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Personal Injury as Defined by Law

A personal injury lawsuit is a legal remedy to obtain financial compensation for injury or death-related losses that an individual or family incurs based on negligence, recklessness, or intentional harm from another person or a legal entity.

Even if an individual is partially responsible for his or her injury, illness or death, a personal injury lawsuit may be an appropriate and successful step to take. When another person, business or government agency is negligent or reckless, that defendant may be held liable for the damages caused. This means that the defendant or defendants insurance company will have to pay for costs incurred by the injured person or the family of someone killed.

Needless to say, every personal injury case is unique with specific circumstances. An attorney has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent the injured person an family, protecting their rights for compensation under provincial or federal law. In many cases personal injury attorneys will help bring about a negotiated settlement or a litigated court award.