What You Should Know About Personal Injuries

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March 6, 2018
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Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney

A "personal injury" is an injury to a person's body, mind or emotions caused by the fault of another individual or company. A personal injury can result from either negligence or an intentional act. However, negligence is the most common type of claim stemming from the responsible party doing or not doing what a reasonable person would have done under similar circumstances.

Financial Damages

A personal injury lawyer can help the person suffering to obtain fair compensation from the at-fault party for injury cases including slip-and-fall accidents , car accidents, workplace accidents and even medical malpractice. The compensation for personal injury caused by the negligent or intentional act of another is usually allowed for the following types of losses or damages:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Past lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of ability to enjoy life

The courts usually allow the spouse of an injured person to pursue a claim for loss of the care, comfort and society of the injured person suffered because of the injury. A spouse or family may also be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one who died as the result of an accident.

Insurance Compensation

The source of recovery in the vast majority of personal injury cases comes from liability insurance purchased by the at-fault party. Injured motorists may also make a claim against the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage that they purchased to protect themselves from the fault of motorists with little or no insurance.

Insurance companies are staffed by trained professionals with years and years of experience. Their only goal is to dispose of a claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. Non-lawyers are simply not equipped to "do battle" with these professional claims people.

Legal Advocacy

For experienced representation in pursuing a personal injury case or compensation from an insurance company, contact the William Schneikart Law Firm in Largo, Florida. As a personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience, I offer a free initial consultation and personal service throughout your case.

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