Brief Overview Of Personal Injury Law

Personal injury (also known as tort law) is a specialized area of the law which covers a broad variety of areas all of which involve an action brought by a victim of an accident or wrongful conduct of someone else which resulted in the injury to the body of the person. Injuries to the person include both physical and emotional injury and often result in other losses such as loss of income occasioned by the injured person’s inability to work. Personal injury law allows an injured person to recover compensation for injuries sustained because of carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another.

The law of personal injury is concerned with determining fault/liability in the causing of a injury and a means by which to hold the at fault party responsible for his or her actions by assessing damages (money) for the losses caused by the wrongful conduct. Personal injury cases are often categorized into the following three general categories: negligence (carelessness), intentional torts (reckless or intentional conduct) and strict liability (product defects - without fault). With each of the general categories of personal injury cases, there is often a different standard of care depending on the type of claim (cause of action) brought by the injured victim.

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