Personal injury is a branch of tort law that covers any wrong or damage done to another person, property, rights, or reputation. Personal injury law is often referred to as “PI”, especially in the United States. A personal injury can happen anywhere and from any thing - at work, in a car accident, because of a product failure or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because of a slip and fall on an icy path or pavement. When injury is caused intentionally or through negligence, the injured party is entitled to damages for their suffering. Some examples where a personal injury action may be started include professional and medical malpractice, wrongful death, slander, trespassing, and nuisance. In Quebec, there is a unique set of rules under Quebec Civil Law that covers liability called “responsabilité civile”. If you think you may have a case for a personal injury settlement, please contact a personal injury lawyer or personal injury attorney.
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