Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury Claim for Birth Injuries

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:26

The birth of a child is a wondrous and joyous experience for most parents, but sometimes due to error or negligence on the part of one or more of the medical professionals involved, a child can sustain birth injuries that can dramatically affect his or her life.

Medical malpractice refers to negligence on the part of or a medical mistake made by a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other medical staff that leads to personal injury. Many situations can lead to a birth injury causing temporary or life-long problems for both the mother and baby.

Spinal Chord Injury

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:19
Spinal cord injury pertains to damage to an individual’s spinal cord resulting in mobility or functioning loss. Among the common causes of this personal injury type include injuries that result from trauma in car accidents, slips and falls, gunshots and some diseases. It can be a devastating, life changing experience for the injured person and their dependents. Following a spinal injury, the likelihood of a full recovery is very small and in certain cases, the effects of the spinal cord injury will affect them for the rest of their lives.

Construction and Industrial Accidents

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 15:13
There are so many possible dangers to construction and industrial workers. It is imperative for employers to do the best they can to guarantee workplace safety. When an employee is injured while doing his job, the contractor can be held responsible because he is liable for his employees’ safety. Some of the most common workplace hazards include falls, exposure to toxic substances, electrocution, forklift accident and scaffolding accidents.

Assault and Battery Personal Injury Claim

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 10:23
Assault and battery are considered intentional torts in personal injury law. This means that they are intentionally inflicted on an individual by another person. In a typical assault and battery case, the offender is sued by the victim to get compensation for injuries and damages that stem from the incident. Legal requirements differ by state but a personal injury complaint for assault can arise even when there is no actual touching or contact that occurred.

Aviation Accident Personal Injury Claims

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 10:04
Most individuals think that air travel is the safest form of transportation. Flying may be safe but aviation accidents can also occur and can be catastrophic in terms of fatalities and injuries. The causes of aviation accidents significantly vary depending on the problems or circumstances that may arise before, during or after the flight process.

Animal Attack Personal Injury Claims

Submitted by Norman on Fri, 08/13/2010 - 09:44
Whether it be a dog, a cat, a monkey, a snake, a camel or a horse, being attacked by an animal is definitely traumatic experience. Animal attacks can be prevented if the owners or caretakers exercise proper caution and care which will prevent the occurrence of such ill-fated events.

Negligence In Personal Injury Cases

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 16:28
It is very easy to be careless in your everyday life. Unfortunately, sometimes that carelessness can cause someone else to get hurt or injured. In a personal injury court case, that carelessness is called negligence.

Negligence comes in two different forms: an action or an in-action. An action is when someone physically does something that causes injury to another. For example, if a construction worker throws a brick off a building and it hits someone below, this is a negligent action.

Joint Liability

Submitted by Norman on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 16:10

One of the key elements in any civil case is determining who is liable and to what degree they are responsible for the plaintiff's injuries. Most of the time it is easy to arbitrate who is liable as, more often than not, only a single person or entity is responsible for the harm caused.

However, there are times when more than one individual or institution is shown to be liable and this is where joint liability comes in. In essence, joint liability is when two or more individuals or institutions are considered to be responsible for any injury caused to the plaintiff.

Traumatic Brain Injury: Filing A Personal injury Claim For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Submitted by Norman on Mon, 08/09/2010 - 10:05

A traumatic brain injury or "acquired brain injury" or "head injury" happens when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury can include headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion, tired eyes or blurred vision, fatigue, and ringing in the ears. Sometimes victims also experience a change in sleep patterns and their moods. They also have trouble with memory, attention, concentration, or thinking.