When someone is physically or emotionally injured, the case that is brought against the other party is called a personal injury case. When it comes to a personal injury lawsuit, it is one that seeks to hold the other party responsible for that injury. Sometimes property damage may be included in the damages, but only when it occurred during the same situation that caused the injury.
Car accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases in the United States. Most often it is due to people who do not follow the law or have a lapse of attention. Even though mistakes happen, someone who is a careless driver should be held responsible for any injuries caused to you due to their driving.
Another common type of injury case is slipping and falling. These cases are brought against property owners. These owners are required to keep their property safe. If someone hurts themselves on a property that was not kept safe, then they can be sued.
When a dog bites someone and injures them, the owner is responsible. Laws will vary based on the state, and even some cities have different laws, but typically liability rules exist. Dog owners are usually going to be liable in some way for the damage a dog does. Some states have a law that is called the “one bite” rule. In these states, the owners are only responsible for a bite if the dog is known to be aggressive.
Medical malpractice claims occur when a doctor or other medical professional makes a mistake due to negligence or poor care. That can result in poor treatment or injury. However, these are difficult cases to win.
Also known as defamation, libel and slander are when someone’s reputation is injured. This is usually a direct result of false statements. It can be difficult to prove these cases as well, and it is important to know what you need to prove. For example, you must prove where the statement was made, how it was made, if there was negative intent behind it, and how it impacted you. The harm is usually in the form of financial loss.
Most personal injury claims are based on cases that occur on purpose. One serious case is that assault and battery. During an assault and battery case, it is due to one person attacking another. This is always intentional. Your Denver Personal Injury Attorney may request jail time as well as compensation for injuries from the attack.