If you have been injured, such as in a car accident or by slipping in a public place, you may be able to receive compensation for the injury and any losses associated with it that you have suffered. A personal injury lawyer specializes in litigating these cases and getting the best possible result for the victim.
The first thing your lawyer will do is to gather as much evidence about the circumstances of your injury (such as police reports, CCTV camera footage, witness statements, your medical bills and so on) in order to determine the extent of the injury suffered and to find out who was at fault. They will then make a demand of the insurer of the liable party for compensation for your injury. Many personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis which means that they are paid only if there is a successful outcome of your case.