What is personal injury?
Well, for those of you new to the concept, it’s the legal term for an injury to the body, mind, or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.
In Anglo-American jurisdictions, the term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit has suffered harm to his or her body or mind.
So what are some things every attorney should consider as avenues to recover compensation for a personal injury?
Here are the five primary things every personal injury attorney must consider as avenues to recover compensation for his or her client’s injuries:
- Negligence – (by someone else who injured the client such as the other driver)
- Negligent infliction of emotional distress – (to family members who witness it);
- Strict liability – (e.g. dog attack cases, attacks by other dangerous animals, or explosions in areas of construction that injure you);
- Products liability – (e.g. car manufacturing or design defects such as broken seats, crushed roof, etc., or other types of non-automobile defects that cause personal injuries such as toasters that catch fire and burn sleeping occupants of the house, wine bottles that break while uncorking them and cause severe cuts to your hands or a piece of glass flies in your eyes and blinds you, or many other manufactured products that fail to work the way it was intended and you are injured by it.)
- Vicarious liability – (i.e. when you are injured by someone who is working for another person or company at the time of the crash).
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The above quote is from the book Whiplash & Motor Vehicle Collisions second edition by Steven C. Eggleston DC, Esq. page 32.