Q: What is a personal injury?
A: Personal Injury refers to an injury not to property, but to the
body, mind or emotions. Personal injury covers any
actual physical harm (broken leg and bruises) you suffered in an
accident as well as the emotional harm caused by that accident.
Personal Injury does not cover damages to anything other than one's
person, meaning personal injury does not cover one's property.
Q: What compensation is available for personal
A: Personal Injury compensation can vary greatly. Much depends on
the severity of the injury, as well as the fault of the defendants.
Compensation includes lost income, medical bills and pain and
Q: Who is liable for a personal injury?
A: Parties who have acted negligently, meaning they did not use
reasonable care, may be liable for personal injury charges.
Q: What is a wrongful death?
A: A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to another
party's negligence or recklessness. Under the law, parties who have
been injured as a result of a wrongful death may bring suit against
the party or parties responsible for the death. Wrongful death
cases allow survivors of someone who was killed due to another
party's negligence or recklessness to claim compensation for the
decedents lost earnings, pain and suffering and the loss of their
companionship and guidance.
Q: Who is entitled to sue for a wrongful
A: An action for wrongful death may be brought by the personal
representative of the decedent for the benefit of those persons
entitled by law to recover damages for such wrongful death. If no
action for wrongful death has been brought within six months after
the death of the decedent, the action may be brought by the
personal representative or by any person entitled by law to recover
damages on behalf of all persons entitled to share in the
Q: How is compensation for a wrongful death
A: Compensation for wrongful death can get complicated. Among the
information that might be taken into account are: the deceased
person's wages had they lived, as well as the financial burden and
possible pain and suffering experienced by survivors of the