When you’ve been injured by the negligence of someone or a business, it’s a natural reaction to want compensation and justice for their wrongdoing. But when you enter the legal realm which allows you to do this, it can be overwhelming. There is so much research and responsibility that comes with any legal case. And, as of yet, you’re not even sure about the difference between bodily injury vs. personal injury.
The term bodily injury generally refers to injuries a person sustained during the course of criminal activity such as assault. Personal injury generally refers to injuries, whether bodily or psychological, a person sustains through the negligent acts of another party. Personal injury is typically a civil matter. With that being said, let’s take a broader look at these terms so you can better understand how to move forward with a legal claim.