Injury Law Basics
So you’ve suffered an injury and decided to sue the person who did it to you. You’ve given your lawyer all the information and now you’re sitting in settlement negotiations trying to figure out what’s happening. What is “proximate cause,” or “punitive damages,” or “contributory negligence?” The articles below cover all the injury law basics, from how to interact with a lawyer specializing in injury law to definitions of various legal terms. These helpful articles will arm you with the knowledge necessary to understand your own case, including the fact that a “tort” has nothing to do with dessert.
- Personal Injury: First Steps
In this section, you’ll find articles explaining what to do immediately after suffering a personal injury, including how to take effective notes, obtain a police report, file a claim, and meet with an injury attorney.
- Types of Personal Injuries
A collection of articles and resources covering a wide range of commonly experienced personal injuries, including car accidents, dangerous pharmaceuticals, birth injuries, food poisoning, gun injuries, slip and fall accidents, and more.
- Stages of a Personal Injury Case
Detailed information on the stages of an injury case -- including collecting evidence, meeting with an injury attorney, filing a complaint, negotiating settlement, going to trial, collecting compensation, and appealing a decision.
- Working with an Injury Lawyer
A collection of resources to help you determine whether you need a personal injury lawyer for your claim. In this section, you’ll find articles on finding the right injury attorney, what an injury attorney should provide, and how different attorney fee arrangements work.
- Personal Injury Law: The Basics
An overview of personal injury law and injury suits. Learn about the differences between a formal lawsuit and an informal settlement, how and where to file a personal injury suit, and more.