Typically, personal injury cases arise when someone is injured as a result of the careless, negligent or willful actions, or inactions by another person.
Personal injury is a vast area of law. The most common cases involve car accidents and slip and falls. However personal injury cases can result from numerous types of actions and inactions, including nursing home neglect, fights, etc.
In order for an injured person to preserve his or her rights, a lawsuit must be filed within a prescribed time frame after the injury, known as the statute of limitations. Furthermore, for an injured person to succeed in a personal injury case, he or she has to prove certain things and meet certain legal standards. The proofs that are required will vary, and more than one person or entity may be at fault for your injuries.
If it is ultimately proven that someone else was legally responsible for causing your injury or illness, that person or entity may be ordered to pay you monetary damages. The compensatory damages to which you may be entitled include economic elements like medical bills and lost wages. They also include non-economic elements such as pain and suffering and disfigurement.
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