“Bodily injury” is often used in criminal court cases when referencing a crime victim’s injuries. For example, a person who was the victim of assault or other violent crime may have suffered bodily injuries as a result of the attack.
Also, in an insurance context, bodily injury is a form of insurance policy that compensates victims of an accident through the at-fault party’s coverage. However, it is also a broad term used to describe physical injuries to a person.
In contrast, “personal injury” is most commonly used in civil cases. The term includes all the costs a victim sustains after an accident or wrongful death, including both physical and emotional damage. The big difference is the type of damages you can recover in a personal injury claim, including non-economic damages.