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Common Personal Injury Terms to Know

If you have been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, you may be considering taking legal action against that party. However, for those without any legal background, there are a number of legal terms that will likely come up in the course of a lawsuit that may be unknown and confusing.

Fortunately, a skilled personal injury lawyer can help you with any questions or concerns you may have, and can help you pursue the compensation you need for your accident-related losses. To learn more, or to set up an appointment to discuss your situation, contact a San Diego injury attorney from Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 today.

Important Legal Terms

Many plaintiffs in personal injury cases have little to no legal background. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a law school graduate to understand some of the most basic personal injury terms. Some legal terms you are likely to come across in a personal injury case include the following:

  • Discovery – Part of a case where each party tries to gather as much information as possible before trial.
  • Deposition – Part of the discovery process where an individual / witness answers questions or gives a statement under oath.
  • Negligence – The basis of every personal injury case. Negligence occurs when an individual fails to act the way a reasonable person would have in similar circumstances.
  • Statute of limitations – The time limit every plaintiff has to take legal action following an injury.
  • Damages – Compensation that a plaintiff may be awarded.

If you have questions about filing a personal injury lawsuit, or you are looking to meet with an attorney about starting your case, we are here to help.

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Taking legal action can be incredibly confusing, especially if you are having trouble understanding the legal terms and jargon you come across. Fortunately, an attorney can help you fully understand your legal rights and options as you pursue the compensation you need. To learn more, contact a San Diego personal injury attorney with Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123.

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