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What Is Considered a Personal Injury?

A personal injury refers to any injury, mental and physical, that a victim sustains due to the negligence of another individual or entity. The costs associated with the injury, ranging from immediate medical treatment to recovery and in utmost unfortunate situations: funeral expenses, are to be covered by the party deemed responsible. The coverage of expenses under personal injury law can expand to include compensation for pain and suffering, relatives who are impacted by the victim’s injury, and for the period of time they are unable to return to work/school and regular functioning during their recovery period. These tort lawsuits can be filed against individuals, institutions such (i.e. workplace), and even the City. A personal injury lawyer handles such claims in order to receive rightful compensation for the troubles of the victim.