Personal injury is a broad area of the law that deals with injury caused by a negligent act or omission (failure to act). Negligence can be defined as acting in a manner that fails to meet the standard of safety set by the community. Generally, a negligent act is any act that exposes another individual or group of individuals to an unreasonable risk of harm. Under the law, where a negligent act does in fact cause injury, you may be able to hold the negligent party legally responsible for damages suffered by the victim.
Attorneys specializing in this area of law represent victims of vehicle accidents (car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident), medical malpractice, birth injury, consumer product defects, and dangerous medical devices and drugs. Learn more about personal injury law.