What Do Personal Injury Lawyers Do?
A personal injury lawyer provides representation to people that have been injured in an accident that they believe was due to someone else’s negligence or was caused by intentional harm. They help people to receive compensation for any injuries they have suffered and any losses stemming from those injuries.
Persons seeking personal injury compensation may do so to recover medical expenses, any loss of income they have suffered, loss of earning capacity for injuries that are debilitating, emotional and psychological distress, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish and pain and suffering among others.
A lawyer in the personal injury field will investigate claims made, gather evidence, appear in court and conduct discovery in order to argue for appropriate compensation for the victim of a personal injury. They may also negotiate with insurance companies to obtain a suitable settlement for a victim.