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People can be accidentally injured in a number of ways, workplace incidents and automobile accidents are common causes. While workplace injuries are addressed through workers’ comp coverage, injuries sustained in automobile accidents or other incidents involving third parties may be resolved through personal injury law. This area of law also called tort law, allows the injured individual to receive financial compensation after suffering harm on the part of someone else’s intentional conduct or negligence.
What Can Lead To Personal Injury?
There are several categories of incidents where the rules of personal injury apply. Within each of these categories, there can be a number of circumstances that lead to harm, both physical and mental.
When someone acts negligently or behaves carelessly, any harm caused to another person as a result of those acts can be the legal responsibility of the offending party. Car accidents, medical malpractice, slips or falls and other unexpected incidents are a few examples.
Personal injury isn’t limited to physical harm, as defamation is included in tort law. Written defamation is called libel, and spoken defamation is called slander. These acts are false statements made against that are presented as fact, and the ensuing consequences cause emotional distress, financial loss, and a damaged professional or personal reputation.
In some cases, a person is purposely harmed by the intentional conduct of another. Common examples are assault and battery, other acts include trespass, false imprisonment, fraud or deceit, or the intentional infliction of emotional distress.
If a product you purchased was to malfunction, injuring you in the process, a product liability claim may the classification for your personal injury claim. Damages or injuries could include additional health complications from using a defective medical device, illness linked to product usage, or injury resulting from the malfunction or defect.
What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
The laws governing personal injury cases are different across the country, and state legislatures have contributed to the body of law that deals with injury cases. In addition to setting parameters or requirements for litigation in this area, time constraints have also been established. With a statute of limitations, there is a limited amount of time to file an injury-related lawsuit.
Even if insurance companies, law enforcement officials or the offending party gets involved, you should consider what a personal injury lawyer can do for your claim. As a victim, there is more at stake than just getting your medical costs covered and treating an injury. You could sustain serious, long-term damage and emotional distress that impacts your way of life, ability to work or function normally. Legal counsel informs you of your rights and fights to ensure that you are compensated for the injuries or damages you experience. At Jackie Gonz Law, we know the court system, legal proofs required and the deadlines for having your case heard.
When Should You Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Don’t hesitate to call our office if you’ve been injured in an accident or been the victim of a personal injury incident. Don’t wait to see what the insurance company says. I will fight to get you the best outcome possible for your situation.
Please call me at 573-303-3015 or contact me for an individual, private consultation with no obligation or pressure.