What exactly is a personal injury accident? What qualifies legally and what are the cases personal injury lawyers and legal funding companies like High Rise Financial typically deal with? There is a broad spectrum of cases that qualify under the law and are categorically considered to be a personal injury claim.
Premises liability claims also known as slip and fall accidents are under the umbrella of personal injury. An injured victim who falls due to a dangerous condition on property that the owner of the property reasonably should have known about or knew about, whether public or private, as long as the person is not a trespasser can create clear liability. These cases often occur on faulty public sidewalks where potholes exist. They also occur in supermarkets and aisles where a slippery substance was left behind.
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Medical malpractice claims involve an injured person who underwent a medical procedure but were injured directly as the result of the doctor’s negligence or failure to act reasonably according to industry standards. Usually in such cases, the plaintiff’s lawyer will hire a medical expert to testify regarding the “reasonable” standard.
Dog bite attacks are also considered personal injury accidents. A dangerous dog or one with the propensity to bite is taken into consideration during such claims. The dog owner is typically responsible if it is shown that the dog has attacked others previously and the dog owner was negligent in handling the dog, creating the environment for the victim to be attacked. Landlords can be held liable as well if the dog has been allowed to roam the premises freely, for example, without a leash, without consequence or condemnation.
Wrongful death cases, construction accidents, nursing home negligence and other cases also qualify as personal injury accidents.