Personal injury is a term to define physical injuries, mental injuries, or property damage caused to you by another party's negligence. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.
What are the Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases
- Auto Accident Injury. If a person experiences an injury as a result of a car accident and was not at fault, he or she may be able to seek compensation for injuries.
- Medical Malpractice.
- Product Liability.
- Slip and Fall Accidents.
- Wrongful Death.
What are the 4 types of injuries?
- Animal bites.
- Electrical injuries.
- Fractures (broken bones).
- Sprains and strains.
Treatment Immediately After the Accident
The treatment and records associated with the accident can be a critical component of a case. These records can help establish the link between the accident and the injuries that the patient suffered.
Follow-Up Treatment and Rehabilitation
After receiving initial treatment after an accident, personal injury patients must often continue treatment for a specific period of time. They may also have to undergo rehabilitation treatment. Personal injury patients should ensure that they strictly follow their doctor’s orders related to this follow-up treatment, as well as instructions regarding how long to wait to return to work or participate in recreational activities. Not doing so can raise the inference that the patient may not be as injured as he or she claims to be if he or she is not taking the steps necessary to recover from the injuries.