Personal injury cases are a wide range of legal cases that occur when a person suffers harm or injury due to another party’s intentional misconduct or negligence. These cases are fundamental to civil law and play a pivotal role in ensuring those who cause harm are held accountable for their actions. Discover common types of personal injury cases.

Product Liability

A product liability personal injury case is a legal dispute in which an individual claims to have suffered harm or injury due to a defective or dangerous product. In such cases, the injured party (plaintiff) typically sues the product’s manufacturer, distributor, or seller, alleging that the product’s design, manufacturing, or labeling was flawed and directly led to their injury.

To establish a successful product liability case, the plaintiff must prove that the product was faulty, that the defect produced their injury, and that they used the product as they should. Depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances, product liability cases can be based on various legal theories, including negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty.

These cases often involve complex legal and technical aspects. They can result in compensation for suffering, pain, medical expenses, and other damages suffered by the plaintiff due to the defective product.

Auto Injury

An auto accident injury case is a civil lawsuit filed by a person who has been injured in a car accident against the at-fault driver or their insurance company. The lawsuit aims to recover compensation for the victim’s losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.

To file an auto accident injury case, the victim must demonstrate negligence on the other driver’s part. This means the other driver did not act reasonably, and their negligence caused the accident and the victim’s injuries.

If the victim can prove negligence, they may be entitled to recover a variety of damages, including:

  • Medical expenses: This includes the cost of all past and future medical treatment, such as doctor’s visits, hospital stays, surgery, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages: This includes the wages that the victim lost or will lose in the future due to their injuries.
  • Pain and suffering: This is compensation for the physical and emotional pain that the victim has experienced due to their injuries.
  • Property damage: This is compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing the victim’s damaged vehicle or other property.

An attorney can help you gather evidence and build a strong case.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a complex and serious legal issue that arises when a healthcare professional fails to meet the standard of care expected within their profession, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. This harm can encompass a wide range of consequences, including physical, emotional, and financial hardships, and, in extreme cases, even death.

There must exist a duty of care owed by the healthcare provider to the patient. This duty arises from the establishment of a doctor-patient relationship, which is typically formed when a patient seeks medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional.

Premises Liability

Premises liability is a legal doctrine that places the responsibility for injuries or accidents that occur on a property on the property owner or occupier. This concept is relevant in various contexts, encompassing private homes, commercial establishments, and public spaces.

Do you think that someone’s negligence led to your injuries? Thomas, Adams & Associates can help you build a legal campaign to recover compensation. We can also help you with divorce, estate planning, and other legal matters. Contact us now for more information. We look forward to assisting you with all your legal needs.