Personal injury is the section of the law that deals with accidents and injuries. When you are injured in an accident, and you believe someone else’s wrongful actions led to your injuries, you can pursue a personal injury claim.
In the legal system in the United States of America, there are three types of harm that can be done to someone. These three types of harm are personal injuries, damage to property, and damage to reputation.
Personal injury lawsuits are usually brought about when someone suffers actual physical or emotional harm. These injuries can be caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness, or maliciousness.
Types of Personal Injuries
Personal injury claims and lawsuits usually cover three key components following an accident, which consist of:
- Physical injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
Physical injuries are easy to comprehend. When you break your arm in a car wreck caused by someone else, you expect to be compensated. Your compensation would cover your medical bills and any medical bills you may incur in the future including surgery, physical therapy, at home care, pharmacy costs, and anything else that may help in returning the injured party to a normal life like they had before the accident.
Pain and suffering is a bit trickier because unlike with physical injuries, often pain and suffering isn’t documented. This is why an attorney may encourage you to work with mental health professionals following an accident. By working with a mental health professional and documenting your pain and suffering, you are better able to adequately pursue a personal injury claim.
Like pain and suffering, emotional distress is another more difficult injury to pursue.
Contact a Wichita Falls Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you need someone on your side who knows the law and can guide you, so you don’t wreck your own case. Even if you don’t hire us, we will give you a free evaluation of your case and provide you with helpful information to properly pursue it. And the best part is we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee, so you don’t owe us anything unless we win your case. Contact our Wichita Falls personal injury law firm today at 940-569-4000 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.