Types of Personal Injury
Personal injury law and personal injury lawsuits is an area of legal practice that is specifically designed to get justice for people who have been harmed by another person’s actions. It addresses issues of civil law rather than criminal law. In criminal law, when a person breaks the law or causes another person harm, then the state, municipality, or government takes action to mete out punishment. Though a victim may be named, they are little more than a witness against the person. In a personal injury lawsuit, the person who has suffered damages is able to file charges and lay out a case against the person who is responsible for the purpose of getting compensation for what has been done specifically to them. There are many different types of personal injury lawsuits, and the law firm of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you with any and all of them.
Here are examples of some of the most common types of personal injury cases:
- Automobile Accidents – When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, they are doing more than getting from one place to another. They also take responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others around them. If they operate the vehicle in a way that is careless or reckless or fail to maintain the vehicle in a way that ensures that it won’t cause harm to others, then if they get into an accident they can be held responsible for the harm that they cause.
- Slip and Fall Cases – These are also known as premises liability lawsuits. When a person is the owner of a property or is responsible for the management and upkeep of a property, then they have a duty of care to all people who are on that property legally to keep it reasonably safe. Failure to provide this can result in people tripping over debris or a loose carpet edge, suffering a fall in a poorly lit stairwell or from a loose handrail, or even being assaulted in an area where the building management has failed to provide adequate security.
- Medical Malpractice – When we seek medical care from a health care professional or facility, we rely on those professionals to provide the same level of care that would be expected from another person providing the same care in the same area. When they fail to provide that level of care and a patient suffers harm as a result, then the health care practitioner can be held legally and financially responsible for the harm that they cause.
- Product Liability – When a manufacturer or designer of a product brings it to market, they are required to ensure that it is safe for consumers to use. Examples of product liability cases include auto manufacturers who sell vehicles with faulty parts that lead to injury, drug manufacturers whose products cause deadly side effects, and toys that can cause choking hazards in children.
These are just a few of the types of personal injury lawsuits that Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can help you pursue. If you have suffered an injury as a result of another person acting in a way that was negligent, call us today to set up a free consultation to learn more about our services.