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Personal injury law, which calls into the category of civil law, punishes wrongful conduct. Most accident and injury cases, which include car accidents and medical malpractice, are governed by the doctrine of negligence, which prohibits all members of society from putting others at risk. The doctrine recognizes that injuries may be caused by unintentional and unavoidable accidents, and therefore assigns liability only when a plaintiff can show that a “reasonably prudent” person in the defendant’s position would have acted differently under normal circumstances.

Examples of negligence include situations where a responsible party ignored risk posed to others that caused injury or accidents, such as allowing a dangerous pet to roam free, drunk driving, and medical complications from a physician’s error. After negligence has been established, the defendant must compensate the plaintiff for all injuries, including property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and emotional suffering.

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Three types of premises liability cases that might surprise you

One of the most common types of lawsuits is premises liability. A premises liability lawsuit is intended to hold the property owner responsible for any damages that come from an injury that occurs on a person’s or entity’s property. In every U.S. state, property owners must make a ‘reasonable’ effort to keep a safe environment for visitors, customers, etc.

Car accident amputation

Every year in the United States, an estimated 32,000 people suffer from an accident that leads to a traumatic amputee injury.

World journal article

Two case studies, one dealing with personal injury the other with medical malpractice.

Should you hire an attorney after a minor accident?

Whether you should hire an attorney to represent you after an accident that involved minor damage to your car depends on the extent of injuries you suffered. It’s possible that even a "fender bender" could cause serious injuries that could result in chronic health problems. In this situation an attorney could be especially helpful, because an insurance company may be reluctant to offer a reasonable settlement if the accident is perceived as minor.

Doctor misdiagnosed a patient – is that grounds for a medical malpractice claim?

When a doctor misdiagnoses a patient, the consequences may range from a minor inconvenience to serious worsening of a condition that can even lead to death. A misdiagnosis is harmful because the original illness is left untreated and also because patients may suffer serious side effects from incorrect treatment and medications wrongly given.

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