What is Personal Injury Law? Also referred to as tort or insurance law, personal injury law is a specific practice area that covers legal disputes that arise due to harm by a person/people or entity to another person. Not only can personal injury claims cover physical injuries, but emotional harm as well. This type of claim can include compensation for economic losses, like lost wages (including reduced earning capacity), medical bills, property damage, out of pocket expenses, and non-economic losses like pain and suffering including emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. Insurance claims can also be limited to non-injury claims as well, over denials of benefits afforded to you, including employment related short and long term disability plans and homeowners insurance property related claim denials.
The goal of a personal injury lawyer handling these claims is to resolve your claim keeping in mind what’s best for you. Since one can’t undo the injury or damage, we seek a final settlement or verdict for a personal injury claim to help make you, the victim “whole”, eliminating the financial, emotional, and physical burden of an injury as much as possible.