When another person does something illegal against another person, there is an option to file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party. Typically, these kinds of cases cover things that are not crimes against the state, but rather are acts that are either intentional, careless, or both that harm another person. This may sound like a broad definition, and it is because these kinds of cases take on many forms and cover many different circumstances. Understanding the different types of personal injury cases can help you understand what your rights are should they ever happen to you.
The most common kind of personal injury case begins as a result of an automobile accident. If a person sustains an injury as a result of a car accident and the other driver is found to be at fault, and sometimes even if not, there are grounds for a lawsuit. Medical malpractice is another common form of personal injury case that results from a doctor or other medical professional causing harm to another due to mistreatment or otherwise careless practices.
Slip and fall cases happen as a result of the failure of a business to warn others about potential risks in their environments and an injury is sustained as a result. Despite regulations of such things, this does occur commonly in storefronts both large and small. Defamation, which can be further broken down into libel and slander, is the injury to one’s reputation based on the malicious lies of another. Finally, pet owners are responsible for the actions of their pets and therefore injuries related to them, such as dog bites, are grounds for a personal injury case as well.
Ultimately, the goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to obtain compensation and coverage for medical expenses that occur as the result of the negligent or malicious act of another. Other forms of harm, such as assault or battery, typically fall under criminal law, although may have a civil element to them. If you or someone you know is involved in one of these types of situations, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help you win your personal case and see justice for you. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call us at (813) 872-0929.