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Different Types of Personal Injury Cases

The legal industry is an extremely important one as it can help to ensure that someone’s legal rights are properly represented. One type of legal expertise that provides very necessary representation is the area of personal injury, which helps to ensure that someone is properly reimbursed for losses incurred due to the negligence of another party. While the personal injury segment of the legal industry is relatively broad, there are a variety of types of cases that fit into this area.


Car Accidents

The most common cause of personal injury cases in the United States today are those that resulted from car accidents. Since millions of people drive a car on a daily basis, auto accidents are somewhat common. Unfortunately, these accidents can cause a variety of damages, including personal injuries. Normally, a careless driver, or one that is determined to be at fault in the accident, will be responsible for any damages caused.


Medical Malpractice

People that go to the doctor for medical care trust that their physicians, surgeons, and other healthcare providers will use sound judgment and expert care. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, which could make a condition worse or cause additional damages. A situation is normally considered medical malpractice if care and treatment fall below an appropriate or acceptable standard of care. A situation is not necessarily considered malpractice if treatment is not successful.


Dog Bites

Anyone that owns a dog is responsible for that animal at all times. While most dogs are friendly, they are still impulsive animals that could react violently in random situations. If someone is bitten and injured by a dog, the responsibility to cover damages will vary from state to state. In some states, an owner will be responsible for all situations. In other states, an owner will be liable only if they knew their animal had a violent temper.


Assault and Battery

The majority of personal injury cases are due to an accident and possible negligence of another party. However, assault, battery, and other intentional torts can also be considered personal injury cases. If someone has been attacked and assaulted by another person, they may have a personal injury claim. Additional criminal charges often apply in these situations as well.

Mother of Waukegan Mayor Will Dismiss Lawsuit Against Library and City for Fall on Sidewalk

On Monday, Lake County Board Vice Chairwoman Mary Ross Cunningham announced that she would drop a lawsuit that she filed against the city of Waukegan and the Waukegan Public Library. Cunningham, who is the mother of the mayor of Waukegan, had filed a lawsuit seeking $50,000 damages for a fall that took place outside the library in February of last year.

According to Mayor Sam Cunningham, an attorney representing the Waukegan Public Library is handling the case rather than the city’s regular attorney. He noted that officials would develop a strategy to deal with the potential conflict of interest should the city become involved.

The mayor said that he had known about the fall, but that he did not know that his mother was planning to sue. Mary Ross Cunningham said that she didn’t inform her son about the lawsuit because she believed the library was an entity separate from the city. However, even though the Waukegan Public Library possesses its own governing board, it is still part of Waukegan. The Waukegan possesses authority over how the public library is governed and it approves a property tax on its behalf.

According to Mary Ross Cunningham, the fall occurred when she was leaving a meeting at the library. She tripped on a section of broken sidewalk and fell, losing consciousness. Eventually, her niece took her to Vista Medical Center.

Eventually, Cunningham was discharged from the hospital. However, when she returned home, she couldn’t move. Ultimately, she had to spend an additional week at the Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. According to Cunningham, the fall caused her to suffer a re-injury of a disk in her back.

Retired Circuit Judge Jane Waller, another official of Lake County, received an award of $110,500 for an injury she suffered after she tripped on a sidewalk covered in snow in Waukegan.

The library’s attorney has not responded to requests for additional information. The attorney of Cunninghan declined to comment on the lawsuit because he doesn’t have the permissions to do so.

Austin Convention Center Sued by a Woman over Allegations of negligence after convention center fall

A lady is suing the Austin Convention Center and the city for $1 million. The complainant happened to have attended a meeting at the Austin Convention Center. She claims to have fallen off a flight of stairs she was using. The accident left her with bruises, personal damages, and severe injuries. She filed the suit against the center in Travis County district court.

As indicated by the claim, one of the pins came out as Julie Auslander, walked down the flight towards the end of the occasion, sending her tumbling to the floor. The impact of the fall resulted in multiple injuries and bruises on her body.

It is not the first time that conventions are being held at the Austin Convention Center. Such an incident however, has never happened before; preparations for such events involve great decorations and fitting of the decors that makes the place best suited for the members in attendance. However, proper pinning may not have happened in this event which may have led to the accident.

As a matter of fact, Julie Auslander felt infuriated when she moved to court in Travis County district court. She blames city representatives for neglecting to guarantee that stairs at the convention occasion were stuck appropriately to the stage. Julie argues that supervisions ought to have been done to ensure that all is safe and intact. She indicates that had there been due diligence from the defendants end she wouldn’t have fallen off the stairs.

The case additionally names as litigants the association that facilitated the conference that Auslander was attending. Other defendants are the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and the firm that promoted it, Stovell Marketing and Public Relations. According to her, all the parties that were involved hold equal blames. In light of this, it is not yet known who will end up paying the fines that the court may decide.
Surprisingly, there was no available Austin city spokesperson to offer remarks about these allegations. The case has not been heard yet leaving the fate of all the parties involved unknown.