Types of Injury Lawyers

Different Types of Injury lawyers

Injury Law (also known as "personal injury," "accident," or more formally "tort" law) focuses on getting compensation for a person that is injured due to the conduct of a third party.

Like all professions, the legal profession is divided into separate areas of practice, primarily civil cases (estate law, corporate law, injury law, etc.) and criminal matters. These major categories are then subdivided into further specializations. Since this is the Injury Lawyer Index, we are focusing on the common types of Injury Law.

Remember, this is a high-level overview of SOME of the more common injury law cases. You need to consult a licensed attorney in your area for the specifics of your case.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall cases are a common injury law case. The name "slip and fall" is self-explanatory. A person is injured by slipping and falling inside a business or on a piece of someone else's property. The accident is caused by the negligence of the company or property owner. For example, a property owner doesn't maintain the stair handrails; the stair handrails break while using them, resulting in a fall and injury. 


Traffic Accidents

Millions of Americans are injured in car accidents each year. Most will file injury lawsuits to get compensation, creating the most injury lawsuits in America each year. Typically accidents are caused by not following traffic laws, careless/reckless driving (speeding), or distracted driving (texting).

This area of law also includes all areas of traffic, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, trucks, and buses.


Medical Malpractice Injuries

A medical malpractice injury occurs when a medical professional (doctor, nurse, etc.) treats a patient in a way that falls below the medical standard for that illness. An experienced attorney can advise you what the appropriate "medical standard" is in your case and if it was medical malpractice or if it was just a bad outcome.


Dog (or other pet) Bites/ Injuries

Typically, pet owners are responsible for injuries caused by their pets. Again, the exact laws vary from state to state, especially considering pet history, so it is essential to consult with an attorney experienced in these types of injuries.



This type of injury occurs when one party makes untrue statements and damages another person's reputation. These cases depend on a host of different factors, including the actual financial loss caused by the false statement, whether or not the injured person is a celebrity or public figure, and where the statement was made. Consult with an attorney regarding the specifics of your case.


Intentional Injuries

Intentional injuries are caused by persons intending to hurt another person. These are hybrid cases that usually include a criminal case aspect (like assault or battery) in addition to the civil portion (injury claim) of the case.


Just an Overview - Seek Appropriate Legal Counsel

This was just an overview of SOME of the different types of injury law practice areas. Please search our database to find and consult with a licensed attorney that can help you with your case.

Good luck!