If you have been hurt by someone else, you might be wondering if you can file a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury lawsuits are one of the best ways to send a strong message that you deserve restitution for your damages and get the money that you deserve. When most people think of personal injury lawsuits they think of car accidents. Although car accidents are a common reason to file a lawsuit, they are not the only reason to do so. Here are some other reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit.
1. Dog Bites
Did you know that if a dog bites you, you could file a personal injury lawsuit? For instance, if you are walking down the street and a dog runs at you and bites you, you can sue the owner for the injury that was incurred. For instance, if the bite caused you to go to the doctor, all of your medical bills should be included; if there was any property damage, such as damage to your clothing, you can add that in. And you might even be able to include some pain and suffering in there, especially if it was small child who experienced trauma from the bite or if the bite was severe enough that is caused you to be deformed.
2. Medical Procedures Gone Wrong
People undergo medical procedures all the time. Doctors are skilled at what they do, but they are not immune to mistakes. If the doctor did everything they could to ensure good care for you and still something went wrong, you might not be able to file a lawsuit. But if the doctor wasn't careful, was negligent, or didn't follow protocol, you could file a lawsuit against them for all your medical expenses, your healing time, time off work, pain and suffering, and so forth.
3. Property Damage
If someone damages a piece of property that you have, you can sue them to get restitution for the money you lost in the property. For example, if someone comes onto your property and breaks your trampoline, you could sue them for the cost of the trampoline. In other cases, you might have someone drive onto your property and run into your house, trees, other cars, and so forth. In this case you could sue them for all of the damage.
Call a law firm like Cascade Law Corporation to talk with a lawyer about your potential personal injury case.