What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is a legal action, brought in court, by someone who has been injured (either physically or emotionally) by another person, usually by way of an accident, slip and fall, or a defective product. Personal injury can occur anywhere: at work, in your car, in the hospital, at a restaurant, on the sports field or simply walking down the street. Illness is also classified as personal injury in work-related and industrial diseases, from stress and anxiety to asbestosis and pulmonary disease.

Personal InjuryPersonal injury lawsuits are designed to redeem compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. The most common personal injury lawsuits involve car/truck accidents, sports injuries, work-related injuries, defective products, negligence and malpractice. These injuries can severely damage a person's future with disabling head and brain injury, spinal cord injury, back and neck injury, birth injury, knee injury, paralysis. Even dog bites can cause serious injury.

Injuries at work can also be extremely disabling; employees can sue for damages incurred from exposure to toxic chemicals or harmful materials, safety hazards, accidents due to poor equipment or negligence, wrist injury and carpel tunnel.

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Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

An injury can occur at any time and in any place. Whether it's an on-the-job accident or a medical error or even a seemingly innocent fender bender, injuries happen and are more common than most people think. Some examples of personal injury lawsuits include the following:
  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boat accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bite injuries
  • Birth defects and birth injuries
  • Wrongful death

  • For those times when a personal injury accident occurs at work, worker's compensation may or may not cover all of an injured worker's expenses--or worse, may not be approved. In these instances, it may become necessary to obtain legal help. In addition to a slip and fall accident, listed above, accidents at work can include industrial accidents and fire accidents.