Personal Injury Law Basics
Start here to learn the basic elements that affect a personal injury case.
Fault and Liability Laws
Who caused your injury? Can you prove it?
Damages & Compensation
How do you value your injuries and losses? How much should you get?
Using a Personal Injury Lawyer
Learn about when you need one, how personal injury lawyers are paid, how to choose one, and what to expect.
Settle Your Personal Injury Claim
Most cases will settle after some negotiation. Here's how it works, and how to get fair compensation.
Your personal injury case will likely involve an insurance company. Learn about dealing with them here.
Premises Liability Laws
Find out how injury law governs liability for injury on private property.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
You may need to file a civil suit to get your case rolling.
Who pays for your medical bills? Must you repay them if you win a personal injury settlement or verdict? Find out here.
Wrongful Death Laws
When someone is killed in an accident, their surviving family may be able to bring a legal claim.
State laws will affect your case whether you're negotiating a settlement or going to court. Find your State's personal injury laws here.
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Probably the most common accident resulting in personal injury claims, learn about car accident laws, and how the injured are compensated.
Slip and Fall Accidents
What happens when you slip on ice, or fall down stairs, or trip on a hazard? Well, sometimes another party may be at fault.
Workplace Accidents and Workers' Compensation
Accidents that occur at work (or while engaged in work-related activities) almost always fall under the realm of workers' compensation laws.
When doctors, nurses, or other hospital staff make mistakes, this very complicated types of personal injury claim may arise.
Dangerous and Defective Products
Product liability laws cover cases where a dangerous or defective product injures someone.
Libel and slander lead not to physical injuries, but rather, injuries to reputation and business. Learn about this interesting type of civil claim.
Animal Attacks and Dog Bite Injuries
Dogs and other animals can cause serious harm, especially to children and the elderly. Find out when their owners are on the hook for damages.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places. Not just for workers, even passersby can get hurt.
Sports and Recreation Accidents
Sports and other fun physical activities carry inherent risk. Does this preclude compensation after an accident?
What type of legal claim is possible when the injury is the result of someone's intentional act? Intentional torts arise from cases of assault and battery, sexual assault, police abuse, false imprisonment, and more.
Nursing Home Injuries & Elder Abuse
Our senior citizens are at greater risk of injury than most. There are some unique concepts to consider when they are caused injury.
Learn about the laws governing injury and illness caused by toxic chemicals, asbestos, or other harmful agents.
Claims Against the Government
Filing a claim against the city, state, or federal government can be tricky.
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