Different Types of Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury is an area of law that gives an injured person the right to bring a claim in court to try to recover for all of their injury-related expenses and losses.  If an injury occurs because of someone’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional wrongdoing, the court will aim to make the injured person “whole” again.  There are many different situations from which a personal injury lawsuit may arise, and an experienced Coweta County personal injury attorney knows how to handle the wide variety of personal injury cases to help injured victims recover based on the specific circumstances of their situation.  

Accidents—When someone acts in a negligent manner and causes an accident, they should be held liable for any damages you suffered as a result of their negligence.  For example, many personal injury cases arise out of motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, or pedestrian accidents. 

Premises Liability—This type of claim arises when a property owner fails to keep his premises reasonably safe for visitors, or fails to warn of potentially dangerous conditions on the property.  These cases often involve slip and fall accidents or failure to properly maintain the property.

Intentional Acts—These cases include intentional wrongdoing such as assault, battery, and other intentional torts.  Though people who commit such violent acts can be criminally charged, they also may face claims in civil court brought by the victim.

Products Liability—When an accident or injury occurs due to a defective or malfunctioning product, the company who makes or sells that product should be held accountable for the injuries suffered.

Wrongful Death—This type of claim is brought by the surviving family members of a deceased individual who was killed in a fatal accident.

Contact a Fayette County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have been injured in an accident, on someone else’s property, or due to a defective product, you should always contact a personal injury lawyer for help.  Call (980) 246-2656 to schedule a free consultation with Shane Smith Law today.

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