Empowering You With Knowledge: Understanding Personal Injury Legal Terms

Navigating Personal Injury Law: David M. Dick Co., L.P.A.’s Commitment to Your Journey

Embarking on a personal injury journey may seem daunting, but familiarizing yourself with the legal terms of personal injury can be beneficial. To help you feel more confident as you embark on your personal injury journey, we’ve compiled a list of legal terms accompanied by easy-to-understand explanations. In our pursuit of justice, David M. Dick Co., L.P.A. is devoted to accompanying you through every phase of your personal injury journey. We understand the importance of clarity, and our commitment is to help you understand the intricacies of personal injury law.

Alphabetical List of Personal Injury Legal Terms:

  • Affidavit: A written statement confirmed by an oath for use as evidence in court.
  • Arbitration: A process to settle disputes outside the traditional courtroom setting, where a neutral third party (an arbitrator) decides.
  • Attorney-Client Privilege: A confidentiality rule that protects client and attorney communications.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (A.D.R.): Refers to procedures like mediation or arbitration that are used to resolve issues without going to court.
  • Assumption of Risk: A legal concept where people knowingly expose themselves to certain dangers.
  • Burden of Proof: The obligation to prove one’s assertions in a court case.
  • Class Action Lawsuit: A legal action filed by a group with similar claims against a defendant.
  • Comparative Negligence: A principle where each party’s negligence for a given injury is weighed when determining damages.
  • Contingency Fee: A payment to a lawyer that is contingent on winning a case.
  • Deposition: An oral statement before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths.
  • Discovery: The pre-trial phase where each party can request documents and other evidence from others.
  • Evidence of Insurability: Information that demonstrates a person’s eligibility for insurance coverage.
  • Expert Witness: Someone with specialized knowledge in a particular field who testifies in court.
  • Force Majeure: An event or effect that cannot be anticipated or controlled.
  • Gross Negligence: A deliberate and conscious neglect of duty of care, likely leading to notable harm or damage to individuals, possessions, or both.
  • Liability Insurance: Insurance that protects the insured party against claims resulting from injuries and damage to people or property.
  • Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI): A term used when the injured person is as well as expected to get with or without further medical treatment.
  • Medical Malpractice: A legal claim that arises when a healthcare specialist breaches professional norms, subsequently causing harm to a patient.
  • Personal Injury Lawsuit: A dispute arises when someone sues another for causing harm through intentional conduct or negligence.
  • Plaintiff: The person who initiates a lawsuit.
  • Power of Attorney: A legal document granting one person the authority to act for another.
  • Product Liability: A manufacturer or traders legal responsibility for producing or selling a faulty product.
  • Settlement Mediation: A proceeding where a mediator works with two parties to settle.
  • Standard of Care: The degree of care or competence expected in a particular circumstance or role.
  • Statute of Limitations: Laws that set the maximum period for initiating a lawsuit or claim.
  • Strict Liability: A legal doctrine where a party is held responsible for their actions or products that cause damages, regardless of fault or intent.
  • Testimony: A formal written or spoken statement in a court of law.
  • Tort: An improper action (excluding contract violations) causing harm to an individual, property, reputation, etc., meriting compensation for the wronged party. 
  • Wrongful Death: A death caused by someone’s negligence, intentional action, or strict liability.

How David M. Dick Co., L.P.A. Can Help

Embarking on a personal injury journey can certainly be a daunting task. However, with the support of David M. Dick Co., L.P.A., rest assured that you’re not alone in your pursuit of justice. Boasting a legacy spanning over three decades, our top-tier legal team supports those who have been unjustly injured, focusing on your needs while battling insurance companies with determination and resolve.

Our seasoned team of lawyers harness their years of expertise and commitment to make your journey toward justice as smooth as possible. Keeping your circumstances at the forefront, they construct strategies designed to ensure a vigilant defense on your behalf. You can trust us to answer all your questions and provide insight into your best options.

Being an established Ohio-based personal injury law firm, we represent those feeling voiceless following a personal injury. As your advocates, we bring dedication, compassion, and extensive firm resources to negotiations. Our team is also proficient in trial procedures, boasting a track record of securing favorable jury verdicts. So, trust David M. Dick Co., L.P.A., for legal representation, and remember, we charge no fee until we successfully recover your rightful compensation.

Your Path to Justice with David M. Dick Co., L.P.A.: Unwavering Support and Expert Legal Consultation

At David M. Dick Co., L.P.A., we believe knowledge is the first step toward justice. Understanding personal injury legal terms is crucial in asserting your rights. Our firm supports you with the expertise and determination needed for a successful personal injury claim.

Your journey toward understanding and justice begins here. Contact us today for a thorough and dedicated legal consultation. We commit ourselves to you, relentlessly pursuing justice on your behalf. Remember, with David M. Dick Co., L.P.A., you are heard, understood, valued, and your case is always in the most capable hands.

This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Always consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction.