What constitutes personal injury?

| Sep 9, 2020 | Personal Injury

Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye in Delaware and across the country. When another person’s actions or inactions are to blame, even partly, the injured party might have grounds to seek recovery of monetary damages. This does not only apply to car accidents but also medical malpractice, assault and battery, premises liability, products liability and other injuries resulting from another party’s negligence.

A personal injury is any violation of a person’s legally protected interests, both physical anor mental. Furthermore, recovery can also be sought for damaged property, and compensatory damages may even be sought for a ruined reputation. Relief to make the injured party whole again is typically obtained as monetary compensation.

Other than car accident injuries, examples of valid personal injury claims include a surgeon amputating the wrong leg. A slip-and-fall injury caused by a wet spill on the floor of a grocery store is another example. Also, injuries caused when one person strikes another with a baseball bat during a verbal confrontation or publishing false information in a newspaper or the internet that injures another person’s reputation.

A personal injury lawsuit is complicated to navigate. An injured person in Delaware has every right to rely upon a personal injury attorney with experience in all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death laws. A lawyer can fight for the injured party’s rights by analyzing the evidence and bringing in all the relevant experts and witnesses. Whether reaching an agreement for comprehensive compensation through the insurance provider or taking the claim to court, the attorney will seek to apply the law to the client’s benefit.