Injuries to an individual’s body, emotions, and property fall within the area of personal injury. Our society has developed laws that provided financial compensation for personal injuries under certain circumstances. When others act or fail to act within reason, they are deemed negligent.
This negligence permits a person to file legal claims. These types of claims have three primary components: there must be a legal duty between the defendant (the one doing the wrong) and the plaintiff (the person injured); there must be a breach of that duty; and, the damage must occur because of that breach.