Personal Injury Vs Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference?

Personal injury and bodily injury may sound similar, but they are not the same thing. Bodily injury specifically refers to damage done to the person’s body and is a form of personal injury. However, personal injury goes beyond physical harm that another person caused. Personal injury is a broad legal field that refers to accidents caused by someone’s negligence or reckless behavior, including car accidents, slip and fall accidents, workplace injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and wrongful death.

If you have been injured because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, you need knowledgeable personal injury lawyers on your side. Contact our law firm right away to go over the details of your case and find out how you can get compensation for your injuries.

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury law includes bodily injury, property damage, and emotional distress caused by the poor choices of another person who owed you a duty of care. A good example is when a person drives a car and owes the other roadway users a duty of care. They should operate their vehicle in a way that keeps everyone reasonably safe. When they fail to do so through reckless or aggressive driving, such as speeding or texting at the wheel, they may be liable for damages if they have an accident.

Personal injury cases include:

  • Car and truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents

If you have been injured in any way because of another person’s negligence, please speak with our talented legal team right away.

What is Bodily Injury?

Bodily injury specifically refers to the harm done to a person’s body. Within the category of bodily injury are included minor injuries, very severe injuries, and even death. If you were in an accident that caused you injuries, emotional distress, disability, or the wrongful death of a loved one, you could sue for damages from the person at fault. Contact our law firm for help bringing a bodily injury claim against the at-fault party.

The following are common injuries that could qualify for a lawsuit:

  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Neck injuries such as whiplash
  • Burns
  • Internal organ damage
  • Muscle sprains
  • Torn ligaments
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of limbs
  • Wrongful death

How Can a Lawyer Help with Personal and Bodily Injury?

When you have suffered injuries because another person chose to act recklessly when they owed you a duty of care, you could collect compensation for the harm they have done to you. However, personal injury cases can be complicated and require a great deal of knowledge about the law.

Our legal team has a great deal of experience helping clients like you recover the full damages they deserve because of their personal injuries. We know how to gather evidence showing that the other person was liable for the accident and that it did significant damage to you and your family. We will explain any complicated legal terms in a way that you can understand so you can make the best decisions throughout your legal proceedings. Please let us help you during this difficult time by calling (702) 793-2326.

Author Bio

Benjamin Durham is the principal attorney and founder of Benjamin Durham Law Firm, a criminal defense law firm based in Las Vegas, NV. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, he represents clients in both injury and criminal cases. Over his career, he has secured favorable verdicts for clients in both state and federal courts and successfully defended numerous high-profile prosecutions.

Ben’s exceptional legal skills and dedication to his clients have earned him recognition as a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also has been honored as one of the Top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, further solidifying his reputation as a top-notch legal practitioner.

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