It’s a common source of confusion: how to distinguish between bodily injury and personal injury…and also why it matters.
In a general context, the term ‘bodily injury’ is used to refer specifically to physical injury to the body, such as bruises, broken bones, burns, cuts, muscle tears, and dislocations. In contrast, the term ‘personal injury’ is used to refer to a broader range of damages that can result from any type of accident, such as emotional and mental trauma (in addition to bodily injury).
Both personal injury and bodily injury lawsuits often involve property damage, but a property damage claim is not a component of either; it is a separate claim that can cover damages to both real property (e.g., fixed property, like a building) and personal property (e.g., vehicles, jewelry, clothing).
A related source of confusion is the difference between personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury coverage, and property damage liability.
In addition to medical coverage, PIP can be used to compensate the injured party for lost wages related to the injury. To make use of PIP, an injured Florida driver must seek medical care within 14 days of the accident.
Under Florida law, a person must show proof of both PIP And PDL in order to register a vehicle. A minimum amount of $10,000 is required for both types of insurance.
Auto accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims in Florida, but there is a wide range of incidents and accidents that can lead to a personal injury lawsuit. These include the following:
Sustaining an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness is something for which everyone deserves compensation. Unfortunately, many people never receive the compensation they’re entitled to, whether it’s because they don’t have the time or energy to pursue a claim, they miss critical deadlines after an accident, or the insurance adjusters for the at-fault party manage to minimize or completely devalue the claim.
The personal injury attorneys at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. in Florida have the experience, dedication, and compassion necessary to guide injured parties through the personal injury claims process. They’ve helped countless people obtain the compensation they need in order to get back on their feet and move on with their lives.
Compensation for the following damages may be available:
Don’t sit around with unanswered questions about your personal injury case. Find out what you’re entitled to, and how to get it. The seasoned personal injury lawyers at Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. are ready and eager to hear from you.
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