Dissecting personal injury law

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“As you probably know from watching television, many lawyers spend much of their time representing people who have suffered injuries. They are seeking compensation for their injuries from someone else (who hopefully has insurance), and lawyers help with that, usually for a share of the recovery. As a broad overview of personal injury law, personal injury claims fall mainly into three legal areas - negligence, workers' compensation and product liability. Negligence law is based on the idea that a person whose carelessness causes injury should be financially responsible for the injury. This includes medical malpractice in addition to auto accidents,…

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