What You Need to Know about Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Personal injury is the legal term that defines an injury to the body, mind, or emotions. Such damage includes bodily injury, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. There are many types of accidents that can constitute as personal injury and the damages can vary as well.

Types of Personal Injury

The most common personal injury claims include:

  • Accidents at work
  • Tripping accidents
  • Assault claims
  • Product defects  
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Home accidents
  • Holiday accidents

Damages

Damages are split into two categories, special or general. Special damages are measurable costs that can be itemized as medical expenses, lost earning, and property damages. General damages are less measurable items such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress. Depending on the type of injury sustained, compensation can vary.  More serious injuries that cause extensive physical pain and suffering tend to receive a higher settlement.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles

Those suffering from a personal injury should reach out to the Law Firm of Mathew & George. Our attorneys are experienced when it comes to personal injury claims and we can help you get the settlement you deserve. For an appointment, contact us at (310)478-4349.

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