What Are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits?
Personal injury law is a special area of law that enables an injured victim to receive the monetary compensation they deserve when another party’s intentional or negligent actions caused them harm. There are many different types of personal injury lawsuits that may be filed under Maryland law, but the following are the most common.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Claims of medical malpractice arise when a physician or another healthcare professional has failed to provide reasonably skilled or competent medical care, and as a result, a patient is injured. As any experienced personal injury lawyer can tell you, medical malpractice cases are among the most complex of personal injury claims.
Slip and Fall Lawsuits
In the United States, this is the second most common type of personal injury lawsuit. By law, property owners are required to ensure that their property is kept free of hazards and is reasonably safe, so that others are not injured. Not every injury that occurs on a person’s property will lead to liability. A property owner’s legal responsibilities and duty will depend on the specific situation and their status on the land.
Car Accident Lawsuits
This is the most common type of personal injury claim. When a car accident occurs, it is often because another motorist was acting carelessly or negligently.
A careless driver can, and should be, held legally and financially responsible for all physical injuries and property damage that stems from the car accident.
Enter the insurance company. Interjecting an insurance company into the mix can and does change that outcome. Almost every state requires its licensed drivers to have liability insurance, and most drivers do. When financial responsibility for a car accident is adjusted by an insurance company, they frequently contend.
- Their injured did not actually cause the accident.
- The injured person contributed to the accident.
- The injured person was not hurt.
- The injured person was not hurt seriously.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 7/3/20.