What is Personal Injury?

scottsdale personal injury lawyerThere are several areas of personal injury law. Personal injury is basically when one person has suffered from some form of injury, which can be physical or psychological, as a result of an accident caused by another person(s).

These injuries do vary. They can be anywhere from a physical injury from a car accident to extreme emotional distress due to wrong information given to a patient from a doctor.

Most lawsuits filed for a personal injury is going to fall under tort law. The basic goal in tort cases is to collect damages to recover lost income, to account for pain and/or suffering, and to reimburse medical expenses.

One of the most well-known personal injury cases is the McDonalds Spilled Hot Coffee Case. Stella Liebeck spilled hot coffee and suffered from third degree burns and took McDonalds to court. Since McDonalds served their coffee hotter than the 130° the Shriner Burn Institute recommended, Liebeck won the case and settled with $2.7 million.

At Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat we have attorneys who are educated and experienced in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in matters where personal harm has come to you, a family member or friend.

We are well-versed in handling:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Products liability
  • Premises liability / negligence

If you have further questions about personal injury, please give us a call to schedule an appointment, 480-991-9077.

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