Personal injury law is designed to protect you if you are injured or harmed due to another's act or failure to act. Negligence is the basis for liability in the majority of personal injury cases, but personal injury cases may also be based on strict liability or intentional misconduct. Regardless of the basis, every type of personal injury claim has two basic issues: liability and damages. If you can prove liability and damages, you can get compensated for your losses from the individual or entity that is legally responsible for your personal injuries.
The following sections will help provide basic information to help an injury victim understand the legal process, terminology and important steps to take following an injury. This information is to merely provide a basic understanding and is not exhaustive or a substitute for getting legal advice from a personal injury attorney.