Understanding Personal Injury Law

Personal injury is a field of civil law involving a wide variety of classifications. Essentially, personal injury is when a person (or that person’s loved ones and survivors) has sustained personal and direct injury because of another person’s negligent behaviour. Personal injury cases offer an incentive for victims who have been injured by others to obtain monetary compensation to assist them with the losses they have incurred as a result. You may find more details about this at Flagler Personal Injury Group.

Personal Injury Law Areas

A few unusual circumstances are protected by personal injury legislation. Understanding that this is distinct from criminal law is very relevant. So for instance, if a man or woman were physically attacked, the criminal charges will be handled in the criminal justice system (for example, one count of assault and battery). If however, the attack resulted in permanent pain that impeded the ability of the victim to work his or her job, a lawyer for personal injury may help obtain justice for such damages.

Here are some of the most difficult cases for a personal injury lawyer to take on:

Injury to the workplace / benefits for employees. The employer will be held responsible for the repercussions if a worker is injured at work because they have been placed in a hazardous position (unfit working conditions, faulty supplies, or dangerous physical environment) that the employer could or should have avoided.

Malpractice in medicine. Medical malpractice is when a medical practitioner (doctor, nurse, nurse’s assistant, etc.) acts (or fails to act in a way that their colleagues consider unacceptable and thus causes the patient injury or even death.

Accidents in vehicles. If someone drives irresponsibly (through speeding, driving under the influence, distracted/cell phone driving, or reckless driving in general) and kills or maims a safe driver or innocent bystander, it is apparent that a few months in prison will not allow the aforementioned victim to recover. Personal injury legislation is a way to obtain compensation that helps the survivor with accident-related costs and to offer mental distress compensation.