The Different Causes of Personal Injuries

Different Types of Personal injuries

Injuries occur to numerous people on a daily basis. These injuries vary from minor to severe. They also may take longer for some people to recover from than others. What separates a typical injury from a personal injury is the way the person got injured. When a person receives an injury and it can be proven or traced that it happened for certain reasons then it may result in a personal injury case. Those certain reasons are when an injury occurs from someone’s act of negligence, harm, lack of care, or other similar reasoning. If you would like to learn more about personal injuries, keep reading. 

Causes of Personal Injuries

Personal injuries stem from a variety of different sources from many different circumstances. The following are some of the most common ways that someone gets injured and may have a strong personal injury case:

  • Auto and Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
  • Nursing Home Abuse 
  • Product Defect/Malfunction
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workplace Accidents

The above causes of personal injury can cause anywhere from minor to severe injuries and in some cases, fatalities. Distracted drivers are one of the leading causes of auto accident injuries. When it’s proven that someone was driving distractedly, like looking at their phone while driving, then depending on the severity of the injuries or property damage the case may be worth a high amount of money. Medical malpractice is another form of a potential negligent act. Doctors, surgeons, and other medical personnel are held to a high standard of care and duty. When they fail at meeting this standard the results could be a patient being misdiagnosed, operated on incorrectly, or given the wrong medications. 

Compensation for Personal Injuries

Compensation for a personal injury will vary from case to case. Some of the things that lawyers fight for in personal injury cases the most though is for pain and suffering. Other compensatory items that are often included are lost wages from work, therapy sessions, medical bills, doctor visits, and other injury-related expenses. 

Is Professional Assistance Needed?

Many people often wonder if they can fight a lawsuit or case by themselves. The answer to this question is yes, but with some great difficulties. If someone has experience in negotiating with insurance companies or legal teams then they may be able to fight for a personal injury case successfully. However, for the vast majority of people, they have never done this type of thing. For those vast amounts of people who don’t have legal experience, it is advised to seek legal counsel. This is because a personal injury lawyer has the necessary experience and skill to greatly assist with personal injury cases. They have helped many clients achieve the results they were looking for in their case. Their knowledge is also something that is especially helpful and guiding. Consider reaching out to Saavedra Law if you or someone you know are in need of legal assistance for a personal injury.