There is an adage old saying that people hurt people. This doesn’t necessarily have to be literally taken as there are indirect ways as to how people can actually cause harm to other people without really meaning to do so. Take, for example, the premise of premises liability.

Premises liability, according to the website of the lawyers with the Chris Mayo Law Firm, is a subset of personal injury that deals with injury that has been caused to a person due to improper care or negligent foundation of premises. Say that the premises in question willfully used asbestos during its construction and thereby exposed everyone within the vicinity to asbestos, causing multiple asbestos-related illnesses. It could even be as simple as the neglect to put a sign to say that the floor is wet and caused a slip and fall accident—it may not seem like much, textually, but if a fall is hard enough to have caused sustainable, debilitating injury such as epidural hematoma or paralysis due to a spinal cord injury, then it warrants legal action.

Personal injury is the legal terminology used in order to classify situations wherein one party was injured due to the negligent actions of another party. The injury itself doesn’t need to be physical in nature as emotional and mental injury such as clinical depression or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that were caused by an accident that was due to negligent actions can also warrant legal action that constitutes as personal injury.

It can be complicated grounds to file for personal injury, however, as since it is quite a broad legal field. With the right kind of experienced professional help, however, the stress can be alleviated just as quick and you could have someone on your team who can get you the right amount of what you’re rightfully owed.

People can sometimes hurt people without them meaning to—that doesn’t mean they should get away with it.