These are claims or lawsuits to recover compensation for bodily injury. Occasionally these claims involve recovery for injury to reputation or emotional injuries. A successful claim requires proof that a person, company or government agent violated a duty and as a result you were injured. The breach of duty may occur during almost any human activity - operating a motor vehicle, performing surgery or the sale of a defective product. This area of law is often described in relation to the activity that caused the injury - auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, professional negligence, fire litigation, products liability or premises liability.