What is Personal Injury?

The term personal injury is a legal term often used to refer to an injury to the physical body, brain or relating to any type of emotional /psychological trauma. In a broad sense, “personal injury” is usually associated with a lawsuit or claim which is brought to recover monetary damages resulting from harms and losses caused by the negligence and/or wrongdoing of another person or party.

Personal injury matters involve many different types of accidents which include motor vehicle accidents, accidents at work, trip and fall/slip and fall accidents, accidents involving injuries occurring on premises or property, school accidents, hotel accidents, construction accidents, industrial accidents and various other types of accidents which lead to injuries resulting in pain, suffering and other harms and losses.

Personal injury matters may also refer to medical malpractice, physician malpractice, dental malpractice, podiatric malpractice and wrongful death claims.

The amount of monetary damages or compensation recoverable in a personal injury claim or lawsuit will of course depend upon the specific laws controlling the type of claim involved and the severity of the injury and its effects on the life of the victim and his or her family.

Likewise, in a wrongful death action, the amount of compensation or monetary damages recoverable is controlled and determined by statutory law.

Obviously, the variables affecting compensation and recovery are too numerable to mention and require a thorough investigation of all the facts and circumstances surrounding any personal injury claim in addition to extensive inquiry concerning the law surrounding the specific claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury as a result of any accident or malpractice, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Ira M. Perlman and Robert D. Rosen immediately so that you can consult with a lawyer free of charge and without any further obligation in order to learn all of the rights available to you and your loved ones.