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10 Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

Millions of people seek care in emergency rooms for personal or unintentional injuries every year. Several personal injury claims come from many of those E.R. visits. What is a personal injury, though? A personal injury case is when one person suffers an injury due to another person’s negligence or a purposeful act. We know this is a broad definition, and you probably think many things can fall under this category, and you’re right! That’s why Gibbins Law Firm is here to help you identify 10 of the most common types of personal injury claims. 

1. Due to Negligence

Everyone has a job to follow the rules with reasonable care. When someone fails to do so and an injury results, a civil suit is appropriate to recover compensation for injuries. 

2. Slip and Fall

Public places must make their property safe for patrons. If they fail to keep it safe, and you slip and fall on something that spilled or a wet floor, you’re probably eligible to file a claim. 

3. Due to Intentional Behavior

You are eligible to sue someone if they intentionally harm you, even if they didn’t mean to hurt you initially. If someone throws a rock at someone, and it hits you instead, you’re eligible to file a claim. 

4. Hazardous Drug

Drugs are supposed to adhere to safety protocol. If they do not adhere to protocols and people suffer injuries, drug companies can end up in class action lawsuits. 

5. Medical Malpractice

Doctors are required to treat patients with proper and complete care. Failure to do so can lead to things going wrong. Failing to treat patients with appropriate care usually leads to medical malpractice cases filed under personal injury claims. 

6. Dog Bites

Dog bites fall under a strict liability standard, so you can file a personal injury claim against the pet owner if someone’s dog bites you. 

7. Auto Accident

Suppose you are involved in an auto accident but are not at fault. In that case, your situation falls under the personal injury category, and you can potentially recover compensation for damages and injuries sustained in the accident. 

8. Misdiagnosis

As we mentioned before, doctors are responsible to you for complete care. If they misdiagnose you and your condition worsens, your situation is classified as a personal injury claim. 

9. Hazardous Conditions

Any private or public place identified as inhabiting hazardous conditions violates the law and can give rise to liability. Dangerous conditions are considered negligent and reasonably avoidable. 

10. Defective Product

All products are required under law to be safe upon proper use. Suppose a product cannot be used safely when properly utilized. In that case, the manufacturer can be liable for negligence even if they’re not negligent in producing the product. 


Contact Gibbins Law Firm today if you’ve endured any of the above situations and would like to seek professional assistance. Our attorneys can help you file a claim and start a lawsuit against those who wronged you. We care about your well-being and believe negligence is unacceptable. Contact Gibbins Law Firm to discuss your situation today.

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Smith County Car Accident Tips from Gibbins Law when Injured

Tip to Handle Smith County Car Accident 

Here are some tips for handling a Smith County car accident when injured. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list but a few tips to help you get through a tough time.


  1. DO seek medical treatment if in pain. If you delay doctor visits, insurance companies will later argue you were never in pain. Saying that, it is important to seek treatment if you are in pain.
  2. DO be honest with yourself and others. Don’t be a “tough guy”. Tell the police officer if you are in any pain. Despite experiencing pain, many people don’t tell the responding officer they are in pain. As a result, the officer will not report your injury on Texas Peace Officer’s Crash Report.
  3. DO exchange information with all parties: contact information (including all passengers in each vehicle) and insurance information.
  4. DO take photographs. Take photographs of any property damage. Also, take photographs of any of injuries, such as: bruising, cuts, and scarring that may appear later. This evidence will help prove your case.
  5. DO back up all information. Information can be easily lost. We recommend you save all important information on your computer and give a copy to your attorney.
  6. DO contact an experienced personal injury attorney. In addition to pain, a car accident can cause anxiety and be overwhelming. A personal injury attorney can help your case get on track while you worry about your road to recovery. Learn More About Personal Injury at Gibbins Law


Gibbins Law is here to help. We have experience handling personal injury claims and litigation. Gibbins Law offers free consultations and appointments seven days a week. Initial consultations are always free. We want you to choose Gibbins Law, because you believe in us and trust us to fight hard on your behalf every day to get you what you deserve. We are committed to always being here for you.

To request a consultation, please contact us by phone or email and we’ll be with you as soon as possible.