If you are the victim of an accident and have suffered bodily harm, do not allow the insurance companies to use scare tactics to make you compromise.
You have likely heard the terms “personal injury” and “bodily injury” when an individual is hurt or was involved in an accident. While some use these terms interchangeably, they actually have different meanings. So what is bodily injury, and how is it different from a personal injury?
If you are the victim of an accident and have suffered bodily harm, do not allow the insurance companies to use scare tactics to make you compromise. Allow a bodily injury attorney at Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law to secure justice for you and your family so that you can focus on your physical recovery.
What Is Bodily Injury?
Bodily injury is typically used in criminal court cases when referring to a crime victim’s injuries. For example, a person who was the victim of a violent crime, such as assault, may have suffered bodily injuries due to the incident.
Bodily injury, also called physical injury, refers to the physical damage caused to a person’s body. Bodily injury can be mild or severe depending on the accident and injuries sustained. Whether the injuries you’ve suffered are severe or minor, we will fight for the maximum amount of compensation that you need and deserve.
What is a Bodily Injury Claim?
Most bodily injury claims mean filing a lawsuit against the insurance company. For instance, if you are involved in an accident with a tractor-trailer, you would pursue compensation from their insurance company. Likewise, if a doctor botches your surgery and you seek a medical malpractice case, you would deal with their insurance company.
Pursuing compensation for a bodily injury claim is often complicated. The process can be long and confusing. You will need an attorney who can help guide you through the complex legal steps.
A bodily injury claim requires establishing that another party caused your injuries. In many accidents, many parties share liability. A physical injury attorney will determine all responsible parties and help you seek compensation from each one.
Contact a Bodily Injury Attorney
No matter what type of injury you suffer after an accident in New York, it’s critical to work with a qualified injury attorney to help you navigate the complex process of recovering damages. The insurance company you’re up against is well versed in different tactics to ensure they pay the lowest amount possible. An attorney can fight and advocate for you to ensure you get the maximum amount for your damages.