Personal Injury


Personal injury is the legal term for an injury to a person’s body, mind, emotions, or property.   Laws pertaining to personal injury can be extremely complex.   The definition of personal injury itself has a wide range of possibilities.  In most cases a lawsuit in this category involves injury to a person in some fashion resulting from an act of negligence on the part of another person.  However, there are circumstances in which the act resulting in injury was not accidental, but intentional.  All of these possibilities fall into the realm of what is called “tort law,” which basically means that there is a wrong doing that damages someone, and the lawsuit seeks compensation.

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Often personal injury claims are the result of auto accidents, work related accidents, physical assault, home accidents and product defect accidents. There are also medical and dental related personal injury cases such as malpractice and accidental injury from an operation or procedure. There are work related and environmental personal injuries that are industrial in nature that result in diseases such as asbestosis and emphysema. Personal injury claims may also be a result of defamation, libel, or slander.  Defamation is the act of making a false statement regarding someone that causes harm to that person, such as damage to reputation or financial loss.  Libel is a written defamatory statement that causes injury, and slander is an oral defamatory statement that causes similar injury.

Tort law is often used to compensate for injuries that are not covered under conventional property or contract law.  Tort law is defined quite broadly.  It could include property rights, freedom of movement, freedom from emotional distress, and privacy.  Hence, if someone feels that they have been the subject of a wrong doing, there may not have to be a specific law governing over that unique situation in order to pursue a just and fair resolution.

The legal process in a personal injury case usually involves proving negligence or ill-intent on the part of the defendant, whether an individual or a company.  If proven guilty in either situation, the defendant is usually ordered to pay some fee compensating for damages.  Navigating through all the laws and issues common to personal injury law may present a huge challenge.  Know that this challenge is met head on with an appropriate and capable legal service.  That is what you get when enlisting Law Offices of Tina Chen as your legal guide through personal injury issues. Call her now for a free consultation, and set your worries aside.