Most Common Lawsuits

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What are the most common lawsuits?

'Lawsuit' is an extremely vague term. It refers to

a case in a court of law involving a claim, complaint, etc., by one party against another; suit at law.

In layman terms a lawsuit is basically anytime a complaint is brought up against a person, company, or organization in a court of law.

Amongst lawsuits the most common is overwhelmingly personal injury claims.

This is where an individual has been injured, and therefore has suffered a loss as the result of someone else’s negligence or actions. The term, ‘personal injury claim,’ is still a general one and can be broken up into several categories.

Slip and Fall

Slips and falls are one of the most common types of premises liability accidents in Kentucky. A slip and fall accident is when someone slips, trips or stumbles on another person’s property, public land or business properties. They can be caused by anything from wet or slick floors, uneven walkways or any kind of tripping hazard that could have been avoided. Slip and fall accidents usually occur because the property owner failed to take proper safety measures to fix the area or provide adequate warning of the issue.

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. While it may be hard to consider taking legal action, it could end up helping you immeasurably with medical and funeral expenses, as well as other damages.

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, it means that something went wrong because of someone else’s negligence, including the following situations:

•Medical malpractice

•Automobile accident

•Truck accident

•Motorcycle accident

Medical Malpractice

When you enter a medical clinic or hospital, you’re putting your life in the hands of those who work there, including doctors, nurses and other medical staff. You expect that these medical professionals will take every precaution to ensure your health and wellbeing, but unfortunately that’s not always the case. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional fails to act cautiously or causes injury by doing something a reasonable healthcare professional would not do.

Nursing Home Abuse

There comes a time in many of our lives when we have to make the decision of whether to put our loved ones in a nursing home. There are many considerations to make before choosing a facility, including cost, location, amenities, etc. One thing we all expect with a nursing home is that our loved one will be taken care of and provided for completely during their stay.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, and many residents end up suffering from nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse occurs when there is physical or sexual abuse, neglect, drug errors, unsanitary living conditions and more. With so many different types of abuse, some of which are hard to detect, it’s important to speak with someone who understands Kentucky’s nursing home and elder laws.

Animal Attacks, and Dog Bites

Dogs are generally known as man’s best friend, but their behavior can be unpredictable and violent at times, especially without proper restraint and training. When dogs attack, they can cause serious physical and emotional damage to the victim. These injuries can leave you with a mountain of medical bills and expenses. If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or other animal, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries and expenses, but it’s important to act quickly and contact an experienced Louisville personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

Get the help you need.

Personal Injury Claims are unfortunately very common. After you have been injured you may be left with expensive medical bills, emotional trauma, and a radically changed quality of life. A personal injury attorney such as Nutt Law Office will fight to make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact Nutt Law and out experienced team will fight for you.