Before pursuing a  personal injury lawsuit, there are some things you  need to know. For instance, what is tort law? And what kind of case settlement does the victim get in a personal injury lawsuit? Does it fall  under the criminal act or does it fall under the civil right infringement act, and  what’s the difference between these two? How do personal injury attorneys help to settle these cases? 

What is personal injury law?

Personal injury law is a branch of tort law that falls under civil right infringement in which  the wrongdoer is responsible  to compensate the plaintiff for harm done  negligently due to either their lack of care or deliberate intent. In this case, the plaintiff can file the case if they suffered any physical, psychological, or emotional injury due to someone else’s negligence. Negligent individuals become legally responsible for compensating the victim for any damages they have caused them . 

How do personal injury attorneys decide the compensatory amount?

In Boston personal injury firms, Attorneys figure out the damage that the wrongdoer has caused and the intensity of its effect on  the victim. Civil damages are awarded based on the injury caused and other side factors. Monetary compensation is usually granted  to meet the victim’s medical expenses and to cover any monetary loss, as well as to compensate  for physical and emotional distress caused to the victim. 

What kinds of cases do the personal injury attorneys handle?

Personal injury attorneys have a wide range of experience  in dealing with several categories that fall under personal civil lawsuits. This law deals with negligent acts in which  civil rights have been infringed, and victims can sue the responsible party to get the  compensation they deserve for their suffering . 

There are several types of cases personal injury attorneys often handle, such as: 

Animal bite injuries: These kinds of cases are usually filed by victims due to the animal owner’s negligence, for example if the owner  kept the dangerous animal at their home and didn’t place a warning at their entry gate. These cases also include when  animals run outside and bite someone  on the street. 

Defective products: These cases are pursued  when a  seller sells a wrong or misrepresented product, leading to severe damage and health risks to the user. A personal injury attorney helps victims file a case to keep from  being cheated and harmed by corporate negligence . 

Motor vehicle accidents:  In Boston, car accident attorneys deal with these cases when drivers  negligently hurt victims. In this suit, victims can claim monetary compensation for their car damage and for physical, psychological, and emotional distress.  

Physical injury:  Victims can file a personal injury case if they received  their physical injuries  due to  another person’s negligence. This category  is considered extremely serious if the victim has severe bodily injury  rather than just a bruise. Compensation is  awarded based on the intensity of the negligent act and on the extent of the injuries caused. 

3 Factors That Can Impact  Your Personal Injury Lawsuit 

Besides the circumstances immediately surrounding  the injury and how it was caused, victims also need to share many other essential details with their attorneys to help them build a strong case. Some of those details  include : 

Criminal history or bankruptcy: If anything in the background of the negligent party  can affect and add more weight to a case, those details need to be disclosed at the very beginning with your injury attorney. These can  include any felony, misdemeanour, or bankruptcy on the part of the negligent party. 

Prior injuries: If you had any previous injury that has again started showing symptoms after your incident , it is a good move to include details while describing the whole incident  to the personal injury attorney. 

Prior Claims: Make it clear at the earliest moment if you have previously received any compensation from an insurance company because of the injuries received. . This will help your attorney make clear plans and come to  better settlement terms. 

Final words

Hiring a personal injury attorney is the smartest choice if you have faced any property damage, physical injury, or any suffering due to someone else’s  negligence. In any of these cases, attorneys guide victims in seeking compensation from  the negligent party  based on civil law infringement.




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About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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