6 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

6 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Have you recently been injured due to the negligence of another person? Have you been forced to let the medical bills pile up due to the injuries that you have sustained? If so, you’re not alone. There are many types of personal injury cases that can occur, leaving people in your exact position.

Whenever that happens, you need to seek the compensation that you’re entitled to. That’s where a personal injury lawyer can come in handy.

See below for a list of the different types of personal injury cases and what they involve. If your situation applies to any of the following, hire a lawyer to get the money you deserve.

1. Slip and Fall

The title of this personal injury case is pretty self-explanatory. It applies to any situation in which a person slipped and fell, regardless of whether it was on public or private property. 

Maybe you were visiting a grocery store and slipped on a wet surfaced where a worker had just mopped but didn’t put up a wet floor sign. Perhaps you were injured slipping on the work floor of your job. Whatever the case might be, you need to seek compensation.

Give State Law Group a call. We’ll listen to your story and help you determine who was at fault for your injury. After that, we’ll help you calculate the settlement amount that you should be looking for.

2. Dog Bites

Again, another type of personal injury case with a straightforward name. This applies to any case where a person was bitten by a dog and suffered an injury of any kind. 

Many of these cases go unreported because of the consequences the injured person thinks will follow. For example, if you were bitten by your brother’s dog, you might avoid seeking compensation because you’re afraid they’ll have to pay out of pocket.

But that isn’t the case. More often than not, the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance policy will try to settle with the injured person(s). Don’t hold out on the compensation and medical attention you need just because you’re afraid of how it will affect someone else.

3. Medical Malpractice

Imagine the horror of learning that you or a loved one experienced health complications due to the negligence of the doctor that was taking care of you. Unfortunately, this is more common than it should be.

It’s (tragically) more common on serious matters, such as surgery. In fact, statistics show that surgery is the 2nd most common form of medical malpractice. Some other forms of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to treat a patient
  • Prescribing the wrong drugs to patients
  • Childbirth injuries
  • Misdiagnosis

The list goes on and on. If you’re experiencing complications from treatment that you received, call a personal injury lawyer right away.

4. Car Accidents

Sadly, there are numerous ways that you might be involved in a car accident. Statistics are showing that the odds of getting in a car accident are climbing year after year. It’s important that you know your rights and when you should seek out compensation for your case.

You can seek compensation for any car accident in which you were not the driver at fault. Perhaps you were a biker that was hit by an oncoming car. Maybe you were sideswiped and pushed off the road. Perhaps you were hit by a car that ran a red light. You might’ve been a passenger in an Uber or Lyft driver’s car who was hit (this is referred to as a rideshare accident).

Whatever the case might be, car accidents can produce some of the largest financial setbacks. Things like car repairs, medical bills, and loss of wages can start to pile up. Not to mention the risk of long-term disabilities or permanent injuries.

You must seek out compensation for your case. Hire a lawyer to help build evidence and back those insurance companies into a corner. 

5. Assault or Battery

Tragically, this is a relatively common type of personal injury case. It applies to any case in which someone was physically or emotionally harmed by another person on purpose. 

Generally speaking, these will also involve a criminal case, as the guilty party faces further penalties and consequences for their actions. For example, if a man hits their wife, they’ll face domestic abuse charges.

That doesn’t interfere with your compensation, however. You’ll be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to get the compensation that you’re entitled to. Your personal injury lawyer will help you navigate this entire process.

6. Negligence

If you were to combine all of these different personal injury cases, most of them would stem from another party’s carelessness lack of attention to detail. 

If you feel like negligence was a key factor in your injury, then you need to hire a lawyer right away. They’ll help you assess who was at fault and give you insight on how to pursue compensation from them.

For example, if a faulty car part led to your vehicle breaking down and leading to an accident, you could seek compensation for the manufacturer’s negligence. The argument can be made that their lack of quality control led to your injuries.

Compare These Types of Personal Injury Cases to Your Situation

If any of the above types of personal injury cases seem similar to the injuries that you sustained, be sure to hire a trusted personal injury lawyer to help you seek compensation for your losses.

Don’t worry about paying those expenses in the short term. You can apply for pre-settlement funding to give yourself more peace of mind until the settlement is finalized.

Be sure to browse our website for more articles on personal injury cases, as well as many other topics that you will find helpful.

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