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What’s Defined as “Personal Injury” and “Accident Law”?

The accidents, injuries, and illnesses that may occur as a result of negligent, careless, or reckless actions, and occasionally actions with the sole intent to cause harm to another all come under the umbrella known as Personal Injury Law. Whether it’s a business owner or a healthcare professional, these careless, negligent, or reckless actions can result in a direct risk to public safety (and in the most severe instances, cause loss of life).

Recovering Lost Wages: Accident Victims Are Losing More Than Just “Sick Days”

After an accident with a recovery expected to be lengthy or that causes a permanent and lifelong injury such as a Traumatic Brain Injury, there’s an equally lengthy list of reasons a victim or their family may be entitled to obtain financial compensation. Depending on the severity of the injury and the prognosis made by a specialized team of medical professionals (known as “expert witnesses” when testifying at trial), a victim may qualify for a variety of monetary compensation to offset medical expenses that they’ve incurred by no fault of their own.

Defense Hired Doctors: Common in Personal Injury Law, But Lawyers Must Prepare Clients!

A victim’s rights post-accident can include everything from pursuing monetary (compensation) damages in civil court to the defendant facing probation or jail time in criminal court (in cases of wrongful death, shooting, and negligent security to name a few). The lengthy process of seeing a case through to the end (Discovery, depositions, mediations, trial, and more) often seems to take the biggest toll on a client who has already suffered so much. Being subjected to defense hired doctors may cause a victim to suffer from PTSD or mental anguish. That’s why this writeup will provide our readers with everything they need to know about reaching this point in their case, and why they need not fear a defense medical examination (“DME”).