Types of Personal Injury
Personal injury is any harm to a person’s body, emotions, or mind because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. Wrongful death or circumstances whereby injuries prove fatal are also part of personal injury. A personal injury features under Personal Injury Law and is also known as Tort Law.
Common Types of Personal Injury
- Injury caused by someone else’s negligence: It is everyone’s responsibility to obey the law and exercise reasonable caution in everything they are doing. If they fail to, and you are injured due to their negligence, you will be able to obtain reimbursement for your injuries in a civil suit.
- Slip-and-fall injuries: It is the responsibility of all public areas to keep their spaces secure for you. If they neglect their duty and you fall and injure yourself due to a hazard they developed or did not address, you will be able to sue the premises owner for damages.
- Injury caused by someone’s deliberate behavior: You have the right to sue someone who deliberately harms you. Even if the person did not want to harm you personally, this is still valid. Deliberate actions can also be in the form of:
- Injury caused by a dangerous drug: Drugs are kept to particular safety requirements, often ignored whenever a new drug is released. Typically, these cases result in litigation in the form of class action suits against pharmaceutical firms.
- Medical malpractice injury: Practitioners are legally obligated to provide you with comprehensive treatment. Many things can go amiss when a physician does not care for a patient in this manner. Whether a misdiagnosis, lack of proper prescriptions, etc., medical malpractice cases enable you to claim compensation for errors made by your physicians.
- Injury from a car collision: Automobile accidents are among the most frequent causes of injury. Every state requires drivers to have liability insurance to shield them from personal injuries resulting from such accidents.
- Injury caused by a dog bite is subject to a strict liability standard. Thus, if another person’s dog bites you, you have the right to sue and receive compensation for your injuries.
- Injury through defamation: libel or slander form of defamation is an insult to a person’s reputation caused by false claims.
Following an injury, you should ask yourself the following main things:
- Who is to blame for the accident?
- What type of injury did you sustain?
- What has or will it cost you to recover from your injuries?
The time after a personal injury can be very traumatic and overwhelming. Your health should always be your number one priority! As you focus on recovery, you should bring in an experienced North Bergen Personal Injury Attorney to help you seek compensation from the responsible insurance company or the at-fault party.
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