Defined as an injury to the mind, body or emotions of an individual, the term “personal injury” is used in the legal industry to best describe the potential result of negligent actions made towards another person or persons.
With more than 32 MILLION individuals in the United States having suffered a personal injury of some nature throughout 2011, there can be many different sources that can cause a serious injury – many of which can lead to life changing consequences to not only the injury victim, but also to the families and dependents of that person.
If you or someone you love has become the victim of a personal injury, that person may be eligible to receive compensation for those injuries – which can also include provisions for any costs associated with the repair and recovery of any damages caused.
To learn more about how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located to the left.
Common Personal Injury Types
In most personal injury cases, there are three primary areas that an injury can be classified under.
This list consists of:
Physical Wound – A physical wound is the actual physical manifestation of a personal injury. Some of the more-common injury types include:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Facial and dental injuries
…. Amongst many others.
Financial Damages – While not a physical injury, the toll of the financial costs often associated with a personal injury can cause great damage to an individual, due to the additional stresses that can be placed on that person.
Some of the most common financial damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunity
- Medication costs
- Outpatient treatment and care
- Vehicle repairs
- Rental car expenses
- Property repairs and replacement
…. Just to name a few.
Emotion Injuries – In many cases, the mental effects of the injury can have long-lasting effects on the injury victim.
Some real world examples of an emotional injury may include:
- An inability to focus on a given task
- A lack of ability to socialize
- A loss of desire to participate in activities (work and social)
With all of these factors combined, many injury victims simply feel overwhelmed by their injuries and are often not sure what to do next – especially if insurance companies and other entities are harassing the victim, in an attempt to settle any pending claims.
Common Personal Injury Causes
There can be many different causes of a personal injury – at home, at work or when simply out enjoying life.
Some common causes can include:
- Automotive accidents
- Workplace injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medication errors
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Nursing home abuse
- Truck accidents
- Animal bites
…. And many others.
Due to the potentially serious consequences of an injury, it’s important for an injury victim to seek the services of a licensed medical practitioner for an examination of any damages that may have been sustained.
Need Help? Contact Our Joplin Personal Injury Attorney Today
While a personal injury can create very difficult circumstances for not only the victim but also for their family and dependents, at the law offices of Arguello, Hope & Associates we have the experience and resources to help guide injury victims through the entire personal injury litigation process.
With decades of combined legal experience, our team of attorneys can help build a robust argument for your case and will help to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
Our office is located in Joplin MO and we provide 100% FREE initial case reviews to injury victims throughout the state including:
- Siloam Springs
…. And most of the other towns, cities and suburbs that surround these areas.
To find out more about how we can help with your injury litigation – or even to help determine if you have grounds to file a claim – contact us today at 1-888-CLAIM-68 (1-888-252-4668). After some initial questions from our intake staff, you will be quickly connected to one of our lawyers that is ready to help with your case – it’s that easy.
Alternatively, simply fill out and send the “Free Case Evaluation” form located at the top of this page.