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What Is A Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a claim for damages which a person has suffered as a result of injuries sustained in an accident or as a result of the death of a breadwinner in an accident. As a rule, the accident must have been caused by the negligence of another person.

The most common personal injury claim is for damages suffered by a person arising from an injury sustained in a motor vehicle accident or where a dependant’s breadwinner is killed in a motor vehicle accident. Other examples of accidents which may lead to a personal injury claim are incidents where a person is bitten or injured by a dog, or slipping and falling in a shopping centre, on business premises or in a public area.

Damages in this context may include recovery of costs incurred as a result of the injury, such as hospital and other medical expenses, as well as a general amount towards the trauma of pain and suffering. There are different rules applicable in respect of the type of damages.

For more information or assistance, contact our professionals on 041 363 6044 or info@kaplans.co.za.

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