What Qualifies as a Personal Injury?

A rehabilitation specialist assists an injured man with an exercise Personal injury includes injury to your body, mind or emotions. Talk to our experienced attorneys to find out if you have a personal injury case. There’s really no way to determine if your injury qualifies for one of these cases without first discussing the circumstances with our attorneys.

In a personal injury case, the plaintiff pursues compensation and justice for serious trauma caused by someone else’s negligence. Oftentimes the injuries are a result of one of the following:

In reviewing your case, we don’t look for specific bodily injuries that “qualify” vs. specific bodily injuries that do not qualify. Almost any injury could become the subject of a lawsuit. In most of the claims, the injuries are quite serious and have severely impacted the person’s quality of life.

Representative examples include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Chronic or terminal health conditions (cancer, mesothelioma, respiratory illness)
  • Birth injuries

These types of physical injuries can make it difficult or impossible to perform one’s former job duties, which could mean being unable to work and earn income. These injuries can be painful and debilitating, and they can dramatically change the way the person lives their daily life. Assistive equipment and in-home care may be necessary, as well as ongoing medical treatment and physical rehabilitation.

When evaluating the situation, part of what our attorneys look for is the following elements of an injury claim:

  • Whether the injured party was owed a duty of care by the party at fault
  • That the duty of care was breached
  • That the violation of duty of care was the cause of the injury
  • That damages resulted from the injury

If the above applies to your situation, then your injury may have been caused by someone else’s negligence, and would therefore be the grounds for a personal injury claim handled by our attorneys.

Ready to find out if you have a case? For a complimentary consultation, please call the law firm of Johnson & Biscone in Oklahoma City at 405-232-6490.

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