What does Injure mean?
To injure is to harm another person. Injury is one element in a personal injury case which the plaintiff must prove to win compensation. It is possible for someone to commit a negligent action against you but you would not be able to receive compensation if you did not suffer injury or loss. For example, if a driver runs a stop light and hits your car but the car is not dented and you do not suffer injury you could not file a claim against the other driver. Although the driver did breach their duty, your claim is not valid because their negligence did not cause you loss or injury.
Common injuries in personal injury cases can include head trauma, amputation, severe burns, and paralysis. Property damage can also be a loss. For instance, if another person damages your property you may sue for compensation for the loss of replacement costs. All injury claims must be filed within a specified time period.