Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, or product defect accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents which lead to numerous medical negligent claims every year. Depending upon the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party through a settlement or judgment. In our office if an action is agreed to via a contingency fee agreement, then the client will not be responsible for paying upfront costs and typically receives two-thirds of the judgment while the personal injury lawyer receives one-third of the judgment.
With respect to personal injuries damages are categorized as either special or general. In torts, special damages are measurable costs that can be itemized such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage. General damage includes less measurable costs such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, the effects of defamation, and emotional distress. Personal injury torts result in both special and general damages.
Felton & Felton Attorneys at Law handles many personal injury cases in Twin Falls, ID and the surrounding areas. We would be glad to offer a free consultation if you are needing help. Call today to schedule with a personal injury lawyer.