If you’ve been injured as the result of an incident that is directly caused by the negligence of another person or indirectly by their property, you may be entitled to compensation. Before you hire a Charlotte personal injury lawyer like Thomas Bumgardner, it may be helpful to learn some of the basics of personal injury law.
“At our Ballantyne law office, we have experience representing people and cases involving a variety of different legal issues, including personal injury,” said Bumgardner. “We specialize in providing aggressive representation to our clients, and we understand the damages and pain personal injury can bring into someone’s life.”
Some of the most common cases we handle include:
This list is far from comprehensive and does not include every personal injury case we represent.
By definition, personal injury occurs when you’re injured because of someone else. It can also include emotional and mental injury. In North Carolina, the law allows a victim of personal injury to recover the cost of the losses due to that injury. These injuries can be medical injuries or damages to property. In monetary terms, expenses you could be owed include:
- Loss of Personal Effects
- Property Damage
- Future and Past Earnings
- Future and Past Treatment Fees for Medical Care
- Medical Bills
Once an accident has occurred, it is vital to keep expenses you have acquired as a result of the accident and to keep a detailed record of all financial losses.
In some cases where there has been malicious neglect or other serious circumstances, there may be a claim for punitive damages, which are intended to teach the defendant a lesson to reduce the chances of an accident happening again. This is an area of law that will make the responsible party pay for your losses, even over a long period of time.
Medical malpractice is also considered a personal injury lawsuit. In these cases, if you are able to prove that the standard, accepted medical procedures weren’t followed, you could have a claim. Workers’ compensation is also an aspect of personal injury law, but different regulations are used to govern them. Some work injuries dealing with negligent safety procedures may be fall outside the workers’ compensation system.
In no way is this blog meant to provide legal advice. If you think you may have a personal injury claim, or if you need more information on personal injury, call the Ballantyne law office of Thomas Bumgardner at (704) 870-4779 or email Thomas. A free consultation can be scheduled to discuss your options. We look forward to providing you the legal representation you need when you’re injured or hurt!