3 Common Types Of Personal Injury Suits

If you have been the victim of some form of harm or injury due to someone's gross negligence or reckless behavior, you may be able to file sue under the category of a personal injury suit. It can be confusing whether or not you can sue for such cases, however. This brief guide aims to rectify that by informing you of a few different occasions where you can sue a person under the category of a personal injury suit.

Medical Malpractice

There are generally two types of medical malpractice for which a person can sue another. The first type involves an individual posing as a healthcare or medical professional and rendering services to you. The second type involves a licensed medical or healthcare professional not providing services that meet the standards that a person in their position should reasonably be able to provide. An example of this second case might be a cosmetic surgeon botching a facelift. The aggrieved in such cases is usually able to collect damages relating to their medical bills as well as any emotional or mental trauma suffered due to being the victim of a medical malpractice case.

Boating Accidents

Individuals that recklessly pilot a boat and cause harm or injury to someone may be held liable for damages to those that they injured. Boating accidents do not simply refer to events that happen on a boat, but refer to a large number of recreational, commercial, or even residential motor vehicles that travel or inhabit water. Accidents that revolve around the use of jet skis, barges, and even house boats fall under this category of personal injury suits. Reckless and inexperienced operators often times become defendants in such suits.

Auto Accidents

In 2015, almost 4.5 million people were injured in automobile related accidents alone. If you were involved in an auto accident, whether you were in another vehicle or a pedestrian, then you may be able to sue the individual at fault for damages relating to your medical bills, emotional and mental trauma, and wages lost due to mandatory time off from work. There are numerous reasons why a person can be held liable for an auto accident. These reasons include driving while extremely fatigued, driving while distracted, as well as driving with reckless abandon and disobeying posted signage.

Hopefully, this brief guide has given you some idea of the different types of personal injury suits that you can file. To learn more, speak with a personal injury attorney.