How is a personal injury classified?
“Personal injury” is a broad category that covers multiple areas of the law. Any injury to the body, mind or emotions can be classified as a personal injury.
Personal injury lawsuits can be brought against a person, business or government entity that caused an injury. A personal injury can be caused by negligence, recklessness or intentionally.
If a personal injury case is settled or litigated, the damages that can be claimed include medical bills, pain & suffering and loss of property. Additional monetary damages may also be awarded if the injury will affect the victims future quality of life.
Causes of Personal Injury
- Car/Motorcycle Accident,
- Slip & Falls,
- Insurance Bad Faith,
- Medical Malpractice,
- Product Liability and more
Solutions to a personal injury
If you have any type of injury, you should be made whole for those injuries. Don’t let an insurance company give you the run around. Hire an attorney and get the compensation you deserve. Malnar Law does not handle worker’s compensation claims, but focuses on cases that are usually litigated in District Court. Choose Malnar Law to help you in all aspects of personal injury law:
- Filing a personal injury claim,
- negotiating with an insurance company
- representing you in court.
Even if you don’t have health insurance, we may be able to get your treatment covered.
What kinds of damages can you expect to receive in a personal injury lawsuit?
It is natural to wonder how much money you could receive following an accident. Generally, a person in a personal injury lawsuit can expect to claim damages related to the following:
- emergency room visits,
- ambulance fees,
- any surgeries or prescriptions required for your recovery,
- physical therapy
- ongoing treatment
- and any other expenses related to your care.
Loss of income
If your injury prevents you from working, you may be able to claim damages. If your out of work for a few days or permanently, your settlement will assist you in taking care yourself and your family.
A personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you in collecting punitive damages. This may include damages from emotional or mental pain, loss of companionship, or other damages.
If you have been the victim of a wrongful death, you may be entitled to collect monetary damages relating to funeral costs.
Why Hire a personal injury attorney?
Some victims don’t think a personal injury lawyer is necessary to help them when an accident occurs. The reality is that a personal injury lawyer has the experience and knowledge to navigate the complicated world of insurance companies and the legal process.
Victims of personal injuries should never be embarrassed to seek help. A good personal injury attorney will never charge upfront for their services; a lawyer’s job is simply to help you recover and get the best settlement possible for your injuries.