A personal injury IS

is an injury to a person’s body, mind or emotions, as opposed to damage to a person’s property.

A personal injury lawsuit 

is a case that alleges this type of injury.

Personal injury lawsuits are often filed because the defendant’s negligent behavior caused an injury to the plaintiff.

Car and truck accidents

Common causes of personal injury include:

Medical malpractice

Pedestrians and  bicycle accidents

Unsafe property

Defective products

Workplace accidents

Common causes of personal injury include:

Slip and falls

Nursing home neglect and abuse

Wrongful death

Do I have a personal injury case?

Just because you have been injured in an accident doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a successful personal injury claim.

Negligence occurs when one party breaches its duty and causes harm to another. The presence of negligence makes a personal injury lawsuit appropriate.


The duty owed by individuals and businesses to others is simply the duty to exercise reasonable care, which is to take actions or avoid actions that harm others.

How do I prove negligence?

To be successful in a personal injury lawsuit, you must establish three basic facts.


The party that caused the accident acted carelessly.

For example, a driver who runs a stop sign and hits another vehicle would, under the law, be considered negligent.


If the person who was hit by the careless driver broke their legs, the driver’s negligence would be considered to have caused the injury.


The careless action — or negligence — caused an injury


If the person whose legs were broken accumulated medical bills and could not work, they would be eligible for compensatory damages.

The injury resulted in harm

What compensation is available?


Compensatory damages.

Compensatory damages are damages that compensate for injuries and related financial losses.

Medical bills

Compensatory damages include:

Lost wages

Pain and suffering

Loss of normal life


Compensatory damages include:

Shortened life expectancy

Future care-taking expenses

Loss of consortium

Punitive damages are intended to punish the at-fault party for their extremely reckless or intentional behavior.

Punitive damages

If the other party is at least

50 percent

responsible for the accident, you are entitled to compensatory damages.

However, the amount of your award will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

We promise that you do not have to pay fees unless you win.

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