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A Brief Look at Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

Published on February 21st, 2012

Common Types of Personal Injury Cases


Personal injury laws are designed to protect individuals from harm caused by the negligence or deliberate actions of another. While these laws vary from state to state, the types of cases that fall under personal injury law remain the same. Explore some of the following common types of personal injury cases for more information on when to contact an injury attorney:

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are among some of the most common personal injury cases filed today—these include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Motor vehicle accidents can also lead to a number of other personal injury claims, including those for spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Another common personal injury case includes slip and fall accidents. These are often the result of unsafe walking conditions on floors and stairs, poorly-lit areas, unrepaired carpet damage, or improper upkeep during hazardous weather conditions. Slip and fall accidents can lead to a number of serious injuries, such as head injuries, broken bones, bruises, cuts, and spinal cord injuries.

Workplace Accidents

Accidents that occur in the workplace are common personal injury cases resulting from dangerous working conditions, improper training, or lack of safety equipment. In some cases, workplace injuries may be the result of repetitive motions, the use of vibrating hand tools, or the constant lifting and moving of heavy objects.

Dog Bites

Children are the most common victims of dog attacks. The state of Illinois states that an injury claim may be filed against the owner of a dog regardless of whether or not the harm was caused by an actual bite.

With over 60 years of combined experience, the accident lawyers with Shea Law Group are fully qualified to handle a number of different types of personal injury cases. Learn more about our practice areas or set up an initial consultation by contacting us at (773) 365-0040.

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