Personal injury is a legal term used to define an injury to the mind, body or emotions, in contrast to an injury to property.
What Is Personal Injury?
This term is mostly used to outline a type of lawsuit in which the “plaintiff” or the person bringing the suit has suffered damage to his or her mind or body.
Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the entity or person who caused the harm through reckless conduct, negligence, gross negligence or intentional misconduct. In some cases,they form the basis of strict liability. Different jurisdictions describe the damages in different ways, but damages typically include the injured person's medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life.