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Nearly everyone has heard the term “personal injury” in relation to lawsuits. However, not many people fully understand what types of injuries and related legal options are classified as personal injury claims. There are a multitude of categories of personal injury claims and personal injury damages, with many steps required in order to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. At Swartz & Swartz, P.C., our Boston personal injury lawyers have represented victims of personal injury for more almost four decades. Our attorneys have proven experience and expertise, as well as a background of success in cases involving all types of personal injury claims. This article will provide you with important background information regarding personal injury claims.
What is the definition of “Personal Injury”?
In the legal context, a “personal injury” is an injury that occurs to a person, as opposed to an injury that occurs to property. Injuries to a person include a wide scope of injuries, including bodily injuries, mental injuries and even emotional injuries. Personal injuries may become fatal, in which case the estate of a decedent may pursue “wrongful death” claims. The law provides for compensation for personal injury when the damages are caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness.