Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Personal injury lawsuits are among the most common types of claims. Familiarizing yourself with some common types of personal injury cases can help you understand if you are in a situation where you could receive compensation for the actions of a third party.

  1. Car Accidents – Unfortunately, accidents are common and can happen anywhere. If you are injured in any type of motor vehicle collision, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. Due to the frequent severity of injuries resulting from these accidents, you must seek medical attention before taking any legal action.
  2. Slip and fall accidents – While these may be less serious, slip and fall accidents can have long-term consequences. Claims for this type of accident often involve property owners or managers, who have a legal duty to take precautions and reduce potentially hazardous conditions on their property, including uneven grounds, inadequate lighting, missing stair railings and balconies, slippery floors, broken stairs, or other dangerous conditions.
  3. Workplace Accidents – While many workplace injuries are handled under workers’ compensation charges, some cases of injury can occur due to the negligence of a third party, which must be handled through a personal injury claim. Some examples include accidents caused by poor maintenance on construction sites or injury claims caused by defective products.
  4. Animal Attacks and Dog Bites: California law holds a pet owner responsible for any injury the pet may cause, even if there is no history of violent behavior on the part of the animal. While many bites do not result in injuries serious enough to file a lawsuit, you may be able to take legal action for legal damages caused by the incident.

If your injury could have been prevented with proper care from someone else, you may have a personal injury claim on your hands. Before taking legal action, you must ensure you are working with a well-qualified personal injury lawyer. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to ensure that your claim will succeed.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.