The term ‘personal injury’ is a legal term that has many possible definitions. In simplest language, a personal injury includes any harm or injury to one’s physical body and/or mental or emotional status.
In the legal context, the harm suffered from a personal injury is often the result of the action and/or inaction of someone or something, such as products or premises liability. If you can prove your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent actions or inactions, you may be entitled to damages. What specific damages and how to calculate those damages (as in the ‘value’ of the personal injury claim) are extremely case specific and should be discussed with a knowledgeable San Diego personal injury attorney like the Benner Law Firm.
Perhaps the most common types of personal injury claims are automobile, trucking, or motorcycle accidents; fortunately Benner is also a trained car accident lawyer. However, many personal injury attorneys in San Diego often cover claims that also involve slip and fall accidents, accidents at work, accidents occurring due to a defective product, and/or deliberate actions taken by others, such as an assault. Finally, personal injury claims also includes claims for medical accidents and industrial diseases, commonly refereed to as a toxic tort claim.
The best way to find out if your particular injury is actionable in the context of a lawsuit is to contact a San Diego personal injury attorney who will listen to your story and give you the answers you need.