Personal Injury Lawyer: The Fundamentals

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The point that accidents are honestly everyday does not diminish from the pain and confusion that can result when an accident or injury occurs to you or someone close. If you choose to take footsteps toward guarding your legal rights after an accident or injury, you may have a few of common questions about personal injury cases.

What is an Injury Case

Personal injury cases are legal difference of opinion that rise when one person suffers damage from an accident or injury, and somebody else might be legally liable for that damage. A personal injury case can become official through civil court actions that try to find others legally at fault through a court ruling. Or, as is much more common, such arguments may be decided through informal settlement before any claim is filed:

  1. A)   Formal Lawsuit is different from criminal cases, which are commenced by the government. A formal personal injury case usually starts when an individual (the complainant) files a civil objection against another person, business, company, or government organization (the defendant), claiming that they acted carelessly or negligently in connection with an accident or injury that initiated damage. This action is recognized as “filing a claim”.
  2. B)   Informal Settlement as a matter of fact, most arguments over fault for an accident or injury are determined through informal premature settlement, generally among those personally involved in the argument. This also includes their insurers, and lawyers on behalf of both sides. A settlement usually proceeds as the procedure of negotiation, followed by a written contract in which both sides give up any further action (such as a claim), selecting instead to resolve the matter over payment of an agreeable quantity of money.

Laws that Administrate Personal Injury Claims

Unlike other parts of the law that find their rules in decrees (such as punishing codes in criminal cases), the progress of personal injury law has taken place mostly over court verdicts, and in expositions written by legal researchers. Many states have taken steps to review the progress of personal injury law in written decrees, but for practical purposes court verdicts stay the main source of the law in any legal case rising after an accident or injury.


Any possible personal injury case needs a thorough understanding of the facts, the procedures, and the law. If an accident has struck your life, you will want to look up with a skilled personal injury lawyer to see if you should file a lawsuit.

  1. Shane John

    January 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Currently, during the test phase, the requirements for autonomous cars to be on the road is firstly to have someone in the car should technology fail. The driver will at all times be able to over-ride the technology and operate the car himself. Furthermore, such cars will need to have a $5 million insurance coverage. Standard road regulations, speed limits and such, will continue to apply.

  2. Thomas Al

    January 5, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Not only do red light cameras bring in huge revenues for the city, but they could be brining much more in the near future with more cameras being installed. It is estimated that the city has made approximately $11.4 million dollars since 2007 and is expected to make another $16 million by 2021. In Toronto, there are 77 red light cameras watching you. If you are driving in North York close to us, watch out for Dufferin and Steeles, Allen and Sheppard, Bathurst and Finch, Yonge and Steeles. The conclusion to draw from all this is that red light camera enforcement is working as long as we are stopping at a red light safely!

  3. Gary LL

    January 6, 2014 at 10:15 am

    In a ‘standard’ rear-end accident, the initial impact affects the trunk, the bumper and essentially the back of the car. In a T-bone type accident, the only thing that separates the people inside a car and the other car are the car doors. Shattered glass, broken windows and doors have the potential of causing serious injuries. This is the reason these types of accidents can be very dangerous and even fatal, yet difficult to prove.

  4. Bedford Johnson

    January 7, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    It appears that Ontario is the first province in Canada that has followed a few US jurisdictions such as Nevada, Michigan, Florida and California with respect to allowing test driverless cars on their roads. As early as January of 2016, we could be seeing driverless cars on our streets. Don’t get too excited because these cars will be test cars only and will actually have a driver behind the wheel to be able to deal with any surprises. These drivers will have to be approved by the Ministry of Transportation. Depending on the outcome of this 5 year pilot project, the exciting news is that you could be driven in a driverless car yourself without any required human control or intervention in the near future.

  5. Freddy Fisher

    January 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So, what are these red light cameras? They are cameras installed in traffic lights at various intersections around the city that capture your car on camera if you run a red light. A provincial officer issues an official document called the “Offence Notice” to the registered owner of a car informing him or her that their car has been captured on camera running a red light. The Notice is mailed to the car owner with a photographic evidence of the car running the red light attached. The Notice will include two photographs, one of the car right before entering the intersection, and a second photo showing the driver in the intersection while the red light is on. Details such as date and time, length of time the light was red, the speed of the car, and a licence plate will also be provided.

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