What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
If someone else’s (or corporation’s) carelessness or recklessness has caused you harm, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek payment for the damages or injuries you have sustained. Personal injury claims, also known as “tort” claims, follow certain procedures established by the state in which you are living. However, most states follow the same guidelines for personal injury lawsuits.
What are some examples of personal injury claims?
Although the emphasis of a personal injury lawsuit can vary extensively, frequent foundations for these claims include (but are not limited to):
– Plane or train accidents
– Auto accidents
– Birth injuries
– Neurological injuries (including traumatic neurological injury or cerebral palsy)
– Shuttle bus accidents
– Substandard items or medicines
– Exposure to toxins (such as asbestos or benzene)
– Wrongful death
– Motorcycle accidents
– Product liability (in which an unsafe item has injured or killed somebody)
– Recalled or dangerous medications
– Slip and fall accidents
– Trucking accidents
– Workplace injuries
– Wrongful death cases
What types of compensation can be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit?
There are quite a lot of economic and non-economic problems that may be awarded in a personal injury lawsuit, including:
– Psychological pain and suffering
– Lost pay
– Lost earning capacity (i.e. an inability to work in the future due to injuries)
– Doctors charges
– Essential ongoing treatments
All damages include existing and future expected losses. You may also meet the criteria to recover punitive damages if you can verify the defendant’s execution was intentional or harmful.