Understanding personal injury law

Virtually all professions utilize certain unique terms to describe their processes and law is not an exception. More often than not, however, these terms are completely obscure to the uninitiated. In the law profession, personal injury is one such term whose meaning seems obvious on the surface but can only be thoroughly understood when explained by an expert. This article examines the basics of personal injury law.

What it means

While personal injury law covers a broad range of situations, it can basically be defined as any law that addresses any injury a person experiences due to another person’s negligence. If you have been physically injured by no fault of your own, you have a right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against whoever caused the injury. In order to launch such a lawsuit, however, the injury must have been accidentally sustained. Strictly speaking, personal injury law does not apply if someone has intentionally caused an injury to you. However, it might come up as an alternative to criminal charges.

Keep in mind that this does also include the possibility in which the employer is covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In this case, you do not … Read More