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Popular Types of Personal Injury cases

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the most popular types of cases to be settled in civil court (although there are situations of criminal cases too,) is a personal injury case. These types of cases arise when someone has been caused physical or emotional harm because of someone else's negligence. Because this type of case is so broad, many people facing a personal injury claim choose the hire the assistance of a personal injury attorney. Tampa residents should be aware that they do not have to represent themselves in order to come to a settlement in their personal injury case. There are many different cases where a personal injury lawyer can be beneficial.

Animal Complications

There are many people who end up going to civil court over a personal injury case involving a dog and getting bitten. In most situations, the owners are responsible for any damages that their animal cause, including bites on other people. With a personal injury attorney, Tampa residents will have an individual represent them who knows all the in's and outs of personal injury cases. It is important to know that exact laws for dog bites or some other animal encounter very from state to state. Some states for example, make it so that an owner is only held responsible if the dog has a known history of problems.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Another popular type of civil case that can be handled by a personal injury attorney, Tampa residents might have heard about slip and fall cases. Property owners and business owners have an obligation to have a location free of hazards, or at least notify the public if there is a situation like a leaky pipe or greasy stairs. Like that of dog bites, different states have different protocols and limitations as to what qualifies for a slip and fall accidents, as well as what a property owners Is legally obligated to inform the public.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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