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Personal injury covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. Injuries can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on pavement or on a wet floor. The injury can be physical or psychological, but, to have a case, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or some other person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Examples of personal injury law causes of action include professional malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, libel or slander, trespass, and nuisance.

Automobile accidents probably account for more deaths outside the each year than any other and cost people and insurance companies billions of dollars in losses each year. All you have to do is listen to the radio. Even non-fatal crashes yield hospital expenses, loss of work, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of property. If someone is severely injured or killed or if one or both of the drivers was intoxicated at the time of the accident, your state is likely to prosecute the person at fault. However, basic automobile accident personal injury lawsuits are the most common type of court case. How much you can be awarded when you've lost property, have extensive injuries and sky-high medical bill is most often determined by the court.

Trucking accidents account for a high percentage of fatal vehicle accidents. Common causes of a trucking accident include driver fatigue, jackknifing, rollovers, inexperience, and overloaded or improperly loaded trucks. For a truck accident attorney, proving liability in trucking accidents is more complex than in a car crash and very likely will require experts to help reconstruct the accident scene and establish liability in conjunction with the truck accident lawyer claims.

Motorcycle Accidents usually occur because of negligence and frequently involve personal injury law but can sometimes involve products liability law. Liability for accidents is generally determined using the rule that a less careful person involved in an accident must pay for at least some of the damages suffered by a more careful person. Common issues related to motorcycle accident litigation include traffic and registration law compliance, medical expenses, and liability determinations. Motorcycle accidents also involve unique insurance provisions. Motorcycle insurance is required by most states and can protect an injured rider against an underinsured or uninsured motorist.

The laws surrounding railroad accidents are more complex than the laws surrounding typical automobile accidents. Actionable railroad accidents include railroad crossing accidents, train/car collisions, and derailments. Railroad workers who are injured on the job are protected by the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) but, in order to recover damages, the worker must prove negligence on the railroad's part.

Dogs bite statistics estimate over 4 million people in the US every year are bitten by dogs. Roughly a dozen of the injuries are fatal and about 800,000 require medical attention. The potential for liability exceeds $1 billion every year. As a dog owner, you should know your state law as well as city or county ordinances. "Strict liability" states hold the owner responsible for any damage the dog causes, regardless of its past history. Common-law states require the dog bite lawsuit victim to prove that the dog owner knew the dog was dangerous but did not take precautions. The dog owner is not held liable if the victim was trespassing or provoking the dog.

Nursing home abuse occurs when the resident is physically abused, raped or sexually assaulted, over-sedated, or subjected to verbal and/or emotional abuse in nursing homes. Dependent individuals, often elderly adults, may reside in nursing homes and depend upon the nursing home staff for their care and well-being. Abuse in nursing homes can be hard to detect, since many nursing home residents have trouble communicating and may have sporadic family support. Nursing home abuse cases require a nursing home abuse lawyer to prove the resident was subject to abuse.

"Sexual abuse" refers to sexual impropriety, including rape and sexual assault, typically between a child and an adult or a young child and a much older child. Women and children are the most common victims of sexual abuse, which is characterized by the victim's lack of or inability to consent. Child sexual abuse specifically denotes the sexual abuse of a child.

Slip and fall injury accidents are a type of "fall down" accident that occurs when the interface of the victim's shoe and the floor fails. In a slip and fall injury lawsuit, both the property owner and the slip and fall victim can be held to varying degrees of responsibility or "comparative fault" based on the owner's duty to keep the property safe and the victim's duty to exercise ordinary care while walking on potentially slippery surfaces.

Wrongful death lawsuits are actions, generally based on a state statute, that allow the close relatives of a person who was injured and died as a result of a wrongful act to recover for lost financial and emotional support. The wrongful act may be negligent, such as careless driving; reckless; or deliberate, such as an intentional murder. And the prosecution of the alleged wrongdoer under a criminal statute wrongful death law does not preclude a private, wrongful death suit.

A Head injury and or a spinal cord injury often result from automobile accidents, falls, sports accidents, and violent acts. If you suffered a head or spiral injury on the job, your employer's workers' compensation insurer will cover the medical care and expenses. If your injury was worsened by poor medical treatment, you may also be able to sue the treating hospital, and your HMO and/or physicians. You may even be able to recover some expenses even if you were partially to blame for the injury, depending upon whether your state has comparative negligence or contributory negligence laws in place.


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