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What is a Personal Injury Accident


A Personal Injury Accident is when a person is injured at the fault or negligence of another person. Some examples of personal injuries are car accidents, slip and falls, boating accidents ,etc. Personal injury law allows the injured person to get a legal remedy for the damages caused from the incident. It allows them to receive treatment as well compensation for injuries and loss wages. 

The Basics of Personal Injury

There are a wide variety of different situations where personal injury rules apply:

Accidents. Personal injury rules apply in situations where someone acts in a negligent manner, and that carelessness causes harm to another person. Examples include car accidents, slip and fall incidents.

Intentional Acts. Personal injury laws apply in situations where a defendant’s intentional conduct causes harm to another person. Examples of this include assault and battery.

Defective Products. There are a few situations where a defendant can be found liable for injuries without any negligent or intentional wrongdoing.

After any kind of accident where someone else’s negligence caused you harm, there’s a good chance you might have more than one option for getting compensation for your losses. If insurance coverage (yours or someone else’s) applies to the accident, you might file an insurance claim. If you’re not getting a fair response from the insurer (or if there’s no applicable policy in place), you might need to take the matter to court by filing a personal injury lawsuit. In either situation, time is of the essence.