Personal injury is an injury to an individual’s body, mind, or emotions. This area of law allows an injured person to pursue a civil lawsuit alleging that their injury has been caused by the negligence of another. A “tort” is a wrong committed against a person. Any accident or injury against a person can constitute a tort, whether it involve a car accident, slip and fall at a store, or negligence of a professional, such as a medical practitioner. The most common types of personal injury claims are road traffic accidents, accidents at work, tripping accidents, assault claims, accidents in the home, and product defect accidents. Depending upon the intent or negligence of a responsible party, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party through a settlement or a judgment.
The amount of compensation for a personal injury will primarily depend on the severity of the injury. Serious injuries (such as broken bones, severed limbs, and brain damage) that cause intense physical pain and suffering receive the highest injury settlements. In torts, special damages are measurable costs which can be itemized such as medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damages. General damages include less measurable costs such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress. Personal injury torts result in both special and general damages.
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