What You Need to Know About Personal Injury

March 22, 2017
What is a Personal Injury?
A personal injury is an injury that happens to a person’s body, regardless of how it happened whether intentional or negligence.  Furthermore, personal injury takes the shape of many forms and it is important to know the basics to help if you or a loved one finds yourself with a potential claim. 
Some Examples of Types of Personal Injury Cases

  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
Of course there are many other types of accidents which may fall into the category of personal injury cases, and those are only a few of the vast area of potential claims.  
What is my Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Many factors go into determining what a personal injury claim is worth, however, most of such cases are classified as compensatory which means they intend to award the plaintiff what is lost due to the accident or injury he or she sustained.  For instance, a monetary compensation award helps to make the injured party livable again, and the dollar amount is figured by all the factors of the accident.
Unfortunately pain and suffering is part of many personal injury claims which is harder to put a monetary value on, therefore the whole picture is looked at in regards to how the individual lived prior to the accident such as physical and mental limitations.  Regardless, many personal injury cases receive reimbursement for property damage and medical bills from mental and physical injuries. 
What Will I Receive Compensation For?
Although there are many types of injuries a person can receive compensation for, these are the most common:

  • Medical treatments
  • Lack of income due to the accidents impact on work
  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of consortium; damage done to a plaintiff’s personal relationships

If you need help with an accident claim, the skilled Edwardsville personal injury attorney, Deborah Besserman can help.  Deborah has the knowledge to get you the fair financial compensation you deserve so you can recover from your traumatic experience with ease.  Please contact Besserman Law Office today for a consultation regarding your potential personal injury case. 

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