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9 Different Types of Personal Injury Cases Explained

20 May 2021, 05:33 GMT+10

It is estimated that there are 700,000 injury claims filed in the United States each year. There isn't one specific type of injury that is most common in people but there are many types of injuries that a person could get.

Personal injury cases are some of the most complex cases to litigate. They are brought when a person suffers injury, death, or property damage due to the carelessness or negligence of another.

Because liability laws vary from state to state, it is imp0rtant to find a qualified attorney to help you receive the compensation you deserve in a personal injury lawsuit.

Product Liability

Product liability is a legal term that is used to describe when a manufacturer or seller of a product is responsible for injury or death that is caused by the use of the product. If a product has injured you, it is important to find out who is responsible for your injury. Personal injury lawsuits are based on what are called theories of liability. Most such personal injury cases are based on negligence or strict liability.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

A car accident can definitely affect your life. There are many ways you may need representation from a personal injury attorney who specializes in accidents involving an automobile.

There are many cases where someone has been knocked down by a driver. The classic example is a case of someone hitting a pedestrian.

A different type of case can involve you being in a car accident with the car hitting a tree or pole. This accident is called a T-Bone accident and could result in life-changing injuries. Over 90% of T-bone accidents take place between age 21 and 55.

Regardless of the cause, if you are involved in a car accident, make sure that you get treated quickly and call your attorney.

Slip and Falls

We can divide most of the different types of injuries that someone can be injured by into three main groups: slipping, tripping, and falling.

Some examples of these kinds of injuries include falling and slipping on concrete, slipping on the stairs, or bumping one's head on the table. A person may also fall down the stairs and break a bone in their face. Their eye may be injured, or they might suffer a concussion.

Construction Site and Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents cause over 2 million injuries every year in the United States.

There are many reasons why someone would file a personal injury claim against a property owner or their employer. A lawyer can determine how much to demand from a construction company or business owner. Once the company or business pays the lawyer the demanded amount, a judgment can be entered against the business. The judgment can involve any compensation that the individual wants. The judgment can include cash settlement and lost earnings.

This type of injury usually results while on the job. Such injuries are often chronic, and the worker might be unable to perform their job for a prolonged period.

Negligence usually stems from an employer's failure to impose adequate safety measures. When those standards are not violated, an employer may be guilty of negligence.


Assault is typically defined as injuring someone without their consent. This can include physical abuse or any other kind of assault or harassment.

Injuries can include scratches, swelling and bruising.

  • Bruising - usually affects the area immediately around the injury so if there's blood, the bruise could be on your face, arms, hands, chest or legs.
  • Burns - usually affects the skin and can be serious if there is severe damage or loss of skin. Any burn will result in redness, pain, swelling, warmth or severe blistering.
  • Fractures - there are two types of fractures: open fractures and closed fractures.


These are typically lawsuits that are filed in retaliation or nuisance lawsuits. They can be used as a means of taking down someone that is powerful and using the laws to do so.

Dog Bites

Every year, 4.2 million dogs bite someone and 600,000 of these injuries are severe. Generally, most dog bites are caused by aggressive dogs who attack people without warning or provocation. A dog attack on a child usually results in a trip to the hospital, but adults can have severe injuries or even die from a dog attack.

But can you really sue a dog? The answer is a bit complicated. The law states that a dog's bite is no different than someone else's bite. However, the law also states that a dog's bite is not the same as an attack, and an attack can give the owner of the dog's 'strict liability' if the victim is bitten and injured.

Defective Drugs

It is estimated that around 1 in 25 people have an adverse reaction to a drug they have been prescribed. This can result in profoundly serious side effects for the patient.

Injuries caused by faulty drugs are also known as adverse drug reactions or ADRs.

Defective Medical Devices and Medical Malpractice

Defective medical devices, like a pacemaker, are often the cause of injury claims. Each year, there are at least 100,000 claims made because of defects in medical devices.

If you believe that a doctor has failed to provide an appropriate treatment, medical malpractice claims can be filed with the help of a personal injury lawyer.


If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, contact an attorney to represent you. You deserve to be properly compensated for the physical and emotional injury you have suffered.

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