A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation

A personal injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. 

Today insurance is a fundamental part of our lives. While injuries may be of many kinds, broadly mental or physical, claims can only restitute the tangible losses. Though it is vital for individuals to get back to their normal life and for this they need money. Filing personal injury claim helps victims overcome their problem. Personal injury in particular is a term classified for any injury to the body, mind or emotions, as compared to any other ones to vehicle or caused by the disregard of another.

However, in the late 1990s Legal Aid for personal injury cases was principally eradicated and substituted with arrangements whereby the client would not be charged if his/her case was unsuccessful. It came to be known as “No win, no fee”. But if the lawyer wins the case they will be entitled to a certain ‘success fee’ over and above their standard fee.

Most personal injury cases are based on the doctrine of negligence. In essence, negligence requires every member of society to act responsibly and avoid putting others at risk. That is not to say that negligence will result each time someone gets hurt. The doctrine recognizes that some accidents are unavoidable. To establish liability, the plaintiff must show that a reasonably prudent person in the defendant’s position would have acted differently under the circumstances.