What is "Personal & Catastrophic Injury"
Personal Injury Litigation
A personal injury lawyer is a type of civil litigator who provides legal representation to plaintiffs alleging a physical or psychological injury occurred 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 (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.
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
- Auto Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries