Personal Injury Case Examples

Premises Liability

Case Study: Slip and Fall Personal Injury in a Grocery Store
This case study explores what it takes for an injured woman to get the compensation she deserves after a slip and fall. Learn the importance of good evidence in grocery store accidents.

Case Study: Slip and Fall on Premises Under Video Surveillance
See how security cameras can help your injury claim. This case study uses surveillance video to prove the property owner’s liability for a slip and fall.

Case Study: Vicarious Tort Liability for Emotional Distress
This case study illustrates when businesses have to pay for damages caused by employees. Follow this vicarious tort liability claim for emotional distress.

Case Study: Premises Liability Lawsuit for Burn Victim
A badly burned patron files a premises liability lawsuit against a negligent restaurant. Follow along as the victim fights for compensation.

Case Study: Train Station Slip and Fall Accident Lawsuit
See how a slip and fall led to a lawsuit against a railroad. This case illustrates how evidence can make or break your injury claim.

Case Study: Lawsuit from a Slip and Fall On Neighbor’s Icy Driveway 
Follow our slip and fall injury victim from the icy driveway to the courtroom. See why statements made at the scene are useful evidence.

Case Study: Denied Claim Leads to Premises Liability Lawsuit
Who pays for injuries on commercial properties? See our injury victim sue two parties to get the compensation she deserves.

Work Injuries

Case Study: Workers’ Compensation Wage Benefit Dispute
This injured employee didn’t let the insurer push her around. See how our victim gets the workers’ comp pay she deserved.

Case Study: Employer Disputes Workers’ Comp Claim
When the boss says you don’t qualify for workers’ comp, get a legal opinion. See how an injured mechanic fights for fair compensation.

Waitress Injures Back
This case of a waitress suffering a work injury demonstrates some specifics about workers’ comp coverage. Occasionally, these settlements can come in lump-sum cash offers or can include ongoing medical treatment.

Settlement Pursued for Carpal Tunnel
In this workers’ comp case, the plaintiff, a secretary, is seeking damages from her employer for wrist injuries, including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Plaintiff Wants More Injury Compensation
In this accident case, the plaintiff asks for damages over and above the normal workers’ compensation payments, but he fails to present enough evidence to convince the court.

Assault and Battery in a Parking Lot
In this case example an employee is assaulted in the parking lot while leaving work. There is obviously criminal liability for the assault, but the employer bears some responsibility for not fixing an unsafe condition on their property.

Injured in a Fall at Work
In this premises liability lawsuit, the plaintiff asks the court for compensation for injuries sustained in a fall at work. The plaintiff previously signed a settlement agreement but believes he was deceived and now wants more money.

Dog Attacks

Pit Bull Attacks Jogger
In this case a pit bull attacks a jogger in a public park. The dog owner did not have a dog bite insurance policy and paid the settlement out of his personal savings.

Facial Wounds from Dog Bite in a Cafe
In this dog bite case, the plaintiff attempts to collect damages for severe facial wounds as the result of a dog attack at a cafe.

Dog Bite Settlement Dispute
In this settlement dispute, the plaintiff is seeking damages for being bitten while at a friend’s home. There is disagreement regarding the contingency fee agreement between the plaintiff and her attorney.

Medical Errors

Plastic Surgery Horror Story
This case study illustrates what can happen when you don’t do your due diligence on a physician. Read about the liability factors and settlement negotiations in a botched breast implant case.

Birth Injury Lawsuit for Permanent Brain Damage
In this case, the doctor was not available when needed due to his own apathy, and did not order a cesarean section when it was clearly indicated, resulting in the infant suffering permanent brain damage.

Ambulance Accident Liability
Normally, emergency personnel are immune from liability. But if they don’t follow protocol, and their negligent actions cause further harm, they can be held liable for injuries.

Defamation

Case Study: Defamation of Character and Wrongful Termination
Here we present a defamation of character lawsuit filed against a major restaurant chain. The victim alleges wrongful termination and libel.

Case Study: False Accusation and Arrest Leads to Defamation Lawsuit
A woman arrested for leaving a restaurant without paying sues the owner for defamation of character. See how this slander lawsuit is resolved.

Elder Abuse

Failure to Adequately Screen Staff
In this lawsuit, a nurse with prior misdemeanor battery offenses was not adequately screened by the facility where she was hired. She ultimately assaulted a resident.

Nursing Home Sexual Abuse by Employee
In this sexual abuse lawsuit, criminal charges were filed against an attendant who sexually abused a female resident numerous times.

Resident Wanders from Assisted Living Facility
A new resident with a history of wandering is not checked-on according to the required schedule and walks out of the facility, resulting in multiple injuries.

Negligence Lawsuit Alleging Stolen Medication
In this case, plaintiffs allege the nursing home failed to provide adequate care for a resident resulting in serious medical problems. The plaintiff’s attorney alleges nursing home staff stole the plaintiff’s medication.

Wrongful Death

Fraternity Hazing Results in Student Death
In this case, a student dies of alcohol poisoning and hypothermia after being left out in the cold by fraternity members during a pledging ritual.

Plaintiff Fights to Keep Trial in Their Own State
In this wrongful death case the plaintiff is seeking damages in New York court for the death of her husband while he was at work on a job in Connecticut.

 

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