What is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is any type of claim where a person has been injured or killed due to someone else's fault, which is often called negligence. These include car, motorcycle, truck accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, also called medical negligence, defective products like prescription medications, falls and other injury accidents. If the only damage in your case is to property, such as your car, then you do not have a personal injury case, but you may have a property damage case. If you or a loved one sustained an injury requiring medical attention, then you have a personal injury case. If the injury occurred at work, or while you are working, then you have a workers compensation claim which is very different from a personal injury case, we have a book and DVD devoted just to work injuries, as the workers compensation laws are very different from the personal injury laws. If you have a work comp claim, you should go to www.Iowaworkinjury.com or call 641-792-3595 and request our specialized information regarding Iowa workers compensation. If you are working and were injured because of the negligence of another person, then you may have both a worker's compensation and a personal injury case. If the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another person or corporation causes death, then this is called a wrongful death claim. The loss for wrongful death vary greatly from state to state. So you need an attorney who understands the specialized wrongful death laws in the state where the death occurred.