Personal injuries are damages that occur to an individual’s body or mind due to the negligence or fault of another person. Personal injuries include physical damage, mental anguish, loss of earnings, loss of future earning potential, pain, and suffering. Some injuries may be permanent. They can be caused by accidents, medical malpractice, negligent behavior, defective products, or even intentional harm.
Personal injury law covers all types of accidents, whether caused by negligence or intentional acts. Suppose you were injured due to someone else’s negligence. In that case, you might be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages, like diminished quality of life.
People are expected to exercise ordinary care when they act, meaning their actions and subordinates’ actions do not harm others. In a personal injury case, the law compares the behavior of the person who caused the accident to the conduct of an imaginary reasonable person in the same situation.
If someone exercises less than an ordinary duty of care or acts unreasonably, and you are injured as a result, then that person was negligent. Someone does not have to intentionally cause harm to be negligent. A finding of negligence in court can allow recovery of monetary damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Conversely, someone who proves they took ordinary care to prevent, for example, a car accident, may not be negligent or liable for monetary damages.
Speak With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury lawyer helps you recover damages for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Personal injury lawyers are experts at finding out who was responsible for causing your accident and then negotiating with them on your behalf.
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