Whenever someone says that they are involved in a personal injury case, most of the time it will be caused by someone's negligence in a car accident. Tampa residents should be made aware though that although they are the most popular form of personal injury cases, car accidents are not the only type of case that would fall under personal injury. A personal injury case is applicable if by someone's negligence or intentional act, they end up hurting someone in the process that should have never been in danger in the first place. There are actually many different scenarios that could count as a personal injury case.
Slip and Fall Cases
Have you ever seen one of those yellow signs for a wet floor? They are there because it is important for the public to know about a wet floor, but this is also away to avoid a personal injury case! Apart from car accidents, one of the most popular types of accidents are slip and fall cases. With a slip and Fall accident, Tampa property owners and business owners are required by law to inform the public if there is a chance for something to become hazardous, like a wet floor. These types of cases are not criminal, but they can still be taken to civil court.
Medical Malpractice Situations
Another type of accident Tampa residents should be aware of is patients at a hospital or assisted living facility that have to deal with medical malpractice. No one who is receiving help or care from another person or entity should be neglected. Patients who have been mistreated by a doctor or nurse have the right to have their case settled in court where they can potentially receive some amount of reinvestment for their anguish and distress.
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