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Personal Injury Law

Definition - What does Personal Injury Law mean?

Personal injury law is an area of law that deals with injuries that were caused to people due to the negligence or lack of care of another party.

In personal injury law, the plaintiff (the injured party) typically sues the defendant (the party accused of causing the injury) for damages, or financial compensation, for all of the losses incurred as a result of the injury.

Justipedia explains Personal Injury Law

There are many different types of personal injuries that can occur. For example, if a company left a puddle of water at the top of a stairwell, and a person slipped and fell down the stairs, this could result in a personal injury lawsuit.

In order for a defendant to be found liable, they must have failed to perform a reasonable duty of care. Damages in personal injury cases can compensate for hospital bills, lost income, and even pain and suffering.

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