What Is a Personal Injury?
At its core, personal injury is a part of civil law. Personal injury law helps compensate people who have been in accidents or who have been victims of things like character defamation or other social wrongs. In a personal injury case, the goal is to prove the defendant was partially or fully at fault for the damages done to the plaintiff. Most of the time in personal injury cases, the injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of the plaintiff rather than by intentional malice.
In order for a plaintiff to win a personal injury case they must be able to prove:
That the party at fault owed a duty of care
That the accused did not meet their duty of care towards the plaintiff
That the direct cause of the plaintiff’s losses or injuries was because of the actions of the party at fault
That damages resulted from the at-fault party’s actions
Personal Injury Vs Bodily Injury
Personal injury and bodily injury are often used interchangeably among non-lawyers but there is a legal difference. Bodily injury refers to a specific injury to the body that is caused by another person. Most often bodily injury claims come up in insurance in reference to motor vehicle accidents. If you have suffered a personal injury, don’t wait. Contact your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today!
Types of Personal Injury
There are several types of personal injuries that a person can be a victim of. Common personal injury cases include things like car accidents, slips and falls, medical malpractice, product liabilities, dog bites, etc. Read on to learn more about specific types of personal injury cases.
Motor Vehicle Accident
Millions of people are killed or injured in motor vehicle accidents every year. Whether you were a driver, a passenger, or a pedestrian, if you were injured in an automobile accident, you may have a personal injury case on your hands and may be entitled to some type of monetary compensation. Contact your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.
When doctors, nurses, or other medical professionals are negligent, the results can be catastrophic. Medical malpractice comes in many forms and can include misdiagnosis, surgical errors, improper treatment, medication mistakes, and much much more. If you have suffered an injury as a result of the negligence of a medical person, you might be entitled to compensation and should contact a personal injury lawyer immediately.
Dangerous or defective products can result in serious injury. A lack of proper warning labels or products that have been made incorrectly are dangerous, and if you have been injured as a result of one, you are entitled to compensation. Contact your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer for help.
Slip and Fall
One of the largest areas of personal injury law is slips and falls. A slip and fall, legally speaking, occurs when someone is injured after slipping and falling as a result of a hazard caused by a careless property owner. That carelessness may include allowing ice to build up, allowing standing water to sit on the floor, potholes, inadequate lighting, sudden changes in flooring, broken sidewalks, etc. In order for a plaintiff to win a slip and fall case, the plaintiff must be able to prove the property owner had knowledge of the hazardous condition. If you have been injured in a slip and fall, contact your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer.
How Shamtob Law Can Help
Shamtob Law is a firm of professional and knowledgeable lawyers who understand personal injury law. Going through a personal injury is stressful but you don’t have to do it alone. We will be on your side and get you the best deal possible for your situation. Contact your Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today!