Suffering a personal injury can be a devastating experience. Not only does it have a significant impact on your body and well-being, but it can also jeopardize your ability to work and create financial stability. Not to mention, personal injuries can be mentally and emotionally detrimental to your family and friends. At Feiler & Leach, we believe that you shouldn't have to suffer alone and you shouldn't have to suffer in silence. Our desire is to take away the stress of legalities so you can focus on a smooth recovery.
What constitutes a personal injury?
Personal injury law involves any physical, mental, or emotional harm (or damages) done to a person as a result of another party's carelessness. Whether the negligence was intentional or not, is irrelevant. If the defendant is liable for the damages caused, you could be compensated. Another factor taken into consideration is the nature and extent of the damages. With a personal injury, the damages do not include property damage — that's a separate type of claim.
What types of injuries count as a personal injury?
There are several situations that can cause a personal injury, so it's nearly impossible to create an exhaustive list. However, there are general categories mostly every type of personal injury falls under:
- Car, Truck, Boat, and Plane Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Slip and Fall Cases
- Defamation (Libel, Slander)
- Dog Bites
- Assault and Battery