Personal Injury Lawyer

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Personal injury lawyers specialise in representing and advising clients who claim to have been injured in some way at the fault of another party. Typically, this amounts to cases involving car accidents, public liability, negligence, defamation, claims against government departments, disability claims and inheritance disputes. A large part of this type of work is consulting with potential clients and evaluating whether or not they have a case and are likely to receive compensation. After this has been established, personal injury lawyers work to gather evidence and build a case to either present in court or to achieve an out of court settlement.

Personal injury lawyers are expert in tort law, the particular area concerned with damages caused to an individual's property or rights. Other than the qualifications necessary to practice law, only experience is required to specialise in this area. Employment opportunities exist in rural and metropolitan areas in both general and specialist law firms.