When an individual is involved in some type of personal injury, such as a dog bite accident, social security disability claim or worker’s compensation claim, he or she is often thrown into a world with new legal terminology. This can prove frustrating for any person, especially if he must hear and try to understand these words and phrases while also dealing with injuries, family issues and financial difficulties.
To try to help our clients and our community become more knowledgeable about some of the terminology they may be faced with when pursuing a personal injury claim, we have included below an index of common legal terms and phrases.
Click on a term to view its definition.
|A||Action to file suit
Assumption of the Risk
Bodily Injury Liability
Breach of Duty
Cause of Action
|F||Fair Employment and Housing Act
Judgment on the Merits
Long Term Disability (LTD)
Vocational Rehabilitation Maintenance Allowance
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board