What is a Personal Injury Case?
In general terms, a personal injury case is a claim for compensation for injuries that you have against another person, company or some other type of legal entity that has caused you some injury through their negligence or reckless conduct.
There are various types of personal injury cases, such as:
- Injuries from an auto accident
- Including, but not limited to: Cars, Trucks, Tractor-trailers, Motorcycles, Four-wheelers, and DUI Accidents
- Slip and fall (ex: at a place of business, like a store)
- Injury at work (workers’ compensation)
If you believe that you have a possible personal injury case, it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. The law places certain time limitations on a personal injury case, so you should contact an attorney to have an understanding of your legal rights.
If I Was Hurt in a Car Accident, Is It Considered a “Personal Injury”?
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else, you potentially have a personal injury case against the person or people who caused the accident. Your case is based on reasonable medical treatment following the accident, pain and suffering, lost income from work, and other factors, especially if your injury is a long-term injury that requires treatment for an extended period of time. It is important to consult with, and possibly have representation from, an attorney who can help you maximize the recovery for your case.
If you are injured as a result of being in a car accident, it is important to know who is the proper person or entity (like an insurance company) to sue. Sometimes, it may be only one person, or perhaps, it could be more than one person or entity to bring a case against. An experienced car accident attorney can help you find the proper person or legal entity to go after if you are trying to receive fair compensation for your injuries.