We hope that you never have to remember this, but there is a distinct difference between personal injury and bodily injury. You often hear these two terms when a person gets hurt. Some people tend to use personal injury and bodily injury interchangeably, however these two terms have entirely different meanings.
Here is a quick study. Personal injury is an element of civil law. A personal injury claim compensates victims of accidents or social wrongs. The plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is the person who is injured. When you suffer bodily injury, you are entitled to receive compensation for out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, treatment procedures such as x-rays, therapy costs, and transport to the hospital.
Knowing the difference is NOT your job…it IS ours! We are The Law Firm of Kenneth Wagner serving personal and bodily injury victims for decades in The Great Southwest. Ken Wagner has become famous for his work on The McDonald’s Hot Coffee Case. Let our staff work for you. Call Ken Wagner Law of Albuquerque at (505) 242-6300.