If you have suffered a personal injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury lawsuits are filed by individuals injured due to the negligence of another. The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from a variety of sources or conduct. Some of the most common types of personal injuries that give rise to legal liability on the part of the wrongdoer include slip and fall, automobile accidents, assaults and battery, medical malpractice, and defective product injuries. The general goal of personal injury actions is to determine who was responsible and to compel them to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained.