4 Often Ignored Types of Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims are all about getting compensation when you get harmed by another person’s actions or inactions. If the act was intentional or as a result of negligence, contact an attorney right away.

Medical Malpractice

Professional health care workers sometimes make mistakes, and if the required actions do not meet a set standard of care, the result could be medical malpractice. For example, if a doctor got drunk to alleviate personal problems, but continued to operate on someone in a drunken state, it could become a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Assault

If one person harms another, and it was done intentionally, it is called an intentional tort – or assault and battery. This type of case often involves a personal injury lawyer Hernando County FL, that can also help with the criminal case that is associated with the intentional tort. If the assault was egregious enough, a personal injury lawsuit could be filed in the civil courts requesting compensation for the pain, suffering, and medical bills that were a result of the attack.

Pet Bites

The owner of a pet is responsible for keeping the animal away from anyone it could harm. If the snake, dog, pig, or any other pet has been aggressive in the past, there are strict rules about handling the animal. Many states have a ‘one bite’ rule, making the owner responsible for all damages done by their pet because the inattentive owner’s actions are considered negligent.

Defamation

When an individual uses actions or words to slander someone’s reputation or character, it is called defamation. To prove a case for defamation, the plaintiff needs to prove someone said a negative or derogatory statement that was untrue, and that when the defendant recklessly or negligently broadcasting that statement, the plaintiff was monetarily injured. Celebrities must also prove the statement was intentional and done with malice.

If you have any questions about damage caused by someone’s negligent actions, contact an attorney. You deserve compensation for your injuries.