Some people in Texas might associate personal injury cases with slip-and-fall accidents at a business or motor vehicle accidents, but there are several types of personal injuries that are less well-known. If you suffer an injury in any of the following situations, it might be possible for you to file a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.
One type of personal injury is from a defective product. The product could be a vehicle, a toy, a medication or any other item that causes you injury when you use it as intended. If your property is damaged by the product, you may be able to claim compensation for this as well.
You may be able to file a lawsuit against someone who has hit you or even threatened to hit you. This type of lawsuit falls under the broader claim of intentional wrong.
Intentional wrong is not just about physical injury or the threat of physical injury. For example, if you are accused of a crime you did not commit, you might be able to file a lawsuit in some cases.
Slander or libel
A similar situation that could involve a personal injury lawsuit without any physical harm taking place is if someone makes a false statement about you, either in speech or in print. Respectively, this is slander or libel. An example of damage from this might be if your business suffers as a result.
Other personal injury-related topics include dog bites and medical malpractice. If you believe that you have suffered one of these types of personal injuries, you might want to contact an attorney to discuss the situation. The attorney may explain your legal rights and what might happen if you move forward with the case.