You can get hurt because of other’s actions in many different ways. What are the types of personal injury suits you can file? Find out in this post.

When you get hurt as a result of someone else’s careless or negligent behavior, you may have a personal injury suit. What are the most common ways you can experience a personal injury, and what circumstances cause them?

Check out this list:

  1. Car Accidents

Pretty straightforward here. This is the most common type of personal injury case. On a comparative basis, these cases are easier to prove and win than others.

  1. Medical Malpractice

If you get injured because of the failure of a medical professional to provide competent and reasonably skilled care, you have a medical malpractice suit. However, they’re one of the most difficult personal injury suits to prove.

  1. Slip-and-Fall Cases

Landlords, business owners, and property owners have the responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. If there’s a spill on the store floor, they know about it, clean it up, but don’t put out a caution sign to notify you of slipper conditions, you may have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands.

  1. Dog Bites

These personal injury suits have grown exponentially in recent years.

Texas follows the “one-bite” rule.

This means that if it’s “more likely than not” the dog owner knew or should have known the dog would bite, they are legally liable for your injuries. Other states follow a “strict liability” standard, which means the owner may be held liable for any injuries their dog causes (even if they had no knowledge the dog would cause injuries).

  1. Product Liability

All products made are required by law to be safe when you use them as intended. Even if manufacturers aren’t negligent, they can still be held legally liable. Cars, tires, asbestos, chemicals, cigarettes, McDonald’s coffee, rifles – any product made that causes injuries when used appropriately can become a personal injury claim.

  1. Assault, Battery, & Other Intentional Harm

Remember the OJ Simpson murder case? There was a civil case to it too. Any case involving criminal charges that cause personal injury can also have a civil personal injury suit filed too.

  1. Bicycle/Pedestrian Accidents

Cars have to share the roads with bikes, but bike owners must share the roads with pedestrians too. If cyclists hit you, or are hit by a car, there may be a valid personal injury suit.

  1. Work & Construction Site Accidents

You hear about these all the time in the news. Falling debris, equipment left on the ground, and unsecured scaffolding all cause injuries which employers are responsible for.

  1. Wrongful Death

Whenever a personal injury case includes the death of your loved one, it becomes a wrongful death case. This type of suit also comes into play when criminal action fails.

If you or a loved one experience one or more of these situations, you may have a valid personal injury suit.

Contact a personal injury attorney in Dallas to learn your legal options today.

Most offer free consultations, so you risk nothing.