Definition of Personal Injury Plaintiffs
Personal injury suits concern certain types of wrongdoing that aren’t covered by contract law. This includes claims for injuries like slipping and falling in a store parking lot, product liability suits, medical malpractice, car accidents, and many other types of cases.
Personal injury plaintiff attorneys specialize in bringing lawsuits against individuals and businesses on behalf of an injured party. They can review the case, determine whether the person is actually liable for the injuries, evaluate the extent of the damage, file important court documents, and advise their clients on whether it is better to settle or go to court. Plaintiff’s attorneys may also recommend other resources to their clients, such as social workers, medical professionals, or financial advisors.
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Most plaintiff’s attorneys represent individuals and must understand a broad array of legal topics in order to adequately advise their clients. Since most of their clients are individuals without the resources of a large corporation, plaintiff’s attorneys are often paid on a contingency basis. This means that the attorney will only get paid if they reach a settlement for their client, and that they will take a percentage of the damages award.
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