In the legal world, personal injury refers to an injury to someone’s body, mind or emotions.
You may have experienced physical injury or may have been traumatized by an occurrence. The first thing to do if you have suffered personal injury is to seek treatment from a professional. The second thing to do is to contact the lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli.
It’s important to take action as soon as possible after a personal injury occurs. As the affected person, you have the responsibility of reporting the injury to the proper authorities and minimizing, or mitigating, your injury by receiving care and complying with a professional provider’s recommendations.
During a free consultation, the attorneys at Fellerman & Ciarimboli will ask you some questions to determine who is at fault (either wholly or partially) for the injury, and we will determine the effects of the injury in terms of the following:
- Medical care – You may be entitled to compensation for medical care that is related to the personal injury occurrence
- Loss of income – Your personal injury may affect your income now and in the future
- Property loss – Fellerman & Ciarimboli will help determine who is responsible for damaged or lost property
- Pain and suffering – Pain that exists immediately after an incident, as well as ongoing pain or discomfort, can affect your lifestyle and abilities
- Emotional distress – After a traumatic event, many people report feelings of anxiety, fear, or confusion, as well as loss of sleep
- Loss of enjoyment – Your personal injury may affect your ability to do the things you enjoy, like fishing or hiking or crafts, and that will negatively impact your lifestyle
- Loss of consortium – This refers to loss of a relationship or elements of a relationship that negatively affect family members and close friends of the injured; this may include loss of companionship or the inability to participate in a sexual relationship
Depending on the details of your case, you may be awarded punitive damages. Punitive, a derivative of the word that means “to punish.” Punitive damages are often orders for financial awards to the injured party; they are intended to punish the individual(s) or company that is found responsible for your personal injury.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a complex, highly detailed process. Let Fellerman & Ciarimboli’s experience put you on the winning side. We are pleased to have won a variety of personal injury cases for our clients, and we’re here to help you. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and share your story with us.