Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury refers to damage that is caused to an individual’s body, mind, or emotions after they are involved in an accident caused through another person’s negligence, oversight, misconduct, etc. A lawsuit can be brought against the person or persons responsible for causing the action that led to the trauma, injury, or damage.
Personal injury lawsuits do not refer to property or objects owned by the injured party. Instead, personal injury claims refer to the trauma or damage suffered in terms of medical bills incurred, surgery expenses resulting from the accident, costs incurred in consulting with a doctor to manage mental illness, etc. Claims can also be made on altered lifestyle changes or loss of quality of life the individual lived prior to the incident or accident.
What are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims?
Personal injury claims can be made on injuries that have caused damage to the plaintiff or the individual who suffered harm. However, in cases where negligence, recklessness, or misconduct cannot be proven, no monetary compensation can be claimed.
Some common types of personal injury claims are described below:
Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents
Personal injury claims most commonly arise when negligent or reckless driving leads to accidents causing physical injuries, mental trauma, and in some cases disability. However, car and motor vehicle accidents need to be evaluated further to understand the category of claim that can be filed. This is because there are states where careless driving may not lead to a personal injury case due to the existence of a no-fault clause. Personal injury protection is a form of car insurance that is paid out regardless of the negligence or oversight by the driver.
Further, some accidents may be resolved through settlements and not necessarily need a lawsuit.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slipping and falling after walking around inside a store because you failed to see a jutting floor tile? If you can prove negligence of the shop owner, a personal injury claim could be made. Owners of property or those who rent out space are legally bound to follow rules to ensure the property is not hazardous. However, the liabilities may differ from state to state and thus, personal injury claims will also differ.
If somebody spreads a falsehood about an individual, or slanders him or her, it can cause damage to the individual’s reputation. The damage could be temporary or permanent, depending on the extent of lies. A personal injury claim can be made if the individual can claim that a falsehood or a lie was indeed propagated.
Dog owners are responsible for their pets. If a pet dog bites, it is the owner’s legal liability, even if the dog has no known history of aggression. Liability laws differ from state to state, and some states also have a one-bite rule.
In some instances though, dog bite injury cases are taken very seriously, and the liability rests with the owner.
Bring In The Professionals
Regardless of the types of personal injury cases and claims, it makes sense to contact a personal injury lawyer when considering one. Personal injury cases can be complicated at times and may need more thorough understanding of the subject.
At Legal Rights Advocates, PLLC, we help clients considering a personal injury claim, aiding a better understanding of the process and their own case. Our team of attorneys, over the years, has helped countless clients understand personal injury better, including their personal injury claims to file.
If you are interested in learning more, call us at (855) 254-7841 for immediate assistance.
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