Personal Injury, in a narrow sense, is any harm caused to a person, such as a cut or bruise, a broken limb, or the like (as distinguished from an injury to one’s property or reputation).
Personal Injury claims typically arise in connection with actions of tort, such as negligence. In Alabama, negligence is defined as the failure to exercise reasonable care or such care that a reasonably prudent person (or business entity) would have exercised in the same or similar circumstances. Negligence claims can arise out of the actions, inactions, or omissions of another which results in harm to you for which you are entitled to compensation.
Compensation may consist of money for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, permanent injury or disfigurement, loss of income or loss of your ability to work. The amount of compensation is generally determined by the nature of the incident, the extent of your injury, and the facts and circumstances of the incident. If you are injured as a result of someone’s conscious or deliberate acts, you may be entitled to a punitive damage award.
Claims for personal injury may arise from automobile or motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, fall accidents, premises defects, product defects, medical malpractice, or other accidents. If you have suffered an injury caused by another person or business they may be liable.
If you have been injured, contact me for a free consultation. No payment is necessary unless we pursue your claim and recover compensation from the liable party or their insurance company.