What To Expect In Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury law or tort law allows the injured claimant to get the compensation caused by someone else’s intentional act or carelessness. There are various situations that can result in a personal injury lawsuit. Below are some common personal injury cases:
Car Accident Cases
Majority personal injury cases in the U.S involve car accident cases. When the accident happens, it’s usually because the rules are not followed or not driving as carefully as the driver should be. A negligent driver has usually held financially liable for the injuries results in the car accident.
Medical malpractice cases are the most complex ones. Claims regarding medical malpractice arise when some healthcare specialist or doctor fails to provide reasonable or competent skilled care, and as a result, the patient gets injured.
Slip and Fall Cases
These are another common personal injury cases. Property owners or in few cases those who rent property are obliged to keep their sites free of hazards and reasonably safe so that the people do not get injured who are on property site. Of course, all injuries spur on property site will not lead to the liability. The exact nature of the legal duty of homeowner varies according to the law in the place state where the incident happened and also depends on the situation. Claims in slip and fall injury cases are based usually on the premises liability laws.
Defamation: Slander and Libel
Character defamation in form of slander or libel refers to the fact that the person may suffer the injury to his/her reputation because of untrue statements. The nature of defamation that plaintiff has proven to vary depending on who is the plaintiff and forum where the defamation statement was made. An average person just needs to prove that the untrue statement was made and the actual harm came from it. On the other hand, public figures or celebrities have to prove usually the “actual malice”. Which means that they need to prove the untrue statement that was made either with reckless disregard or intentionally to the truth of the statement.
In many cases, the dog owners are financially liable for the injuries and bites caused by the dog. The exact laws regarding owner responsibility may differ from state to state. Although, strict liability laws exist in some cases and the owner of the dog is to be held responsible for the damages done in dog bite cases even if the dog has never shown the tendency to bite or aggression in the past. In some states, there exist a “one bite” rules in which dog owners only become accountable for the personal injury damages only when there is the reason for the owner to know that their dog is prone to biting (like the previous bite history) or aggressive.
Assault and other International Torts
International torts are not like other types of personal injury cases that are caused by the carelessness or negligence but are caused when one person injures or harm the other with intent. These cases mostly involve the added aspect of the criminal case against the criminal. Which means that criminal probably face criminal charges and also the victim can file the personal injury claim in the civil court to demand the compensation for the injuries.
If in any case suffer the personal injury case, go for the expert’s advice. Pacific Attorney Group has experienced professionals who can help the claimant throughout the personal injury lawsuit.