Common Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

Personal Injury Cases

Common Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

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Personal injury or tort law allows an injured person to acquire compensation for the harm caused by the wrongful, negligent, or intentional actions of another. There are a wide variety of situations which can give rise to valid personal injury claims. However, it’s critical to understand that not all types of injuries result in legal liability.

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Car Accident Lawsuits

Car accidents result in the greatest number of personal injury lawsuits in the United States. Generally, accidents occur because someone doesn’t drive carefully or follow the rules of the road. Careless drivers can be held responsible for injuries resulting from a car accident. There are exceptions to this in “no fault” states. In these states, the drivers need to collect from their own insurance companies except when they suffer serious injuries.

Slip and Fall Lawsuits

Property owners have a legal duty to keep their properties free of hazards and reasonably safe. In some situations, people renting the property have the same responsibilities. This is so that others on the property do not suffer an accident. You should know that every injury occurring on a property will not automatically lead to liability. Landowner’s legal duty can vary depending on the law of the place and individual situations.

Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice lawsuits involve negligence on the part of a health care professional or the doctor. This is usually during the course of providing treatment when the actions fall below the appropriate medical standard of care resulting in a person getting injured. However, it’s crucial to understand that just because you get a bad result during your treatment, you cannot file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Dog Bite Injuries

Dog owners, in most cases, are financially responsible for any injuries, including bites caused by their dogs. The exact nature of dog bite and animal injury laws vary according to the state. Some states follow the strict liability rule. In this case, a dog owner is liable for injuries and damages even if the dog never showed any signs of aggression in the past.

There is also the ‘one bite’ rule followed by some states. In this the dog owner is responsible for personal injury damages only when they have reasons to believe their dog may be prone to biting or aggressive.

Intentional Torts Including Assault and Battery

Intentional torts are not based on accidents as a result of carelessness and negligence unlike other popular types of personal injury lawsuits. These occur when one person injures or harms other on purpose.


Defamation is a term used for injuring the reputation of another person by using statements that are untrue in nature. These are usually in the form of slander or libel.

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