The term “personal injury” is a general term used to describe injuries that occur as the result of someone’s negligence or recklessness. Unfortunately, personal injury accidents can occur in many ways and severely impact the injured person’s life. However, the most common examples of personal injury claims are automobile accidents and slip & fall cases. In all personal injury cases, there are two types of damages:
- Special Damages; and
- General Damages.
Special damages encompass your medical bills and lost wages, while general damages encompass your pain, suffering and emotional distress.