The specific type of law used to regulate bodily injury resulting from another's fault or negligence is called "personal injury law". Only a small percentage of such cases are the result of intentional acts of others; most personal injury lawsuits are related to someone's negligence or failure to act with reasonable caution. The main condition of personal injury law is whether or not the defendant was at fault, and whether the injuries sustained resulted from the fault of the defendant. Personal injury lawsuits can also involve medical negligence or malpractice as well as other cases of professional negligence resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
A large number of personal injury lawsuits pertain to auto accidents, bus, train, or airplane accidents, and premises liability. In the case of personal injury lawsuits stemming from premises liability, the injury may have been sustained through a slip and fall, failure to supply adequate security, building or maintenance flaws, etc. personal injury law in premises liability can hold the owner of the property responsible for any injuries suffered on the premises that could be attributed to negligence or failure to exercise reasonable caution on the part of the owner.