What are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

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Personal injury cases are legal cases that result because of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury, also called tort law, is a way to obtain compensation for injuries and damages in a civil lawsuit. To succeed in a civil personal injury claim, a person must be able to prove that the other party is liable for the injuries. In cases where you can prove negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for the costs associated with your physical and psychological injuries. If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to damages.


Managing Member Matt Arnold answers the question “What are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?”


Vehicle Accidents

Vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries in the United States. In 2022, there were more than 273,000 reported vehicle accidents in North Carolina. A serious vehicle crash might result in severe injuries such as neck and back injuries, head trauma, internal injuries, contusions and lacerations, and more. The negligent driver who caused the crash should be responsible for paying the medical bills and other damages for the injuries that resulted.


Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are a frequent cause of injuries. When a person sustains injuries in a fall due to the negligence of another, that person could be held responsible for the resulting damages. Slip and fall accidents can occur in parking lots, inside stores, at restaurants, or anyplace. Someone could be negligent if they knew or should have known of a dangerous situation and did not fix it.


Dog Bite Injuries

Dogs are the most popular pets in the United States. About 65 million households own at least one dog. Dog bite injuries are often extremely painful and can be very serious. A dog bite injury can be deep, which can make recovery more difficult. If a dog bites someone, the dog’s owner is often responsible. The owner may be liable for damages due to the injuries, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.



Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional is negligent and causes injuries to a patient. For a medical malpractice claim to be successful you must prove that the doctor failed to perform his or her duties to the accepted standard of care. You must also prove that the negligent acts or failure to act caused serious harm. An experienced personal injury attorney will help assess your case and assist in gathering the evidence necessary to proceed with a legal claim. These types of cases can be complex but are less difficult with guidance from your lawyer.


Product Liability

Manufacturers and retailers may be held responsible for injuries that occur from the use of their products. If a product is found to be defective and results in injuries, the manufacturer could be found negligent. A defect must have been present that was due to a design mistake or because of an error in production, or because of the lack of instructions or warnings provided to the consumer. A product injury case may seek damages for injuries that occurred as a result of the negligence of the product’s manufacturer, distributor, or seller.


If you or a loved one is the victim of a serious injury due to the negligence of another, you may be owed compensation for your damages. Call us today at Arnold & Smith, PLLC, at (704) 370-2828 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.







The skilled personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to maximizing the financial recovery and obtaining justice for every personal injury client injured by another party’s negligence. The issues our personal injury clients may be facing include, but are not limited to, slip and fall injuries, wrongful death, product liability, catastrophic injuries, dog bite claims, car and truck accident injuries, motorcycle injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), nursing home negligence, spinal cord injury, boating accidents, and defective medical device injury. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastating impact such an injury can have on a person’s life, and that the effects so often go beyond physical pain and suffering. The personal injury attorneys at Arnold & Smith, PLLC are dedicated to helping clients determine the strength of their claims, and to aggressively pursuing the means necessary to achieve the best possible end result for each client’s particular situation.






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