The Focus is on Being Made “Whole”
When a individual, or an entire family, turns to a lawyer to obtain money damages as a result of injuries or death, they are in the area of civil law. This often overlaps with criminal or traffic law but is a separate area known as “torts.”
The goal of personal injury law is to make those injured “whole.” This focus must never be forgotten in the complexities of advancing a claim.
When there has been a death, being made whole is obviously unobtainable, but the legal system considers all claims with the intent to return some value to the family of the decedent. There is never any attempt to reward or create a windfall in personal injury law.