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Does My Case Fall Under Personal Injury Law?

When you’re injured for whatever reason, it may be difficult to determine which area of the law your case falls under. Personal injury law tends to be highly complex, so it’s always a good idea to contact an experienced attorney if you find yourself in need of a personal injury claim.

Read on to learn about the different types of personal injury law cases.

Cases Covered by Personal Injury Law

If you become injured due to the fault of someone else, you’ll want to make sure that person or entity pays for the expenses that result from the harm they caused you.

The following are various accidents that fall under personal injury law:

Bases for Personal Injury Claims

There are several bases in which a personal injury claim may be filed. The following are the three bases for personal injury:

  • Negligence
  • Strict liability
  • Intentional wrongs

While you’ve probably heard of negligence before, you may be unfamiliar with the other terms.

According to the American Bar Association, strict liability “holds designers and manufacturers strictly liable for injuries from defective products. In these cases, the injured person does not have to establish negligence of the manufacturer. Rather, you need to show that the product was designed or manufactured in a manner that made it unreasonably dangerous when used as intended.”

Respectively, intentional wrongs are rare, but they do occur from time to time. The American Bar Association describes intentional wrongs this way: “If someone hits you, for example, even as a practical joke, you may be able to win a suit for battery. Or if a store detective wrongly detains you for shoplifting, you may be able to win a suit for false imprisonment.”

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s actions, you may have a case. Our attorneys at The Ahearne Law Firm are highly experienced in personal injury law and have what it takes to win compensation for clients. Don’t hesitate to contact our firm with your case right away.

Call the New York lawyers at The Ahearne Law Firm today at (845) 763-4100 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.


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