The only thing certain in life is its uncertainty. This applies to everything, from the success you enjoy, to the little everyday moments and the memories that you will cherish forever. But
uncertainty also employs everyday misfortunes – in a split second one may end up either scarred and disabled for the rest of his life or in worst cases, dead. These everyday misfortunes may
happen to you, which is why you must continue to read on to know everything you need to know about the damages and claims which are an integral part of our justice system.
First off, let's define what Personal Injury legally means. It is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions done by the plaintiff. It may include bodily injuries, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. The most common of which are traffic and road accidents, occupational injuries (such as construction), assault and product defect accidents. There are two types of damages, categorized into compensatory and punitive damages. The following entry will prioritize compensatory damages.
This is meant to, as its name suggests, compensate the victim for the injuries sustained. Actual damages include reimbursement (or monetary awards) for medical bills, salary one would have earned and property damage. These may also be awarded to pain and suffering experienced, mental and emotional suffering and loss of future employment possibilities.