There are millions of individuals across the globe who suffer from injuries every year. A personal injury case is raised when the accident or incident is caused by the negligence of another person. There are many different types of personal injury including the following:
- Vehicle accidents
- Trips, slips, and falls
- Medical negligence
- Defective products
- Industrial equipment failure
- Construction site accidents
Let’s take a closer look at some of the different types of personal injury.
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
First, let’s talk about personal injury lawsuits in general. Personal injury lawsuits should be filed with the help of an attorney. At Butler Vines and Babb we have a wealth of experience in guiding people through their personal injury lawsuits.
A personal injury lawsuit generally consists of two parties:
- Plaintiff: The person who has suffered due to the accident (illness, injury, or damage)
- Defendant: The person whose negligence and recklessness caused the accident.
If the defendant is at fault, a suitable monetary sum can be claimed by the plaintiff as compensation for expenses relating to the injury, including loss of earnings and medical costs.
If you have suffered from any personal injury due to another person’s negligence, it is best to hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Butler Vines and Babb we have an experienced and professional team of lawyers on board who work primarily in personal injury lawsuits.
Filing a lawsuit for personal injury can help you get the much-needed monetary compensation to make life following the accident a little easier. This might include compensation for:
- Hospitalization/treatment expenses
- Loss of job/income
- Financial distress
- Emotional distress
- Mental trauma
Common Types of Personal Injury
Some of the most common types of personal injury we see here at Butler Vines and Babb are outlined below.
When the medical practitioner or healthcare staff or any professional medical expert causes harm to a patient mainly due to negligence or providing medical treatment which is sub-standard. A medical malpractice lawsuit is quite complicated and requires the help of an attorney like Butler Vines and Babb to identify whether the harm to the patient was caused due to negligence from the doctor or not.
An auto accident is the most common type of accident that results in a personal injury lawsuit. . It mainly happens because someone driving on the road is not following the traffic rules and driving recklessly. The reckless driver can be held accountable if he/she is at fault and is liable to compensate the plaintiff for the damages.
Slip and Fall
Another common type of personal injury is slip and fall, which mainly happens in a property or premises such as a hotel, resort, etc. Slip and fall accidents can turn out to be lawsuits if the injured individual can prove that the premises are unsafe for people due to a slippery floor, damaged flooring, uneven surface, or any other reason.
One of the first responsibilities of a dog owner is to ensure that the pet dog is trained not to bite or injure anyone without any provocation. Dog owners are held accountable for any dog bite injury caused to any individual. Tennesee has a 'one bite' rule which can be used in cases where the owner should have known their dog was likely to bite and failed to take precautions to avoid it.
This usually happens to employees who suffer from injuries while working and the employer is liable to compensate them. It may be due to unsafe workplace conditions, equipment malfunctioning, or lack of proper training.
Butler, Vines and Babb is a leading law firm in Knoxville, TN, with extensive litigation experience in Medical Malpractice Law, Birth Injury Law, Trucking Accident Law, Personal Injury Law, and Business Law. Contact us today at www.bvblaw.com or call 865-637-3531.
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