What to Know about Personal Injury Law
Many people question what personal injury law means especially when they have been involved in a situation that it may pertain to them or a family member. Personally we have never been involved in a case like this thankfully, but know many people who have and it is always good to know the law.
Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word “tort” comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendant’s actions.
Often these cases refer to vehicle accidents, drunk drivers or medical malpractice. Winters & Yonker personal injury attorney Tampa, Florida specializes to protect the rights of all of their clients and the best interests of those they are representing. This is something that many attorneys are not focused on these days and only see dollar signs.
Although not personal injury related we did have a case in which our attorney didn’t collect any money until we were issued a settlement, however this was workers compensation related we were fortunate enough to not have to pay any money up front and felt that our attorney was looking out for our best interests. When you feel that you are friends with your attorney there is a very comforting feeling there. I always felt comfortable speaking with ours and when selecting one for your own case no matter what the issue is this is something that you should feel as well.
I have been fortunate as mentioned to never need an attorney for anything, but did graduate from the Helms School of Law at Liberty University and love having a basic knowledge of the law even though I am “just a work from home mom” these days. I enjoy being able to help people with the knowledge that I have and have also helped family and friends to file legal paperwork and other basic legal principles.
Do you have a personal injury story you would like to share? Please comment below and I would love to hear about it. I am always intrigued by the ideas of law and hearing the stories of others. I am hoping this year to share more about out background as a family and branch into the reasons why I am a full time blogger/mom and never pursued a career in my degree.