What is the difference between bodily injury and personal injury?
A bodily injury is a physical injury to your body – sprains, strains, muscle tears, fractures, burns, brain injury, back injury, etc. “Personal injury” refers to all the damages you suffer from the negligence of another. Personal injury damages include compensation for the expenses caused by bodily injury, such as medical bills and lost income if you cannot work, as well as pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, loss in quality of life, etc. All these harms can arise from a car crash, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident.