Personal Injury

After a Personal Injury You have the Right to be Compensated and Made Whole

inner_list6Most of the time life goes along smoothly and uneventfully, but the key word here is ‘most’ of the time. Every once in a while, life will throw you a curve and something bad will happen; one of those curves can result in personal injury to you that is no fault of your own. When this happens, you have certain legal rights that are designed to make you whole again. An experienced personal injury lawyer, like those of the legal team at Dawson & Ozanne, will know the rights you have well and will do everything in their power to see that you get what you are entitled to as a result of legal action regarding those very same rights.

 

What Constitutes Personal Injury?

Personal Injury in legal terms is described as any injury or harm to the mind, body or emotions of a person that arise from negligence or defamation from another person or businesses. These are not to be confused with property damage liability, even though the two may occur simultaneously. There are many types of personal injury cases. Let’s take a look at a few of the more common ones:

  • Malpractice – This is the result of a medical practitioner who has performed their duties in a negligent or incompetent manner. It can result from something like a surgeon amputating a pinky when it was supposed to be the index finger that was to be removed.
  • Traffic accidents – These are one of the leading causes of personal injury lawsuits. An example of this type of lawsuit is when a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated and they are involved in an accident that causes injury or death to others. Those victims or their families that have lost someone as a result of this type of action are often entitled to compensation to try and help them overcome any personal injury losses or deaths that resulted from the accident.
  • Occupational hazards – These are injuries to a person as a result of something that happens in the workplace. An example of this would be the loss of a hand in a machine that did not have the safety gear properly in place or working on a company project where the worker was unaware they were exposed to asbestos fibers and subsequently developed mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lungs).
  • Product Liability – This is when you have bodily injuries as a result of a product that was not manufactured in a safe or practical manner. Examples of this are a car manufacturer whose accelerators were found to stick which causes accidents on several of the same type of vehicles or many children who were cutting themselves on a toy whose edges were found to be too sharp.

 

 

These are just a few of the many different types of personal injury situations that can and do arise in life. Hopefully you will never be a victim of personal injury, but if you are, then you should quickly seek legal representation to help cover your medical costs (which may quickly become substantial) and to protect your future, especially in the case where there is an injury that may impact your future ability to work.

At Dawson & Ozanne, our experienced attorneys can assist you with your personal injury claim. Book your consultation appointment today!

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