If circumstances ever lead you to consider suing someone for personal injury, there are two fundamentals that will determine if you have a reason to sue; neglect and an actual personal injury.
From Dictionary.com, ” Law. pertaining to or involving a civil action for compensation for damages filed by a person who claims to have suffered an injury or loss in an accident caused by another’s negligence.
The other factor, personal injury is defined by Wikipedia as: “Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
In Anglo-American jurisdictions the term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts. Damages include bodily injury, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional stress.”
This is by way of a general description of the Personal Injury process. If you have a specific situation that you are considering, you will find expert help at Injury Lawyer, a Calgary law firm.
Outcomes of any action are determined by finding who or what was the cause of the injury. Causes of bodily injury may be injuries received due to a defective product, slip and fall incidents, assault and physical attack road accidents caused by a careless driver or it could be work related.
Value of any settlement will depend on effect of the injury to the injured. These factors include loss of income, replacement of property and material loss, emotional impact, age of the injured and future of gainful employment. Settlement factors often used by insurance companies for less severe industries include damages x 1.5 plus loss of income, past and future. For severe and extreme injuries will introduce damage multipliers to five to 10.
Settlement may be reduced in relative to the degree that you, the injured, may have contributed to the incident. For example, if it is determined that the injured contributed 30% to the incident, a $10,000 settlement would be reduced to $7,000.
Contact Truck Accident Lawyer Calgary if you have a specific need.