Personal injuries include injury to a person’s body, emotions, or reputation. There are three common grounds on which personal injury claims can be brought:
Negligence stems from an individual’s failure to exercise a level of prudent level of care.
Strict Liability stems from when a defendant regardless of their intended results in injury such as when a manufacturer’s product causes harm.
Intentional Wrongs such as battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass to land, trespass to chattels, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Personal injury claims can arise from harm done to the physical person due to; automobile accidents, assault, product defect accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and other causes. Claims can also arise from non-bodily harm due to; intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, false detention, arrest, or imprisonment, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy
If the plaintiff is successful in their claim, they will be awarded monetary damages for their injuries. Damages for personal injury may include, but are not limited to, the following; medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, mental and emotional distress, household assistance, and travel expenses.