There is some confusion as to what defines a personal injury case and we are going to clear this up. Due to the fact that law firms advertise that they can provide clients legal assistance for things like car accidents, medical malpractice, and dog bites, and then also say they have personal injury lawyers, it can be hard to follow. To simply it all, each of these specific cases can be categorized as a personal injury case, but let us explain it a little more.
It’s kind of like marketing and advertising; they are studied individually at colleges and are oftentimes separated in work industries, but advertising still falls under the wing of marketing. Personal injury cases are like marketing in this example and car accidents, medical malpractice, and dog bites are like advertising, they all fall under the wing of personal injury cases. Advertising is so massive that it has its own category for more in-depth study and work, and car accident cases and other personal injury cases are the same.
When you hear a law firm say that they have car accident lawyers and personal injury lawyers, it makes it sound like the two cover two different cases, but that’s not quite right — personal injury cases are broader. With that cleared up, What type of cases are still categorized as personal injury cases?
Auto Accidents – Whether small or severe, if you are injured in an accident on the highway, in a parking lot, or in your neighborhood, a personal injury lawyer can help.
Dog Bites – Any kind of bite you receive from a dog can be serious. The dog might be infected, you might be allergic, or the bite was worthy of stitches, and in any of these situations, your case falls under a personal injury case.
Medical Malpractice – Any harm you receive due to the failure of a healthcare professional following safe protocol should be filed.
Slip and Fall – When the lack of maintenance on government property or private property is to blame for a nasty fall, personal injury lawyers will be the ones that help you receive the help you deserve.
Boat Accidents – Similar to a car accident, when there is an injury due to the arrogance of another, any injured parties can turn to a personal injury lawyer for help.
This isn’t an exhaustive list — basically any type of physical accident or injury that is sustained at the fault of another will fall under the personal injury case category. Whether you are in a car accident or suffer from side effects from medical malpractice, you can talk with a personal injury lawyer. Some law firms may specialize in a specific type of personal injury. However, at Robert J. DeBry, we cover a wide variety of personal injury cases. If you need a personal injury lawyer for a recent accident that you’ve experienced, call us today!