The JMH Law Firm is dedicated to easing the trauma of personal injuries by helping victims recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, and disability benefits. Our case results continue to be the number one reason clients call or email us to handle their serious injuries and accidents. Personal injury broadly describes any injury to the body, mind, or psyche caused by another’s negligence. A lawsuit brought in tort alleges the negligent party owed some duty of care to the plaintiff, breached that duty, and as a result, proximately caused the plaintiff’s injury.
The liable party must pay damages for injuries arising out of her tortious conduct, including the plaintiff’s medical bills, lost wages, and other economic damage. Depending on the type of injury, the plaintiff can also allege damage to his reputation or mental well-being, recovering for pain, suffering, and emotional distress. Family members may also bring a lawsuit for the wrongful or accidental death of a loved one, alleging financial and emotional harm. Defendants who have exhibited especially reprehensible behavior are liable for punitive damages, court costs, and attorney’s fees. General liability insurance covers most personal injuries, allowing victims to recover compensatory damages flowing from the accident. Any of the following examples alone, or in combination, may give rise to a personal injury claim:
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