A personal injury law case is pursued when an entity or a person is held liable for injuring someone else. When the plaintiff wins a personal injury case, the defendant usually has to pay for lost wages and medical costs, as well as other expenses. Also, the plaintiff may have to pay more money because he or she has ruined the injured person’s quality of life.
Since a person can be injured just about anywhere and doing pretty much anything, personal injury law recognizes that there are many different kinds of personal injury cases. If the injury was due to the negligence of some person or entity, then the injured party has the right to file a personal injury claim against them.
Many personal injury cases involve transportation. While injuries are sometimes caused by an accident where each party is equally at fault, there are other times when one party is primarily responsible. For example, if one driver crashes into another person’s car because he or she was texting or otherwise distracted, speeding, or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, that driver is likely at fault for the accident and may be the basis for a personal injury claim from the injured party.
If it is found that the person who caused the accident acted improperly than he or she can be held liable for causing the accident and also convicted of causing the injuries that resulted.
Another common type of personal injury involves people who have slipped and fallen. Many people will file a case if they were injured because unsafe conditions caused them to move. For example, unsound floors, wet floors, or uneven ground are some things that could be the cause of such accidents, injuries, and subsequent lawsuits.
That’s why you will see “Wet Floor” signs all over the place when a building is cleaning its floors. In addition to warning their customers about any potential hazard, the owners of the building want to make sure that they won’t be considered liable if an injury occurs.
Personal injury lawsuits don’t just include the physical harm that may result from an auto accident or a “slip and fall” type of event. Personal injuries may also encompass civil rights violations, patent infringement and even some forms of corporate malfeasance.
No matter how you are injured, talk to a personal injury lawyer. An attorney may be able to help you with many different types of cases, from catastrophic accidents to dog bites.