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.

Cross-references

Tort Law.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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