Any time someone becomes injured or ill because of another party’s negligence, recklessness or malice, the victim may be entitled to compensation via a personal injury claim for expenses related to their injury or illness. An injury can be physical, cognitive and/or mental/emotional.

Physical Injury

A physical injury is when a body is harmed and damage is caused to one or more part of the victim’s body as a result. Examples of common physical injuries include but are not limited to, broken bones, bruises, lacerations, concussions, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), damage to internal organs, heart attacks, strokes, and paralysis, disfigurement, and dismemberment.

Cognitive Injury

Cognitive injuries are usually the result of a physical injury that causes a person’s brain to function at a lower level than it did prior to being injured. A cognitive injury can be temporary or permanent and very often, it is not known when, or even if, a victim of a cognitive injury is going to regain the cognitive abilities they had prior to their injury. These kinds of injuries are typically the result of damage to the brain.

Mental Health Injury

A mental health injury can be when a victim begins to suffer from a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, etc., as the result of another party’s direct behavior towards them or because of conditions another party fostered for them to be subject to. An example of this is when a boss harasses an employee, or ignores complaints about other people doing this at work, and the employee winds up becoming depressed, or afflicted with another mental health issue. Another example of this is when someone stalks and harasses another person to the point that it causes the victim to have a mental breakdown, anxiety, and/or other mental health issues. There are too many different examples of mental health injuries to mention them all here but these are some common examples of them.

There are many, many, different kinds of personal injury claims from many different injuries, caused by many different things. Common causes of injuries that victims seek compensation for include but are not limited to:
  • Assault and/or battery
  • Aviation accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Birth accidents
  • Car or any sort of moving vehicle accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Defamation
  • Electric scooter accidents
  • Environmental hazards that cause cancers and other illnesses
  • Food poisoning
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and/or neglect
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Pet animal bites
  • Premise liability accidents
  • Products liability accidents
  • Public transportation accidents
  • Recreational vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Wrongful death

If you or someone you care about has become injured because of one of the above reasons, it may be in your best interest to discuss your situation with a reputable personal injury lawyer who is experienced with successfully defending the rights of victims of your, or a similar kind of injury.

Personal injury laws differ from state to state even though many states have similar laws. It is important to find a good personal injury lawyer that is licensed to practice in the state where your injury occurred.

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