A personal injury case is any case in which an individual is injured as the result of the negligent conduct of another person, company or entity. A wide variety of wrongful acts can create a cause of action for an individual to pursue a personal injury claim. A personal injury case is a civil, not a criminal case. Unfortunately, the only remedy available in a personal injury case is monetary damages or compensation for the injuries or death sustained by a person. Damages in a personal injury case are really a measurement of the harm or loss the victim, or their family, has sustained as a result of a wrongdoer’s negligent conduct. Personal injury cases come in all shapes and sizes, from minor injury to catastrophic injury and even death. Some examples include car wrecks, truck wrecks, and slip and trip and falls. Nursing home abuse and neglect and medical negligence (medical malpractice) are technically personal injury cases. Every individual is affected by injuries in a unique way. If you or your loved one has suffered an injury due to someone else's negligence, it is important that you contact a law firm who has experience litigating these claims.