Personal Injury Law

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Contents

Introduction

Definition

Personal injury is the name given to the branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can happen at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. The personal injury can be physical or psychological but, to be considered actionable, it must occur due to the negligence or unreasonably unsafe actions of your employer, a manufacturer, your doctor, your landlord, or some other person or organization who owes you a duty of ordinary care. Examples of personal injury law causes of action include professional malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, liable, slander, trespass, and nuisance. If you think you may have a case for a personal injury settlement, please contact a personal injury lawyer or personal injury attorney. (Reference: Lawyers.com)

Key Topics

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Class Actions
  • Dog Bites
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Natural Disasters
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

Major Legislation

Personal Injury legislation varies from state to state. Please see lawyers.com for more information on your state's laws.

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