Personal injury (or “tort”) law encompasses a broad swath of injuries to a person’s body, reputation, finances or mental health. You can generally sue for personal injury if another party (an individual person, a company or a group of people) acted in a negligent manner, and this negligence resulted in harm to you or a loved one. Civil personal injury law differs from criminal law in several important ways, one being that the burden of proof is lower than in criminal cases. Second, the purpose of tort law is to compensate the plaintiff (the injured party) for injuries caused by the defendant (the negligent party), and to make the plaintiff financially whole again. Some of the most common examples of personal injury lawsuits include auto accidents, premises liability (slip and fall), product liability (defective products) and wrongful death.
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