What does Personal Injury mean?

Dec 13, 2023

Personal injury encompasses physical injuries, mental harm, or property damage inflicted upon you due to the negligence of another party. This type of harm can give rise to a personal injury lawsuit, enabling you to seek compensation for the adverse financial repercussions resulting from the responsible party’s actions. Examples of personal injury claims include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Construction accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Defective devices & products
  • Wrongful death
  • And more.

In the event you choose to pursue compensation through a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, you or your legal representative typically need to demonstrate that the at-fault party:

  1. Owed you a standard of care
  2. Failed to meet that standard
  3. Negligently caused your injuries
  4. Caused you financial burdens due to your injuries

Possible recoverable damages

If it can be proven that the negligence of the at-fault party led to your injuries, they may be liable to compensate you for damages. This compensation can be sought through a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company or a personal injury lawsuit.

  • Economic damages: covering current and future medical expenses, income loss, and property damage
  • Non-economic damages: encompassing compensation for disability, pain and suffering, physical disfigurement, mental anguish, etc.
  • Punitive damages: damages to penalize the at-fault party for intentional or extremely reckless actions.

Working with a personal injury lawyer can help identify the types of damages you may be entitled to recover, and they can assist in calculating the total monetary value of your damages.

Our Firm May Be Able to Help You Reach a Settlement or Court Award

When you opt to engage a personal injury lawyer, they may handle all legal work and communications on your behalf. If they can establish the at-fault party’s liability, the defendant’s insurance company might agree to negotiate a financial settlement.

Prior to settlement discussions, your lawyer may compile a case file illustrating the responsible party’s negligence and the monetary value of your claim. This file may include:

  • Police or incident reports
  • Medical reports and bills
  • Witness statements
  • Injury and property damage photos
  • Testimony from accident reconstruction or medical experts
  • And more

If the insurance company refuses fair compensation, a lawyer can take your personal injury lawsuit to trial, where a judge or jury may determine the defendant’s liability and award compensation based on the presented evidence.

Contact The Johnquel Neal Firm today at 888-884-6325 for a free consultation on your case. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to another person’s negligence, we may be able to assist you in filing an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Our representation extends to clients throughout the metro Atlanta area. To receive your free, no-obligation case evaluation, please contact us today.


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