personal injury


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Personal Injury

Any violation of an individual's right, other than his or her rights in property.

The term personal injury is not confined to physical injuries, although Negligence cases usually do involve bodily injuries.

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Tort Law.

personal injury

an injury to the person. Although it appears a simple phrase to interpret, in some contexts it has proven difficult. Challenging issues for the law have included whether a foetus born alive and surviving very briefly could sue for personal injury; whether an action against a solicitor for failing to raise an action for personal injury was or was not a personal injury action or whether an unplanned pregnancy was a personal injury. Often the phrase is given a definition or a partial definition in statutes.
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All his jealousy and sense of personal injury, which he had been hitherto trying to keep under, had leaped up and mastered him.
He sat down again, and looked at Magdalen as if she had inflicted a personal injury on him.
The new personal injury practice group is headed by the firm's founding attorney, Mr.
Because every case is different, it is difficult to determine whether or not a personal injury case will be a success, but there are three major factors that have an impact on whether or not a client will be able to recover compensation.
Michael Jefferies commented: " First Personal Injury has a proven track record and we feel now is the right time to open the brand up to other firms.
Kirby Owens has joined Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors' personal injury team, working in the firm's Stockton office.
Members of the Law Society's expert personal injury panel and individually accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, the team at Watkins and Gunn are also recommended in the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners publications as one of the leading personal injury firms in the UK.
The country's largest personal injury campaign group the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) made the firm one of its accredited practices.
Quantum means the amount of compensation that should be paid for a personal injury.
In addition, based on a review of the legislation that implemented Congress' taxing power provided in the 16th Amendment, particularly the original exclusion for personal injury damages, the court found that the framers of the 16th Amendment would not have construed compensatory damages for nonphysical injuries to be income.
Sally-Ann joins the department's seven-strong team from Sydney Mitchell Solicitors, where she gained a broad range of experience in personal injury cases.
At Russell Jones & Walker, practice head Philip Andrews is a member of the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

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