A personal injury lawsuit is filed when a person is injured in either an assault or an accident that is someone else's fault. The person may sue for a number of expenses, including:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Home care
- Loss of consortium
Generally their is a personal injury lawyer reprensenting the plaintiff, or injured party, and a defense attorney representing the party accused of causing the accident. The attorneys often try to reach an agreement and settle the case. This can save the plaintiff what can be a couple of years waiting for the case to reach trial.
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