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What are the Different Types of Personal Injury Claims?

Personal Injury Claims | Personal Injury Attorney | Help After A Crash

Since personal injury is one of our firm’s practice areas, we are often asked, “What are the different types of personal injury claims?” Most people think of personal injury as equating to bodily harm, but that is not always the case.

“Personal injury” means that the actions or negligence of another person or entity has harmed a person. It can include harm or injury to the body, mind, or emotions. It also can include harm to reputation or finances.

Bodily Harm Personal Injury Claims

Some of the most common bodily harm personal injury claims include:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents (involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and/or pedestrians)
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Product Defect Accidents
  • Premises Liability Accidents (occurring on personal or commercial property and ranging from slips and falls to animal attacks)
  • Assault
  • Medical Malpractice (involving a hospital, doctor, or other healthcare professional)
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Toxic Exposure (occurring in the environment, home, or workplace)

Non-Bodily Harm Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury claims can involve harm or damages beyond injuries done to the physical body. Here are some examples:

  • Intentional Infliction of Emotional Duress (including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD, and other mental health conditions)
  • Defamation (including spoken slander and/or written libel)
  • False Detention, Arrest, or Imprisonment
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • Invasion of Privacy

Getting Compensated for Your Personal Injury

The injured person may be entitled to compensation for their losses and expenses, whether physical bodily harm or another form of personal injury.

Personal injury compensation may include medical bills and other personal and living expenses. It can cover pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, and lost wages — both past and future if the injury results in a permanent disability condition.

This compensation often comes via insurance companies after you present the necessary evidence of your injuries identifying the responsible party. Insurance company red tape can make the process challenging and time-consuming, so getting help from an experienced personal injury attorney is critical.

Your Legal Rights and Options

If you have been injured due to someone else's negligence or misconduct, seeking legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential. They can help you understand your legal rights and options and guide you through filing a claim and seeking compensation for your losses and expenses.

Each personal injury claim is unique, and the type of compensation you may be eligible for depends on the case's specific circumstances.

Depending on the case type, there may also be a time limit on filing a claim. So, speaking with an attorney as soon as possible is crucial to protect all your legal rights and options.

Get a free consultation with the Personal Injury Legal Team at Whitcomb Selinsky, PC. Call (866) 433-4116 or click here to use our convenient online form to tell us how we can help.