Personal Injury Case Study Examples

See how injury victims fight to get the compensation they deserve. Explore case studies from common types of injury claims and lawsuits.

When a person of any age is harmed by someone else’s negligence, the injured victim or their family have a right to demand compensation from the at-fault party.

Here are a variety of case examples from the moment of injury through final claim settlement.

The case studies offered here are for educational purposes only. The victim stories are drawn from actual injury claims, although elements have been changed to protect those involved. Any resemblance to real persons or entities is purely coincidental.

Although our injury victims are fictional, the points raised about claim values, proving fault, getting legal help, and pursuing injury compensation are important and relevant.

Slip and Fall Injury Cases

Slip and falls are the most common cause of injury accidents, after auto crashes. As these cases illustrate, good evidence is critical to a successful slip and fall injury claim.

Business Premises Liability Cases

Not all premises liability cases are from slip and fall accidents. The negligence of business owners or management can lead to serious customer injuries like burns, head injuries, and the trauma of near-drowning, as we see here.

Workers’ Compensation Cases

Injured workers are almost always entitled to medical and wage replacement benefits, but sometimes they have to fight to get what’s fair. These workers had to deal with denied claims,  incorrect wage benefits, and disputes over returning to work and disability status.

Dog Bite Injury Litigation

Dog attacks are painful and terrifying to the victim, and necessary medical treatment can be expensive. These two cases are good examples of dog bite victims who were successfully compensated, even when the dog owner or the insurance company didn’t want to pay.

Negligent Medical Care Cases

When a health care provider breaches their obligation to provide an appropriate standard of care, they should be held accountable. Represented by skilled attorneys, these injured patients get the compensation they deserve for medical malpractice and ambulance worker negligence.

Defamation, Libel, and Slander Claims

Libel and slander complaints are increasingly common, especially now that deprecating information about someone can go viral on social media in a matter of hours. However, the victim’s outrage isn’t always enough to win a defamation of character case.

Institutional Elder Care Abuse

Negligence and abuse of frail, vulnerable, and sometimes confused elderly individuals is a particularly vile crime. In addition to criminal charges, patient families can bring civil lawsuits against facilities that fail to care for and protect the elderly abuse victim.

Wrongful Death Civil Lawsuit

A college student dies during a fraternity hazing. See how his parents hold the school, fraternity, and frat brothers accountable.

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