A personal injury claim arises when a person has been injured as a result of another's negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. Negligence is the failure to exercise the care a reasonable person would use under the same or similar circumstances. Reckless disregard for the safety of others is the standard that courts use to permit punitive damages in a personal injury case. Serious
injuries often happen suddenly, resulting in life-threatening bodily harm. For example, data from the CDC indicates that
approximately 2 million individuals have been forced to live the remainder of their lives with the loss of a limb,
because of a serious injury. Often,
these injuries are the result of the negligence of another party and will
require a lifetime of medical care.
Serious personal injuries can result from critical trauma including
motor vehicles accidents, medical mistakes, and other acts of negligence. Personal
injury claims allow the injured party to seek compensation for their injuries.