Personal injury settlements are filed when the victim of injury can prove another party at fault. Depending on the context of the injury, this can be considered either negligence or wrongdoing. Some of the most common personal injury settlements involve accidents that took place at work, on the road, or at home.
- Motor Vehicle Injury: Negligence while driving is the leading cause of injuries due to motor vehicles. For example, many states have passed legislation against texting while driving in order to deter accidents of negligence. If a personal injury lawyer can prove another driver negligent following a motor vehicle accident, then it is likely that driver will be found liable.
- Assault and Battery: Assault and battery are actually two separate crimes. Assault refers to the intent to cause harm, while battery refers to harm actually inflicted. Victims of assault or battery often file personal injury suits against their assailants for medical bills or emotional trauma.
- Defective Drugs and Products: Both unsafe drugs and defective products can cause harm to unknowing consumers. Companies who release defective products are found to be strictly liable. This means they are held responsible for their product’s effects, even if negligence in design or release cannot be proven. Likewise, drug companies are often held responsible for negative side effects, even if they disclaim them to the public.
- Animal Bites: While most animals are well-behaved and friendly, a large number of bites and attacks are reported each year. Pet owners may even be held liable for bites occurring on their own property—just as with defective products, many states hold pet owners responsible for harm from pet bites, regardless of negligence.
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