A personal injury claim is a legal request to receive monetary compensation for the injuries and other damages sustained in an accident. The logic behind this request is that of the accident being caused by the negligence or recklessness of another. As the victim was not at fault in any way, they should not have to bear the financial burden of their medical expenses and other related costs. As there are many factors involved in filing a personal injury claim, it is advised that one contact an injury lawyer to help one in the filing process, as a lawyer will have the experience needed to maximize the chances of a successful outcome.

The most important factor that establishes grounds for a personal injury claim is the injury being brought about by another. There are many circumstances in which this can occur, in many different environments. They include:

Motor vehicle accidents (such as car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, and pedestrian accidents)
Workplace accidents (such as slip & falls, construction accidents, and warehouse accidents)
Burn accidents (such as fires, explosions, and chemical exposure)