Oftentimes, personal injury can be quite synonymous with automobile accident injury. Car crashes are responsible for the most personal injury related cases in the United States each year. Therefore, many commercials and advertising/marketing efforts surrounding personal injury law and legal representation tend to focus on injuries sustained as a result of a car crash. And while this representation is correct, of course it is not the only type of personal injury that there is. Here are the types of personal injury cases beyond automobile accident-related ones.
Slip and Fall Cases
An example of a slip and fall case can arise from a rental property that is not properly maintained by the owner. If the renter of said property were to injure himself or herself because the owner did not ensure their property was non-hazardous and safe, then there may be grounds for a slip and fall case. However, it is important to note that just because you rent property and injure yourself on that property does not mean you definitely have grounds for a slip and fall personal injury case.
Medical Malpractice Cases
These types of personal injury cases are among the most complicated and tricky. A medical malpractice case occurs when a patient suffers an injury as a result of their doctor (or other healthcare professional) failing to provide competent care.
The topic of medical negligence is why medical malpractice cases are among the toughest personal injury cases. Medical negligence may refer to anything from incorrectly administered anesthesia to the failure to diagnose. It is incredibly tricky to accurately label true medical malpractice, which is why such cases are hard.
Assault and Battery Cases
Assault and battery cases arise when a person intentionally harms another person. Oftentimes, assault and battery cases have a criminal element attached to them, as the victim can pursue criminal charges against his or her attacker. The personal injury lawsuit would be filed in the separate, civil court while the other aspect would take place in a criminal court.
If you are the victim of a personal injury case—caused by a car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, assault and battery, or something else, you need to seek out legal representation. Rhett Hoestenbach, Personal Injury Attorney, is well versed in the common types of personal injury cases and the less common. No matter what happened, the Rhett Hoestenbach legal team knows how to help.