Personal injury law can be defined as follows: “Physical injury inflicted on a person’s body, as opposed to damage to property or reputation.”
Accidents resulting in serious bodily injury happen often due to the negligence of others. Be it a business owner or a healthcare professional, their negligent behavior can result in a direct risk to your safety (and at times even your life). Personal injury cases can become “formal lawsuits” when legal counsel is retained, and civil court proceedings determine the opposing party is legally at-fault through a judgement made against them or, more commonly, a legal dispute that is resolved through a settlement. A settlement would occur before any lawsuit is filed and is preferable in many cases.