One definition of a personal injury case is someone receiving an injury as a direct or indirect result of the negligence of another person. With this in mind, there are several instances that could fit under the description of a personal injury. The following are the three most common types of personal injury cases.
A car accident is one of the most familiar cases where people choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. There are many different laws surrounding car accidents, and these regulations differ by state. For Maryland in particular, there are strict stipulations about contributory negligence, where the person injured cannot be compensated unless if they were even partially at fault for their injuries. But that should not discourage you from seeking legal advice to see if you should file a claim for your injuries.
Another large category under personal injury cases is medical malpractice. There are numerous types of injuries that can result from medical malpractice, but it all boils down to whether the doctor breached the standard of care that is expected of all medical professionals. When a mistake is made in a medical procedure whether it is in nursing, surgery, medication, childbirth and more, then it can sometimes be difficult to determine if it was medical malpractice.
Slip & Fall
Not everyone thinks of a slip and fall as grounds for a personal injury case. However, there are many instances where a person can injure themselves from a fall that was not their fault. Often the property owner is to blame for a slip and fall if their negligence led to conditions that would have caused the fall. For example, a restaurant employee could have mopped the floor of the restroom and failed to put up a wet floor sign. This is why if you are injured because of a slip and fall, then it is important to document the circumstances surrounding your fall.
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