What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is a term that is thrown around quite often in the world of law, but it’s important to know what that term actually encompasses. Personal injury law is basically law that protects people who have been physically hurt or paralyzed by another person. This law also helps the family members of people who have been killed through the fault of someone else.
The point of this law is to help the victims of incidents that have been caused by another person by collecting monetary compensation from the person at fault in order to help them pay for medical bills and other expenses that have stemmed from the incident. Additional monetary compensation can also be collected for emotional or mental anguish caused by the incident such as humiliation, emotional suffering due to grief, permanent conditions and disfigurements, marital issues and more. You can also be compensated for lost wages due to missing work because of your injury.
Another goal of personal injury law is to help change laws, rules and regulations in the state or a private company in order to make people safer and to better protect victims in case more incidents arise. As sad as it may be, it sometimes takes an accident to show the company and the legal system how flawed certain aspects of our lives are. There have been hundreds of new laws and regulations that have been created due to personal injury lawsuits, and each one works to keep our lives safer and better protected in the event of an incident.
There are many lawsuits that can be created in personal injury law. Personal injury cases are typically classified as torts. Intentional torts are typically attacks by one person onto another. No matter if the attacker wished to harm the victim, knowing that their actions could seriously harm the victim is enough for an intentional tort.
Negligent torts are the most common type of personal injury suit. These torts encompass injury through the fault of negligence but without knowing that their negligence would cause injury to another person. For instance, car accidents are common in negligence torts. If a person is too busy watching their phone or distracting themselves while driving and they injure you in an accident as a direct result of that, you can file a negligence tort.
Wrongful death can be filed in the event that a loved one has died from the direct fault of another person. For instance, if the person was working at a factory and wasn’t provided with proper safety equipment and died as a result of not having proper safety equipment, their family could sue the company for wrongful death.
As much documentation as possible should be collected in order to make a strong personal injury case. There’s no such thing as too much proof when you’re trying to get justice for your suffering.