A personal injury case occurs when someone is injured due to someone else’s negligent or intentional act. During the case, the injured person is trying to receive monetary compensation for their injuries. There are a variety of different personal injury cases that can be brought on. Here are four of the most common types of personal injury cases.
Car accidents account for most of the personal injury cases in the United States. Typically, when an auto accident occurs, it is because someone wasn’t following the rules of the road. This makes the accident a result of negligence or careless actions, hence making it a personal injury case. Victims can receive compensation for injuries as well as their emotional suffering as a result.
All medical professionals have a legal obligation to hold up to the proper standard of care when caring for patients. If this standard of care is breached, that means the medical professional acted negligently. If this negligence directly leads to a worsened condition or injuries, then it becomes an issue of medical malpractice.
Slip & Fall
While some slip and falls occur as complete accidents, others can be personal injury cases. A slip and fall becomes a personal injury case when it was someone’s negligence that led to the fall. For example, if a business forgets to put down a wet floor sign and someone slips, it can be the fault of the business. In nursing homes, if a resident slips and fall because they weren’t being properly watched or cared for, this can also lead to a personal injury case.
Typically, when a dog attacks someone, the fault is automatically placed on the owner. Some states have strict liability laws that put the fault on the owner regardless of whether or not the dog showed previous signs of aggression. In other states, there is a “one bite” rule which means that owners aren’t responsible until their dog shows a history of aggression.
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