What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law governs the right to pursue financial compensation when you suffer injury due to the intentional acts or negligence of another person or entity. Although most people think of car accidents when they speak of personal injury claims, personal injury law covers a wide range of accidents and incidents that have the potential to cause injury, such as defective products, premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, or pedestrian accidents.

Even though most personal injury claims are brought when a party suffers a serious injury, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, or soft-tissue and joint injuries, even less significant injuries can require expensive medical treatment, leading to considerable damages in the form of medical bills, lost wages and earning potential, and pain and suffering.