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Common Injury Cases

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In Las Vegas, Nevada, there are different types of personal injury cases that are common. Personal injury law, also referred to as tort law, exists so that an injured plaintiff can receive compensation when another person is found responsible for their injuries either deliberately or due to negligence.

The most common types of personal injury cases are as follows:

Car Accidents

Car accidents are perhaps the most common type of personal injury cases in Nevada and the United States as a whole. Usually, when a car accident occurs, it’s because someone was careless in driving too fast or recklessly or both. Careless drivers are usually found to be at fault and are responsible to compensate the injured party for medical bills, damages to their vehicle and other expenses like pain and suffering and loss of wages.

Dog Bites

In most instances, the owner of a dog is held financially responsible when their pet bites and injures another person or pet. Dogs must be held on a leash and restrained in a fenced in yard when outside on their property. If the dog has a history of aggressiveness and biting, the owner is held responsible as well.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims come about when a doctor or other health care professional has been negligent in providing skilled medical care and the patient suffers injury as a result. Medical malpractice is one of the more complex categories of personal injury cases. There is also a cap of $350,000 on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in the state of Nevada.

Slip and Fall

Slip and fall cases are very common personal injury cases. This type of case is filed when a person slips and falls on a property and is subsequently injured as a result. However, the plaintiff can only receive compensation if the property owner is found to have been negligent in keeping the property hazard free. Slip and fall cases are generally based on premises liability laws.

These are some of the most common injury cases. It is wise to hire a good personal injury attorney if you are involved in a pending personal injury case.