FREE Personal Injury Assessment Questions and Answers

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An effort by large corporations to restrict the capacity of tort victims to file lawsuits and cap the amount of damages that can be awarded. Reform, according to them, is required since so many "frivolous" cases result in verdicts of millions of dollars in damages. Consumer activists and other defenders of the current tort system contend that factual errors have been made in the cases used by tort reformers, and they attack tort reform as a cover for corporate assistance.

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Defense firm is law practice that represents people who have been hurt as a result of someone else's negligence.

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Legally required; accountable. Liability in tort law refers to a party's duty to another, typically requiring monetary restitution.

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Your uninsured motorist coverage will pay for your damages if you are involved in a car accident that was brought on by a driver who was either uninsured or had only minimal insurance on their vehicle. Given that a person who does not have auto insurance is most likely to have no assets, this is done to safeguard drivers who would otherwise have little remedy against the tortfeasor.

Term: Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

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Your insurance provider is required to hire a lawyer to defend you if you are sued after an accident. To represent its clients, the insurer may retain a private law firm or appoint in-house lawyers.

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Plaintiff firm is an attorney's office that defends those being sued.

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"Tort" is the wrong term in French. A legal wrongdoing or injury for which the victim is entitled to recompense from the responsible party. Physical, financial, and emotional harm are all types of torts.

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