A personal injury claim falls under a category of tort law. It is a civil claim is grounded in two elements – damages and liability. In general, a personal injury claim refers to an instance when a person has suffered damages, such as a physical injury, because of the negligence of some third party. The negligence could be considered to be a liability.
Common kinds of personal injury claims are medical malpractice claims, auto accident claims, dog bite claims and slip, and fall accident claims (premises liability).
The amount compensated for these torts will always vary due to the particular circumstances of the individual case. Many different factors are considered.
These factors include the nature of any injury or injuries that have been sustained, the extent of any applicable insurance coverage, whether the injuries are permanent or not, how much has been incurred in medical bills, the amount of wages that have been and may be lost, any travel expenses incurred that are related to the injury, out of pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
In addition, the amount of recovery that is available will depend on the jurisdiction, or location, where the injuries happened. That's because the statutory framework differs from one state to another. Redkey Gordon Law Corp is a Stockton personal injury law firm who can help in your case.