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What Counts As A “Personal Injury” Lawsuit?

27.10.2020

You’ve probably seen ads for personal injury lawyers and lawsuits all over the place. But what does that mean, exactly? What is a “personal injury?”

At the risk of stating the obvious, a personal injury is an injury that occurs to you or a loved one. In a legal sense, it means that the accident was preventable, and it was someone else’s fault. If all those factors apply to your situation, you’re eligible for compensation.

But there’s more to it than that. Here are a few common types of lawsuits that lawyers tackle for their clients.

Injury to children lawsuits

When a minor is injured in an accident, they don’t have the authority to pursue a lawsuit on their own. That’s why some attorneys specialize in injury to children lawsuits.

An accident involving a child is just as devastating as an injury to an adult, if not more so. If your child has been hurt in a preventable accident, get in touch with a lawyer right away.

Wrongful death lawsuits

Accidents resulting in the death of a loved one are rare, but unfortunately can happen. Wrongful death lawsuits can help to get grieving families the support and financial compensation they need.

Similar to a personal injury lawsuit, a wrongful death attorney will work to prove negligence (responsibility) on the part of the individual or company that caused the accident. A settlement could never make up for the loss, but it will give you at least some of the support you’re owed.

Business loss lawsuits

A COVID-19 business loss lawsuit is not a form of personal injury lawsuit, but it is another area that your attorney can help you out with.

If your business has been denied compensation for the emergency shutdowns by your insurance company, you shouldn’t hesitate to hire a lawyer to fight for you.

The bottom line is this: if you have been harmed or wronged, and believe you are owed compensation, a personal injury lawsuit could be the answer. Call an attorney right away — most professional legal teams offer free consultations, and won’t charge you unless you win your case.

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