What Is A Personal Injury?

Posted by Erik Hoyle | Mar 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

A personal injury refers to physical or psychological harm suffered by an individual due to someone else's negligence or wrongful actions. This can encompass a wide range of situations, including but not limited to:

  • Vehicle Accidents: Injuries resulting from car, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents due to another party's negligence.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Injuries that occur when a person slips, trips, or falls as a result of hazardous conditions on another's property.
  • Workplace Accidents: Injuries sustained in the workplace due to unsafe working conditions or accidents.
  • Medical Malpractice: Harm suffered by a patient due to the negligence or error of a healthcare professional, such as misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or improper treatment.
  • Defective Products: Injuries caused by defective or unsafe products.
  • Assault and Battery: Injuries sustained from intentional acts of violence.

In legal terms, personal injury law (also known as tort law) allows the injured party (plaintiff) to file a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible (defendant) for their injuries. The aim of a personal injury lawsuit is typically to obtain compensation for various losses stemming from the injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering

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Erik Hoyle

Erik grew up in a small town in upstate New York. He enlisted in the Army at age 17 and has spent most of his adult life serving in the military. Erik deployed twice to Iraq, earning a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal with Valor device for his actions in combat. Erik later c...

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