Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases


Common Types of Personal Injury CasesWe live in a dangerous world, only made more scary by the careless and negligent acts of others. It is unfair to suffer harsh consequences due to another person's poor decision. While not every act is criminal, the results of certain incidents can result in civil cases in which a person may seek financial compensation for hardships related to both personal and emotional injury, time loss at work and other factors. This type of case is often referred to as a personal injury case. If you believe you've been the victim of another person's or company's negligence, don't hesitate to contact an expert personal injury attorney, as your case may fall under one of these five common claims.

Truck/Car Accident

Perhaps the most common type of personal injury claims are those related to car accidents. A careless driver and their insurance company can often be held financially responsible for the injuries suffered as a result of a car accident, including injuries to pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists. In these cases it generally needs to be proved that the person at fault was not following the rules and laws of the road.

Wrongful Death

If a loved one is killed due to the negligence of others, you have the right to file a civil case against them to seek compensation. You can seek financial reward for medical costs, funeral costs, loss of income, as well as compensation for the loss of probable support, companionship, and comfort and consortium your loved one provided to you and your family.

Slip and Fall

If you slip and fall and hurt yourself on the property of another person you could be eligible to receive financial compensation from the property owner or their insurance company to cover medical expenses and loss of wages. Property owners, even during construction and maintenance, have a legal duty to keep any areas that are accessible to the public safe and free of hazards, including spills.

Product Liability

If you are injured by a product there is a chance that a product liability case can be filed. There are three main types of product liability cases, which are manufacturing defect, design defect or a failure to warn. To learn more about these types of cases, reach out to a product liability lawyer right away.

If you need the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in Reno for any of the above types of cases or another, reach out to the Law Offices of Kenneth E Lyon III. Our team of professionals will work closely with you to get the compensation that you deserve according to Nevada law. Give us a call at (775) 277-6392 to schedule a free consultation with a Reno personal injury attorney that has more than 25 years of experience.


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