Personal injury refers to the area of law dealing with physical, emotional, and even financial injuries caused by the negligence of another party. Negligence is defined as the failure to exercise any kind of care that any reasonable member of society would exercise in a similar situation. In law, negligence or, “tort,” is described as careless, unintentional harm.
The worth of a personal injury case can be determined with one simple factor: damages. Determining how much an injury has cost a person either physically, monetarily, or even mentally can help factor how much compensation the defendant will have to provide at the end of the case.
The area of personal injury can cover incidents including injuries caused by a slip and fall, a motor vehicle accident, a defective product, wrongful death, a dog bite, and others. Personal injury law also covers damage to property and other belongings.
A personal injury lawyer can assist with things like lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, permanent disability, emotional trauma, scarring, and rehabilitation.
Filing a personal injury claim not only helps the victim of the crime, it also (in most cases) causes an individual or company to adjust their procedure in order to help prevent future accidents from happening.
If you believe you have a possible personal injury claim, contact the offices of Schenk Podolsky to schedule a free consultation today. We proudly serve clients in Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Tempe, as well as the entire West Valley.