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Personal injury law (also known as tort law) allows an injured plaintiff to get compensation when someone else’s negligent or intentional act caused the plaintiff harm. There are a variety of different situations that can give rise to a personal injury case, although not every situation in which someone is injured is going to lead to liability.
Let’s take a look at some of the most common types of personal injury and then we’ll talk about why it’s important to come to Injury Rehabilitation Specialists first before seeking an attorney:
Car Accident Cases
Car accidents spur the most personal injury cases in the United States. When an accident happens, usually it’s because someone isn’t following the rules of the road, or driving as carefully as he or she should be. A careless driver can (usually) be held financially and responsible for injuries stemming from a car accident. Exceptions do exist in dozens or so “no fault” cases, where drivers have to collect from their own insurers except in cases of “serious” injury. An Aurora personal injury attorney can help.
Medical malpractice claims can arise when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care, and a patient is injured as a result.
Medical malpractice cases are some of the most complex types.
Slip and Fall Cases
Slip and fall cases are another very common type of personal injury case. Property owners (or, in some cases, those who are renting property) have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards so that people who are on the property do not become injured. Of course, not all injuries that occur on the property will lead to liability. The exact nature of a landowner’s legal duty varies depending on the situation and according to the law in place in the state where the injury occurred.
Aurora personal injury attorneys say that slip and fall injury claims are usually based on premises of liability laws.
Defamation Libel and Slander
Defamation of character in the form of libel or slander refers to the fact that a person can suffer an injury to his or her reputation as a result of untrue statements. The exact nature of what defamation plaintiff must prove will vary depending on who the plaintiff is, and the forum where the statement was made. The average person usually just needs to prove that an untrue negative statement was made and that actual harm (financial loss) came from it. Celebrities or public figures, on the other hand, usually need to prove “actual malice.” This means they need to prove that the untrue statement was made either intentionally or with reckless disregard to the truth of the statement.
In most cases, the owners of the dog are financially responsible for bites and other injuries caused by the dog. The exact laws on owner responsibility do vary from state to state, though. In some cases, strict liability rules exist and the dog owner is going to be liable for dog bite damages even if the dog has never shown any aggression or propensity to bite in the past. In other states, “one bite” rules exist, in which owners only become responsible for personal injury damages once there is a reason for those owners to know their dog is aggressive or prone to biting (like a previous history of bites).
Assault, Battery, and Other Intentional Torts
Unlike most other types of personal injury claims, intentional torts are not based on accidents caused by negligence or carelessness, but rather when one person harms or injures another with intent. These cases always involve the added aspect of a criminal case against the perpetrator. For example, when one person physically attacks another, he or she will probably face criminal charges. Additionally, the victim can file a personal injury lawsuit in civil court and demand compensation for the injuries
So now you know the various types of personal injuries that can result in lawsuits, however, if your intent on suing the other party for your victimization at least find out what’s going on with your health and physical well-being and get to the bottom of what your costs incurred will be as a result of the trauma from an accident or personal injury and then seek an attorney, we can refer you to one if needed, and start the process of civil litigation. It’s the wise choice if the legal route is your end goal.
Please, before you go and hire an Aurora personal injury attorney please contact your friends and helpful staff at Injury Rehabilitation Specialists and get the care you deserve right away.