A personal injury refers to any physical or psychological harm caused by the negligence, recklessness or intentional harm of another person or entity. A personal injury can be a devastating event — physically, emotionally and financially, however it doesn’t have to be. If you or someone you love is suffering from a personal injury you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can occur in a wide range of accidents; however leading causes of personal injuries can be attributed to:
- Car accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Work accidents
- Premises liability
- Slips and falls
- Birth defects
- Nursing home abuse
- Child abuse
- Defective products
- Prescription errors
Serious Personal Injuries are Not Only Physical
Damages can be sought even if the injury is not physical. Individuals suffering from extreme emotional or verbal abuse may also be entitled to damages.
Recovering Compensation for Your Losses
When a personal injury occurs it is not just the hospital and doctor bills that can be a burden. Our personal injury attorneys understand the devastation caused by injuries and will work exhaustedly to recover financial compensation for damages including:
- Medical/ doctor bills
- Funeral bills
- Loss of salary
- Loss of ability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Long-term treatment programs
- Loss of ability to engage in normal life activities
Compensation For Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit on his or her behalf. You may qualify to recover damages including: hospital and funeral bills, loss of present and future financial support, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the wrongful death of your loved one.
Determining Liability for the Personal Injury
One of the most important aspects of a personal injury lawsuit is determining who is responsible for the injury sustained. In some cases, for example, more than one person may be liable, while in other cases, a company or defective product may be at fault. In order to obtain fair compensation a skilled personal injury lawyer will dig beneath the surface to ensure all liable parties are held accountable.
Getting Legal Help for Your Personal Injury
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