Common Types of Personal Injury Cases in Texas


At Ryan Orsatti Law, we understand that personal injury cases can be overwhelming and confusing. With Texas being one of the largest states in the U.S., personal injury laws can vary significantly. This blog will provide an overview of the most common types of personal injury cases in Texas, helping you understand your rights and what to expect if you or a loved one has been injured.

1. Car Accidents

Car accidents are among the most common personal injury cases in Texas. Whether it’s due to distracted driving, speeding, or drunk driving, car accidents can result in severe injuries or even fatalities. According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), there were over 12,000 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2020 alone.

2. Truck Accidents

Due to the size and weight of commercial trucks, accidents involving these vehicles can be catastrophic. Truck accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities and can involve complex liability issues. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) provides guidelines and regulations to help prevent these accidents.

3. Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road. Without the protection that cars offer, motorcyclists can suffer severe injuries in an accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash.

4. Workplace Accidents

Workplace injuries can occur in any industry but are particularly common in construction, manufacturing, and oil and gas. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and workers may be entitled to compensation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets standards to help protect workers from hazards on the job.

5. Slip and Fall Accidents

Property owners have a duty to maintain safe premises. When they fail to do so, slip and fall accidents can occur, leading to serious injuries such as fractures, sprains, and head injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides resources on preventing slip and fall accidents.

6. Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence results in injury or death. This can include surgical errors, misdiagnoses, and medication errors. The Texas Medical Board regulates medical professionals and addresses complaints of malpractice.

7. Product Liability

When a defective product causes injury, the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be held liable. Product liability cases can involve anything from faulty car parts to dangerous pharmaceuticals. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provides information on product recalls and safety.


Understanding the common types of personal injury cases in Texas can help you know your rights and what steps to take if you or a loved one is injured. At Ryan Orsatti Law, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of personal injury law to secure the compensation they deserve. If you have any questions or need legal assistance, please contact us today.

For more information on Texas personal injury laws, visit the Texas State Law Library or the Texas Department of Insurance.