Personal Injury

Where the Term “Personal Injury” Comes From.

The term personal injury is a legal term used to describe an injury to a person’s body. An injury to a person’s body could include their flesh, their bones, their mind, and even their emotions. The term “personal injury” is defined as “a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.”

A personal injury is different than injury to your property (which is also known as property damage). Property damage occurs when your car is damaged, the structure of the building is compromised or other items that you own are otherwise damaged.  So, if your car is damaged in an accident, that damage would be considered property damage which can be reimbursed to you by your insurance or by an at fault party’s insurance.

Different Types of Personal Injuries

It would be impossible to try to list every potential kind of bodily injury. Each type of injury will affect your life in different ways. There are some that are easy to see like bruises, a broken leg, or even paralyzation. There are lots of other types of injuries that are not seen like whiplash, an injured spine or serious sprains.

However, the most serious types of injuries are not only not seen but they can also be hard to measure. For example, an injury to your brain can cause temporary damage (like a concussion) or permanent mental illness. Injuries to the mind or emotions are very real but also very hard to ascertain. Just imagine having been a very healthy and active person and then you are no longer able to do the things you love because you were injured in an accident. These types of situations can cause severe mental anguish which is also considered a “personal injury.”

Accidents that Cause Personal Injuries

Personal injury cases involve more than just auto accidents

Other types of personal injuries include slip-and-fall accidents, boating accidents, product defects and animal bites (just to name a few). You can also be injured at work and potentially have a claim for a personal injury. In short, if someone owed you a duty and you were injured because of that person’s failure to meet that duty, you have suffered a personal injury.

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I have had tremendous success in the area of my practice and understand what needs to be done in order to increase your chances of obtaining a successful result.  If you have questions, please contact me at my office at (508) 791-9001 or by cell phone at (508) 769-7995.   You may also e-mail me or text me.  I take great pride is a very quick response time and will promptly schedule a free initial consultation at your convenience.  I have also begun to conduct quite a few meetings via FACETIME or SKYPE for those clients who are either out of state or have license issues.