What is considered a personal injury?

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What is considered a personal injury?

A personal injury is any injury that gives rise to legal liability of the responsible party. When one person gets hurt because another person or company acts negligently, the victim has a personal injury. The victim may bring a claim for financial compensation against the wrongdoer. The lawsuit is a civil lawsuit brought by the victim. 

A personal injury is a civil case. It’s not a criminal case where someone can be convicted of a crime and go to jail. Instead, a civil lawsuit can result in a finding of responsibility that makes the responsible party pay money to the victim. These payments are normally paid by insurance companies. There are lots of types of cases that are personal injury cases like car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and defective product accidents.


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