Personal injury suits can range from anything from an auto accident to medical malpractice to slip and fall cases and everything in between. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn about just a few of the most common types of personal injury suits.
If you have fallen victim to an automobile accident, you can hold the individual responsible liable for damages, including your medical bills and any pain and suffering damage – like mental or emotional trauma – that you have suffered from due to the auto accident. It can be especially easy to prove liability if you were a pedestrian and an automobile struck you. In a great deal of such cases, the individual driving the automobile will be held liable for damages. In addition, reckless driving, distracted driving, and driving while extremely fatigued can all lead to an individual being held liable for damages if an auto accident occurs under these conditions.
There are two types of primary medical malpractice for which you can sue an individual under the category of a personal injury suit. The first type occurs when an individual falsifies his or her credentials as a physician or healthcare professional and the second type occurs when a physician or healthcare professional does not meet the standards of his or her profession.
Slip And Fall
You can sue under the category of a slip and fall case if you were in a place of business or on someone's property, and due to their carelessness, you slipped, fell, and were injured. A prime example of such a case is when an individual is mopping an aisle of a supermarket and fails to place a sign warning of the dangers of a wet floor. It is the business in question's responsibility to adequately warn customers of a potential pratfall. If an individual falls due to this matter, and finds him- or herself injured, he or she can sue as a personal injury case. In the case in question, you can usually sue the supermarket owner, as well as the building owner, if the two differ.
If you believe that you can potentially sue an individual or entity due to a personal injury, it is recommended that you contact the services of a licensed personal injury attorney or one tailored to your particular type of injury, such as a car accident attorney. A personal injury attorney can help you sort through numerous legal and insurance related issues related to your trial. Contact a business, such as Monohan & Blankenship, for more information about filing a lawsuit.