“Personal injury”, also known as “tort” is a French term for “wrong” and is intended to compensate an individual for another carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct which results in damages to you or your personal property. The most common tort is negligence which is more specifically defined as a failure to use reasonable care to avoid foreseeable harm to another person. The damages can be the result of a motor vehicle accident or a slip or fall, and can range from a small whiplash to a catastrophic injury. Torts can be considered malicious or intentional and can include, for example, injuries sustained as a result of an assault or battery. They can also be considered to have strict or absolute liability — meaning that the individual is responsible for your injuries regardless of negligence or intent. Winstein, Kavensky & Cunningham provides a staff of three professional and experienced attorneys who practice primarily in personal injury claims.