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April 10, 2012

Personal Injury

Personal Injury Claims

What is a typical personal injury case?

Automobile accidents, the area in which most personal injury actions arise, provide a good example of how the tort system works. You have a negligence claim in a "fault" state if you are injured by a driver who failed to exercise reasonable care, because drivers have a duty to exercise reasonable care anytime they are on the road. When they breach that duty and your injury results, personal injury law says you can recoup your losses. (Note, though, that the system may be very different in states that have passed no-fault laws.)

Negligence reaches far beyond claims stemming from car accidents. It is the basis for liability in most personal injury lawsuits, including medical malpractice.

>>What is a typical personal injury case?
>>Is there any other basis for personal injury besides negligence?
>>What happens if I file a lawsuit?
>>What will I get if I win my case?
>>What does it mean to settle a case?
>>Will the person who caused my injury get punished?
>>Does a personal injury lawsuit have to be filed within a certain amount of time?

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