By: Capital Injury Law
What is a personal injury?
One of the most common questions we get from potential clients is:
What constitutes a personal injury?
A personal injury can be mental, emotional, property damage, or physical injury and pain caused by another party’s negligence. This could include a:
- Car or bike accident
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accident
- On-the-job accident
- Slip and Fall
- And other
Because the nature and cause of personal injuries can vary, and be very confusing, we recommend seeing a medical doctor or a chiropractic doctor immediately before any discussion of fault or with insurance companies take place.
If a claim is pursued against the at-fault party, there are several items a lawyer must be able to prove against the at-fault party, such as was there a failure to meet a standard of care and did their negligence lead to the injury, what were the financial repercussions of the injuries, and what kind of pain an suffering did you endure?
From there, Capital Injury Law can work on a client’s behalf to seek economic damages for income loss, past and future medical costs, property damage and other financial setbacks due to the injury. There can also be non-economic damages from pain and suffering due to the injury, mental duress or disability.
It can be overwhelming when facing a debilitating injury and the financial and mental stress it causes on the individual and their families. Dealing with insurance companies is also a big hassle. That’s why hiring a trusted legal team like Capital Injury Law is critical to navigating the complex claims process, laws and nature of a personal injury lawsuit.