A personal injury attorney is a professional lawyer who offers legal services to individuals who claim to have been harmed, emotionally or physically, due to the negligence of another individual, organization, government agency or corporation. Personal injury attorneys mainly practice in the field of civil law called tort law. Tort law governs how pecuniary damages and/or personal injury claims are handled. Check out this Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P
The personal injury attorney will be consulted when an individual feels that he/she is the victim of some type of tort which could include slander, libel, malicious prosecution, invasion of privacy, among others. Personal injury attorneys will advise their clients on how best to handle the matter.
Some of the common scenarios in which a client may require the services of a personal injury attorney are when he/she has been involved in an auto accident, been the victim of wrongful death, been a plaintiff in a malpractice suit, suffered an injury at the work place, been a defendant in a workplace injury suit, or even as the victim in a civil lawsuit. A lawyer will evaluate all the details with his clients and help them prepare for any meetings with the insurance company. The attorney will also examine documents provided by the insurance company and will negotiate with the insurance company on behalf of their client. If the insurance company is not willing to settle the case, then the attorney can pursue the case with the help of other professionals such as medical experts.
The most common claim which results in personal injury attorney services is automobile accidents. In these instances, drivers sustain injuries because of faulty products, mechanical failures, and reckless driving. Sometimes, the injuries resulting from automobile accidents can turn out to be life-threatening. In order to make a successful claim for compensation, it is important that the accident victim go to the hospital to get proper medical treatment and get a physical description of the extent of injuries. The attorney will also determine if the claim can be filed through the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.