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What Are The ABCs of Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits?

31st March 2010
By Wendy Moyer in Personal Injury
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If someone is injured by a product that is defective in some way, or by an unintentional or careless act of another person, a personal injury claim or lawsuit can come be initiated. Then if the courts determine that someone is legally responsible for another person's being injured, the responsible person is deemed to be liable for that injury.

What are Compensatory Damages?

Once it's found that a person is liable for injuring another they could be forced to pay compensatory damages to the injured person. The purpose of the compensatory damages rewarded by the court for personal injury claims and lawsuits is to try to help the injured party return to the position they were in prior to the injury.

What are Punitive Damages?

The purpose of punitive damages is to punish wrongdoers. Punitive damages are an attempt to prevent the company or individual that has caused the problem from harming other people.

What are Examples of Personal Injury?

Depending on the cause, personal injuries can be life altering and rather severe. Personal injury claims may be initiated because of the following causes, and more:

- The use of dangerous or defective products

- Injuries that happened at work

- Motor vehicle accidents

- Wrongful death

- Construction accidents

- Slip and fall accidents

What Should You Do If You are Suffering from a Personal Injury?

Unfortunately a number of insurance companies attempt to avoid their responsibilities and attempt to save money by not fully paying for the necessary treatments that personal injury victims need. If you or someone close to you has suffered a personal injury you should immediately contact a law firm that specializes in personal injury claims to do what you can to make sure this doesn't happen to you.

Experienced attorneys will ensure that all of your medical bills are covered and paid. They will help get you through the trauma caused by someone else's negligence.

Next they will make sure that you won't be subject to financial suffering due to any lost wages. And because health problems related to your injury may arise in the future, your attorney will also make sure that the insurance company(s) will pay for all of the potential medical treatments related to your injury.

You can find qualified attorneys in the Yellow Pages as well as on the Internet. Many offer a free initial consultation. If you or someone you love has been injured you should contact them so that they can review your situation and go over any possible options with you.

Then, if they feel you have a legitimate grievance, they can represent you and make sure that every one of your needs is quickly taken care of. They'll work with the insurance companies and any other involved parties so that you can focus on healing without having to deal with any other unnecessary stress.


Next, if you believe you may be entitle to personal injury claims, contact => now.

Wendy Moyer on behalf of Sokolove Law.

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