Personal injury is an ordinary legal term referring to the harm to the mind, body or emotions rather than an actual physical injury to property. In English, the word is usually used to describe a form of civil lawsuit where the plaintiff has actually suffered some damage to his or her emotions or body. The law assumes that if there is actual physical damage to the plaintiff’s body or emotions then this would be an appropriate term to use to define personal injury. If, however, there is only some sort of emotional or mental suffering but no actual physical damage, the court does not assume that it can be proven that the plaintiff has actually been physically hurt. Personal injury is therefore very broad and covers any situation in which an individual has experienced some sort of emotional or mental suffering.
In terms of the law itself, there are three types of personal injury law. These include common law, statutory and contributory negligence. Common law personal injury law is the oldest and is the one that most people know about. It is usually governed by the principles of equity, negligence, the Tort system and the common law. Statutory personal injury law is the new wave of personal injury law and it is generally governed by a few federal laws..
The term ‘bodily injury’ can mean any type of bodily injury. This includes all types of accidents, assault, poisoning, assault and even death from car accidents. Most states also have additional personal injury statutes that apply to people who have been injured in the course and extent of their employment. In the civil court system, there are two general types of personal injury claims that may occur. One is a breach of a promise of contract claim and the other is a slip and fall accident. Under the common law, there is also a wrongful death claim.
The personal injury law also has other specialized types of cases such as those that deal with dog bites. If a person’s dog is injured, they can file a lawsuit for the damages. There are also cases that deal with defective products. This could be due to anything like the design of the product, the lack of warning, not advising the proper use, or anything else.
The causes of personal injury may also take into consideration factors that relate to negligence, property damage, automobile accidents, boating and flying accidents, and dog bites. Other factors that could cause harm include defective products, advertising that causes harm or death, negligence, and premises liability. A defective product or advertising that causes injury or property damage can be grounds for a lawsuit. When a product causes harm or property damage through negligence, the liable party can be held legally responsible.
The tort system is another area where personal injury laws are found. In most countries, torts are civil suits that are filed against another individual, a business entity, or government entity on account of negligence. Common torts are negligence, breach of contract, and slander. These cases can also include damages for emotional pain and suffering, physical pain and suffering, and even punitive damages. In order for these cases to be successful, they must be able to prove that the defendant was aware of the wrongful act, or breach of contract or that the defendant knew about the negligence in question and did nothing to remedy it.