Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability
Common types of personal injury claims include road traffic accidents, work accidents, tripping accidents, assault claims, and product defect accidents (product liability). The term personal injury also incorporates medical and dental accidents (which may lead to medical negligence claims ) and conditions that are often classified as industrial disease cases, including asbestosis and peritoneal mesothelioma, chest diseases (e.g., emphysema, pneumoconiosis, silicosis, chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic obstructive airways disease), occupational deafness, occupational stress, and repetitive strain injury cases. Of these, the most common are automobile collisions.
Personal injury and wrongful death cases are technical and can be complex. The lawyers at Denton Law Firm have experience before administrative boards, trial courts and appellate courts, and have prevailed on claims for the most serious personal injuries.