FAQ

What is the most common injury in a car accident?

Whiplash. This is one of the most common types of auto accident injuries. Whiplash occurs when the head is quickly jerked forward and then backwards, snapping the neck as a whip would be cracked. In general, whiplash can damage the ligaments, tendons, facet joints, discs, and/or muscles in the neck.

Can pain be delayed after a car accident?

It’s not unusual for injury-related pain after a car accident to be delayed. You may not be aware you have a serious injury until later. Below are some guidelines to help ensure that you get the compensation you need if car accident-related delayed pain doesn’t show up until days or even weeks after the incident.

How much to expect from car accident settlement in California?

Type of AccidentApproximate SettlementHead On CollisionApproximately: $25,000 – $150,000Rollover AccidentApproximately: $50,000 – $250,000Hit and Run AccidentApproximately: $10,000 – $75,000Multi Vehicle AccidentApproximately: $15,000 – $100,000

What is considered a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is a physical injury or illness that is regarded as extreme or particularly serious, has a considerable impact on the victim of the injury or illness and needs a considerable amount of medical treatment. Catastrophic injuries may not always be permanent, but take months or years to heal.

What are 3 types of traumatic injury?

Although there are several different mechanisms of injury, trauma can be categorized broadly into three groups: penetrating, blunt, and deceleration trauma.

What is an example of personal injury?

Some of the most common types of personal injuries that give rise to legal liability on the part of the wrongdoer include slips and falls, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, medical malpractice, and injuries caused by defective consumer or pharmaceutical products.

What is the compensation for personal injury?

There are two parts to a personal injury compensation settlement: General Damages – to compensate you for your injury and for your pain and suffering. Special Damages – to compensate you for any expenses you’ve incurred, loss of earnings, and your future care needs.

Is emotional distress a personal injury?

Does Personal Injury Include Emotional Distress? Yes, emotional distress can be considered a form of personal injury. Personal injury refers to any harm or injury that a person suffers, and this can include not only physical injuries but also emotional or psychological injuries.

What is the difference between personal injury and negligence?

The Legal Information Institute defines a personal injury as harm that affects “a person’s body, emotions, or reputation, as contradistinguished from injury to property rights.” It defines negligence as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same …

What is the legal definition of wrongful death?

n. the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person. Such wrongful acts include: negligence (like careless driving), an inten- tional attack such as assault and/or battery, a death in the course of another crime, vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter or murder.

What are the damages for wrongful death in California?

In California, family members of the deceased can receive 4 types of compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, including: funeral expenses, financial support, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.

What is malpractice in simple terms?

Malpractice, or professional negligence, is a tort committed when a professional breaches their duty to a client. The duty of a professional to a client is generally defined as the duty to follow generally accepted professional standards.

What is the statute of limitations for wrongful death in California?

Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations. In California, the statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is two years from the date of the victim’s death. This means that family members have to bring legal action within two years of the death to be eligible to seek restitution.

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