Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Most Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury is a section of civil law that permits a person who has been injured in an accident to seek monetary compensation, known as damages, for their loss. A personal injury claim has the potential to make a victim better and stronger, in hopes to at least the financial position they would have had if the accident had never occurred.  These are the main categories of personal injury cases that are handled by our personal injury attorney in Orlando.  

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a personal injury case in which a patient is allegedly mistreated by a hospital, a physician, nurse, surgeon, or any healthcare provider. When treating patients, medical practitioners must adhere to high standards of care. Medical malpractice occurs when actions or failures fall short of these standards, resulting in patient harm, sickness, disability, or death. Medical malpractice is a highly complex area of personal injury law that necessitates the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.


Modern society is becoming increasingly violent, and gun-related assault injuries are top of all assault personal injury claims lists. Assaults, unlike other common types of personal injury lawsuits, are rarely the consequence of negligence.  Assault injuries occur when one individual decides to injure another. An assault personal injury claim will have a criminal element case against the culprit most of the time.

Dog Bites

Dogs may be man's best friend, but that doesn't mean they don't attack. Every year, millions of people are bitten by dogs, and thousands of these individuals end up in the hospital as a result. Most of the time, dog owners are held responsible. However, this varies by state.  Various states have "strict liability," meaning dog owners are legally liable for the bite or assault. The dog may not have been hostile or bitten anybody else previously, yet the owner is still held responsible. In other states, the owner is only held liable if they were aware that their dog was dangerous and also had the capability to attack.

Wrongful Deaths

A wrongful death claim seeks compensation for the untimely death of an accident victim. Wrongful death cases can arise from deadly violent acts, car accidents, industrial accidents, or other reasons. If the surviving family members can demonstrate that one or more parties were negligent in causing the deceased person's fatal injury, in that case, the family may be entitled to financial compensation for funeral expenses, loss of consortium, medical bills, and other losses.

Car Accidents

Vehicle accident lawsuits are the most common type of personal injury claim in the United States. Every year, millions of Americans are injured in car accidents. The majority of them decide to pursue personal injury lawsuits to obtain compensation.  The accident could have been caused by reckless drivers who were distracted by their phones or drunk drivers. Cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and pedestrians could all be involved.

These are just a few of the most common types of personal injury cases that are handled by our attorneys.  When you have suffered an injury, pain, or suffering due to someone else’s negligence, you will want to work with a personal injury attorney in Orlando to get the settlement you deserve.  Contact us to hear about how we can help you today.

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