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Personal InjuryWhat is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

What is Personal Injury?

Any injury, damage, or loss of the body, mind, or emotional well-being is considered a personal injury. These losses are known as an individual’s damages. While personal injuries do not include damages or loss of physical property, personal injury lawsuit damages include the total amount of damages to the individual as well as their property.

What is a Personal Injury lawsuit?

The goal of a personal injury lawsuit is to compensate the injured party to a degree that puts them back in the same physical, financial, and mental position as they were before the injury occurred.

In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff (injured party) tries to prove that the defendant (accused party) is liable for the plaintiff’s damages. The most common way to prove that the defendant is liable for damages is to show that they committed negligence.

For the most part, the plaintiff consists of an individual. In some cases, the plaintiff can consist of a conglomeration of many injured persons.

The defendant can be an individual, a group of people, a company, or an institution.

What is Negligence?

Negligence means that a person acted in a way that put others in harm’s way. In the case of a personal injury lawsuit, the defendant failed to behave with the level of care that any person of prudence would exercise in the same situation.

While negligence usually translates to actions that the defendant committed, a defendant can also be accused of negligence by omission. Omission occurs when a person has a duty to act but fails to do so.

How Do I File a Personal Injury Case?

The process of filing a personal injury case can be both overwhelming and time-consuming.

If you suffered a personal injury due to the negligence of another party, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Personal injury attorneys are trained and experienced in building strong plaintiff’s case so that the injured party receives the full level of compensation that they deserve. They will help you through the necessary steps: organizing evidence, drafting demands, conducting interviews, obtaining legal documents, finding experts to testify, communicating with lawyers, arbitrating settlements, and possibly representing you in a trial.

Our personal injury legal team will make sure that you are not burdened with the tedious tasks involved in filing a case. At Tor Hoerman Law, we work on contingency, so we are just as committed to winning as our clients.

What is a Contingency Fee?

We work on contingency, which means that our legal team will not charge our clients until our clients have been appropriately compensated for their injuries. If you don’t win, we don’t win. We will only send you a bill for services after we have won a verdict that covers your damages.