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Personal Injury

What is a Personal Injury?

Personal Injury may refer to an injury that is inflicted on an individual’s body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury that is inflicted on property. Personal Injury is a legal term that specifies a particular type of harm suffered by an individual. It is a broad term that encompasses physical injuries, such as broken bones or brain injuries, as well as non-physical injuries, such as emotional or psychological distress.

Personal Injury in More Detail

In legal terms, personal injury is defined as any injury or illness that is caused by another person’s negligence or wrong-doing. In other words, personal injury is an injury that someone else has caused, either intentionally or through their carelessness or recklessness. Common examples of personal injury include car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.

When a person is injured as a result of another person’s negligence or wrong-doing, they may be entitled to compensation for their losses. This compensation is known as “damages” and may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

In order to prove a personal injury claim, the injured person must establish that the other person was negligent or acted with intent to harm. Negligence is defined as the failure to use reasonable care, resulting in injury or harm to another person. Once negligence is established, the injured person must show that their injury was a direct result of the other person’s negligence.

The law of personal injury is complex and may vary from state to state. It is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney if you believe you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence. An attorney can evaluate your case and advise you of your legal rights and options.