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Personal Injury Cases

PERSONAL INJURY FLSES occur when a person suffers an injury due to another person’s negligence. There are three categories that personal injury cases fit into:

  • Careless misconduct is the most common type of personal injury
  • Reckless action is a more severe form of negligence (an accident caused by an intoxicated driver would be an example of a reckless action)
  • Intentional misconduct is the most severe type of personal injury (injury caused by someone with road rage)

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While there are many types of personal injury, the most common fall into one of the following categories:

Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury accidents. For example…

  • Auto accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Uber/Lyft accidents

Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider, typically a physician, injures a patient through substandard medical care. These cases can be scientifically complex and may require expert medical witnesses. Some examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical error
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose a dangerous condition
  • Improper prescriptions

Product Liability
Product liability claims are unique and typically arise when someone suffers injury from an unreasonably dangerous consumer product. The injured party does not have to be the person who purchased the product; however, you must prove that the product contained one of the following three types of defects:

  1. A design defect
  2. A manufacturing defect
  3. Inadequate warnings about the dangers of the product.

Wrongful Death
Personal injury claims that result in the victim dying from the injury.

Workplace Accidents
Workers’ compensation insurance covers most workplace injuries.

Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents typically occur when a person is injured with a slip or fall in a business or public establishment (or even a private home).

Animal Bites and Attacks
Dog bites are the most common type of personal injury cases involving animal bites and attacks.

Other Types of Personal Injury Cases
As mentioned, there are countless types of personal injury claims and cases. Some other types of personal injury include, but are not limited to:

  • Burn injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Civil battery
  • Whiplash
  • Food poisoning
  • Aviation accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Child injury cases
  • Mass torts (for example asbestos exposure)

The types of damages in personal injury cases include medical expenses, lost earnings, out-of-pocket expenses, mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and several similar types of damages.

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