Personal injuries occur every year. We see a variety of injuries in the United States, including defective products, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, slip and falls, assault and work-related injuries. A number of factors determine if your injury leads to a settlement. You will have a better chance of winning your settlement if you follow specific legal steps to filing your civil lawsuit. Working with a knowledgeable attorney can make settling your claim less confusing. An attorney can help you file your claim and appeal if your claim gets denied.