Personal Injury Lawyer

Definition - What does Personal Injury Lawyer mean?

A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who provides legal representation and seeks compensation for victims alleging physical or psychological injury caused by the negligent action of another person or entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law such as civil wrongs, actions of bad faith, defamation, and breach of contract.

Personal injury lawyers are also commonly referred to as trial lawyers.

Justipedia explains Personal Injury Lawyer

Lawyers who provide legal representation to a party that has suffered an injury or damages due to the negligent actions of someone else are known as personal injury lawyers. Personal injury lawyers have specialization in tort law. This is an area of law that deals with civil wrongs such as accidents, product liability, and wrongful death. One major difference between personal injury lawyers and other lawyers is that most of the personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis. In other words, they only charge a fee if they are able to attain compensation for the victim they are representing.

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