Types of Injury in the Law

There are many different types of injury in the law. Some are minor, others are catastrophic. Depending on the extent of the damage, an injury can result in a loss of earnings, assets, and even bankruptcy. If another party is responsible for your injury, you may have the right to sue.

One of the most common types of injury is a personal injury. These are injuries that result in physical, emotional, or reputational harm. These are typically a result of a tort, and the victim can sue for that injury. Typically, the defendant will be held strictly liable for the injury, even if they had no intention to harm you.

Another type of injury is a wrongful death. A person who is killed by the negligence of another person can file a lawsuit. The family of the deceased may be able to recover in a wrongful death lawsuit. Similarly, a person who was harmed by a defective product can file a lawsuit.

An attorney for a plaintiff will present testimony of the plaintiff, his or her treating doctor, or some other expert. This information will help the jury understand the type of pain a plaintiff has suffered. A good understanding of pain can increase a plaintiff’s damage award.

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