Personal Injury is an enormous category of tort law in which an injured person seeks to recover from the responsible party or parties. The most common type of injuries which lead to compensation are automobile accidents, slip and falls, injuries by defective products, and medical malpractice.
The scope of this practice is too large to describe in detail. However, any person who feels that they may have suffered an injury caused by another person, corporation, or product should contact a lawyer for a professional analysis of their claim.
The best advice any lawyer can give someone who thinks they may have a case is to attempt to gather as much facts as possible which may help their lawyer in prosecuting their case. For instance, it would be wise for any person who has suffered injuries as a result of an accident to photograph the scene of the accident and their own injuries, obtain the names and complete addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses, and obtain any law enforcement or government investigative reports such as a crash report or police report. Also, if a person is injured, they should seek immediate medical attention to document their injuries. Any quality lawyer will perform these tasks immediately if the client has not already done so.