A personal injury is considered any injury that gives rise to legal liability of the responsible party. When one person gets hurt because another person or company acts negligently, the victim has a personal injury. A personal injury accident is a type of accident that is a legal fault.
A personal injury is a civil case. It’s not a criminal case where someone can be convicted of a crime and go to jail. Instead, a civil lawsuit can result in a finding of responsibility that makes the responsible party pay money to the victim. There are several of types of cases that are considered personal injury cases like car accidents, dog bites, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, burn injuries, wrongful death, and defective product injuries.