By: Darrell Castle

Personal injury, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “an injury affecting one’s physical and mental person as contrasted with one causing damages to one’s property.”


Basically, if someone else’s negligence causes your injury, then that’s personal injury.

If someone ran a red light and slammed into your car — injuring you — then that’s personal injury. If you slipped and injured yourself on water in a restaurant, then that’s personal injury. If your elderly mother was abused and injured in a nursing home, then that’s personal injury. And there are many other types, which I’ll talk about in a bit.