The term “personal injury” is a general term used to describe injuries that occur as the result of someone’s negligence or recklessness. 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.