Personal injury involves injury to an individual. This area of law allows the injured person to sue in a private action called a civil action or, as it is known in the legal community, a tort action. Personal injury is the body of law that allows an individual to be compensated in the event of someone’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct that causes injuries to you or your loved one.
There are different degrees of fault and several elements that are necessary to prove in court to be successful against a wrongdoer in a personal injury action. Not every accident or injury is recoverable in a court of law. Consulting a lawyer in this field will provide a basis as to whether to pursue an action in court.
In all matters involving personal injury or wrongful death, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question, and to file a lawsuit prior to deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.