Bodily Injury

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Bodily Injury

Damage to a person's physical being. Examples include bruises, burns, lacerations, poisonings and so forth. Bodily injury may result from an accident, negligence or a deliberate effort. Causing bodily injury on purpose is a crime, while accidental and negligent harm may result in a lawsuit. See also: Bodily injury liability insurance.
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109) The court found that these bodily injuries satisfied the requirements of Floyd--namely that they alleged a "physical injury or a manifestation of physical injury.
that a carrier will only be liable for damage caused by a bodily injury, or that passengers can only recover for mental injuries if they are caused by bodily injuries.
267) The airline moved for summary judgment on the mental injury claims, arguing that they did not flow from bodily injuries and that carriers were liable under Warsaw only for "psychological injuries that were caused by bodily injuries.
Oliver was given a blood-alcohol test and later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing bodily injuries.
The number of juveniles detained or arrested on suspicion of involvement in murders, murder-robberies and bodily injuries leading to death, including failed attempts, came to 257 -- breaking the 1993 record of 204 and 102 up from the 1997 figure.
Since the Lisoni law firm filed a petition on November 15, 2002, seeking the re-opening of the safety-defect investigation, the firm has provided the NHTSA with sixteen deaths caused by allegedly defective Firestone Steeltex tires, in addition to 5,000 claims of failed Steeltex tread separations causing numerous bodily injuries and extensive property damage.
Deputies arrested Oliver on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing serious bodily injuries.