What is a Personal Injury?

by William Mattar | October 30th, 2020

Document on clip board about personal injury lawIf you or anyone you know has ever suffered a personal injury, you probably know it can be a very difficult thing to recover from. Sometimes personal injuries are not realized until after an accident or event that caused the trauma.

In American law, the term personal injury is mostly used to describe a sort of civil action where the plaintiff has sustained damage to his or her body due to the negligence of another.

There are different types of personal injury. If someone has caused a serious injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering it caused. While there are exceptions, any injury, no matter how slight, to a person or property may result in a viable claim for damages so long as the other party caused the injury.

What are the types of personal injuries that can occur?

Most common injuries to persons arise from falls, car accidents, and workplace accidents. Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious personal injuries. Personal injuries can also arise from dog bites, animal bites, slips and falls, and trip and fall.

Pain and suffering can result from an accident or a slip and fall. For example, if you were hit on the head with a heavy object you may be able to recover money for these damages. If the accident was the fault of another person, he or she can be found liable.

What is a personal injury attorney?

When someone hurts or maims you, a personal injury attorney can analyze the situation to determine what kind of compensation you may be entitled to receive. In some cases, the amount of compensation can be based on factors, such as injury severity and the strength of your case against the wrongdoer.

Finding the right lawyer can be difficult. Most lawyers will give you a free consultation but make sure you look over their record to ensure that they have experience with your type of claim.

How long will I have to wait before I receive compensation?

Personal injury claims are unique and there is no predictable timeline for the resolution of a claim. Some may resolve very quickly, while others can take a long time. A personal injury attorney familiar with the circumstances of your case may be able to provide an approximate timetable.

Injured? Call William Mattar

If you have been injured in a car accident, consider contacting the experience accident injury lawyers at William Mattar law offices. Our focus is representing those injured in motor vehicle accidents. Call us 24/7 at 844-444-4444 today.