Personal injury covers a broad area, including injuries, defamation, and mental anguish. From car accidents to slips and falls, it’s in your best interest to partner with professionals that can help guide you through a personal injury lawsuit. Here, we’ll cover what a personal injury is and what you can expect for compensation.
Are Personal Injuries Always Physical Injuries?
No, personal injuries are not always physical injuries. If you fall at the water park and break your arm, you have suffered a personal injury. However, personal injury law covers more than just physical damages.
You could file a personal injury lawsuit for non-physical losses, as well. Any injury is potentially traumatic and can have lasting psychological effects. Long after the physical injury has healed, a victim might have flashbacks or other mental difficulties. Your lawyer will take these into account when pursuing compensation.
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The Categories of Personal Injury Law?
The five main categories of personal injury include:
- Intentional personal injury
- Accidental injury
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
No matter the type of personal injury you face, we can fight for fair compensation so you can focus on healing. The personal injury cases we take on include the following:
Intentional Personal Injury
Intentional personal injury is an unfortunately common situation. An intentional personal injury is an event where a predator willfully causes physical or psychological harm to cause deliberate injury. For example, if you’re walking along the street and someone pushes you to the ground, any injury you suffer falls under personal injury law.
Personal injury also involves accidents. This means the negligent party did not intend to cause harm, but the incident still caused physical or mental injuries. For instance, many people are injured in vehicle accidents.
From a lawnmower to lunch meat, any consumer product can be defective. The manufacturer or vendor may learn that a batch of products released into the market might be damaged. Typically, they would issue a recall in this situation. If you’ve suffered an injury by using a product and were not notified of a recall, you might have grounds for filing a product liability lawsuit.
Defamation is a comment or statement made with the intention to harm you, your business, or those around you. Defamation damages your character, and personal injury laws can help you gain the compensation you’re owed.
Another category of personal injury includes medical malpractice (improper, illegal activity or treatment by a professional medical practitioner). Victims of medical malpractice often experience abuse of power and authority from a public official and could be eligible for compensation.
What Is Duty of Care?
Every person has a civil obligation to ensure that they take all reasonable actions to avoid harming others. This means that restaurants must store food under strict health and safety guidelines, and drivers must abide by speed limits, maintain their vehicles, and not drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Most manufacturers and businesses clearly identify potential damages, injury, or harm their product may cause. Terms such as “duty of care,” “reasonable,” and “negligence” have clear legal definitions that can be used in defense of your situation. It’s your lawyer’s responsibility to ensure that any personal injury lawsuit proves that the defendant did not fulfill their obligations.
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You Could Hire a Lawyer To Help You With Your Personal Injury Case
If you have suffered a personal injury, it’s in your best interest to consider professional legal help. After an injury, you have enough to worry about without adding legal bills to the list. We offer most of our services on a contingency-fee basis. This means our fees come out of your final settlement. If we don’t settle your claim, you don’t pay anything.
Proving fault and damages in personal injury cases is crucial to ensuring that the negligent party is held accountable for their actions. This process includes following the statute of limitations for your state to ensure that your case is filed within the time frame allotted.
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Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help
If you would like to talk to a law firm that takes on personal injury lawsuits, contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins. Call today to set up your free consultation. Our first meeting will allow us to have a look at your case and help you decide how you want to proceed.
This will put you under no obligation. We have Spanish speakers on our team who will be happy to help you if you prefer to meet with someone in your native language. Our offices are located throughout Texas, so you are never far from receiving the help you need. Our staff can explain how personal injury cases work.