Personal injury lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in the area of law known as tort law, which includes civil wrongs and economic or non-economic damages to a person’s property, reputation, or rights. They usually provide legal representation to clients claiming injury, physically or psychological, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.
Once licensed to practice law by their state bar association, lawyers are legally permitted to file legal complaints, argue cases in state court, draft legal documents, and offer legal advice to victims of personal injury. Personal injury lawyers must also adhere to strict standards of legal ethics when dealing with clients. While the guidelines vary according to state, the basic codes of conduct state that a lawyer must knowledgeably evaluate legal matters and exercise competence in any legal matter undertaken. Moreover, personal injury lawyers owe their clients a duty of loyalty and confidentiality and must work to protect their clients’ best interests.
When an attorney recommends a medical injury expert, such as a Chiropractor, he does so because that expert is capable of helping his client with relief from injury, as well as providing the necessary reports and records essential to legal issue. The injury expert has an ethical duty to the court to present the evidence as an independent expert witness.
By Dr. F. Beteta, D.C., Atlas Chiropractic CenterLeave a reply →