In a criminal case, it is very important that attorney-client privilege is protected. When it isn't, it can ruin your case. Depending on how the information gets out, your attorney may be able to use the leak to your benefit, however.
A personal injury isn't predictable, so when it happens, it can throw off your daily life significantly. From not being able to work to having to rely on others for support, it can be tiresome and frustrating to deal with an injury.