Definition of Personal Injury Lawyer
A personal injury lawyer handles legal disputes involving negligence. A personal injury lawyer is responsible for gathering information about the injury and determining who is at fault. Personal injury lawyers also negotiate settlements or take the injury cases to court.
Personal injury lawyers argue a variety of injury claims such as medical malpractice, premise liability, product liability, car accidents, defamation, slander and libel cases, and contract disputes. Because personal injury laws vary by state and the complexity of cases varies, it is generally a good idea to hire a personal injury lawyer who has experience with the type of case you are considering.
Personal injury lawyers also generally work on a contingency fee basis which means they are only paid if you win your injury claim. If you win they will receive a portion of the compensation. If you lose injury lawyers are not be paid.