In law, personal injury is defined as any type of injury done to harm one’s body, mind or emotions, rather than causing damage to one’s personal property.
Often times, lawyers will refer to a personal injury as a tort lawsuit where an injury may have been produced by a negligent individual. It is common for these damages to consist of intentional infliction of emotional distress, bodily injury, or a negligent infliction of one’s emotional distress.
A few common personal injury claims include:
- Assault claims
- Auto accident claims
- Home accident claims
- Defective product claims
- Slip and fall accident claims
- Nursing home abuse claims
- Wrongful death claims
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another individual, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. At Eichholz Law Firm, our lawyers believe that it is the responsibility of the negligent party to pay for damages they have caused.
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Types of Personal Injuries
As there are several different types of injuries that may occur from many types of situations, we have compiled some of the most common types of injuries we encounter at The Eichholz Law Firm. The most common types of injuries we encounter include:
Fractured bones can result from a variety of different situations. They are typically caused by an extreme force or impact causing the bone to break (see broken noses, specifically).
A brain injury is typically caused by an impact or object striking the head, thus causing damage to the brain. There are 1.7 million brain injuries that occur each year leaving 80,000 people with permanent brain damage.
Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites cause around 4.5 million injuries each year and usually involve children between the ages of five and nine. Often times, dog bite injuries will lead to further physical and emotional damages.
Gunshot injuries are typically caused by individuals not recognizing the dangers of guns along with improper use of firearms.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are based on the claim that the owner of the property was negligent by allowing dangerous conditions to exist which caused an individual to injure themselves by slipping and falling.
Auto Accident Injuries
Auto accident injuries consist of any type of injury caused by the negligence of another driver. Statistics show that one person is killed in an auto accident every 14 minutes in the United States.
Dangerous Drug Injuries
Some drugs may claim to help an individual, while often times they may result in severe injury or wrongful death. The FDA reports over 4 million adverse events due to dangerous drugs each year.
Nursing Home Injuries
Nursing home abuse includes physical abuse, dehydration, bed sores, malnutrition, and inadequate care, among other things.
Psychological injuries can stem from a traumatic event such as a sever auto accident or war. In 2012, 27 percent of injuries in the United States were related to the psychological system.
Dislocated Joint Injuries
Dislocated joints can occur from a number of different situations. Simply put, a dislocated join occurs when the bones are forced out of their normal position due to some sort of event.
Motorcycle injuries are common due to the rider’s susceptibility to outside dangers. Riders have no form of protection when they are involved in a crash, which usually leads to more serious injuries or death.
Contact An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another individual, the victim could be entitled to compensation for their damages and losses. Speaking with an experienced attorney about your case will help you discover how you can take action and have the possibility of receiving compensation as a result of your injury.
At The Eichholz Law Firm, our main goal is to protect the rights of all injured victims and help them to receive justice in the court of law. With our primary office in Savannah, we are also licensed to serve the entire state of Georgia.
A few locations we serve include:
- Pine Gardens
- Telfair Junction
- Tremont Park
- Savannah Gardens
- Union Junction
- Rossignol Hill
For additional information on how our personal injury lawyers could help you achieve the justice you deserve in the court of law, or to schedule a free no-obligation consultation, we invite you to contact us at (866) 947-7449 and a member of our intake team will gather the details of your accident and connect you with one of our experienced lawyers.