Personal Injury is a broad area in the field of law. It’s an umbrella term that covers different cases related to injuries caused by a person or organization. These include damage done to a person’s rights, reputation, or property, whether due to negligence or intentional acts. Here are some of its most common cases:
Car Accident Cases
This is the number one personal injury case in the country, with millions of people getting injured yearly. And whether the victim is a driver, pedestrian, or passenger, they may be entitled to monetary compensation.
But first, the plaintiff’s attorney needs to prove that the defendant is responsible for the act which causes injury. For that, pieces of evidence, such as photos of the accident scene, should be presented in court. This should also include photos of the involved vehicles showing the extent of their damage.
Every detail, including skid marks, broken glass, and road debris, is crucial to the investigation. The lawyer should also present car maintenance records or road defects that may have led to the incident.
Slip and Fall Cases
If you slip and fall on another person’s property, the law subjects the owners to tort liability for resulting injuries. The case’s outcome greatly depends on whether the property owners failed to take reasonable steps in keeping their property safe for anyone who enters the premises.
To prove that the place is unsafe, the plaintiff needs to show some factors contributing to the injury. An example would be a hazardous condition that the owners could have fixed or avoided.
The plaintiff should also prove that he or she didn’t “cause” or stage the accident just to get compensation. For example, a person shouldn’t have been engaging in any harmful activity or something that prevents the property owners from protecting them in case of an emergency.
Medical Malpractice Cases
Even healthcare practitioners can make mistakes, be negligent, or fall short when providing appropriate medical care. These errors or miscalculations can cause grave injuries and even put a person’s life at risk. The different types of medical malpractice include improper treatment, surgical errors, birth injury, misdiagnosis, pharmacy errors, and failure to diagnose serious health conditions.
This can be a tough case, so the victim should have an excellent personal injury attorney with a particular focus and a lot of experience in medical malpractice claims. The lawyer needs to work with qualified medical practitioners who can properly analyze what happened during the procedure that has led to the injuries.
Contact a Lawyer Today
If you happen to experience any case that can be filed under personal injury, it’s best to seek medical attention first. And once you recover, reach out to us at Vanover, Hall & Bartley. We have lawyers who can work on personal injury cases. Give us a call, and we’ll set up an appointment with you.