Posted: September 30, 2023

What Types of Lawsuits Can a Lawyer Help Me With?

When you have encountered an accident that has left you with physical injuries, mental anguish, or property damage from the negligence of another party, you may have a claim if you can prove wrongful conduct led to your injury. It's important to be aware of the types of lawsuits a lawyer can assist you with so you can take the appropriate actions. 

What Is a Wrongful Injury Attorney?

If you are harmed in an accident, a wrongful injury attorney will represent you in court. A wrongful injury attorney may assist you in recovering the compensation you are entitled to for medical expenses, financial loss, or pain and suffering.

What Types of Lawsuits Are There?

When discussing the types of lawsuits, there is a vast range, but they largely fall under several categories:

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider fails to treat a patient according to the generally accepted healthcare practices or principles, known as the “standard of care.” Unethical practices or negligence by doctors, nurses, or other healthcare providers can lead to injuries and even death. Some examples of medical malpractice cases include: 

  • Delayed diagnoses for cancer patients
  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnoses

Product Liability

A product liability case occurs when a manufacturer or company is legally liable to compensate those who may have sustained injuries caused by a design or manufacturing defect in their product. Types of lawsuits that fall into this category include:

  • Children's products
  • Defective medical devices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Roundup cancer cases
  • Elevator injuries
  • Motor vehicles 

Vehicle Accidents

An accident involving a vehicle, whether a car, truck, bus, motorcycle or pedestrian accident, is considered a vehicle accident and falls under this category. These cases often involve the negligence of at least one party. They can lead to emotional distress, physical injuries, time away from work or the inability to work and financial problems. Examples of cases include:

  • Airbag injuries
  • Bus accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents

Other Categories

Even with all of the types of cases, there are still a variety of practice areas that fall under wrongful injuries. This can range from sexual abuse and civil rights violations and workplace safety violations.

Get More Information

If you have been injured or suffered from another's negligence, you may have a lawsuit. To learn more, you can contact Kline & Specter, PC. The firm has 60 lawyers, including five who are also medical doctors – the most of any law firm in the United States.