Personal Injury 101

Personal Injury 101

You may have been in an auto accident, injured, and out of work.  As you try to heal and rebound from physical injuries, you’re looking at mounting medical and personal bills. This one accident has caused a chain reaction of problems that seem insurmountable.  How will you ever recover, financially and physically?  The first step is to consult a personal injury attorney for advice and legal counsel.  You may have a strong case to file which will could bring you monetary compensation.  The goal of such a lawsuit is not to make you rich, but to provide you with a fair compensation to make up for the negligence of another party.  This may be the just reward for the medical and financial burdens you’re facing – at no fault of your own.

What is personal injury?

Fortunately, for most people who’ve sustained a personal injury, it’s the first time they’ve had to understand personal injury, the issues surrounding the injury, and solutions.  When a person is injured due to another’s negligence, it is known as a personal injury.  One example of this would be an auto accident where the driver at fault, hits another car and causes injuries to another person.  Personal injuries can happen in a wide variety of situations.  Injuries can result from a product produced by a company.  This product might be considered harmful to consumers.  Our legal system has many laws and statutes created to protect those injured, and allow for damages and compensation for the injured party.

Is Wrongful Death or Medical Malpractice considered personal injury?

Yes.  Both of these situations, wrongful death and medical malpractice could be considered a personal injury.  If a medical patient dies due to negligence by a healthcare professional, the injured party, or their heirs, could file a personal injury lawsuit.  Each type of professional, medical or otherwise, has standards and rules that must be followed. When those rules are broken, and injury results, this might be grounds for a lawsuit.

Is there a monetary limit for personal injury claims?

In most personal injury situations there is a limit to the monetary rewards.  This limit is typically based on the severity of the injury, the amount of fault, and the location can all determine the monetary limits. Determining the amount of fault is one determining factor. For example, if you were hit by another vehicle but you were not wearing a seatbelt, some of the blame could be your own.

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