The body of legislations that bring about order and justice in the society are quite broad. These laws are segmented into categories such as a Criminal law, Business law, Personal Injury Law, among other categories. Let us take a look at the working of the Personal Injury Law in this particular article and how it serves to maintain and restore justice.
This set of laws are remedies available in legislation and are concerned with civil law suits. They are remedies that are sought as a result of wrongful conduct by another. You may end up suffering injury or incurring loss as a result of the careless actions of someone else. Remedies to the offended party in search of justice is found in the body of laws classed under personal injury law. Being cases of civil nature, they never draw the interest of the government participation as is usually the case in criminal cases. They are cases in which a private plaintiff is seeking legal redress for the harm or loss suffered for the wrongful conduct of the defendant. They majority of these cases are often based on the doctrine or principle of negligence. Primarily it is assumed that every person would be on the look-out to ensure that their actions cause no loss or damage to their neighbors. Personal Injury Law will thus operate to determine liability in case of negligence. Negligence is often established in cases such as car accidents, failure to take due care by professionals like surgeons in surgical procedures, other injuries resulting from carelessness by others in possession of animals such as dogs, among other torts.
Not all cases of personal injury nature are based on negligence all the same. In most cases these are actions that are generally premeditated and as such considered intentional. Examples of actions and cases which will be deemed premeditated and intentional are acts or torts such as theft, assault, battery and trespass. These actions by the defendant are ordinarily seen as having been intended to cause harm to the person of the plaintiff or his property. The offended parties in such cases can seek legal redress and reparations by filing a personal injury law suit.
The offending parties in cases of personal injury legal suits are never without defenses. For example they may counter the charges of the plaintiff by pausing a question of the plaintiff failing to exercise due care and caution to avoid or escape the resultant accident. An attorney will help you deal with issues such as gathering of necessary evidence, insurance, establish financial loss and determination of consequent compensation due to you as a plaintiff.