Understanding Personal Injury Law

Understanding Personal Injury Law

3 Common Types Of Personal Injury Suits

Kristina Walker

If you have been harmed due to negligence, willful neglect, or due to some malicious attacks on your character, you can often file personal injury suits. Here are three common types of personal injury suits that you can file. If you believe you have been wrongfully harmed, take the time to discuss the matter with a local and trusted lawyer who specializes in personal injury law.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall cases is one of the most common types of personal injury cases. Basically, if you find that you have slipped, fallen, and come into harm while you were on someone's property or in a business that an individual or corporate entity owns, you might be able to sue them under the category of a personal injury suit. The lynch pin here is determining if the property or business owner is at fault. For example, if you are in a grocery store, and after a big cleanup, an area is not properly marked as being wet. You believe that the area is adequately dry and walk across. You slip, fall, and break your ankle. If an occasion such as this happens, you can make a personal injury lawsuit. The potential defendant didn't have to have any malicious intent, just willful neglect of the circumstances.

Defamation of Character

There are two varieties of defamation of character: slander and libel. Slander means that a person has been a mouthpiece for spreading malicious rumors about you through word of mouth. However, word of mouth usually means that the person in question has access to some form of broadcast – whether through television, radio, or even popular streaming websites – and has used the media to spearhead a campaign of lies against you. Libel is the same thing, except it exists through published words. This can take the form of a printed book, an article in a magazine, a pamphlet, or a blog; essentially anything that can be widely distributed.

Medical Malpractice

If a licensed medical professional has not provided reasonable service to you or a loved one in you or their time of need, said professional can be sued for medical malpractice. This usually means that a physician did not work to his or her fullest capacity or supplied you with false information regarding your condition, generally though willful neglect. For example, if a surgeon performs an open surgery on you and leaves a tool inside of your body, this can constitute medical malpractice.

For more information on personal injury, talk to a lawyer.


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Understanding Personal Injury Law

After I got into an accident a few years ago, I realized that I needed to hire an attorney, and fast. I didn't know how to proceed through the course of the investigation by my insurance company, so I searched the area for a personal injury lawyer who could help. I was really impressed with how intelligent my lawyer was and how hard he worked to make things right with my case. After a few months, my lawsuit was settled, and I really felt like I couldn't have done it without him. This blog is all about understanding personal injury law and the benefits of working with a lawyer.