The phrase "Personal Injury" is also known as "Tort," the French word for "wrong." Personal Injury or Tort Law is intended to compensate you if someone's carelessness injures or damages you or your personal belongings. For example, if someone hits the back of your car when you are stopped at a red light, that person commits a tort. Most tort damages are covered by insurance. The role of a lawyer is to help you in gathering evidence and submitting claims to these insurance companies. In instances where there is no insurance or the insurance company refuses to pay, your attorney will commence court proceedings to recover damages.
Personal injury can occur in a variety of contexts. Each type of injury creates a unique problem and requires different types of evidence or proof.