Personal injury law provides a means of seeking compensation, known as damages, for injuries sustained by one person as a result of the actions or inactions of another. The law also allows for compensation for the detrimental effects the injuries may have caused in the victim’s life.
In a case of personal injury, a defendant may be found liable for several types of damages, for varying amounts of money. Medical costs, lost earnings, and property damage are a few examples of potential areas of damage. Pain and suffering due to the injury may also be compensated. Personal injury law considers all of these factors and more worthy of recompense, seeking to the greatest degree possible to return the victim to the state of living he or she enjoyed prior to the injury.
Personal injury cases are most often based on some sort of physical, mental, or financial harm suffered by the plaintiff, which make him/her eligible to collect damages. In some intentional tort cases, however, proof of the misconduct of the defendant alone may be enough to find in favor of the plaintiff. Assault and battery is a good example of such an intentional tort. Potential damages to be awarded include compensatory, punitive, or nominal, depending on the merits of the case.
If you or a loved one is in need of legal assistance, call Sheridan & Rund at 310-640-1200, toll free at 888-640-6789, or contact us online. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.