What Does Personal Injury Mean?

Personal injury claims exist so that you as an injured victim can seek compensation and justice for your injuries. Most often these claims involve catastrophic injury, such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Neck, back and shoulder injury
  • Occupational disease
  • Chronic illness
  • Loss of a limb
  • Loss of eyesight
  • Burns
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Personal injuries can be traced back to someone else’s negligence. Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. It is carelessness that leads to someone’s injury or death. It does not have to be intentional harm.

Here are a few examples:

  • A motorist violating the speed limit
  • A motorist texting while driving
  • A product manufacturer carelessly introduces a defect into a product as it is being made
  • A drug manufacturer makes an unreasonably dangerous drug
  • A drug manufacturer fails to warn consumers of inherent drug risks
  • A landlord does not respond to a dangerous hazard in a reasonable amount of time
  • A grocery store creates a dangerously arranged product display

In all of these situations, the carelessness must actually lead to an injury and be the direct cause.

Part of a personal injury attorney’s job is to determine who is at fault for the injury. This is the “liable” party. Liability could originate from an individual person, and it can also be attributed to an entire corporation or business, a government agency or a group. It takes an experienced and skilled attorney to find the root cause of the injury and then hold the responsible party accountable.

Talk to our attorneys if you are wondering if you have a case. It’s the only way to know for sure. If you suffered a serious injury and you believe it was someone else’s fault, then there is a good chance you can make a personal injury claim to pursue compensation.

If you live in New York or Florida, our experienced personal injury lawyers advocate on behalf of victims. We seek maximum compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and for all of the other ways your life has been impacted. Please contact our law firm to arrange a complimentary consultation to discuss your options.


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