What Is Personal Injury?
The term personal injury is a legal term often used to refer to an injury to the physical body or brain or relating to any type of emotional/psychological trauma. In a broad sense, “personal injury” is usually associated with a lawsuit or claim which is brought to recover monetary damages resulting from harm and losses caused by the negligence and/or wrongdoing of another person or party.
Personal injury matters involve many different types of accidents that include motor vehicle accidents, accidents at work, trip-and-fall/slip-and-fall accidents, accidents involving injuries occurring on-premises or property, school accidents, hotel accidents, construction accidents, industrial accidents, and various other types of accidents, which lead to injuries resulting in pain and suffering, and other harms and losses. Personal injury matters may also refer to medical malpractice, physician malpractice, dental malpractice, podiatric malpractice and wrongful death claims.
The amount of monetary damages or compensation recoverable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit will, of course, depend upon the specific laws controlling the type of claim involved and the severity of the injury and its effects on the life of the victim and his or her family. Likewise, in a wrongful death action, the amount of compensation or monetary damages recoverable is controlled and determined by statutory law.
Obviously, the variables affecting compensation and recovery are too numerous to mention and require a thorough investigation of all the facts and circumstances surrounding any personal injury claim in addition to extensive inquiry concerning the law surrounding the specific claim.
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The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman, P.C. & Robert D. Rosen, P.C. offers free initial consultations so you can determine if you have a case and begin working with a proven injury attorney to help secure maximum compensation for any injuries or losses you have suffered. Call our office at 212-689-5000 or contact us online to make an appointment.