10.05.2016

Important Terms To Know In a Personal Injury Case Part 2

The attorneys at Powell Law have litigated all types of personal injury cases over the years. During the course of a personal injury lawsuit, clients encounter various unfamiliar legal terms related to their case. Here is part two of a primer explaining a few of these terms (I-R):

Interrogatory – A form of written discovery that is simply a type of question, which may be uniform or non-uniform, and which may be used by parties of a lawsuit to uncover information.

Lawsuit – A legal proceeding between two parties in a court of law.

Medical malpractice – Involves the delivery of care by a healthcare provider that does not meet the established standard of care and results in a patient’s injury or death.Important Terms To Know In a Personal Injury Case Part 2

Motion – Typically a written request, although it may be oral, by a party for a judge’s ruling on an issue.

Negligence – The failure to exercise the care toward others that a reasonable or prudent person would exercise under the circumstances

Pain and Suffering – Mental or physical stress for which a plaintiff may recover damages.

Plaintiff – The party who  initiates a lawsuit against a defendant.

Power of Attorney – A document giving someone legal authority to act on behalf of another for general, financial or medical purposes.

Product Liability – An area of personal injury law that addresses dangerous and defective products.

Request for Admissions – Part of the discovery process in a civil case comprised of a set of statements sent from one party to an opposing party, for the purpose of having the adversarial party admit or deny the statements or allegations therein.

Request for Production – This is a request for documents, electronically stored information, or other tangible items relevant to a lawsuit’s subject matter.

For 110 years, Powell Law has litigated Pennsylvania personal injury actions in cases ranging from motor vehicle accidents to medical malpractice. Consult the experienced attorneys at Powell Law. Contact us online or call (570) 961-0777. You don’t pay unless we win.

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