Personal Injury Claim
A personal injury claim is a legal claim for compensation for loss suffered due to a physical injury caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company or the state.
The injury can be any physical injury to the body and/or psychological injuries. This includes the following:
- Brain and Head injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Injuries resulting in the loss of a limb(s)
- Emotional distress
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Persistent anxiety and depression
Medical records or records of any treatment received will play a vital role in proving the nature of the personal injury as well as the cause thereof.
A claim can only exist if the injury was caused by the negligence of another party. Did the wrongdoer do something a reasonable person would not do, or did the person fail to take the action that a reasonable person would take to prevent harm?
Before you can claim for compensation you need to be able to prove that someone is at fault. Personal injury cases are based on whether something happened that shouldn’t have, happened negligently, or that it caused the injury/death and resulting losses or expenses. However, if none of these faults can be proven, the case is said to have no merit, which means there will be no money.
The injuries suffered by a person, as well as the compensation awarded to them, is unique to each case. Such compensation includes the following:
- hospital and medical expenses already incurred
- hospital and medical expenses that may be incurred in future
- loss of income
- loss of income that could arise in future
- general damages for pain and suffering.
Injury result in the victim’s death
Should the injury result in the victim’s death, the family members can claim:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of financial support
At Adendorff Attorneys, our team has the necessary knowledge and expertise to provide victims and their families with the best representation possible in these complex matters. A financial award may not be able to replace what a victim has lost, but we strive to secure the best compensation for each claimant so that they can rebuild their lives.