Legal Guide

Personal Injury Law and the Injuries It Covers

Although injury law covers a wide variety of cases, each case has to prove one of three factors to ensure a successful outcome. The injury has to be caused by intention, recklessness, or negligent behavior. If your lawyer can prove that the injury had one or more of these three elements, then the case can be litigated and the plaintiff has a very good chance of having a verdict in their favor.

Success in cases with one or more of these three elements is also dependent upon your representation. Without the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer from Maduabum Law Firm, you may let a winnable case slip through your fingers. Knowing when to take action is difficult, so discussing your accident with a lawyer is a great way to be sure you're moving forward with a strong case. Below, we will discuss some common personal injury cases that the law protects you with.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is more common than we think. It’s not that the medical profession is negligent or lacks standards. More often than not, medical malpractice is the result of unforeseen errors or mistakes by one or more of the medical staff supervising the treatment of the patient. The law covers several types of medical malpractice medication mistakes, surgical errors, pharmacy errors, misdiagnosis, improper treatment, and injuries caused during childbirth. These cases are often costly for the plaintiff since expert witnesses are required, so the patient might need to apply for loans for legal cases.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is an umbrella term that covers a lot of cases that end up with one person being killed because of someone else’s fault. This casts a huge net and gathers a variety of situations. It covers everything from medical malpractice and car accidents to airplane disasters, nursing home negligence, construction sites mishaps, boat accidents, and more. Even accidents at home that involve using a defective appliance or at work due to dangerous products and materials are also treated as wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death lawsuits are often lengthy and protracted. However, the compensation and recovery of damage are often more substantial than other cases where death is not involved. In order to win, the attorney will have to prove that the fatal injury was the responsibility of the defendant.

Auto Accidents

Car accidents claim more than 38,000 lives every year in the USA alone. Worldwide, that number rises dramatically to 1.35 million people dying in car crashes annually. This sobering fact sheds light on the number of litigations related directly to auto accidents in US courts every year. When two vehicles collide, more often than not, one driver is at fault and thus bears the responsibility and consequences of the crash. Even if the auto accident doesn’t lead to fatalities, the law is clear about punishing the responsible party or parties behind the accident.

Auto accidents cover all types of vehicles, from cars to trucks, bikes, and even pedestrians. If you happen to be walking down a road and get involved in a vehicle accident that causes you injury, then you can litigate and demand compensation for the physical injuries, psychological pain, or loss of income that ensued. If the defendant loses, they might have to cover your medical bills and pay you monetary compensation. That amount is often decided by the judge.

Product Liability

We all use products in our everyday life. Whether at home, on the go, or at work, appliances, tools, and products make our life and work a lot easier. However, not all of those products are safe to use. Some pose various degrees of risk, especially if your job involves operating heavy machinery, hazardous materials, or other dangerous appliances. If you go to a restaurant to have a meal and get food poisoning, you can take the owner of the restaurant to court. As long as your lawyer can prove that the food poisoning was caused by the food you had at the restaurant, you have a good case and are entitled to compensation.

Other cases are not always as clear cut. Although in theory, you can hold a person, a company, or even the government accountable for product liability, it usually takes an experienced attorney to ensure a satisfying outcome. Product liability covers everything from unsafe food and dangerous drugs to defective devices, auto parts, children’s toys, and everyday consumer products. If it’s made for consumers and it causes harm, then someone is responsible and that person or entity will have to compensate the injured party in a court of law.


Personal injury law is a complex field of the litigation system. It is designed to protect people against the malpractice, negligence, and harmful intentions of other people, companies, or the government. These cases often require an experienced lawyer to handle them and come at a cost to the plaintiff. However, if the attorney can make a compelling case at court, then the plaintiff can get suitable compensation that the judge, and sometimes the jury, will decide.

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