What is a Personal Injury? - Schiffrinpa

Personal Injury is defined as injury to a person’s body, mind or emotions, as opposed to injury to property. Such cases involve legal disputes arising when a person suffers bodily harm or injury (including emotional distress) as a direct result of someone else’s actions.

A Personal Injury case may be filed in order to hold that person responsible and can be formalized through civil court proceedings via a court judgment. Alternatively, such disputes may also be resolved through informal settlements before any lawsuit is filed, which is a more common occurrence.

There are several types of personal injury claims that can be brought against an individual or entity. However, the more common ones include –

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Tripping accidents
  • Assault claims
  • Accidents at work
  • Accidents at home
  • Product defect accidents
  • Holiday accidents (e.g. while on a cruise ship)