Bodily injuries can occur in a variety of ways, most often in an accident. They can range from minor to severe, and some bodily injuries can even be life threatening or fatal. Frequently, accidents resulting in bodily injuries are caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person. If you or someone you love were the victim of a bodily injury through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim financial compensation.
Accidents That Cause Bodily Injuries
The most common types of accidents that result in bodily injury include but are not limited to:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Work accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Additionally, bodily injury can occur in situations where there was no accident but negligence was still present. For example, medical malpractice may cause a person to sustain an injury. Similarly, using a defective product, like a medication, may also cause injury to the body.
Proving Duty of Care & Other Necessary Elements of an Injury Claim
When bringing a claim for bodily injury, you must prove that the person who caused the injury owed a duty of care to the victim. For example, a driver on the road owes a duty of care to other drivers to be attentive while driving and to obey all traffic laws. After a duty of care has been established, the victim must prove that the person who caused the injury breached that duty, and that the breach directly caused the injury. If the person who caused the accident did not owe a duty of care to the victim, it is much more difficult to provide an Alabama court with the evidence needed to secure financial compensation.
An experienced Mobile bodily injury lawyer can help victims and their families gather critical documentation to help prove the necessary elements of an injury claim.
What Will Compensation from a Claim Pay For?
Many people seek compensation for their injuries through a bodily injury claim because they simply cannot afford to pay for the astronomical costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages arising from an accident. A victim should not have to pay for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence.
A successful bodily injury claim is designed to cover not only the direct expenses associated with the incident, like medical bills, it is also designed to compensate the victim and family members for their pain and suffering.
Contact Scott Soutullo, P.C. Today
Scott Soutullo, P.C. is an experienced Alabama bodily injury attorney who can assist you in bringing a claim for the full and fair financial compensation you deserve after being injured by another person or company. Call now to schedule a consultation at (251) 391-1212.