It only makes sense that the type and severity of a personal injury would dictate the potential damage award handed down by the courts.
“While many people think a personal injury is an injury to the physical body, in reality it can mean much more than that,” explained Robert Webb of Webb & D’Orazio, Marietta, Georgia. In fact, personal injury can mean psychological injuries, the kind that are not necessarily visible, but still leave lasting scars.
How a person winds up being injured will also dictate the type of defense and the case law applied to the circumstances. For instance, personal injury lawsuits may arise as a result of accidents at work, defective product mishaps, assault claims, car crashes or slip, trip and fall cases.
All of these types of cases do have one thing in common and that is the victim is entitled, by law, to compensation from the person responsible for the accident as a result of their negligence. No one knows the demands placed on victims in personal injury cases better than Robert Webb, who has over 30 years of skilled litigation to offer his clients. “We care about our clients and personally represent them from the minute they hire us,” added Webb.
Not to confuse the issue any, but a personal injury case is also called a tort or in plain English a wrongdoing. Put another way, torts are a body of the law that lets an injured person get compensation from the person who caused the injury. Getting a truly clear definition of a tort is a little like herding turtles, but the bottom line is clear to those who are on the receiving end of a tort or wrongdoing.
Most torts also have their foundation in intentional misconduct, negligent misconduct or strict liability without reference to actual misconduct. These, of course, are legal terms and only a highly qualified attorney like Robert Webb of Webb & D’Orazio in Marietta, Georgia, will be able to explain what they mean to the person seeking redress for a personal injury.
“Intentional misconduct means something invasive like an assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress, or battery. Strict liability normally refers to defective products, and negligent misconduct is the term most often used for personal injury claims,” said Webb.
Personal injury claims need the expert handling of a well-qualified lawyer who is able to take his client to court and obtain justice for them.