What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is any type of injury that is inflicted on a person’s body. Often, personal injuries result in not only the pain and physical effects of the injury, but also can affect family, friendships and even career. There are often insurance companies, health care providers, and sometimes law enforcement asking necessary questions, but which can lead to confusion. Understanding the legal repercussions during this time can be frustrating and confusing.
Types of Personal Injuries
Just as there are many ways to get injured, there are many types of personal injury claims. Car accidents, medical malpractice, workers compensation, premises liability, and products liability cases are some of the most common. In addition to there being endless ways of being injured, there are many avenues to obtaining recovery for these injuries, including pursuing medical benefits, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering benefits, and coverage of other expenses. There may be multiple individuals or entities that are responsible for paying compensation for personal injuries.