What Constitutes A “Personal Injury”?

Cartwright - July 13, 2018 - Blog, Personal Injury
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California law considers any harm or injury sustained due to another party’s actions, or failure to act, as a personal injury. If you have sustained such an injury, it’s important to know your legal rights, especially if it’s a very serious injury.

Did you know that every ten minutes 3 people die and almost 850 people seek medical treatment due to preventable incidents? A good number of these events are due to another party’s direct actions or failure to act.

Most people go through their daily lives never thinking about all the dangers that they, or a loved one, could encounter. You could be in a vehicle accident. Your spouse could slip and fall in the workplace. Your child could get bitten by a dog. Your parent may be in a nursing home where the staff is neglectful. All of these are situations where someone can sustain a personal injury.

Common Types Of Personal Injury Cases

Some of the more common types of injuries seen in these cases:

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle injury
  • Whiplash
  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Concussions

Each of these injuries can have an impact on a person’s short-term and, in some cases, long-term activities. It is a good idea to seek immediate medical attention after an accident to ensure you get the proper care. If you think you have a personal injury claim, you need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. The Cartwright Law Firm has been serving clients across California for over 60 years, and their team of experienced personal injury lawyers knows how to protect your legal rights and get you and your loved ones the outcome you truly deserve. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

What About Injuries That Are Not Immediately Apparent?

Injury symptoms don’t always appear right away. A good example of this is soft tissue injuries, like whiplash. Car accidents generate a lot of force which can jerk the neck first in one direction, then another. The soft tissue in the neck and upper back can sustain injury from this activity. The pain and swelling of this type of injury may not show up for days or even weeks after the accident.

Another type of injury that may not be immediately apparent is a concussion. When you strike your head, your brain may hit the inside of the skull causing damage. Some symptoms are obvious, such as a loss of consciousness or feeling disoriented. However, some symptoms are not so obvious. Difficulties with concentration or memory are a good example of this.

It is important to seek medical attention as soon as you suspect an injury. Then, contact the attorneys here at The Cartwright Law Firm for assistance with your claim.

Injuries Caused in Certain Situations

Personal injury cases cover all sorts of situations where a person has sustained harm due to another party’s actions or negligence. Here are a few common situations:

  • Dog Bites
  • Medical negligence
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Product liability

The Cartwright Law Firm Inc. has decades of experience in the area of personal injury law. The team’s experience and compassion make them a perfect choice for legal representation in your claim. Give us a call today.

For more information on one of the best personal injury lawyers, San Francisco, please visit our site. You can also call us at 415-433-0444.

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