You have been injured and it isn’t your fault. Regardless of whether you were driving a car, or walking on the street, accidents are sometimes unavoidable. But that does not mean that you alone should bear all the consequences. In order to identify the party responsible for your harms and to seek fair compensation of the harms you have been forced to suffer, you should consider consulting with a personal injury attorney.

Here are some things that a personal injury attorney may be able to do for you:

What is a personal injury attorney?

Just like any other attorney at law, a personal injury attorney is a member of the bar. To become an attorney in California one must meet certain educational and other requirements. A personal injury attorney is simply an attorney who focuses his or her practice on representing parties in personal injury cases.

What does a personal injury attorney do?

A personal injury attorney will typically evaluate the evidence in a particular personal injury case and consider issues like liability and damages. Once a personal injury attorney is engaged he or she will investigate the facts. This is generally done by reviewing any reports of the incident, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing medical reports. Once liability and damages are determined, a personal injury attorney will typically attempt to resolve a claim short of litigation, by presenting a settlement demand on behalf of the injured party. If the responsible party or their insurance company acts reasonably the case could settle without a lawsuit. Where pre-litigation settlement is not feasible, the personal injury attorney can file and prosecute the case in court.

What area of the law does a personal injury attorney focus on?

Now that we know what a personal injury attorney does, it may be helpful to know just what personal injury law is. Personal injury law is a form of “tort law.” While it may sound like a tasty dessert, tort law is foundational to our justice system.

Tort law seeks to provide reimbursement to members of society who suffer losses because of the dangerous or unreasonable conduct of others. A tort is a civil wrong for which a remedy may be obtained, usually in the form of damages; a breach of a duty that the law imposes on everyone in the same relation to one another as those involved in a given transaction. Thus a personal injury lawyer’s practice typically involves tort law.

If you have been injured and are seeking justice and compensation for the harms you have suffered, then you should consider consulting a personal injury attorney. Each of the lawyers at the Akopyan Law has experience representing victims of personal injury lawsuits. Contact us today for a complimentary case evaluation.