Personal injury law is a broad umbrella label for cases involving people who are injured in an accident, whether from an automobile collision, a defective product, or dangerous premises. In these cases, we often see injured victims who are in serious peril, both in terms of physical damage to their body and property, and the resulting drain to their finances.
Personal Injury Civil Litigation
As so often happens, sudden debilitating and/or crippling injury can rack up an insurmountable amount of medical bills, even with health insurance – most people have deductibles and co-pays which add up quickly with a significant injury. The average American family lives paycheck to paycheck and has only acquired a modest amount of savings accumulated. After an accident, they may find their life earnings drained in no time at all. Those who have been injured to the extent that they are unable to work may also discover that the loss of wages places them and their family in further economic jeopardy.
Thankfully, civil litigation is an option for individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own.
A “tort” is a wrongful act. Personal injury law is sometimes called “tort law.” Civil tort legislation was enacted for the purpose of enabling individuals to recover financial reparation in legal situations where another personal negligently caused damage to person or property. It served a dual purpose: (1) to punish the guilty, and (2) to make sure victims receive restitution for their incurred injuries or losses.
The civil case against O.J. Simpson is a good example of this. While Simpson was acquitted on murder charges in the killing of his ex-wife, the Brown family was able to recoup millions in reparations for Nicole’s death by suing him in civil court. In the end, they were denied justice in one court of law but obtained one form of justice in another. Many sexual assault victims have used that same tactic to achieve some justice against their attackers.
Civil Court Representation
When someone you love has been injured or fatally wounded, either via malice or negligence, you can take the perpetrator to court and receive financial compensation. In cases of serious injury, the money can help pay medical bills and replenish lost wages. Regarding wrongful death, the relatives of the deceased can file a claim to obtain reparation for their loss. This money will pay for their funeral expenses, as well as provide restitution for the deceased individual’s earning potential, an important compensation aspect if the decedent was a head of household wage earner.
For this reason, it pays to locate a qualified personal injury lawyer who understands all factors of civil tort law. Not only can an expert personal injury or wrongful death attorney obtain the money you need to stave off potential financial devastation, they can become a personal advocate who fights diligently for your rights.
Finding the Right Lawyer for You
The right law firm will be one that specializes in the particulars of your case. For instance, if you are going after a car manufacturer for a defective auto-part-related collision, you need to seek an attorney with experience in automotive product liability cases. Some law firms have attorneys who specialize in several areas of civil law and can assist victims of many different accident and injury types.
TorkLaw is just such a law firm.
Get a Qualified Personal Injury Law Team on Your Side
The caring and experienced legal team at TorkLaw can provide you with the passionate and knowledgeable legal representation you need to win your case in court. We have dedicated our legal practice to representing individuals and families who have been harmed by others. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have won numerous awards because of their passion and understanding of personal injury law and the process of recovering from all types of injuries – from bruising, to brain and head injuries, to amputations – they have handled it all.
Contact us right away for a free case review. Find out what we can do to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve after a horrendous personal injury changes your life and threatens your livelihood. Call 888.845.9696.
For more information on personal injury law, read our free online book, Accidents Happen: A Consumer’s Guide to the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death System.