Personal Injury

Personal injury law is the legal structure that focuses on cases of negligence resulting to the physical, psychological, or emotional injury of a certain party. These types of cases are civil, rather than criminal in nature and disputes are often resolved through settlements. Personal injury cases can be very comprehensive and just like many other laws, statutes may differ regionally.

In many cases, disputes are brought about by negligent acts of an organization or an individual. Cases often stem from automobile accidents such as vehicle collisions and accidents involving pedestrians. Medical malpractice is one of the major areas of personal injury law, protecting the interests of patients who are believed to have been poorly treated, misdiagnosed, or injured because of negligence or malpractice. Slip and fall accidents, defamation, and other types of personal injury cases also fall under these laws.