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What Is Considered a Personal Injury?

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Understanding Personal Injury

A personal injury can be an injury to your body, but can also be an injury to your mental state or emotions. The law of personal injury is meant to help compensate the injured party for the damage that the injury has caused them and exists to protect people from harm and help compensate for their losses if they have been injured.

If you have been injured and are considering a personal injury lawsuit, you should consult with an experienced attorney. If you’ve been injured, you may be facing pain and suffering, rising medical bills, and lost wages. This can be very confusing and frustrating. A personal injury lawyer can speak with you to discuss whether you are entitled to compensation and can guide you through the legal process.

What is a Tort?

patrick reganPersonal injury law falls within the branch of the law called “torts.” A tort is a civil wrong, as opposed to a criminal wrong. A criminal wrong is a wrong against society and is meant to enforce justice for the public. The goal of criminal wrongs is to imprison the wrongdoer, which both keeps society safe and rehabilitates the wrongdoer.

Tort law, however, remedies private wrongs (wrongs between private citizens or companies) and is meant to compensate the victim. The goal for the wrongdoer is not imprisonment, but the payment of whatever monetary compensation the victim requires to be fully compensated for the injury he or she has suffered.

There are three different types of tort, which means that there are three types of personal injury claims: Negligence, strict liability, and intentional wrongs.

What is a Negligence Personal Injury?

Personal injury claims are often the result of a negligent action. Negligence is the failure to act with the level of care that a reasonably careful person would have used. A successful personal injury claim must prove all four elements of a negligence claim:

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