Practice Area Definition
Personal Injury work is a broad practice area encompassing all manner of physical and psychological injuries suffered in a wide range of circumstances, except for medical negligence (a separate survey). A practice could include some or all of such areas as road traffic and street accidents, occupiers' liability, uninsured losses; spinal, brain and serious injury cases; fatal and dependency cases; public liability including all levels of government, school boards, etc. with respect to highways, public transportation, recreational facilities etc.; sports injuries; product liability cases; pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation; and catastrophic, multi-party litigation (air disasters, etc.). Please note that several lawyers who practise general insurance defence are included here. We aim to further divide this practice area in future editions.