A personal injury attorney is a legal professional who offers legal assistance to those who contend to have been injured, emotionally or physically, due to the negligence of another individual, institution, government agency or corporation. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the arena of tort law. Tort law governs how pecuniary damages and/or non-pecuniary damages are awarded to individuals claiming injuries caused by the negligence of other individuals, institutions, government agencies or corporations. Personal injury attorneys are generally found in the state or federal courts, though they may also be found in civil courts referred to as tribunals.Learn more about us at The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C., Hickory
The role of a personal injury lawyer in tort law is to seek damages for the injury or injuries suffered, and for the punitive and compensatory damages that may be recovered. They primarily serve as representatives of their clients and assess their cases, providing legal counsel and representing them in court proceedings. Personal injury lawyers have typically worked in areas such as healthcare, insurance, business and employment. As compensation under tort law varies widely, personal injury lawyers normally work on a contingency basis, which means that they only receive a percentage of any monetary award. However, because the amount of compensation received may be substantial, some personal injury lawyers do also accept a percentage of the settlement if they are successful in the case.
It is important to note that personal injury claims cannot be pursued by anyone but the attorney. The attorney must be the recipient of the claim. Attorneys normally charge a reasonable fee for their services. However, it is important to remember that in many instances, awards in personal injury claims often exceed the fees charged by attorneys, and in some instances the award may actually exceed the fees charged by attorneys. Personal injury attorneys undertake their obligations from a position of professional responsibility.
The Law Offices of Jason E. Taylor, P.C.
120 3rd St NE, Hickory, North Carollina 28601
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