General Types Of Personal Injury Cases – Claims

In the legal context, the phrase “personal injury” refers to tort causes of action (e.g. legally recognized reasons to file a lawsuit) whereby an individual has suffered physical injury, permanent disability, psychological distress, or injury to property as a result of an intentional act or inexcusable negligence by another individual, business, or government entity.

The important consideration is that while many personal injury cases involve a party being physically injured, the phrase “personal injury” uses the legal definition of the word “injury” which Black’s Law Dictionary defines as.