely accidental, or if negligence was a factor. A property owner is liable if someone slips and falls on their property because of a hazard. For example, failing to put out a wet floor sign beside a puddle means that the property owner would be liable if anyone injured themselves from slipping on the puddle.
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