Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law, which is formally known as tort law, allows an injured party to recover compensation when they have been injured by someone else’s negligence or intentional act. There are many different situations that can lead to someone sustaining a personal injury. There are certain situations that commonly lead to personal injury cases that you should be familiar with in the event that you are involved in an accident.
Car accidents result in the vast majority of personal injury cases across the United States. Personal injuries can easily be sustained by victims as a result of drivers being distracted, not following the rules of the road or behaving recklessly behind the wheel. In most personal injury cases stemming from car accidents, the injured person can recover compensation for their medical expenses, continuing treatment, vehicle damage, pain and suffering and other damages from the driver at fault. The only exception is in no fault states, where the individual is required to go through their own auto insurance to get compensation.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall cases are also common when it comes to personal injury cases. Lawsuits come about when a person suffers an injury after slipping and falling on someone else’s property. Property owners are legally obligated to keep their premises safe and hazard-free so that anyone visiting or passing through doesn’t sustain an injury. However, not all injuries occurring on a property can result in a lawsuit. Generally, whether it does depends on state laws, the specific situation and the location where the person became injured.
Premises liability cases are somewhat related to slip and fall as those types of cases fall under that category. However, there are a number of situations that fall under the area of premises liability, including snow and ice accidents, fires, swimming pool accidents, dog bites, poor maintenance on premises, leaks and flooding and more. Premises owners have an obligation to provide proper maintenance to their property with the safety of all people who may enter that property to ensure that no one suffers an injury.
Insurance Defense/Insurance Disputes
Insurance defense involves disputes between insurance companies and policy holders and include a number of things, including situations that can result in injury or illness. Asbestos litigation is one example, but generally, insurance defense and insurance disputes are typically civil in nature. For instance, an insurance dispute can arise where the insurer refuses a person’s claim and says that it isn’t covered by their insurance policy. In many cases, the issue arises due to an error on the part of the insurer or when fraud is suspected.
Our law firm has dedicated itself to protecting the rights of anyone involved in a personal injury matter or insurance dispute for more than 15 years. We have the necessary experience and careful, hands-on approach that you need to get satisfactory and fair results and will help you get back on your feet as well. Contact our law offices at your earliest convenience to discuss your case.