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Three Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases

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Have you ever been injured and it's because of something you had no control of whatsoever? Maybe you were on a carnival ride and were injured due to faulty equipment. Or maybe you know of someone who was injured when they bleachers collapsed during a sporting event. In the legal world, these types of incidences are referred to as personal injury cases. Here are three common types of personal injury cases:

1. Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident at no fault of your own, you could have a personal injury case on your hands. Some examples of this happening include:

  • Another driver hit you or the vehicle you were in because they weren't obeying traffic laws
  • You were injured while driving due to a malfunction of the vehicle
  • The driver of the vehicle you were in was negligent or impaired by drugs or alcohol

If you ever get into a car accident and it was due to circumstances beyond your control, you'll want to contact a personal injury attorney.

2. Dog Attack

According to statistics, over 4.5 million people get bitten by a dog every year. Of those 4.5 million people who get attacked or bit, one-fifth of them seek medical care to treat the wounds. If you get bitten or attacked by your neighbor's unrestrained dog, it could be considered a personal injury case. Dogs attack or bite people for many reasons, some of which include:

  • The dog is protecting its property
  • The dog feels fearful
  • The dog views a person as its prey

If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog because the owner wasn't following city ordinances or leash laws, you should consult a personal injury attorney.

3. Slip and Fall

If you slip and fall on property belonging to someone else, and it required you to get medical treatment, it could be considered a personal injury case. This is true whether you were visiting another person's home or a place of business. Here are some examples of different types of scenarios:

  • A business owner fails to shovel snow off the sidewalk and you slip and fall
  • A place of business has wet floors and fails to put out the appropriate warning signs
  • A homeowner fails to fix a broken step and you fall and hurt yourself as a result

If a business owner or property owner is negligent in any way and you get hurt, you should contact a personal injury attorney like those at Steeg & Glista PC.