What Can Count as Personal Injury?
There are a lot of incidents these days that are taken more seriously than they used to be before. Some people with a certain privilege will cry out that this is a foul upon their rights of freedom or something like that. However, this increased awareness can lead to certain complications as there’s such a thing as difference between knowing something and understanding how something works.
Take personal injury, for instance. By definition, personal injury is the legal jargon used to describe situations wherein an innocent party was injured (may it be physical, emotional, mental, or any combination thereof) due to an accident that was a direct result of the negligence of another party. This act of negligence may be intentional or purely accidental, they would still be held accountable for the damage that was sustained due to their negligence in a matter of personal injury.
However, due to the rather vague and open nature of this definition, there can be times when something inconsequential could be thought of as a matter of personal injury. For example, if someone were to have accidentally hit a person due to flamboyant gesturing and it caused a bit of a bruise, that would have the markings as what could constitute as a personal injury case – but it’s not that simple. The injury itself must have caused damage so great that it requires compensation.
For example, if a person experienced a slip and fall situation due to improperly marked property and suffered a spinal cord injury due to the magnitude of the fall, then that would constitute as a case of personal injury as there would be medical expenses that need to be handled as well as loss of wages and other financial details that you may not have thought of at first.
It can be easy to be duped into thinking that you don’t need to consult with a professional if your case counts as personal injury or not. It doesn’t, however, hurt to ask.