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2 Reasons To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit That Doesn't Involve A Car Accident

by Marilyn Olson

Personal injury lawsuits happen all the time. There are many people who find themselves dealing with a lawsuit even though they never saw themselves in this position. One reason for this is that too many people think that a personal injury lawsuit only relates to care accidents. And although there are many people who file lawsuits over car accidents, there are many more reasons to file a lawsuit. Here are some things you need to know:

1. Criminal Actions Of Others That Hurt You

If you were a victim of a crime and had physical injuries, or damage to personal property because of that crime, you could file a personal injury lawsuit. For example, if you were robbed and beat up, you could file a lawsuit against that person for the medical expenses relating to the injury, as well as costs of damaged goods such as anything stolen or broken.

Too many people think that because the state is pressing charges, that they don't have any legal bearing. That is not the case. You can have both a criminal and a civil case against a person for the same act. Thus, the criminal case will punish the person with jail time, fines, community service, and so forth. The civil case will punish the person by legally binding them to pay back what they owe you, as well as pay for any injuries you sustained. 

2. An Injury That Was Caused From Someone's Pet

If you are injured by a pet of a neighbor, or random person that you meet, you can file a lawsuit against them. In fact, dog bites are a very common reason that people file lawsuits. The reason for this is that if someone has a pet, they are responsible for the actions of that pet. They have to put up a fence or some way to keep the pet on their property. Then they also have to make sure that the pet is properly trained so that it doesn't hurt others. If you were bitten by a dog or another pet without provoking it, you could easily file a lawsuit, and you would probably have a pretty good chance of winning. Don't be the victim of an animal attack without getting the restitution and payment you deserve.

As you can see these are just two reasons to file a personal injury lawsuit that doesn't involve a car accident. Contact a personal injury lawyer for more information and assistance.