After suffering a personal injury, many people are not familiar with the related legal terms. The law has its own language, and if you’ve been injured in an auto accident or on someone else’s property, then it is important to know at least the basics of the relevant legal jargon.
Here we’ll discuss a few terms that anyone who has suffered a personal injury in New York should understand.
Liability is a basic concept in personal injury law. When someone else is liable for an injury you’ve suffered, that person (the defendant) is legally responsible for the harm caused to you (the plaintiff). When the defendant is found to be liable for your injury, he or she could be ordered by the court to pay damages.