Personal injury cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. The responsible person may be required to pay financial damages for injuries caused by his or her actions, including medical bills; lost earnings; future loss of earnings and additional economic losses. Specific injuries may also mean that you are able to allege damage to your mental well-being, diminished capacity, pain, suffering and ongoing emotional duress.
Family members may also file a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a family member. The fact that mishaps are fairly commonplace does not detract from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury happens to you or a loved one. If you decide to take steps toward protecting your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a number of general questions about personal injury cases. Any potential personal injury case requires a detailed understanding of the facts, the processes, and the law.
If an accident has impacted your life, you will want to consult with an experienced attorney to see if you should pursue a lawsuit.
If you have questions regarding a potential personal injury claim, please contact the attorneys at Smith, Kling & Thompson, P.A. for a consultation.