Textbook Pain and Suffering
Personal injury lawsuits cover a massive swath of topics but the common theme is that the person who injured you owed you a duty of care and failed in that duty. In the interest of demonstrating what a personal injury lawsuit may look like for you, some common examples of personal injury lawsuits have been showcased below:
Though you cannot sue an animal for injuring you, if that animal is the property of a person, then it is considered a domestic animal and the owner is considered to be responsible for it. Animal attacks usually operate on the concept of strict liability: the animal could attack someone, so the necessary precautions should be taken to make sure that the animal does not attack anyone. That could be as simple as fencing in the property or training the animal not to attack, or as extreme as keeping it caged or muzzled.
An entire subtype of personal injury in and of itself, automobile accidents can be easier for you to prove that the other individual was negligent because anyone driving on the road has an implied duty to everyone else on or near the road.
Intentional torts is the name given to the subclass of personal injuries that were intentionally inflicted. Whether you are suing because of a prank gone wrong, or because you were the victim of an actual crime, intentional torts exist for victims to get some financial compensation for the damage that the perpetrator did to you on purpose.
Another field that has grown into a separate practice area, medical malpractice cases are based on the duty that all medical professionals owe their patients. If your doctor or other medical professional injured you, misdiagnosed you, or failed to properly treat you, you may have a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Premise liability is the duty that a private property owner owes you when you visit them. This could be a restaurant that fails to warn you about a wet floor, a zoo that fails to properly keep its animals a safe distance from you, or any situation in which the individual did not act to prevent any reasonable danger that may hurt you.
Any time a product is put into the stream of commerce, it must be sent with all necessary warnings printed clearly on the packaging or on accompanying instructions. If a product has some hidden defect or side effect that injures or negatively impacts you, you may have a product liability case.
When you are hired by an employer, they are responsible for your health and safety while you work under them. This could require safety equipment like helmets and reflective vests, keeping a clean workspace free of falling debris or flammable materials, or ensuring that the tools you use are not unreasonably dangerous or damaged. If you get injured as the result of a failure of your workplace to provide a reasonably safe environment, you may have a workplace accident lawsuit.
In all cases, these injuries could prevent you from working, permanently damage your body, and, in the most extreme cases, kill you.
Helping You Seek Justice
If you have been injured due to the negligence, recklessness, or intentional conduct of another person or group, you need an experienced personal injury attorney. A personal injury can not only fight for your cause in court, they can identify what potential liabilities existed that you were not protected from as well as the extent of the physical, psychological, and emotional damages you suffered as a result.
If you want to get the best possible result from your case, you’ll need the best personal injury attorney you can find. And to find the best attorney for your case, you need Attorney at Law.
At AAL we have a nationwide network of experienced attorneys and law firms with the knowledge and resources to secure the best possible outcome for your case. Additionally, all of the firms AAL partners with work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay for anything during the trial and if they don’t win your case, they get nothing.
Don’t wait, contact AAL today for a free, no-obligation consultation and begin your journey to compensation.