What Are The Responsibilities of an Injury Lawyer?

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An injury lawyer is a lawyer who provides legal representation to citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are making a claim that they have been injured by the action or inaction of another.

PA personal injury lawyer responsibilitiesThis “personal injury claim” can be of a physical or psychological (emotional) nature, and must be as a direct result of the actions or inactions, referred to as negligence, of another person, a company, a governmental agency, religious organization or other entity.

Lawyes are especially knowledgeable and have experience with regard to “tort law,” which involves civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation, or rights, as opposed to other areas of law, such as corporate, family, civil, or criminal law – to name a few.

An injury attorney is trained and licensed to practice virtually any field of law however, they typically only handle cases that fall under tort law.

What is tort law? Tort law includes, among other things, work injuries, collisions such as automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, Septa bus or train accidents, defective products that cause injury, medical mistakes, and more.

Responsibilities of an Attorney

An attorney takes on many responsibilities in the service of victims, known as plaintiffs. Our first order of business is interviewing a plaintiff or claimant to  determine the legal remedies that may be available.

After taking on a case for a client, we identify the issues and perform extensive research into all relevant issues to build a strong case. This case is used to convince insurance companies, or in some cases juries, that the plaintiff has the right to compensation and damage awards for their accident and personal injuries.

The responsibility to obtain justice and compensation for victims losses and suffering is achieved through client counseling, legal advice, advocacy, written arguments with insurance companies, and ultimately oral arguments to a jury in some cases if a settlement cannot be reached.

Law firms adhere to strict standards of legal ethics when dealing with clients. PA codes of conduct state that a lawyer must knowledgeably evaluate legal matters and exercise competence in any legal matter undertaken. Attorneys are obligated to provide clients loyalty and confidentiality and work vigorously to protect their clients’ best interests.

A law firm’s responsibilities encompass professional codes of conduct established by The Pennsylvania state bar association, through which lawyers are licensed. Once licensed to practice law by their the Pennsylvania Bar Association, a lawyer is legally permitted to advertise their services, offer legal advice to injury victims, file legal complaints on behalf of clients, draft legal documents, and argue cases in court.

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