A personal injury is a type
of harm that an individual suffers as a result of someone
else's wrongful act or omission (failure to act when they
should have). The types of injuries suffered vary depending on
the circumstances and can include, among others, broken bones,
lost sight, severed limbs, and death.
Also, the wrongful injury
causing event could be something caused without fault or
intentionally. An example of an unintentional harm is when
somebody accidentally rear ends the car in front of them
because they simply were not paying attention. This is
commonly referred to as negligence.
Negligence, in a nutshell, means that a person either did
something or did not do something, which resulted in someone
else getting hurt. The actual legal requirements are a little
more complex, but this simplified explanation will work for
now. The current Court system requires, and actually prefers,
that those responsible for harming someone else accept
responsibility and pay to the victim reasonable compensation.
Reasonable compensation includes such things as lost wages,
lost future wages if the hurt person can no longer do their
job, the payment of past and future medical bills, and the
costs of future and ongoing care if the person can no longer
care for themselves. There are additional items that
constitute reasonable compensation but the list can be
infinite because each person and each harm is unique.
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