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6 Common Kinds of Personal Injury Cases

November 30, 2021
Joseph Discepola

Personal injury law enables the injured party to claim compensation for the harm caused by the other party’s wrongful conduct (an act of negligence). Various situations can give rise to a personal injury claim.  However, just because you suffer an injury does not mean someone else is responsible.  Therefore, it is vital to understand the legal context in which your injury occurred.

Following are the common kinds of personal injury cases:

Motor Vehicle Accident Cases

Motor vehicle accidents make up the majority of personal injury cases in the United States. Usually, an accident happens when someone is not paying attention or following the rules of the road, including, those designed to ensure everyone’s safety.  When a driver fails to pay attention or follow the rules of the road, that negligent driver will usually be held financially responsible for causing injuries to other people involved in the accident.

Slip or Trip and Fall Cases (Premises Liability)

Slip or trip and fall cases the second most common type of personal injury case. As a general rule, property owners are legally responsible for maintaining their premises in a reasonably safe condition.  Property owners are in the best position to protection other people who enter and/or exit their property, and therefore they can be held liable for injuries that occur due to a negligent condition.  However, the property owner typically has to have actual or constructive notice of the condition to be held responsible.

Medical Malpractice Cases

A medical malpractice injury claim may arise when the medical care provider deviates from the standard of care, which results in an injury (often catastrophic) to the patient. However, it is vital to remember that a bad outcome from medical treatment doesn’t necessarily mean that malpractice was committed.  Every person’s body is different.  Medical history, age, lifestyle, and other comorbidities can affect an outcome.  There are usually inherent risks and/or side effects related to medical care and treatment. Therefore, it is essential to consult with a medical malpractice attorney to better understand whether you have a potential claim.

Nursing Home Negligence Cases

A nursing home negligence claim may arise when the nursing home through its staff, nurses, etc. violate a resident’s rights or act negligently, that either or in conjunction result in an injury or death to the resident.  There is a set of specific statutes in Florida that govern the process for seeking redress against the nursing home.  Therefore, it is essential to consult with an attorney how is well versed and experienced in handling nursing home cases to better understand whether you or your loved one has a potential claim.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is any type of personal injury claim that results in death. It can be from a motor vehicle accident, a negligently maintained business or property, a negligent medical care provider, a defective product, or negligent security.  In Florida, there is a Wrongful Death Statute that governs who may recover on behalf of the deceased and the damages that are available to the estate and the survivors.

About us

If you are looking for a lawyer who is available to you, responds quickly, and will handle all aspects of your case in the pursuit of justice for your injury, then, contact JPD Injury Law today.  We handle all categories of personal injury cases throughout Florida, majorly focusing on the issues in the tri-country areas- Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. Our practice areas include catastrophic injury, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accident, premises liability, defective product, and cruise ship injury cases. To know more, contact us at our phone number (844) JPD-I-LAW or write to us at our email