Legal Injury Law and Legal Definition

Legal injury refers to a harm caused by the infringement of a legal right. It can be a property damage or bodily harm. For example, trespass. Law provides specific remedy ie., damages for such injury. A legal injury is causally related to the breach of duty. A legal injury entitles the party injured to maintain an action.

The term legal injury means that the injured person knows or should know that s/he sustains an injury, and that the injury is caused by negligent action. [Magoc v. Hooker, 796 F.2d 377 (10th Cir. 1986)].