Many people do not realize that they could very well find themselves the plaintiff in a personal injury case. If you have found that you have suffered personal harm due to someone else's negligence or reckless behavior, then there's a chance that you could sue for damages. Throughout the course of this brief article, you will learn of just a few common types of personal injury cases. If you find that you fit the description of someone who has suffered due to one of these issues, it is highly recommended that you call on the services of a professional personal injury lawyer.
Slip And Fall Cases
Slip and fall cases occur when an individual slips and falls at a business or someone's property due to the fact that the business owner or property owner did not take significant precautions to make sure that their land or business did not contain hazards that could cause someone to slip and fall. There are numerous examples of slip and fall cases, although one of the most common is the case of the lack of a wet floor sign. If a grocery store owner, for example, has an employee wash the floors of an aisle, and that employee does so, but fails to take the precaution of placing a sign cautioning customers and also fellow employees that the floor is wet, then a person who slips and falls on the wet floor can potentially sue the grocery store for damages.
In a car accident, there is usually one party who can be found to be at fault. Those who have suffered due to this driver's negligence or reckless behavior can generally collect damages if they sue under the category of a personal injury suit. Liability can be determined through a number of different avenues, but primarily through physical evidence and the accounts of witnesses who saw the accident take place.
Dog Bite Cases
If you are on public property and a person's dog bites you, you can usually sue the owner of the dog for both your medical bills and any mental trauma that took place due to this dog bite attack. There are a number of ways in which dog bite cases can be overturned, however. For example, if you were on private property without the owner's permission, then the case can sometimes be overturned and, if it is found that you were provoking the dog in some malicious manner, then the case will most likely be dropped.