There are many different situations that could happen to a person that could give rise to a personal injury case. Not every single situation is going to lead to liability, but in some cases this could be the matter. Personal injury law is a type of law that allows an injured person to get compensation when someone’s negligent actions caused harm to that person. But what are some of the most common types of personal injury cases you may see?
Car Accident Cases: Among the most common of personal injury cases lies the car accident cases. They actually account for the most personal injury cases in the United States. When these accidents occur, often times it is due to the fact that someone is not following the rules of the road or driving as carefully as they’re supposed to. Careless drivers are typically held responsible for injuries sustained by another party, except for the rare case that you fall in a “no fault” state, where drivers have to collect from their own insurers to an extent.
Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice cases are actually among the most complex types of cases. They can arise when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care to a patient.
Slip and Fall Cases: Property owners and those who are renting property (in some cases) have a legal duty to keep their premises safe from hazards to keep people on the property safe from injury. However, the exact nature of a landowner’s legal duty will vary based on the situation and according to the law in place in the state where the injury has occurred.
Dog Bites: In many cases, the owners of a dog will be financially responsible for bites and other injuries caused to people by them. The exact laws will vary from state to state. This could include the fact that strict liability rules could exist and the dog owner will be liable for dog bite damages even if the dog has never shown any aggression or propensity to bite in the past. Or, in other cases, a “one bite” rule exists. This refers to the case where an owner will become responsible for personal injury damages once there is a reason for those owners to know that their dog is aggressive of prone to biting.
School-related Accidents: To ensure that students are constantly receiving adequate protection from accidental injuries on school grounds, the courts place a legal duty of care upon school administrators and teachers. This duty of care includes providing a safe environment for students and doing everything reasonably possible to protect their students from foreseeable harm, injury, or death. A school’s negligence makes it responsible for the injured student’s damages.
If you believe that you may be victim to a personal injury case, then you may want to seek the guidance of a lawyer who will be on your side in any one of these situations. At MDL, we have experience with various types of personal injuries and can get you the compensation you deserve!