There are a broad category of laws and legislation that are designed to restore justice and bring about order in the society. These laws are segmented into categories such as a Criminal law, Business law, Personal Injury Law, among other categories. We will spare some time to highlight the operations of the Personal Injury Law in the societal justice system.
Personal Injury Laws are that set of legislation that provide remedies to particularly civil law suits. These legal remedies are sought by an aggrieved party out of the wrongful conduct of another. You may end up suffering injury or incurring loss as a result of the careless actions of someone else. Personal Injury law is the category of law that has the legal remedies available to the offended party to seek restitution in such a case. 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. The most obvious cause of these cases is based on the doctrine of negligence. Each and everyone is legally expected to be on the look-out to see that their actions are not injurious to others or their property. Personal injury law will thus operate and aid in the determination of liability if negligence is established in such a case. Among the examples of torts that may result in suits for negligence are the failure in taking of due care by professionals like surgeons in surgical procedures and operations leading to loss of life, bites from dogs whose owners failed to take care of, and cases of car accidents.
Other actions may result in cases of Personal Injury nature but may not be necessarily out of negligence. These are actions that are usually premeditated and intentional. Some of the examples of these premeditated and intentional acts include assault, battery, theft and trespass. In such scenarios it can be seen from a very primary sense that the defendant acted purposefully to harm the plaintiff. The course of legal redress available to the aggrieved parties would be the filing of a personal injury law suit.
Defenses are also available to the defendants in a suit of personal injury. In their defense they may always argue a case of the plaintiff failing to take due care and precaution to avoid the harm so caused. 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.