What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Case?

  1. What is personal injury?

According to the American Bar Association (ABA), “Personal injury law, also known as tort law, is designed to protect you if you or your property is injured or harmed because of someone else's act or failure to act. In a successful tort action, the one who caused the injury or harm compensates the one who suffered the losses.”

Every personal injury claim, whether intentional, negligent, or strict liability, has two basic issues—liability and damages. Was the defendant liable for the damages? What is the nature and extent of your damages? If your personal injury lawyer can prove liability and damages, our justice system will award you compensation for your loss.

  1. What does a personal injury lawyer do?

A personal injury lawyer helps to recover financial compensation for those who have been injured in an accident.

Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which covers all civil litigation for injuries or wrongdoings resulting from negligence. The main goal of personal injury lawyers is to make their client’s life as normal as possible after incurring such injuries.

Common examples of personal injury practice areas include motor vehicle accidents, slip & fall accidents, defective products, workplace injuries and medical malpractice.

  1. What are some examples of personal injury?

Not all personal injury cases are major car accidents or workers’ compensation cases. There are some minor incidents that many people might not realize are considered personal injury. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is always the best way to find out if your situation qualifies as a personal injury case, but we have provided some unique examples for you!

  • For injuries allegedly caused by falls: The general rule is that the property owner must have superior knowledge of the hazard (hole, water on floor, etc.) for them to be held liable for any injuries suffered as a result of a fall from the hazard. An example of this would be a) if a store has wet floors from mopping or a rainy day and has NOT put out wet floor signs; b) if there are cords or equipment in a walkway; c) if the flooring needs to be repaired or replaced.
  • All animal-related injuries fall under personal injury law, and the owner of the animal must be held accountable. Most animal attacks are bites from domesticated pets- especially dogs. However, you can also take legal action if someone has a wild animal, and it attacks you.

These are just a couple examples of scenarios that a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you with.

Dealing with a severe, unexpected accident or injury is incredibly overwhelming. Not only must you seek medical treatment, but you may also be faced with time off work, temporary or permanent disabilities, and serious emotional distress following such a traumatizing event.

Navigating the legal process on top of all this can be downright daunting. At Dyal Jenkins, our team of personal injury attorneys understand how difficult it is to suffer the consequences of someone else’s negligent actions. With this in mind, we offer compassionate, personalized legal guidance and uncompromising personal representation.

If you are injured due to negligence, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, hospital bills, time off work, etc. Being injured is quite an inconvenience for anyone!

If your case is a personal injury case, the initial consultation at Dyal Jenkins will be free of charge, and you won't pay us a dime until we recover money from the at-fault party or their insurer.


For more information why not contact us for your free consultation today


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