In the legal sense, a personal injury is considered to be physical or psychological harm sustained by one or more persons that can be attributed to the negligence of another. Because this definition can be broadly applied, individuals who think they may have a personal injury case often have a number of questions about personal injury and personal injury law. The answers to several of these questions are discussed in this article:
What are some examples of circumstances under which a personal injury may be sustained?
Personal injury law can be broken down into categories, including animal bites, auto accidents, defective products and medications, medical malpractice, and slips and falls. If you have been injured under one of these circumstances, you may have grounds to file a personal injury suit. For those who have lost a spouse or family member because of someone else’s negligence, wrongful death suits also fall under the area of personal injury.
What does “negligence” mean from a legal perspective?
In court, negligence is defined as the failure to exercise reasonable care. A personal injury suit may exist if a party’s lack of care results in physical or psychological harm to another party.
What is a statute of limitations?
This is the period of time following a sustained injury during which the injured party may initiate personal injury lawsuit proceedings.
How can a personal injury attorney help me?
An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your legal rights, and can draw on his or her experience to prepare a strong case regarding your compensation for medical bills and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.
If you think that you may have a personal injury case, it’s important to meet with a personal injury attorney who will be able to answer any other questions you may have. Proudly serving residents of Saginaw, Flint, Lansing, and Traverse City, Jay Trucks & Associates, PC is an experienced legal firm in Michigan whose lawyers specialize in auto accident injuries, workers’ compensation, and social security disability claims. Call (800) 762-8623 to arrange a free initial consultation.