What is Classified as a Personal Injury?
Personal injury accidents are caused when someone is injured because of the negligence of another person or entity. These cases are some of the most common legal actions taken in the United States every year. There are several different incidents that can be defined as personal injury accidents. The article below explains the different types of personal injury cases.
Personal injury cases
Assault or abuse
Injuries suffered from a criminal act that included assault or abuse fall under the personal injury category. Other injuries that fall under this category include felony assault and battery, child abuse, elder abuse and neglect, and domestic violence. In these cases, you’ll have to work with the prosecutor to make sure you receive a judgement against the perpetrator
Car Accident Cases
Car accident can occur while driving a motorcycle, car, truck, SVU or any other motor vehicle and are usually caused by a carless driver. These accidents can cause an enormous disruption in your life if you’ve experienced significant injuries like broken bones, fractures, spinal cord injuries, disbursement, severe burns of traumatic brain injuries.
In dog bite cases, owners are typically held financially responsible for the bite and other injures caused by their dog. One in five dog bite victims suffer injuries severe enough to require medical attention. Dog bites are serious and can cause broken bones, fractures, internal injuries, head injuries and permanent facial disfigurement.
Wrongful death cases hold medical professionals accountable. These cases are much more tragic and the compensation for damages are usually much higher than other personal injury cases. In these cases, it is necessary to get a lawyer with specialized knowledge in wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are usually caused by medical malpractice, car accidents and nursing home negligence.
Other personal injury accidents
There are other accidents that can fall under personal injury. In these cases, negligence just has to be proven. Other personal injury accidents include:
- Alcohol related injuries
- Slip and fall injuries
- Gun accidents
- Defamation of character
- Wrongful termination
- Employee discrimination