Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law refers to the legal remedies and defenses involved in civil lawsuits brought as a result of wrongful conduct. In fact, the word “tort” comes from a Latin term meaning twist, wrong, or harm. In contrast to criminal law, a tort action does not involve the government prosecuting the wrongdoer. Rather, these cases involve a private plaintiff seeking compensation (usually money) for the harm caused by the defendant’s actions.

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  • Do I Have a Case?
      by HG.org

    If you have been wronged by another, you may consider pursuing a legal claim against the person who harmed you. However, before taking this action, you may consider whether your claim is viable. Some considerations in making this assessment include:

  • Evaluating the Value of a Case
      by HG.org

    When considering pursuing a particular case, a potential plaintiff must determine whether the case is worth pursuing. While some clients feel that pursuing the case is necessary because of “principle,” unless the client has significant financial means to justify bringing forth a case that will yield a lower damage award than the associated legal expenses, making this determination is usually a financial decision.

  • Why Is My Lawyer Not Taking My Case
      by HG.org

    It is not uncommon for a person to interview multiple lawyers before deciding which one to hire. Just as clients may interview lawyers, lawyers may conduct their own assessment of a case. Some of the factors that lawyers may consider when determining whether or not to take a case include:

  • Why You Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage in Massachusetts

    Drivers in Massachusetts are required by law to have auto insurance. But it’s not enough to insure oneself. Motorists also need to insure themselves against those who have no insurance or who are underinsured.

  • Social Media and Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

    It is second nature in this age of technology to post up-to-the-minute details of almost every facet of our personal lives. We share photos, experiences, observations and opinions. But when it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, you need to be very cautious about every piece of information you make public.

  • Don't Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Case

    In any legal action, individuals have the right to represent themselves in court. But just because they can doesn’t mean they should. The notion is understandable. You’re facing a mountain of medical bills. Your injury has left you out-of-work and struggling to pay your mortgage. You can’t afford a lawyer, and even if you could, why should s/he get a cut of your compensation?

  • Civil Liability for Transmitting Sexually Transmitted Diseases
      by HG.org

    With more and more people being infected with sexually transmitted diseases, more jurisdictions are beginning to recognize causes of action by infected individuals against their sexual partner who infected them. There are a variety of legal causes of action that may be implicated in this type of situation. However, different jurisdictions have different rules regarding these types of actions.

  • How to Calculate Damages in a Slander Case
      by HG.org

    Slander occurs when a person makes an unprivileged false statement of fact that causes harm to that person or his or her reputation. Determining the amount of damages in a given slander case can help the plaintiff and lawyer determine the potential value of the case and if it is worth pursuing.

  • Statute of Limitations for Defective Medicines
      by HG.org

    Sometimes after a person has taken certain medications, he or she discovers that this medicine has caused unanticipated medical issues. A person may be entitled to compensation for injuries caused by defective products. However, a person only has a limited amount of time in which to bring a lawsuit in order to recover.

  • What is Your Pain Worth?

    Before settling your claim, it is important that you investigate a fair and accurate value for your damages.


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