5 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

5 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury law, also known as “tort” law, lets a person who was injured due to someone else’s negligence receive compensation for the injuries/harm that they endured. The field can be very broad, and there are many different incidents that can lead to a valid personal injury claim. Read on to learn about some of the most common personal injury claims.

Car Accident Injury

If a person was in a car accident and not at fault, they may be able to seek compensation for any injuries that were a result of the accident. The person filing the claim, also known as the plaintiff, will require documentation in order to successfully receive compensation. Insurance information, police reports, medical bills, lost wage/income information and medical records are all important to show the details of the accident and the severity of the injuries/loss.

Medical Malpractice

If someone suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor/medical provider or received any unsuitable treatment, they may be eligible to receive compensation. Medical malpractice claims must prove that the doctor/medical provider was negligent or engaged in inappropriate behavior while treating the patient. Medical malpractice claims can include misdiagnosis, improper treatment, errors during surgery, medication and pharmacy inaccuracies, mistakes made during the delivery of a child, and failure to diagnose cancer or other serious health conditions.

Product Liability

If a person is injured while using a defective product, he or she may be entitled to seek compensation for injuries.  Dangerous and defective products can cause serious injuries. Examples of harmful products include dangerous drugs, food, and consumer products or defective vehicle parts and medical devices.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall claims are another very common type of personal injury case. Persons injured due to a slip and fall on public or private property may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Property owners are legally obligated to keep their premises safe and free of hazards to prevent others who are on the property from sustaining injury. While not all incidents that happen on a property will lead to a personal injury case, many may receive compensation if the property was deemed dangerous.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims are one of the most serious types of personal injury cases.  Wrongful death claims involve the death of a person due to the negligence of someone else. Most wrongful death suits come about due to automobile accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, or the use of a defective or dangerous product.

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