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What is personal injury law?

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 in Personal injury law | Comments Off on What is personal injury law?


When we talk about this legal term, it usually revolves cases regarding injuries caused by car accidents or medical malpractice. Many use term the “tort” to describe this branch of law, the word tort has roots in Latin, which means wrong or harm. Cases regarding this type of law doesn’t include the state of government, but private parties, who seek compensation, usually monetary, for wrongdoing or injury that has been done to them.

Negligence is number one reason for personal injury cases and by it every person must show the act of responsibility towards others in order to avoid putting them in harmful situations. Negligence doesn’t always include that someone must be hurt and it admits some cases to be done unintentionally and cannot be avoided.  So that negligence can be the subject of the lawsuit, it must be proven that some person had a choice to act differently in presented situation.

Most common cases of negligence are car accidents which include drunk drivers, medical malpractice and dog bites where the owner or person responsible for the dog failed to take care of it and let it loose. Each one of these cases had a one party failed to interpret the situation that cause the harm to another party of plaintiff.

Personal-Injury-Lawyer-300x300Once the case of personal injury has been established, the person who caused harm, or defendant, must compensate all injuries that he caused to another person, or plaintiff. Some type of damages can be calculated easily, like medical costs or property damage, but others that include psychological damage can’t be done that easy, without expert help who can confirm and prove degree of the damage.

When the tort case has been initiated, it can be hard to identify the right defendant, because he may not be financially capable to pay off the large compensation linked over here
. An experienced lawyer, who practices law in this branch, can easily recognize the persons who caused harm to plaintiff, based on their connection. Money compensation can vary from case to case and injured parties should always hire an experience lawyer who can help them.

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