There are almost as many personal injury claims as to the types of possible injuries that lead to them. Each of these cases is often unique and will require proof of different legal elements to establish the fault of the defendant.
Some of the common types of personal injury cases include the following:
Brain and spinal cord:
These cases can involve the most debilitating kinds of injuries. The injuries involved here can arise due to a wide range of wrongful or negligent acts including car accidents, playground incidents, and medical negligence, to name a few. The proof involved in cases like this would usually include medical expert depositions and a lot of medical evidence.
Fires cause severe damage in the US every year. They can arise from several incidents, including electrical surges and shorts. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, electrical fires account for more than 5,300 home fires, 100 injuries and at least 40 deaths every year. In many of these cases, severe injuries will be caused due to the negligence of an inspector, the building supervisor, or faulty installation.
Under Florida laws, an animal owner will be responsible for injuries caused if their animal bites another person. Although many states have a “first bite” rule that limits liability for an animal that has never bitten anyone before, Florida laws are different. An animal owner in Florida will be strictly liable if their animal bites you, even if that was the first incident of the kind. You might be able to file a lawsuit against the owner and against their homeowner’s insurance, if applicable.
These can be some of the most devastating kinds of personal injury cases. We often trust medical personnel with our lives and wellbeing so it can be hard to take when they act negligently and harm you instead. A negligent mistake by a nurse that administers the wrong drugs to you can leave you fighting for your life. You can file a medical malpractice claim to recover damages for the injury done to you.
Car accident & motorcycle accident:
Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles frequently happen in the US. In 2017 alone, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles recorded over 258,000 auto accidents. Over 100,000 of these accidents led to injury and cost almost 2,000 people their lives. Often, these accidents are caused by negligent or reckless driving, drunk driving, or simple driver error. Whatever the cause of the crash, they usually have a long-lasting impact. You can file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other loss you have suffered in the accident.
Product defect cases occur because a manufacturer of goods has failed to ensure that the assets pass accepted the standard of safety. If you have been injured due to a defective car part, or any other defective product, you can file a claim for compensation. You would often need experts to show that the product was harmful and unsuitable for use. Once you can prove this, you can recover compensation for the emotional distress you have suffered and any medical or other bills you have incurred.
These kinds of personal injury cases are more common than most think. And they are often more severe than people imagine. If you have suffered injury in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to sue. In many cases, these injuries could have been avoided if the property owner had not neglected to repair a hazardous situation.
It is often a terrible thing to lose a loved one. When you lose them due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another person, it becomes a needless tragedy. As a survivor of a person that has been wrongfully killed, you can seek compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one. You can file a claim to recover compensation for funeral costs, loss of companionship, and even the loss of household income that comes with the death.