What is Personal Injury?

Personal Injury is a common legal term for when a person is harmed by the wrongful acts of someone else. Personal injury law (also known as tort law) is an element of civil law that allows for the injured person (the plaintiff) to be compensated financially or “made whole” after an incident. In the U.S., personal injury lawsuits can cover physical, mental and emotional injuries arising from a wide range of incidents including car accidents and plane crashes, injuries on other people’s property such as falls, electrocution, dog bites, and of course, intentional acts where someone harms another person.