What is a Personal Injury? Qualifications & FAQs

If you’ve been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you may have a basis for a Personal Injury case.

What is a Personal Injury?


If you’ve been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, you may have a basis for a Personal Injury case. A Personal Injury can result from any person, vehicle, machinery, product, or business that causes someone to be injured physically (body), mentally (mind), or emotionally.


What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

Personal Injury lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the injury or damages through negligence or gross negligence, reckless or intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. The injured party is typically entitled to financial compensation for their legal and medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life. Other expenses and damages – such as the cost of property damage or repairing their vehicle – may also be covered by their legal settlement. This is when a Personal Injury Attorney can be vital to the successful outcome of your Personal Injury claim.

The injured party must first prove the accident and injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of the person or entity. This is known as proving liability or responsibility. A qualified Personal Injury lawyer will help gather evidence to support your claim, talk with insurance adjusters, and know when to bring in other experts to prove the magnitude of the negligence and resultant injuries so you can maximize your settlement.

The main elements of negligence you need to prove in a Personal Injury case are:

1. The party at fault owed a “duty of care” (their legal responsibility to avoid anything that could cause harm to others)

2. The party at fault failed to meet their duty of care towards you

3. The actions of the party at fault directly caused your losses or injuries

4. Damages resulted from the party at fault’s actions


What Are the Most Common Personal Injury Cases?

The most common Personal Injury cases involve individuals who are injured in car or motor vehicle accidents. Other common types of Personal Injury cases include:

  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Construction Accidents
  • Dangerous, Defective, or Mislabeled Products that Result in Injury
  • Defective Products and Machinery
  • Dog Bites & Dog Attacks
  • Head Trauma & Brain Injuries
  • Maritime Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Injuries or Death
  • Slip & Fall Accidents
  • Truck/18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Wrongful Death


At Chenkin Solutions, we specialize in simplifying the entire Personal Injury process while maximizing your settlement.

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Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this publication, it is not intended to provide legal advice, as individual situations will differ and should be discussed with a legal expert. That’s another great reason to call us!