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)