What Is Personal Injury?


A personal injury case can affect almost every aspect of your daily life. With the help of a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer, however, the process of filing a lawsuit will be a lot less stressful. And experienced attorney can work to ensure that you will be able to receive rightful compensation and get back to living a normal life as soon as possible.

So, just what is personal injury? In a personal injury case, another person is responsible for causing you physical, mental, and/or financial harm. You may be surprised to learn that there are various forms of personal injury damages for which you may be able to receive compensation, including pain and suffering, property loss, medical expenses, and loss of consortium. Each is discussed below.

Pain and Suffering

You can be awarded damages if you experienced pain and suffering during and after an accident. Physical and emotional harm are two common repercussions of being involved in a traumatic accident, and your attorney will assist you in receiving a monetary award for dealing with these two personal
injury effects.

Property Loss

When you are involved in a personal injury case, you will likely be able to recover the cost of any vehicle repairs or other money to replace other items damaged in the accident. Typically, you are entitled to reimbursement for the market value of the damaged items or the cost of repairs.

Medical Expenses

One of the most common effects of personal injury is dealing with expensive medical bills. If you received any medical care after the accident, your attorney will help you seek damages from the responsible party for the cost of medical care – including any future medical expenses you may have.

Loss of Consortium

Although this category is sometimes disregarded, it is one very real effect of personal injury. After a traumatic accident, many people have a difficult
time maintaining the relationship they once had with their spouse or children. Loss of consortium is a legal term that relates to any damages you experienced in familial relationships and also affects the amount of your settlement.

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There are many effects of personal injury. If you are experiencing any of these, get in touch with a personal injury lawyer so that you can recover the money you need to cover your losses. Call (770) 467-3372 for a FREE consultation with an experienced Fayetteville personal injury lawyer at Richard D. Hobbs & Associates today.