Personal injury is an umbrella term for any injury or harm to the body, mind, or property caused by someone else’s actions. If the person who caused the injuries is determined to have been negligent, reckless, careless, or intentional in their actions, they can be held financially responsible—usually through a claim on their insurance policy.

Types of Personal Injury Accidents

Personal injuries are caused by the following types of actions:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Train and railroad accidents
  • Commercial trucking accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Ladder falls
  • Slip and falls
  • Cancer misdiagnosis
  • Nursing home neglect and elder abuse
  • Dangerous drugs and medical devices
  • Defective products
  • ATV accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Sexual assault and child abuse

A personal injury accident can result in a wide range of injuries and damage to different parts of the body. If a personal injury accident results in death, the claim changes to wrongful death to compensate surviving family members.

It’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible after a personal injury because it can help prevent long-term consequences such as loss of mobility, reduced quality of life, and more. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence in Kansas City, you need to contact a Kansas City personal injury lawyer to understand your legal rights and options.