Each year millions of people visit the emergency room for unintentional injuries, a 2010 National Ambulatory Care Survey puts the number at 29.31 million. Furthermore, the Center for Disease Control estimates that in 2010 more than 120,000 deaths were caused by unintentional injuries.
The definition of an unintentional injury is that of an injury that was unplanned, one that may have occurred due to an accident. The legal definition of a personal injury is one which has been caused accidentally due to another individual’s inability to use reasonable care. The individual at-fault for the injury may have acted carelessly or recklessly which thus led to the damages.
A personal injury includes physical and mental harm caused by the at-fault’s party to use reasonable care. Within personal injury law, reasonable care is defined as the degree of caution an ordinary and practical individual or party would use under the same circumstances. For example, a reasonable driver under the influence would choose to take a taxi rather than drive home and endanger others.
Reasonable care can be extended to many people and companies. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury due to another party’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our Baton Rouge personal Injury attorneys can help you determine if you may be entitled to make a claim for your suffering, and if so, how to proceed.
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Common Causes of Personal Injury
One of the most common causes of unintentional injuries is motor vehicle accidents. According to the Center for Disease Control, if motor vehicle accidents were accounted for in the leading cause of deaths they would be the number 11th cause of all United States fatalities. In Baton Rouge there were more than 21,000 car accidents reported in 2012 throughout east and west Baton Rouge.
Some other common causes of personal injury include:
- Defective Products
- Environmental Damages
- Truck Collisions
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Serious Dog Bites
- Slip and Fall Incidents
- Workplace Accidents
- Maritime Accidents
When a loved one passes away due to another individual’s negligence it is considered wrongful death. Our attorneys are experienced at handling many facets of personal injury as well as wrongful death; contact us today if you or a loved one has been the victim of a personal injury.
Common Types of Personal Injuries
As the causes of a personal injury can vary, so may the injuries. Auto accidents are the most common type of personal injury claim made which means that injuries specific to car accidents are the most frequently experienced. Personal injuries may include physical and psychological damage
Some common types of physical personal injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Broken Bones
- Head Trauma
- Cuts & Lacerations
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Psychological injuries could include:
- Trust Issues (Distrust of doctors, drivers, employers, etc.)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The negligence that led to the accident or incident will often correspond with the type of injury the victim sustained. A defective product that was found to electrocute unsuspecting victims will likely result in burns, while a car accident will likely lead to a multitude of injuries.
Our Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys can help you determine if your injuries and accident claim have the sufficient grounds to file a lawsuit.
Personal Injury Damages
Personal injury damages can be classified as general damages which are often those that are non-monetary losses and special damages which cover specific monetary damages such as the coverage of medical expenses accumulated.
Some other types of personal injury damages a person may make a claim for include:
- Lost Wages
- Property Damage
- Lost Opportunity
- Mental Anguish
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Consortium
In Baton Rouge the amount of time an individual has to make a claim depends on the cause of the injuries. A medical malpractice claim may be made within a year of when the personal injury was discovered, whereas a claim for a car accident damages must be made within one year of the date of the accident.
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Why Hire a Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorney?
Having a personal injury attorney on your side can provide an ally that will fight for your right to fair and just compensation. At Simien & Simien, we understand how insurance adjusters will work on behalf of their clients rather than one behalf of those who have been seriously injured. Many times insurance companies and adjusters will attempt to provide inadequate recompense as well as fail to provide for the needs of the victim in the future.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in personal injury law, will work hard and use modern technology, including computer research tools to build a strong case. Our attorneys have documented successful experience in both trial and appellate litigation and will work hard to get you, or your loved ones, the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Baton Rouge Personal Injury Attorneys Today
With a tremendous amount of legal experience and a trust reputation throughout the United States, our attorneys are ready to fight on your behalf. We understand how personal injuries can devastate those who were directly and indirectly impacted by the personal injury which is why we are dedicated to helping the injured.
We are honored that thousands of clients have sought our representation in their legal affairs, particularly those in the Baton Rouge area and the surrounding areas, including:
- Highland Perkins
…and many more local towns and cities. To schedule your initial case consultation at no-cost, and no-obligation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us today at (800) 374-8422 or toll-free at (800) 374-8422. One of our intake staff members will connect you with one of our lawyers best suited in handling your specific case after a few preliminary questions.
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