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What types of injuries are in a personal injury case?

In the city of Atlanta, there are a variety of types of injuries in a personal injury case. When a person is injured in an accident at which another person is at fault, they have the legal right to file a personal injury case. Minor injuries are not typically able to be brought to court, nor are those that are not the result of personal negligence or error. Injuries that may be involved in a personal injury case include:

  • Those sustained in a car accident (including bicycle and pedestrian accidents)
  • Those that are incurred on someone’s property
  • Those that are incurred in a business
  • Medical malpractice-related claims
  • Injuries sustained from a faulty product

A person can sustain any type of injury and seek compensation. This includes broken bones, contusions, lacerations and more. If the injury sustained requires medical attention, the victim can sue for damages. People may recover the costs associated with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of consortium. Further damages may be awarded depending on the unique details of the case.

Any person who is injured in an accident should consult with a personal injury attorney. Beyond being injured, a person must prove that someone was negligent, that the negligence was a direct result of the injury, and that damages were sustained as a result of the injury. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist a victim in determining if they are able to prove the necessary elements in order to proceed with a successful personal injury claim.