When you say “Personal Injury” it means that a person is injured or harassed by wrongful act of someone else. It includes bodily injury, mental anguish, shock, sickness, disease or disability. In case, you have suffered any such injury, you can file a case against the person or company and get compensation or your sufferings which can be in the form of health expenses, loss of job, any physical cause or loss of any loved one.
Personal injury law or tort law: It is filed against any person who has caused harm like gross negligence, intentional misconduct. A civil case is filed by the plaintiff against person, business, or government agencies.
Often times, it is seen that the other party denies claims to the sufferer. Thus, it is essential to hire an NYC personal injury attorney to file the case and get justice for you.
Different cases that fall under personal injury claim
- Car accident: It is the most common type of personal injury case. It usually happens when someone is driving carelessly or ignoring the traffic rules. A careless car driver can be held responsible for the injuries caused by the car accident.
- Medical malpractice: If you have been a victim of ignorance during your medical checkup or while taking treatment due to which you have suffered a lot then you can file a claim for medical malpractice.
- Slip and fall cases: These claims are usually based on premises liability law. It is the duty of the property owners to ensure that their property is safe so that people remain safe. Slip and fall cases are mostly a result of ignorance from the side of owner.
- Defamation: Defamation is a false statement made by someone about you which is published or spoken as a statement of fact and harms your personal and professional reputation and causes other damages too.