What Kind of Injuries Qualify as Personal Injury?

Chris Apr 02, 2019

Have you suffered an injury in an accident? Are you worried that you won’t be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party? Do you know what kind of injuries qualify as personal injury? If not, this is an important post for you to read. The team from the Schwartz Law Firm wants you to understand what injuries qualify as personal injury so you know when you are able to hold someone else responsible for their actions or inaction.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Any injury suffered as a result of a slip and fall accident is considered a personal injury. Whether you fell on ice, on spilled liquid, or down a set of stairs, the injuries you suffer will be categorized as personal injury. The same goes for tripping and falling because of an uneven pavement, a broken sidewalk, a pothole or other hazard where people are known to walk.

Truck Accident Injuries

Suffering an injury in a truck accident can be devastating. The injuries you suffer are common types of personal injury claims made by people like you all over Louisiana. You should not be on the hook for the medical bills and other expenses you will incur because of another person’s inability to act responsibly. Common injuries caused by truck accidents include broken bones, impalement, head trauma, lacerations, paralysis, memory loss, eye trauma, internal bleeding, amputation and more.


Motorcycle Accident Injuries

Motorcycle accident injuries also fall under the category of personal injury. All too often there are victims injured in motorcycle accidents on the roads of Baton Rouge. A motorcycle rider has no protection from the elements around them like those riding in a car, truck, SUV or van. This means that they are more susceptible to traumatic injuries when involved in any type of accident. One of the most common motorcycle accident injuries is road rash, which occurs when the rider is thrown from the bike and slides along the pavement.

Car Accident Injuries

Have you ever been involved in a car accident? It is one of the most stressful situations a person can find themselves in during their lifetime? Well, any injury you suffer as a result of a car accident will be categorized as a personal injury. Even the most minor of accidents, known as fender benders, can lead to serious injuries like whiplash. Whiplash can affect your ability to drive, go to work, go to school and much more. It’s important that you always seek medical care following a car accident or any other type of accident so that it is documented for a future legal case.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Have you suffered an injury in any of the accidents mentioned in this post? Are you unsure if your injury can be categorized as personal injury? If so, it’s time for you to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in Louisiana. Call the Schwartz Law Firm today at 225-766-6775 in Baton Rouge or fill out the contact form to schedule an appointment.

About Author: Chris

Legal Support and Marketing Director

Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases. Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.