Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff's injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts. The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, product defect accidents (product liability) and holiday accidents.
The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents, and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases. If the negligence of another party can be proved, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. This process is complex. Having an attorney on your side becomes essential because cases become extremely complex, such as in medical malpratice cases.
Should I hire a lawyer? A good attorney is critical in personal injury cases and will get you what you and your loved ones need and deserve for your pain and suffering. Contact us for a consultation if you need representation in this area.