The injury can be physical or psychological and is usually a result or negligence, errors, mistakes or wrongdoing by the individual, entity, company and government agency that is being brought to justice.
These legal professionals are basically solicitors who specialize in tort law, the branch of law that concentrates on damages or injuries on a person's reputation, rights or property as well as civil wrongs.
They can handle other cases which are not specifically about the tort law but the usually prefer cases that concentrate on this.
This makes them more knowledgeable about this aspect of the law than other lawyers.
Overview The responsibilities of personal injury lawyers include, but are not limited to, drafting legal documents, filing legal complaints, offering legal advice and arguing cases in court.
He initially interviews his clients to be able to grasp the mater at hand and assess its merits.
He then researches the points of the case and help the client obtain justice for the wrong done to him as well as obtain compensation for the loss and injury sustained.
Although these responsibilities basically mean that the attorney should do all possible for his client, it does not mean that underhand tactics are to be employed for the end result to be favorable.
There are strict rules regarding the conduct of personal injury lawyers and their clients when the case is ongoing.
Legal ethics towards the client and towards all those involved in the case should be upheld and adhered to.
The best interests of the client are the utmost importance so it is paramount that the loyalty of the lawyer is with the client.
Confidentiality is a given between the client and the attorney.
Compensation The compensation of personal injury lawyers is actually similar to those of other lawyers who practice civil law.
Some law firms might ask for more than others depending on their reputation.
There are factors that can also affect the compensation of the attorneys, and these are the time and effort that the attorney spends on the case, how difficult the claim seems to be, costs that usually come with a case and the prominence of the attorney or the firm that handles the case.
There are several payment options open to the client which is usually presented by the solicitor once he or she opts to take on the claim.