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What type of injury claims do we handle

1 Aug 2017

It can be a very stressful and worrying time when you get injured. Your emotions might be all over the place and you are confused about what steps you should take. Thankfully, there are many personal injury lawyers here to help you such as those from the Raiser & Kenniff Law Group. You might be wondering, however, what types of personal injury claims they handle. The law firm handles all of the most common types of personal injury cases. Tort law, also known as personal injury law, is what allows for a plaintiff to get compensated for injuries caused because of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence. This can happen through a variety of scenarios. Below are some of the more common types of personal injury claims.

Car Accidents

The most common type of personal injury claim comes from car accidents. When a car accident occurs, it is usually as a result of someone not following all of the rules of the road. Careless drivers can typically be held responsible for injuries caused to the other driver or passengers in an accident that they caused. There are exceptions to this, however. There are some states that follow “no fault” laws which injured people in car accidents have to get compensation through their own insurance companies unless the injuries were deemed “serious”.

Medical Malpractice

A medical malpractice personal injury claim is one where a health care provider or doctor fails to provide their patient with reasonably skilled care and it results in an injury to the patient. These types of cases are very complex and a highly competent lawyer will be needed to have any chance at winning this type of case.

Slip And Falls

Cases involving slip and falls are another very common type of personal injury claim. Anyone who owns property has a legal duty to keep their premises safe and free from hazardous conditions. However, not every injury that occurs on someone’s premises is due to the owner’s negligence. The extent of the owner’s legal duties once someone has been injured will depend on various factors including the laws where it took place and the surrounding situation that led to the injury.

Defamation Of Character

Libel and slander is where a person suffers an injury to their reputation that affects their personal life or business because of untrue statements told by someone. This type of personal injury case needs a lot of evidence to support what statements were made and how the negative statements harmed you financially. Typically, a plaintiff must be able to prove “actual malice” in order to win a defamation of character case. The statement needs to be proven untrue and that it was made intentionally or with a blatant disregard to the truth.

Dog Bites

In many of the dog bite cases, the owners of the animal are financially responsible for the bites and other injuries that were cause by their dog. The exact laws regarding dog bite cases will vary from state to state. In certain instances, there are strict liability rules that exist and the dog’s owner will be liable for any dog bite damages even if the dog has never shown any aggression before. Some states follow a “one bite” rule. This rule states that owners will only become responsible for personal injury damages if their dog has bitten someone before.

No matter how you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, a reputable personal injury attorney can work with you to put a case together. They will review all of the information you have and discuss with you the options you have and if you have enough to form a personal injury case or not. If you are injured, it is important to get the compensation that you are rightly owed.

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