Types of Personal Injury AccidentsAccidents could happen at any time and at any place. There are multiple types of personal injury accidents, all of which could result in severe harm. Some of the different types of personal injury accidents include the following:
- Assault and battery
- Bed bug infestation exposure
- Birth injuries
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product liability
- Rideshare accidents
- School injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
What Are the Common Injuries?The type of injuries that victims of personal injury accidents experience depends on the accident that they suffered. In general, however, some of the most common types of injuries sustained after personal injury accidents include the following: traumatic brain injuries, head injuries, spinal cord injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, hip injuries, shoulder injuries, knee injuries, broken bones, muscle damage, nerve damage, torn ligaments, lacerations, organ damage, severed limbs, and internal bleeding, for example. Although the injuries that victims could suffer will vary, the effects are often similar. Victims are often left having to subject themselves to extensive medical treatment that for many months, years, or even the rest of their lives. Victims often lose the ability to work and earn income; therefore, they can no longer provide for their families. The trauma of the accident and the effects of the injuries could result in severe mental and emotional distress, such as depression, anxiety, fear, embarrassment, and PTSD, for example. In general, personal injury accidents are likely to have severe consequences which could turn a victim’s life completely upside down. If you suffered any sort of injuries after you were involved in a personal injury accident, you might have grounds to file a claim and receive compensation. For more information, do not hesitate to contact our law firm today.
Negligence and Personal Injury ClaimsPersonal injury claims are based on negligence. Negligence occurs when a breach of duty results in harm to an innocent victim. Consider the following:
- Duty of care: a party owes another party a duty of care. In general, the duty owed includes a certain degree of care that must be taken at all times to avoid harming others.
- Breach of duty : a duty of care is breached by malicious, intentional, or reckless actions.
- Cause: the breach of duty causes a personal injury accident.
- Harm: the personal injury accident results in a number of injuries and other harm to the victim.
Could You Recover Compensation?Those who reach successful personal injury claims are sometimes eligible to recover compensation for the damages that they suffered. In general, personal injury claims could result in the following forms of compensation:
- Medical bills: compensation for the costs associated with all medical care resulting from the personal injury accident.
- Lost wages: compensation for the loss of wages resulting from the inability to work after the personal injury accident. In most cases, compensation for lost wages consists of the income that the claimant lost immediately after the accident and will continue to lose in the future.
- Pain and suffering: compensation for the mental and emotional trauma resulting from your personal injury accident.
- Property damage: compensation for the loss of property resulting from your personal injury accident.
- Loss of consortium: compensation for the inability to have a normal, family relationship with the victim because of the effects of the personal injury accident.
- Funeral and burial costs: compensation for the costs associated with funeral and burial services after the death of a victim of a personal injury accident.
- Punitive damages: compensation as a form of punishment towards the liable party.