Typically, personal injury cases involve injury to a person’s body, mind, or emotions. Personal Injury falls under the broad category of tort law and generally encompasses a wide range of accident types. In all case types, the injury must have occurred within the time limits established by the state’s statute of limitations.
These types of accidents provide consistent and relatively predictable business because they occur every day in every state. They often involve serious or severe injury and personal loss which may result in higher settlements and award.
Leads must meet certain criteria including:
- Claimant was injured in targeted state
- The injury occurred within the time limit defined by the statute of limitations in the state in which the accident occurred;
- The claimant is seeking legal representation
- The claimant was not at fault, or depending on local law, was partially at fault for the accident
Wrongful death is a civil case in which someone dies due to the negligence of another person or entity. These types of cases typically involve defective products, defective medical devices, dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drugs, motor vehicle accidents, and medical malpractice.
Claimants are typically pursuing redress for funeral costs and expenses, lost work and missed wages, and loss of consortium.
Slips, Trips, and Falls/Premises Liability
These cases involve injury caused by the negligence or carelessness of a residential or commercial property owner. Property owners have a duty to ensure their premises are safe and to warn of any known hazards.
Criteria will include:
- Claimant suffered injury while on someone else’s premises.
- Claimant was not trespassing
- Injury was caused by unsafe or hazardous condition within the state’s established time limits
- Property owner knew or should have known of unsafe or hazardous condition
- Property owner failed to warn of unsafe or hazardous condition properly
The two main causes pursued by attorneys for dog bite cases include:
Strict liability – in which a dog breed is deemed dangerous. In these cases, it doesn’t matter how the owner of the attacking dog handled or cared for the animal, if the animal attacks, the owner is held liable. Pit bulls are often a breed that is deemed dangerous.
Dangerous propensity – in which a dog owner knew or should have known their animal had a dangerous propensity to attack. This is especially true if the animal has previously bitten or attacked a person or another animal.