Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of lawsuit alleging that the victim’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts. Damages include bodily injury, intentional infliction of emotional distress (IIED) and negligent infliction of emotional distress (NIED).
The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents. The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which lead to numerous medical malpractice claims every year) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g., emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), occupational deafness, occupational stress, and repetitive strain injury cases.
Depending on the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party through a settlement or a judgment. This system is complex and controversial and an injured person should never attempt to navigate these waters alone.
It is also important to note that there is a time-limit (statue of limitations) that applies to personal injury cases. In some instances, the statue of limitations might be as short as two years, but can vary from state to state and by the type of injury incurred. Regardless, the only way to know if you have a case is to make an appointment with a law firm that has a proven track-record for success in personal injury cases.
We dedicate ourselves to building the legal strategy necessary to getting the justice you deserve.
Our team has argued on behalf of the injured in courtrooms large and small all across the South. We have taken on the big companies head-on because we know they have teams of lawyers doing their best to vehemently protect their profits. Don’t you deserve that same level of focus and dedication to fight for you?
We are so confident in our ability to represent you, that if we elect to take your case, you will not owe us a dime unless we can collect an award or judgment on your behalf. We work solely on a contingency fee basis — meaning there are no out-of-pocket costs for our clients. At Prieto, Marigliano, Holbert & Prieto, LLC., we will assist you in evaluating all potential claims against all applicable parties to determine your rights. We will work diligently to obtain a fair and just result for you.