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5 Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

A lot of people are in the dark regarding personal injury cases. Most don’t know about injuries for which they can get legal recourse. As a result, they lose out on getting the compensation for the injuries that they legally deserve.

Here are the most common types of injury cases for which you can get compensation from the guilty party:

1. Auto Accident Injury

Accidents caused due to intentional or reckless disregard for road safety rules can also give rise to a personal injury case. However, proving fault in case of an auto accident injury is not easy. A personal injury attorney will help you in gathering the required evidence that can prove guilt in the court beyond a reasonable doubt.

2. Medical Malpractice

Any injury sustained during delivery, surgery, tooth extraction, and other medical procedures caused due to negligent behavior of the medical staff can give rise to a medical malpractice case. Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff are required to take reasonable care when providing services. They are legally liable if they act in a reckless or negligent manner that causes an injury to a patient. A personal injury attorney can help you fight a medical malpractice case in the court to get monetary compensation from the guilty party.

3. Libel and Slander

Personal injuries in the legal context don’t refer to just physical injuries. It can also be an injury to your reputation, character, or brand image. You can sue a person for libel and slander in the court. A professional personal injury attorney will help you to prove the necessary elements of libel and slander to get compensation for the injury.

4. Work-Related Injuries

Injuries that occur at the workplace can also lead to personal injury cases (called third-party claims). You can hire a personal injury attorney to gather the required proof that can help in getting maximum possible compensation for the injury. Also, the personal injury attorney will help you in appealing the denial of benefits by the employer’s insurance company if they are experienced in Workers’ Compensation law.

5. Slip and Fall Injury

Slip and fall injuries also come under the umbrella of slip and fall injury. You need to prove in court that the property owner failed to take reasonable care of the property that resulted in a slip and fall accident. Whether the injury occurred due to willfully created dangerous situation or resulted from negligent behavior of the property owner, the injured person has the legal right to sue the property owner to get compensation for the injuries.

Do you reside in San Bernardino, Hemet, the Inland Empire or surrounding areas? If so, you can count on attorney Albert E. Hirst for expert legal help regarding any personal injury or workers’ comp cases. We have been providing dedicated and expert legal services in the area for more than thirty years. If you want help regarding any personal injury case, you can contact us by dialing (909) 885-7190 for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.