A personal injury lawyer, such as one available at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Stuart, P.A., helps people that have injuries because they were in an accident. A personal injury lawyer’s first focus is going to be to ensure that their client is receiving the financial compensation they deserve. This is important because after you’ve been injured in an accident, you may have lost wages due to not being able to go to work and paying medical bills; even if you are not actually paying your medical bills, that is the debt tied to you and your existence. Sometimes lawyers will try to not only get compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and compensation for injuries that you have suffered, but they may also try to get compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment in life.

A personal injury attorney is going to specialize in tort law which means that this lawyer deals with all types of civil litigation for injuries or wrongdoings that occur from negligence of any kind. Personal injury lawyers can choose to specialize in a specific type of personal injury or tort law; but many lawyers cover the spectrum.

The Basics of Personal Injury Law

Understanding the basics of personal injury law can better help you understand what your personal injury lawyer does for a living. This lawyer is going to be able to explain your rights, and they are going to be able to explain how this accident in different legal issues are affecting your rights. They are going to know the laws of your state because different states have different laws regarding statute of limitation and comparative negligence and how comparative negligence affects the case.

Filing Your Case on Time

Before you ask, the statute of limitations is a time limit for when the lawsuit has to be filed by. There are many types of statute of limitations in it depending heavily on the type of lawsuit you are filing. Comparative negligence determines whether somebody can sue even if they were partially at fault for the accident, and this law governs whether they can receive money and how much they are allowed to receive if they were in any way at fault for the accident.

Giving Advice Based on Experience

Your personal injury lawyer is going to also be able to provide you advice. You are not a lawyer, and you’ve probably never dealt with a lawyer and you probably never dealt with the kind of legal situations that your lawyer has dealt with. This means that the system could finesse you — you could get lost in the system. And this would be entirely due to ignorance on your part, and that’s why lawyers exist. Lawyers can help you understand legal procedures, medical insurance verbiage, and they can help you do the paperwork that is required for your case.

Representing You in Court

Your lawyer is also going to be able to represent you in court, even though most injury cases do not go to trial because they settle prior to court, you need to have a lawyer that is prepared to go to court if it winds up going to court.