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What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

When you get in an accident, it can be a huge setback. 

The pain and difficulty of your injuries are one thing. But when you’re dealing with medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and emotional damages on top of that, you’re facing another batch of problems completely.

Fortunately, there is a possible solution. By filing a personal injury claim against the parties responsible for your injuries, you can go after compensation in the form of a personal injury settlement. 

Read on to learn more about personal injury claims—and contact a personal injury lawyer if you need help with your claim. 

Common Types of Personal Injury Claims

In theory, you can file a claim for any injuries you’ve suffered due to another person or entity’s negligence. 

But what does this mean in practice?

Personal injury claims, as a form of tort law, deal with the issue of compensation for victims for private damages. The basis for these claims is that you, as the victim of another’s negligence, can be made “whole,” or at least be helped, by financial compensation. 

Some of the common types of personal injury claims include:

Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Claim

The settlement money you can receive in a personal injury settlement is composed of “damages,” which represent the different types of compensation addressing your specific losses, injuries, and other complications following a personal injury accident.

Some of the most common types of damages you can receive in one of these claims include compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Property damages
  • Emotional anguish
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Only by consulting an experienced personal injury attorney can you get an accurate idea of the total value of your potential settlement. 

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Right Away

The key to maximizing your settlement is understanding the potential value of your claim. At Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., we can investigate the details of your case to give you the best chance of winning a full settlement offer. 

Contact our office by calling 214-984-3113 or by filling out our contact form to unlock your free consultation. 

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