A personal injury attorney is a legal professional who offers legal services to individuals who claim to have incurred injury, either physically or psychologically, due to the negligence of another individual, organization, company or government agency. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the field of civil law referred to as tort law. Tort law governs how pecuniary damages and/or personal injury claims are handled by entities and individuals. In instances where an individual feels that he/she has sustained personal injury because of the wrongdoing or negligence of an organization, business, government agency or government contractor, he/she may opt to file a personal injury claim. Personal injury claims obligate the defendants to compensate their victims for medical and other expenses, physical and mental pain and suffering, and property damage.Do you want to learn more? Visit The Clark Law Office
In certain circumstances, an injured person who has filed a personal injury lawsuit may face difficulties trying to prove that he/she has actually been the victim of negligence. One example of a circumstance in which an individual may be unable to prove that he/she has been subject to negligence is if he/she was involved in an accident that was caused by the negligence or recklessness of a third party. This may also hold true if the accident was caused by the wrongful or reckless conduct of a public official, such as a police officer. In these instances, it is always wise for an individual to seek the advice of a personal injury law firm. Although many people assume that a personal injury attorney can handle any case involving negligence or accident, this is not necessarily so.
Hiring a personal injury law firm is often preferable to dealing with insurance companies directly. First, most personal injury cases involve insurance issues, and the insurance companies’ goal is to settle the claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Second, many insurance companies are notorious for having a lax enforcement policy when it comes to patient safety. Third, there are inherent conflicts of interest between the insurance companies and the attorneys who represent their clients in personal injury cases. A personal injury law firm has the benefit of having an experienced attorney on its side who will know how to navigate all of these potential pitfalls.