You Have A Personal Injury Case. Who Should You Hire?

by Allison Dean - Medical Malpractice Lawyers on January 15, 2012

Tort law, i.e. those laws that cover personal injury cases, is that which protects citizens who have been physically or psychologically injured due to another party’s negligence or purposeful wrong doing.  If you’ve been hurt, knowing that you need justice is easy.  Knowing how to seek it, on the other hand, is not so easy.  There are lawyer advertisements everywhere and knowing which kind of lawyer, i.e. personal injury or general attorney, to hire can be one of the many daunting tasks you need to complete to seek justice; this is especially true of someone who has never hired a lawyer before.  Below you will find information to aid you in your decision.

General attorneys’ law practices consist of different types of law, which they practice concurrently.  For instance, a general attorney might practice a combination of tort law, criminal law, real estate law, and labor and employment law.

Each general attorney is different; some take cases involving any kind of law, while others limit themselves certain areas of law.

Personal injury lawyers, as opposed to general attorneys, concentrate their practice specifically on tort law.  According to, “torts are civil offenses against a particular person, or group of people, that are grounds for a lawsuit.”  Usually, in a tort law case, those injured receive compensation from the person/people that caused the injury.

Examples of cases that a personal injury lawyer might take include medical malpractice, work related injuries, or motorcycle accident injuries.  Personal injury lawyers may concentrate generally on tort law, or may specialize their practice in one particular area of tort law, like medical malpractice.

So, experience is what differentiates a personal injury lawyer from a general attorney.  Because general attorneys practice so many different types of law while personal injury lawyers solely concentrate on tort law (i.e. personal injury cases), personal injury lawyers will be more practiced in their area than general attorneys.  Every case is different, but typically if you have a personal injury case, it will probably be in your best interest to choose a personal injury lawyer.

Allison Dean is a writer bringing information to those faced with a personal injury case.  Allison also writes about medical malpractice cases, and is a contributor for

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