5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims In Sacramento

Personal injury claims allow an injured person to receive compensation when someone else’s negligent act caused them harm. There are a variety of different situations that can give rise to a personal injury case, although not every situation is going to lead to a settlement or award. Here are the 5 most common personal injury claims in Sacramento.

Dog Bites

In most cases, the owner of a dog is financially responsible for bites and other injuries caused by the dog. The exact laws on responsibility do vary from state to state. In some cases, strict liability rules exist and a dog owner is going to be liable for dog bite damages even if the dog has never shown signs of aggression.

Defamation

Defamation of character in the form of libel or slander refers to the fact that a person can suffer an injury to his or her reputation as a result of untrue statements. When a false statement about someone does damage to their reputation, that statement could rise to the level of libel or slander. A claimant needs to prove that an untrue or negative statement was made and that actual harm came from it.

Slip and Fall

Property owners have a legal duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and free of hazards. In slip and fall personal injury claims, injured persons allege that a property owner failed to fix dangerous conditions on a property or otherwise failed to take reasonable steps to prevent an accident.

Car Accidents

When an accident happens, it is usually because someone is not following the rules of the road. Car accidents can occur due to a number of factors including poor road maintenance, distracted or drunk drivers, and inclement weather. If you have been injured in a car accident in Sacramento, you may be eligible for compensation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice personal injury claims arise when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care. Doctors are not perfect and the law does not expect them to be. But when a patient is injured by the provision of care that falls below accepted medical standards, there may ground for a valid medical malpractice claim.

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