A personal injury lawyer is a type of civil litigator who provides legal representation to plaintiffs. These plaintiffs are alleging physical or psychological injury as the result of the negligent or careless acts of another person, entity, or organization.
A personal injury lawyer can assist plaintiffs to help them receive compensation for losses. This might include loss of the capacity to earn due to an inability to work, pain and suffering, medical bills, both present and expected, emotional distress, loss of companionship, legal costs and attorney fees. A personal injury lawyer also works to protect clients from being victimized by an insurance company and the legal system.
What a personal injury lawyers does
Personal injury attorneys typically specialize in a certain area of law- such as medical malpractice or car accidents. These lawyers handle cases from the very beginning stages until appeal if necessary. Throughout the process, they investigate claims and screen potential clients to get an understanding of the validity of their case. They may also draft pleadings, motions, and discovery requests. Most importantly, personal injury lawyers advocate for their clients during both before and during trial. This includes offering support and guidance to clients as well as handling any obstacles that might be presented by their adversaries.
Due to the complex nature of personal injury lawsuits, lawyers often have heavy caseloads and work on tight deadlines. However, many attorneys find great reward in being able to help those who have been injured achieve justice.