What is a Personal Injury?
Personal injuries include injury to a person’s body, a person’s emotions, or their reputation. Personal injury is a broad category of body and mind-related legal claims. Most of these kinds of claims are called “torts” as well.
What Are the Types of Personal Injury Claims?
An accident victim could make a personal injury claim after any accident injuring them. The most common personal injuries are:
- Auto Accidents
- Medical Malpractice Claims
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Wrongful Death
The most common type of personal injury case in Georgia and the rest of the United States is a car accident case.
In a personal injury case, a person hurt in an accident can get monetary damages from a tortfeasor or person who committed the wrongdoing. These damages include lost wages, medical bills, and even pain and suffering.
How Do I Prove a Personal Injury Case?
For most personal injury cases, you need to prove that the other party involved was negligent. To do that, you need to show the following:
- The other person owed you a duty of care
- They violated their duty
- The violation harmed you
- You suffered damages and losses as a result
No matter what kind of personal injury case you file, you have to prove those four things. But in some cases, like when a doctor makes a mistake or a dog bites someone, there are additional rules. Also, in some types of personal injury cases, it may be easier to prove negligence.
Can I Still Have a Personal Injury Case Even if I Wasn't Severely Injured?
Most personal injury cases involve a physical injury. However, you could still have a personal injury case even if you weren’t severely hurt.
Whiplash is a common injury in accidents such as rear-end collisions. You may experience on-and-off pain for an extended period of time, which requires visits to a chiropractor. This type of treatment is something that would be included in a personal injury lawsuit.
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If you have been injured, the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Brown Firm offer free consultations to accident victims in Georgia and South Carolina. Call 800-529-1441 to speak with our personal injury team today!
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