As it is usually understood when discussing legal topics, personal injury is an umbrella term
encompassing anything from personal slights caused by defamation,
physical injuries caused by a faulty product, or accidents at a place of business
or residence covered by premises
In worst case scenarios, if
someone is injured or dies because someone else was negligent, no amount of money
can change the fact.
However, for a person who may have been hurt (or a family who has suffered as a resut of its main breadwinner being unable to work), personal injury suits can provide compensation.
The award is designed to help cover medical costs, the loss of income, and otherwise speed the
injured party and their family on the road to recovering.
Medical personal injury
Birth defects, disability, and even death can occur even with
the best medical care. But sometimes a disease or condition may be missed until it is too advanced
to treat successfully. At other times, a patient may be misdiagnosed or improperly
treated. In these cases, the professionals who were responsible should be held accountable for
their actions under the law.
In short, while no one else can suffer the pain that results from a preventable accident or medical
malpractice, the negligent parties should bear some of the financial burden that
they helped to create.
Around the Web, learn
more about what legal steps and protections you're entitled to if you or a loved one has been a victim of personal injury, including guides to bringing your case to court, and information
on personal injury laws and insurance ...
and Law - Malpractice Topics - Get an insiders view of information for
legal professionals from the The 'Lectric Law Library covering what makes for
a good malpractice suit, using expert witnesses, and common pitfalls in trying
the malpractice suit.