Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury actions are instituted against a person and/or entity and/or government department that caused the harm through negligent or intentional conduct.
A personal injury action is instituted by way of a formal action in the relevant court and takes the form of a summons served on the negligent or intentional party. Matters are often settled after action is instituted.
A settlement usually takes the form of negotiation, followed by a written agreement in which both sides abandon further legal action, opting instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreeable amount of money for the damages suffered as well as legal costs incurred by the claimant.
Personal Injury damages typically include the injured person’s medical bills, pain and suffering (general damages) as well as loss of income (both past and future).
The amount awarded in a personal injury action is dependent on the facts of each matter. Typically, a more severe physical injury will warrant a larger award in respect of general damages and loss of income.
Personal injury matters includes the following:
• Medical negligence / Malpractice injuries.
• Train or rail accidents.
• Cases implicating birth injuries.
• Burn injuries.
• Construction injuries.
• Dog bites.
• Slip and fall injuries.
• Dangerous or defective products
Get in touch with our offices for more information or assistance with a personal injury claim.
We are Attorneys based in Ballito on the North Coast of KZN and we are ready to assist you with your legal matters.
G Grobbelaar Incorporated
Unit 4, Regency House, 3 Douglas Crowe Drive, Ballito, Kwazulu–Natal
Tel: 087 004 1426
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