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Personal Injuries vs. Bodily Injury

Important Distinctions Between Personal Injuries vs. Bodily Injury  

Sadly, people all over the world sustain injuries for one reason or another. While some of these injuries result from an accident, there are other injuries suffered due to clear negligence. In many cases, these injuries could result in a substantial personal injury claim. Yet, capturing these types of leads can be challenging if you’re unaware of the differences between personal injuries vs. bodily injury. Understanding the differences between personal injuries vs. bodily injury can help display your knowledge in the field, which will help you grow your business in the industry.  

Personal Injuries vs. Bodily Injury: What’s the Difference?  

There are significant differences between personal injuries and bodily injuries that every business owner should understand. Personal injury falls into the category of a civil law matter. A personal injury claim entails a victim receiving compensation in the case of an accident or if a person’s character was defamed. In order to prove a personal injury claim, you will need to prove negligence which means that you will need to demonstrate:

  • The accused party had a duty of care to you  
  • The accused party failed to meet the standards of that duty of care  
  • You were personally harmed as a result of the accused party’s failure to meet their duty of care  
  • A bodily injury takes place when another person physically hurts a person as a result of an accident

These types of claims are managed through your insurance company. For example, if you were involved in a car accident and the accident is deemed to be your fault, the other driver may file a bodily injury claim against you if they were injured in the accident. Physical injury claims are mitigated through your insurance company. If the insurance company deems that the person that brought the claim has a viable one, your insurance company will pay out a certain amount of money to this person based on your coverage.  

Every attorney must provide prospective clients with a clear and thorough understanding of personal injuries vs. bodily injury. This process will give an interested client a better idea of their option, but it will also display your expertise in the field, which can go a long way in making the client more secure about selecting you as their attorney.  

What Are Common Forms of Personal Injuries?  

There are several reasons why a person may peruse a personal injury claim. When you receive one of our personal injury leads, a person may have suffered from any one of the following:  

  • Pain and suffering  
  • Medical malpractice  
  • Injuries from a dog bite  
  • Slip and fall  

How BrokerCalls Can Help You Get Quality Personal Injury Leads  

The BrokerCalls team understands the importance of providing attorneys with personal injury leads from clients ready to move forward with their individual injury cases. We work with you to put together a complete screening process for every client to ensure they meet the standards you would like to take on. Reach out to us today at (855) 268-3773 to learn more about how we can help your firm grow with personal injury leads. You can also contact us on TwitterFacebook, or LinkedIn.