A personal injury lawyer is a legal practitioner who provides legal services for people who have been injured in anyway. Tort law is the primary area of law that such a lawyer practices. The most common types of claims are injuries caused by traffic collisions, malfunctioned machines, and professional malpractice. Most personal injury claims are actually settled without a trial.
Qualification to become a personal injury lawyer includes attending a University and completing exams in the jurisdiction one intends to practice in. Also lawyers in this field have to take CLE (Continuing Legal Education) in order to stay up to date with changes that may arise with the ever changing laws.
Payment for a personal injury lawyers may be charged in a number of ways to the client. It may come in the form of hourly rates or flat fees. However some lawyers prefer contingency fees also known as “if come fees”. The amount a personal injury lawyer charges varies according to complexity of the case.
A personal injury lawyer is bound by the ethical duty to provide diligent representation to the client. The main purpose of a personal injury lawyer is to help clients obtain just compensation for their injuries.