Personal Injury Claim
Definition - What does Personal Injury Claim mean?
A personal injury claim is when a person has been injured, believes that their injury was caused by the negligence of another party, and has a cause of action against the other party.
Typically, in personal injury law, claims are used as the catalyst to begin lawsuits in order to attempt to get the defendant to pay damages to the plaintiff.
Justipedia explains Personal Injury Claim
Whether or not a personal injury claim is legitimate will depend on if there is reasonable evidence to believe that another party was at fault for an injury.
Many personal injury lawyers will only take on cases in which they believe the claim is very likely to be proven successful in a court of law. This is because a large percentage of personal injury attorneys get paid on contingency, meaning that they receive a portion of the damages if the trial is won.
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