From dog bites to drunk drivers, a personal injury claim can arise in a whole host of situations. The legal definition of a personal injury is when a person’s body, mind, or emotions are injured as a result of the negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct of another person.
Personal injury law, also known as tort law, gives an injured person the right to be financially compensated after they have suffered a loss as a result of someone else’s negligence. In a successful personal injury case, the person who caused the injury or harm is responsible for compensating the person who has suffered the loss. If you have had an accident caused by the fault of another, you may be entitled to receive compensation, also called damages, from the individual or business that is legally responsible.