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What kinds of “injuries” does personal injury law include?

By July 8, 2022October 3rd, 2023Injured on the Job, Personal Injury (PI)
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What is personal injury law? 

Are you tripped up on personal injury legalities? To get into what injuries are classified under personal injury, we need to define what personal injury law is. Tort law, also known as personal injury law, protects you or your property if another party’s actions or negligence yields harm or damage. If your tort action was successful, the responsible party must compensate you for the losses and damages they caused. 

Injuries that fall under “personal injury” 

So, how do you know if your injury meets the legal criteria? While any injury that a person or entity inflicts on another can apply under personal injury law following intent, carelessness, or reckless behavior, some incidents are customary. 

The most common injuries that turn into personal injury cases include: 

  • Car accidents
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Unsafe property conditions that cause harm (snow & ice)
  • Construction site casualties
  • Police misconduct
  • Battery 
  • Emotional distress
  • Assault 
  • Premise liability

How to file personal injury claims 

Now that we’ve covered what falls under the personal injury case umbrella, it’s time to go through the steps to file your claim. Let’s cover the basic steps for filing your claim. 

  1. Seek medical attention ASAP 
  2. Gather all the medical and incident report documentation 
  3. Dive into further investigation of said accident and injuries
  4. Establish negligence 
  5. Serve notice of the claim 
  6. Discuss your settlement 
  7. File the lawsuit 
  8. Mediation

Navigating personal injury law 

As with all legal matters, the paperwork can get dense, and the communications between you and the other party can be a headache. When working with an attorney, you can focus on rest and recovery and let legal professionals iron out all the gruesome details. After all, in most personal injury cases, you may not know the other party’s character to judge how cooperative they will be. 

With Carlisle + Byers, you can rest comfortably knowing that legal professionals are examining all of the particular aspects of your case. If you’ve been in an accident and believe you’ve suffered damages due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, contact us for a free consultation today.