Personal injury law has come to represent a broad field of legal practice. It is a term which is now used to include auto accident cases, bicycle and pedestrian accident cases, cell phone accident cases, medical malpractice cases, premises liability cases, and many more. In almost every case that will be considered a personal injury case, however, the injuries and losses of the victim are almost always the fault of a third party’s negligence or recklessness.
When it comes to proving a case in open court, the victim of an accident that resulted in injuries due to negligence will have the opportunity to present his or her case to a judge or jury. The fact that an accident occurred and that the victim was injured will not be enough to make a case. In addition to showing that the party was actually the party who was responsible for the injuries and losses sustained, the victim will have to show justification for the amount of compensation being requested. If an injury results in long term effects, recovering as much of the money as the law will allow in a personal injury case will be very important, since it is the compensation recovered through civil court which will largely provide the victim the financial security he or she needs in order to treat and adjust to the injury.