A personal injury attorney is a legal practitioner who offers legal services to individuals who claim to have recently been injured, either physically or mentally, as a result of the negligence of someone else, a business, government agency, or some entity deemed to be lawfully in existence at the time of the incident. Personal injury attorneys primarily practice in the field of civil law known as torts law. For instance, in a car accident, the injured victim might have a personal injury case; if the injured victim sues the driver of the other car, a motor vehicle accident attorney might be hired to represent her. Visit us for great deals in Montagna Klein Camden, L.L.P.
The personal injury attorney’s job is to assess the extent of the victim’s injuries, both physical and psychological, and then determine whether there is any valid basis for pursuing a claim against the individual who is legally responsible for the accident. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that they get no money from the settlement offer made by the insurance company. They receive their fees only if they successfully obtain a settlement offer from the insurance company. In some states, the lawyer may be required to incur expenses out of pocket before receiving any compensation from the insurance company. This is why many personal injury attorneys choose to work on a contingency fee basis.
The process of seeking a settlement from an insurance company can be tedious and frustrating, especially where the victim is not in good physical condition and in pain. To help alleviate these frustrations, personal injury attorneys often employ aggressive tactics to get the best possible settlement offer. These lawyers may also work on a contingency fee basis with the agreement of the insurance company. This means that the lawyer obtains no fee if the settlement does not result in a settlement.