This book highlights a number of disciplines that impact a personal injury case. The primary area - the substantive area of law with which we are dealing in this book - is tort law. That's the right to recover civilly for a wrong, for negligence, or for an intentional act. Tort law is the basic framework that Robert’s firm deals with. Related to that is evidence law. You should expect your lawyer to know which of the facts will make it into a courtroom as evidence, how they will be presented, or, if offered by the other side and potentially damaging, how they will be kept out of the courtroom. Then there is insurance, which is a very crucial aspect of this business. That's because you really do need a deep pocket for the ability to recover on a case.