What is “personal injury?”

A personal injury claim is simply a legal remedy that allows an individual to file a lawsuit in civil court and receive compensation as a result of an injury they have received that was caused by another person or corporation’s negligence. Under the civil legal system, the only type of compensation one is entitled to is in the form of monetary damages. Any type of criminal liability as a result of a personal injury claim would be handled under a different legal claim. In a general sense, personal injury claims are usually the results of a physical injury that was caused by another person or corporation’s negligence, or an intentional act that causes physical injury but does not rise to the level of criminal liability. Beyond a physical injury, in my opinion, personal injury can also includes situations where one is harmed from a financial standpoint and seeks compensation in civil court.