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Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. In Anglo-American jurisdictions the term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit in which the person bringing the suit (the "claimant" in English Law or "plaintiff" in American jurisdictions) has suffered harm to his or her body or mind. Personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person or entity that caused the harm through negligence, gross negligence, reckless conduct, or intentional misconduct, and in some cases on the basis of strict liability. Different jurisdictions describe the damages (or, the things for which the injured person may be compensated) in different ways, but damages typically include the injured person's medical bills, pain and suffering, and diminished quality of life.

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    SA Entitled to Personal Injury Claim Against Council?

    Hi, About 30 days ago, I was riding my motorcycle as it started to rain. I was going around a corner and my motorcycle suddenly lost traction and caused my to crash. Upon doing this, my knee was severely damaged with my ankle completely torn and needing surgery to replace it and fully...
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    How do insurance companies settle personal injury claims?

    How do insurance companies settle personal injury claims? What are the steps to be taken before sending a demand letter to the insurance company of the person at fault in the accident?
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    QLD Personal injury on public steps - Do I have a case?

    I fell down a set of about 4 steps on a public footpath while holding my baby daughter who is 6 weeks old. She went flying out of my hands and ended up face down about a metre away. She is very fortunately (after landing on her head) absolutely fine apart from some scratches on the back of her...
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    NSW Personal Injury - Is There a Comparative Table of Disabilities?

    I have just received notification to attend a WPI evaluation. This matter is an ongoing personal injury claim for which I received compensation in 2002 from table of disabilities. Is there a table anywhere that allows me to compare the level of impairment in 2002 (which was determined by...
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    QLD Attacked by Two Men - Can I Claim Personal Injury Compensation?

    On the 4th of March, I went to the strip club for a friend's birthday. At around 3:30am, my partner and I were at the taxi rank. A fight broke out between myself and two other men. Both of the other men involved were arrested on the night. In the CCTV footage according to the officer, there is...
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    NSW Personal Injury - Request Tattoo Artist to Contribute to Medical Expenses?

    Hey LawAnswers, I only found out about this site today. What a great way to point people in the right direction. To keep it simple: I got a tattoo January 2016. Within 4 weeks, I noticed I was having a bad reaction to the ink. Within 6 months, my condition was well beyond the severity of...
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    SA Personal Injury - Surgeon Held Accountable for His Actions?

    A family member was 14 years old in when a surgeon accidentally cut the sphincter and didn't tell the family. And now that man is 27 years old wearing a bag and we can't get anywhere with suing the surgeon who did the operation. We have spent thousands of dollars on a personal injury lawyer...
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    SA Seek Compensation for Personal Injury by Parents?

    I only have a memory of falling off monkey bars at age 6 or 7, but I'm not sure that this was the cause of my injuries. I'm 33 now and clearly have a disfigured face, broken nose fractures on my frontal bone. I can count at least 10. My whole face goes to one side. My parents or older siblings...
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    QLD Do I Have a Personal Injury Case Against the Council?

    Wondering if I have a personal injury case against the local council after sustaining an injury to my knee. I was out walking and stumbled over the upraised lip of a concrete slab of a footpath. The cartilage was split and I was unable to work following surgery for 3 months. Is my case likely...
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    WA Is Ex-Wife Entitled to My Personal Injury Settlement?

    Going through a divorce / separation at present. I have almost reached settlement with the company's insurance regarding a personal injury which happened in 2011 for the sum of $34, 000. Is my soon-to-be ex-wife entitled to claim any part of that settlement as part of the estate or is it...