PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER – CAREER OVERVIEW
A personal injury lawyer, also known as a plaintiff lawyer or trial lawyer, is a type of civil litigator who provides legal representation to plaintiffsalleging a physical or psychological injury as a result of the negligent or
careless acts of another person, entity or organization.
Personal injury lawyers specialize in an area of law known as tort law
which includes private or civil wrongs or injuries, including defamation and actions for bad faith breach of contract.
The main goal of tort law is to make the injured party whole and to discourage others from committing the same offense. Personal injury lawyers help plaintiffs receive compensation for their losses, including loss of earnings capacity (due to an inability to work), pain and suffering, reasonable medical expenses (both present and
expected), emotional distress, loss of consortium or companionship, legal costs and attorney fees.
Personal injury attorneys also work to safeguard clients from being victimized by insurance companies and the legal system.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES
Any case or claim that involves an injury to the body or mind falls under
the umbrella of personal injury law.
Some of the most common types of
cases handled by a personal injury lawyer are:
Animal Bite Injuries
Nursing Home Abuse
Slip and Fall Accidents
Spinal Cord Injuries