Personal injury lawyers are in the business because they care about the rights of victims. Tobacco products can cause a wide array of health problems. It has been proved that tobacco companies also engaged in a 50-year conspiracy to both defraud the public about the risks of smoking and lure children into the dangerous habit. Because of this, tobacco companies have long been the targets of personal injury lawsuits. Recently, the six largest tobacco companies were made to pay $14 billion, a small amount compared to the amount sought by prosecutors, to help the many exposed to the adverse effects of tobacco products. While the amount is far less then what was sought, it is still a step toward reducing sickness and the number of deaths that occur because of tobacco-related diseases. But, until tobacco stops causing new illness, it is expected that the personal injury lawsuits will continue. If you think you have a personal injury lawsuit, contact a personal injury lawyer at Robbins Law Offices in Atlanta, Georgia. To find a personal injury lawyer closer to you, click here.