What is “Personal Injury”?
In the legal world, “personal injury” describes cases in which an individual is injured or harmed by another person or entity. The circumstances surrounding injuries vary from case to case, but usually an injury occurs unintentionally, because of carelessness or disregard that lead to an accident.
For example, a personal injury accident would be if someone fell because a railing on a staircase was not attached properly. The person who fell could pursue a personal injury claim to hold the negligent party accountable and seek damages or monetary compensation for injuries that arose from the accident.
Other common incidents that could amount to personal injury claims are:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Slip-and-fall Cases
- Workplace injuries
- Wrongful death
If you are injured, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in personal injury cases.
If you are injured and believe you have a personal injury claim, contact the Cox Law Firm and let their double-board-certified personal injury attorney, Steve Pierret, determine the best path for you.