A personal injury attorney is a lawyer who offers legal advice and services to those who allege an injury that occurred at the fault of another person. Our talented team at Fernald Law can assist you with injuries from slip and fall accidents, traffic collisions, defective products, workplace injuries, and more.
There are two typical outcomes for personal injury cases: formal lawsuits and informal settlements. In a formal lawsuit, a plaintiff files a civil complaint against the entity who they allege caused their injury through carelessness. On the other hand, an informal settlement can allow parties to resolve an issue without the courtroom–in this instance, both parties meet with their attorneys to agree upon terms that will forego any further action by either party.
The unique thing about personal injury law is that it is largely dictated by court decisions. Whereas most law is governed by statutes and written law, personal injury law is largely governed by precedent. This means that a strong, qualified attorney becomes even more critical. In this instance, a personal injury lawyer who can read and interpret past law can make the difference between winning and losing your case. Contact us today for a free consultation!