A personal injury claim is a civil suit filed by an injured person against another party who has caused the injury. These claims can involve any injury caused by car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, dangerous products, and workplace injuries. Personal injury cases are meant to compensate the victim for their losses due to the other party’s actions.

There are two main types of personal injury cases: 

  • Damages for physical injuries. These cases may involve a car accident, a fall on stairs, or a more severe injury such as paralysis or brain damage that prevents someone from working. Compensation is intended to pay for all medical treatment, ongoing rehabilitation, wages lost due to the inability to work, and other financial losses.
  • Damages for emotional distress and pain and suffering. These cases may involve a car accident where there was no physical damage but where the person involved suffered emotional trauma due to the collision or because they have to avoid certain places like their local mall or school because they are afraid they will fall again. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have the tools to put a price tag on these kinds of non-economic losses.

If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away so that you can receive maximum compensation for your losses.