Updated: May 20
What are covered under Personal Injury claims in California Law?
Personal injury cases are filed whenever one party injures or physically harms another, in most cases due to a failure to act with reasonable care or caution in a given situation. Any personal injury case will have its own set of variables, and it is difficult to foresee how each individual will deal with a personal injury claim.
Even though each personal injury case is special, there are a few common threads that claimants must be aware of. These cases are civil claims forwarded after a plaintiff or victim is injured or suffers damage as a third-party's negligence.
Negligence, in this context, is defined as the failure of one party to uphold a duty of care in a specific situation, and it is a key component of any personal injury lawsuit. Usually, the negligent party's insurance company will pay the victim's pain and suffering, medical bills, and ongoing medical expenses.
What Counts as Personal Injury Case?
In the event that you were injured or harmed due to someone else's negligence, carelessness, or wrongdoing, you might be able to file a lawsuit. However, in most cases, these lawsuits are the best option for "catastrophic injuries," or injuries that permanently alter a person's ability to live and function normally. The majority of these injuries are disabling or disfiguring in nature.
The most common catastrophic injuries include:
Traumatic brain injury(TBI)
Spinal cord injury
Victims of such serious injuries may experience varying degrees of paralysis, reduced cognitive functions, physical impairments, and chronic pain. Catastrophic injuries will leave you with mental, physical, and financial problems for the rest of your life.