Accident and injury law makes up a significant portion of all civil claims and includes everything from slip and fall injuries and car accidents to medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits. Other legal claims falling under this category include product liability, intentional torts (such as assault), and workers' compensation. Since most accident and injury laws are based on common law, they're very similar from one state to the next. In Missouri, all product liability lawsuits must be filed within five years of the date on which the injury occurred. To learn more about accident and injury laws, click on a link below.