Medical malpractice is a part of personal injury law. However, it is much more complex than other cases in this category. There are some clear similarities, particularly in as such that both generally involve someone getting injured as the result of negligence, but there are also some very important differences between the two. What Is a Personal Injury Claim? A personal injury claim is a tort claim and this means that there are two main

Personal Injury vs Wrongful Death

Posted by Melinda Helbock on  June 8, 2015
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Category: Personal Injury
A personal injury claim has a lot in common with a wrongful death claim. Both types focus on negligence, which means that there was an owed duty in place to exert care and that this duty was breached, resulting in damage. Both personal injury and wrongful death claims focus around someone who suffered an injury. As a result of this injury, medical expenses will have been incurred, as well as a range of other economic
There are many different types of compensation lawsuits that you could file after an accident. Two of these are personal injury claims and workers’ compensation claims. It is very important to understand the difference between these two before you seek legal advice. Essentially, there are two differences between these two claims, being the types of compensation that you can claim and the fault requirements. Basic Difference Between Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation Lawsuits, Claims or

Personal Injury vs Bodily Injury

Posted by Melinda Helbock on  June 8, 2015
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Category: Personal Injury
Two terms are often used when someone got hurt. The first is personal injury and the second is bodily injury. A lot of people use the terms as if they are interchangeable, but they actually are not. Indeed, they are two different things that can bring with them different lawsuits and different compensations. Personal Injury Looking first at personal injury, this is covered by civil law. It is designed to provide victims of social wrongs
When somebody dies as a result of an accident or another type of incident, those who are left behind experience tremendous trauma. Often, they feel helpless because they don’t know what occurred or how it really happened. This is particularly true if there is an element of negligent behavior, action or inaction on the side of someone else. In San Diego, California, if someone dies as a result of negligence by another party, you are
If an accident causes wrongful death, which means it is caused by the negligent action or inaction of a third party, there are two types of claims that the family of the decedent can make. The first is survival actions and the second is wrongful death. It is important to understand the difference between these two in order to make the right decisions in terms of what type of lawsuit to go for. Naturally, a