Types of Personal Injury Cases

A personal injury case allows an injured person to receive compensation when someone else did an intentional act that caused harm. Several situations can lead to a valid personal injury claim but it doesn’t have to automatically be referred to as a legal liability.

In most personal injury cases, the matter is resolved before a lawsuit is filed. Consultation with a personal injury attorney is important to ensure fair compensation. During my consultation at the Tampa Bay law office I was referred to, my injury lawyer gave me the confidence I needed to pursue a lawsuit. Here are the different types of personal injury cases:

Medical Malpractice

This type of personal injury case occurs when a doctor or other health care professional provides the patient with treatment that is below the required medical standards and the patient is injured. However, it is important to note that a negative result after treatment doesn’t equal malpractice.

Medical malpractice cases might be difficult to win because most medical professionals are strongly protected by their union. The few cases won were as a result of a doctor’s negligence while treating a patient. The challenge of winning a medical malpractice case is convincing the jury that the doctor did not treat the patient to his/her best ability.

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Slip and Fall Cases

Slip and fall cases are mostly due to negligence by property owners. Owners must keep their premises safe and free of hazards. To avoid people who are renting the property from getting injured. The liability will vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and according to the law of the state, you are living in.

For you to win a slip and fall case, you need to prove that the property owner’s liability for an unsafe environment. There will only be a case if the injury occurred as a result of someone’s carelessness. Or if indeed someone is responsible for your injuries. Another way to hold the party responsible for injuries is by proving that the property owner recognized the dangerous condition and failed to repair or remove the danger.

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Dog Bites

Dog owners are responsible for bites caused by their dogs in most cases. The laws on the owner’s responsibility will vary from state to state. There is usually “one bite” and “strict” liability in a dog bite case. The “One bite” rule occurs when an owner is aware that the dog is dangerous or prone to biting.

For this case, the aim is to know if the owner took any precautions based on that knowledge. “strict” liability means that the owner is responsible whether he/she did anything to prevent the incident or not, as long as the injured person was not trespassing or did not provoke the dog. What the owner did or did not do is irrelevant in the “strict” liability rule.