Attorney for Your Personal Injury Claim

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An injury is “being hurt” in easy words. In legal words an injury caused to body or mind is considered to be a personal injury. In the eyes of law personal injury has many classifications and facts.

Generally, personal injury is divided in to two categories. They are:

Physical Injury: An injury to your body is recognized as physical injury. Suppose David was climbing down stairs while texting. Suddenly he misses a step and fell down. Medical report shows that he has a broken a bone or two for crashing down on his feet. So David got personally injured by a physical injury.

 

Mental Injury: An injury to your subconscious mind is addressed as a mental injury. Mental injuries are usually mental distress caused from an unpleasant event. Suppose Alice had a fire in her house. She didn’t get harmed because she could come out of her house in time. But the event put her in a nervous breakdown. And after the event she gets scared each time she hears any hushing sound similar to gas leak. So Alice here had a mental injury from the event.

A physical or mental injury can be caused by several reasons. Any accidents can cause a physical, mental or both injuries. Here are a few common reasons for personal injury:

  1. Slip & Fall: This may not be a leading cause. But a big number of people gets minor or major injury in slip and fall cases. In United States, someone is tripping and falling every minute we count. Most slip and fall accidents happen indoors.
  2. Road Accident: This a major cause of personal injuries in the urbanized areas. Cities with large traffics like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have large records of road accidents every year.
  3. Assault: You can also get personal injury from an assault. Everyone has a beef with someone and every now and then someone gets beaten. Most cases of assaults are related to borrowing money or drugs.
  4. Other Accidents: Common household accidents are another cause of personal injuries. Just like I mentioned earlier about a girl named Alice being injured from a fire in her house.

 

What to Do

 

In case someone else is responsible for your accident then you can try to sue that person legally. For that you will need to hire a personal injury attorney to file a case and arrange a settlement. A settlement can get you medical expense and financial cost for your accident as well.

Did you know that slip and fall is the leading cause of emergency room visits in US? Well I sure as hope you won’t have to.

Negligence of yourself or someone else is a common start of almost every accident. If you can manage to be a little cautious about your movements then you may avoid personal injuries. But if you already had to do that and now you are looking for help then get a personal injury lawyer right after your accident. But remember, your medical care is the first priority.

 

Author: Stephen Zee

 

5 Comments
  1. Westin

    August 19, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    After the accident, a lot of people fail to mitigate damages. The law in most states expects plaintiffs in personal injury cases to take reasonable steps to minimize or “mitigate” the financial impact of the harm caused by the accident. If an injured plaintiff just sits back and rests on their proverbial laurels when it isn’t reasonable to do so (by failing to get necessary medical treatment after an accident, and making their injuries much worse, for example) a damages award might be significantly reduced.

  2. Robert C.

    August 20, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    In personal injury cases, “loss of consortium” damages typically relate to the impact the injuries have on the plaintiff’s relationship with their spouse — the loss of companionship or the inability to maintain a sexual relationship, for example. Some states also consider the separate impact on the relationship between a parent and their child when one is injured. In some cases, loss of consortium damages are awarded directly to the affected family member rather than to the injured plaintiff.
    In cases where the defendant’s conduct is deemed particularly egregious or outrageously careless, a personal injury plaintiff may be awarded punitive damages on top of any compensatory damages award. Punitive damages stem from a rationale that is quite different from the justification tied to compensatory damages, which attempt to “make someone whole.”

  3. Daniel G.

    August 21, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Usually linked to more serious accidents, emotional distress damages are meant to compensate a personal injury plaintiff for the psychological impact of an injury — including fear, anxiety, and sleep loss. Some states consider emotional distress as part of any “pain and suffering” damage that is awarded to a personal injury plaintiff. When injuries caused by an accident keep you from enjoying day-to-day pursuits like hobbies, exercise, and other recreational activities, you may be entitled to receive “loss of enjoyment” damages.

  4. Judith M.

    August 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    There are several outcomes of the different types of compensatory damages that are common in many personal injury cases. A personal injury damages award almost always includes the cost of medical care associated with the accident — reimbursement for treatment you’ve already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you’ll need in the future because of the accident. You may be entitled to compensation for the accident’s impact on your salary and wages — not just income you’ve already lost but also the money you would have been able to make in the future, were it not for the accident. In personal injury legalese, a damage award based on future income is characterized as compensation for an accident victim’s “loss of earning capacity.”

  5. Gary F.

    August 24, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    If any vehicles, clothing, or other items were damaged as a result of the accident, you’ll likely be entitled to reimbursement for repairs or compensation for the fair market value of the property that was lost. You may be entitled to get compensation for pain and serious discomfort you suffered during the accident and in its immediate aftermath — also for any ongoing pain that can be attributed to the accident.

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