A "bodily injury" can be summarized as any injury to a body part following an accident or other event, including the brain, internal organs, pain or illnesses (i.e. chronic condition developed from an exposure or accident). 

Typically, a bodily injury is the result of an accident or exposure and requires certain time or treatments to heal (however, some bodily injuries may not heal all).  





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Any physical or corporeal injury; not necessarily restricted to injury to the trunk or main part of the body as distinguished from the head or limbs.
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What are some examples of bodily injury? 

There can be any number of bodily injuries that result from an accident or exposure of some event.  Bodily injuries may include: 

■ muscle injury or soft tissue injuries (i.e. back pain, neck strain, soreness resulting from an accident); 

■ break or fracture of a bone (🦴); 

■ an injury to your brain (🧠)  (including concussions, depression, or other brain side effects); 

■ chronic conditions (i.e. cancer caused by exposure to hazardous substances). 

Bodily injuries can also include your pets if they are injured as a result of an accident. 

What amounts can you recover from a bodily injury claim?

It depends on the nature of the bodily injury, the state the accident occurred in, the types of accident, and whether insurance is applicable to the accident.  You also may not be entitled to any amounts if you caused the accident (legal advice is required).  You will need to speak with a lawyer to determine the amount you are entitled to for your bodily injury claim. 

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