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Personal Injury Law in USA

Personal Injury Law in USA

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PERSONAL INJURY LAW IN USA
Submitted bySadanand NaikLegal AssistantBangalore20 June 2009
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Index1.Introduction2.Definition3.Governing Laws4.Types of torts5.Courts to handle the personal injury case6.Reasons/factors for accidents
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Types of accidents8.Types of Injuries
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Types of Liability/ damages / tort10.Jurisdiction11.Burden of proof 12.Limitation13.How the procedure takes place
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Introduction
Personal Injury which comes under Tort Law involves civil law cases where aperson will try to obtain compensation for an injury he sustained. Physicalinjuries to person could arise from being involved in an automobile accident,a railroad accident, airline or other common carrier accident, a constructionor other workplace accident, being injured as a result of a dangerous orotherwise unsafe product and other injury-causing situations. Personalinjuries even could be psychological which are typically caused bypsychological trauma associated with life-threatening and/or disfiguringphysical injuries, or as a result of witnessing trauma in others
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.According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA), 42,642 people were killed and 2,575,000 were injured in roadaccidents in the year 2006
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Definition
Personal injury is an injury not to property, but to a person’s body, mind oremotions
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.Personal Injury also includes causing of false arrest, invasion of privacy, libel,slander, defamation of character and bodily injury. The injury is against theperson in contrast to property damage or destruction
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Governing law
When a person is injured, tort law will usually govern whether that personmay be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may berecovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, alsoknown as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicialopinions from prior cases
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