Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Personal Injury Claims – An Overview

An introduction to Personal Injury
The term “personal injury” refers to an area of the law that lets you get a legal remedy for all losses stemming from an accident or other incident where someone else’s carelessness or intentional conduct caused you to be injured.

Some Common Types of Personal Injury Cases:
Personal injury cases involve injuries caused by someone’s negligence or misconduct. Common personal injury claims include:
  • Car accidents (including accidents involving pedestrians),
  • Motorcycle accidents,
  • Premises liability (such as slip and fall claims),
  • Product liability (claims involving defective or dangerous products), and
  • Wrongful death

Can you claim compensation?

Experiencing a personal injury can leave you with both physical and psychological injuries.
Making a claim can get you the compensation you deserve for the financial losses you may have suffered and the future treatment you need.
You may be entitled to personal injury compensation if someone else was to blame for your accident. This can be through deliberate intent, such as an injury caused by violent crime, or through negligence in ensuring your safety, as in an accident at work.
The accident can happen anywhere, for example, it can be on the road, on a sports field or an accident in a public place such as a supermarket.
You can make a compensation claim for physical or psychological damage or both.
You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the things you need as a result of your injury.
You can also claim compensation for financial loss. For example, for loss of earnings.

Role of Medical Records in a Personal Injury Case:
Medical records play a key role in any personal injury claim. In most cases, both sides will get access to all the plaintiff's relevant medical records.
Medical records are the focus of many personal injury cases, since the claimant or plaintiff is seeking compensation for injuries ("damages") from the at-fault person or business.
It allows both sides to assess the physical injuries and the viability of a particular case.
It provides proof of physical injuries.
It helps to calculate damages sustained by the injured person.
It allows a medical expert or medical profession to analyze the records to determine the cause of the injuries.
It helps the alleged at-fault person avoid paying for preexisting injuries.

Preparing A Medical Summary for Attorney’s Review:
Any injury claim requires the preparation of a chronological medical summary that will help to understand the nature of the injury, the patient’s past medical history and its impact on the injury and other vital information. An attorney can evaluate a claim only after completely understanding the injury and its relationship to the incident in question.
Preparing a flawless paralegal medical records summary for an attorney requires years of experience. The important thing is to be well-versed in the vocabulary of medical legal technology and also understand the nuances of civil litigation.

Post a Comment