Personal Injury Law is commonly referred to as tort law. This law provides legal rights to victims who have been physically injured as a result of wrongdoing or negligence of another person, public agency, company, or other entity.
Its goal is to provide legal rights for injured victims to be financially compensated after suffering from injuries. It imposes a legal duty on persons involved to interact with one another on an expected level of care and attention.
Personal injury law applies to different case types, which include:
- Cases where injuries were obtained due to a person’s act of negligence, causing serious harm to the victim. Some examples would be medical malpractice, slip and fall accident, automobile accident, and many others.
- Cases where a person intentionally causes harm to the victim. Murder and assault are two examples.
- Cases that involve insult of character, like libel or slander.
- A person can still be found liable for a personal injury claim even if he may have not intentionally performed a wrongdoing through negligence on his part. An example would be a car accident wherein the defendant hits another car from behind. This was a negligent act. It was not intentional.
No two personal injury cases are exactly the same since no accidents are exactly the same.
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or entity, Law Offices of Lawrence Hoffman can help you understand the process of filing a personal injury claim.
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