Personal Injury 101

In Pasadena, the type of lawyer taking on the case of an injured person would be the Pasadena personal injury attorney. Personal Injury is a legal term and means injury that is caused physically, psychologically, or emotionally; that’s caused an accident because of another individual’s lack of exercising responsible actions. Responsible care is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Personal injury is referred to as tort law. Tort means a civilian did wrong, other than a criminal deed, it is seen as a basis to take legal actions against the civilian that committed the wrongful deed to harm. Tort injury compensation is all about being able to receive compensation from the person in the wrong for the harm that was inflicted on the innocent person. Liability steps in if the person in the wrong is unable to practice responsible actions, also if there is a possibility that injury may happen again.

Claims Pasadena personal injury attorneys encounter the most are:

  • Assault claims
  • Accidents in the home
  • Accidents at work
  • Tripping accidents
  • Holiday accidents
  • Product liability

Some lawyers will take the case of the injured person if they agree to a contingency basis, where the lawyer gets a certain amount based on how much the client gets back after the case is over. Other lawyers will take a case and if the person they are representing doesn’t win they don’t have to pay, this is called no win, no fee.

If no agreement can be reached the case is then moved to civil court. The case can take place on a state or federal level. Small claims court may take the case if it is very minor. If a person has been injured and is unable to work they can be qualified to get the amenity of loss compensation, higher than the actual compensation amount.

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