Not All Injuries Are Personal Injuries
Injuries are legally defined as harm committed against someone by the actions or negligence of another party. Most people consider the physical injuries that occur as a result of car collisions or workplace accidents.
But other injuries can occur that infringe upon a person’s legal rights. When one party willfully injures another, they can be liable for the resulting damages.
The following helps you understand the different types of injuries that can be used as a basis for legal actions.
Understanding injuries under Georgia state law can help you protect your legal rights and get the compensation you deserve.
What are Personal Injuries?
Personal injuries typically result from events where a person has been injured as a result of someone else’s intent, recklessness, or negligence. The offending party can be held legally responsible for the harm resulting from these events.
Personal injury laws govern how cases involving car accidents, workplace injuries, injuries involving animals, and others are handled.
Injuries from car accidents include fractures, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, sprains and strains, and whiplash, among many others.
Personal injury cases involving animals are often the result of dog bites. Compensation for dog bite cases can help victims cover any medical expenses.
Dog owners can be held responsible in cases where the animal was not provoked and the owner failed to use reasonable precaution to prevent the attack. Victims may seek compensation from the dog owner’s insurance provider.
Accidents that occur at the workplace can lead to costly medical expenses as well as lost wages,