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The Most Common Personal Injury Cases

February 26, 2016

Personal injury cases are a dime a dozen, affecting every US state on a daily basis. In whichever state you live in, every passing day will mean another injury or death that leads to a personal injury case file. There are so many because there is a wide range of possible causes for these accidents: car accidents, four-wheeler accidents, boating accidents, slips and falls, animal bites, and the list goes on. Any of these accidents can be caused by negligence; when that is the case, it is a personal injury case. Here we will describe some of the personal injury cases that happen the most often. If one of the situations described below happens to you or one of your loved ones, the best course of action may be to file a personal injury case.

Slip and fall cases

Slip and fall cases often happen when a property owner or property renter, (particularly a business), does not do their legal duty to keep their property safe and hazard-free. If they have neglected to do this and someone is injured because of it, they are legally at fault and, therefore, are required to handle the financial aspects of the injuries gained from the slip and fall. The logic behind this is that the property owner failed to fulfil their duty to make an environment suitable and safe for their customers to function within.

Slip and fall cases are not black and white, of course. Each case is drastically different, unable to be defined solely by the criteria above. Discerning who should be held liable is often tricky. With slip and fall cases, in particular, the details can make a huge impact. That is why it is important that, if injured in a slip and fall case, you document all the details you can. This is so you can prove that the property owner’s neglect is the reason the accident happened.

Vehicle Accidents

While most personal injury cases are filed due to a car accident, other vehicles are also often the problem. No matter the kind of vehicle, if the driver was at fault then it probably was due to rule-breaking while driving or not practicing enough caution. The driver who caused the accident should be financially responsible for the medical expenses incurred for treatment of any injuries caused by the accident.

The difficult aspect of vehicle accidents is insurance policies. There are insurance policies for car insurance called ‘no-fault’ policies, which can hinder the driver from being held responsible. That being said, loopholes always exist. If this is the case with your personal injury claim, then it’s important to note that in the case of a serious injury, the driver with this kind of policy can still be held financially responsible for the accident.

Animal Bites

Generally dogs are to blame for any animal bite cases. The dog’s owner is nearly always financially responsible for the injuries incurred, no matter what the animal’s past tendencies were. When someone reports a dog biting them, it goes on record and, therefore, will help authorities decide in the future if the dog is safe to be around people. Be sure always to document the case clearly and in a detailed manner to protect yourself and the dog’s neighbors.

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