The Work Of A Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury attorney is a person who provides a legal presentation to the people who gives a claim of being injured or their rights being violated. The injury caused to the individual could be physical or it could be emotional. The person who files the case is a claimant while the accused is known as the defendant. The accused person is charged in a court of law due to carelessness that caused the other party to suffer. The defendant could be a person, a business, a government agency or any other entity. The attorney is known to be trained in his or her field. The law of tort includes the civil wrongs that is done to the plaintiff, the rights violated or economic damages. The personal injury has an experience in any law although they can only practice the area of civil wrongs. Any kind of injury that is caused by any other thing that falls out tort law cannot be taken care by the personal injury lawyer.
Some of the injuries include losses that are caused by negligence. The plaintiff is the one who files a court case against the defendant. The accused is obligated to pay the plaintiff when found guilty depending on the magnitude of the case. The cases are held in a court of law. It is the responsibility of the judge to determine the amount that is supposed to be paid to the plaintiff. Some of the involved parties can decide to take care of the matter instead of taking the matter to court.
There are questions that are asked to both parties so that they can prove who is right or wrong. One of the element is that the defendant must have caused damage to the plaintiff. The other one is that the defendant breaks a certain law and that he or she infringed the law. The third element is the fact that the infringement of the law or violating the rights resulted in a loss to the victim. The loss must also be associated with the risk that occurred.
The the amount that is decided to be paid to the plaintiff is determined by the magnitude of the loss suffered. When the damage is so severe, the amount of the money that will be paid will be relatively higher compared to when the damage caused is not severe. If the damages are so severe such that the life of the plaintiff can never be the same again, in such instance a lifetime compensation is authorized in favor of the plaintiff. A case example is an athlete who gets injured on the sports ground and gets a permanent injury such that he cannot be able to go back to the field again and perform, with this the club is supposed to compensate him in full for a lifetime.
Resource: wikipedia reference