Personal injury is a term that applies to an injury that has taken place to an individual. It can be an injury to the mind, emotions, or body. It is commonly used in reference to a tort lawsuit stating that an individual has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Personal injury does not apply to injuries to property or property damage.
Attorneys that are referred to as personal injury attorneys generally represent clients that have been injured in some form. It could be by way of an automobile accident, a slip and fall, a dog bite, wrongful death, a motorcycle accident, or hundreds of other ways in which one is injured. The term can also be related to dental malpractice, medical malpractice, and even legal malpractice.
In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff’s attorney, or the injured person’s attorney, generally needs to prove that another party was negligent and that negligence caused injury to the plaintiff or injured person. Negligence is different from an intentional act or an intentional tort. An intentional act is one in which the person causing the injury meant to do so. This would be different from “accidentally” running a red light.
Personal injury cases in Michigan have a time limit in which an injured person may file a lawsuit. Time varies depending on the person’s age and the type of the injury. Therefore it is important for you to contact an attorney as soon as possible in order to discuss your legal rights. James O. Elliott has represented hundreds of injury victims and has a substantial record to prove the same.
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