The Different Types of Personal Injury Cases

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Personal injury cases cover a variety of situations where someone is injured as a result of wrongful conduct either through negligence or intentional acts. When this occurs, it is the goal of personal injury lawyers to help alleviate the stress and burden of your situation by seeking compensation from the perpetrator. You may be familiar with some of the cases that are valid to receive claims but here is a complete overview of the most common types of cases that occur each year.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are a result of negligence by a doctor or health professional. Providing sub-standard care to patients comes with consequences that can lead to a lifetime of harm. These cases are challenging because a worsened condition doesn’t always justify malpractice. Instead, examples of medical malpractice include recklessness, surgical, medical, or anesthesia errors, and misdiagnosis.

Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, very common with millions of people injured each year. Sometimes these are minor incidents, and, in other cases, this can lead to death. These accidents don’t just involve drivers. They also extend to pedestrians, bike riders, and passengers. While he-said, she-said scenarios are more difficult to navigate, accidents involving drunk driving, speeding, or reckless driving can be easier to prove.

Workplace Injury

The safety of workers should be prioritized over profit, but oftentimes this is not the case. Businesses that become negligent about employee safety can create environments for serious injuries. In most situations, these injuries will be addressed as a claim to the employer’s insurance. Those operating without insurance may face other legal ramifications.

Premises Liability

These are what most would picture as “slip and fall” accidents or accidents that take place on properties where someone has been negligent. This can look like wet floors without signs, broken railings, or obstacles. They can happen anywhere whether someone is on commercial property like grocery stores or restaurants or on private property like someone’s home.

Products Liability

Product liability covers a wide range of injuries, all caused by defective or dangerous products that lead to serious injuries. These claims can result because the products themselves are dangerous or if there is mislabeling or improper warnings on the product. For example, drugs, food, defective parts, toxic ingredients, and malfunctioned toys are all defective products that can lead to injury cases.


There are plenty of other kinds of personal injury cases. These can relate to nursing home abuse, animal bites, burns, food poisoning, boating or aviation accidents, assault, or even legal malpractice. The best way to know whether you have a case is to get in touch with an expert and have them look over the details of your situation.

Have questions about a potential personal injury case? Contact Erjavec Injury Law serving Sarasota, Florida today at 941-907-1133 for a free lawsuit consultation with our personal injury lawyers.