What falls under the personal injury law?
We’ve talked a lot about personal injury cases, such as slip and fall accidents. But what exactly falls under the personal injury law?
First, a few basics about personal injury. Personal injury law, also known as tort law, gives an injured party a chance to go to civil court in an attempt to recover damages from any losses stemming from an accident. There are four basic types of types of personal injury law:
- Accidents that occur when a person causes a careless or negligent act that harm to another person
- Situations where a person’s intentional conduct causes harm to another person, such as assault and battery.
- A defective product
- A person says something defamatory that causes harm to another person’s reputation
The injury from these types of acts can be either physical or, in the case of defamation, emotion, or even both. The injured party has the right to recover any damages as long as he/she can prove that the injury was caused by the other’s misconduct. Damages received is not just for loss of wages and medical bills. Compensation can also include physical and emotional pain, scarring, death, humiliation or even loss of marriage.