Brief History Of Personal Injury Law

Personal injury law goes back to ancient history. According to the old Testament of the Bible, it is written an “eye for an eye.” This Jewish law required equal punishment when harm is done to an individual. However, personal injury lawsuits as we know them did not appear until the 20th century.

During this period, personal injury law has been modified to fit the needs of our society. Unfortunately, many attorneys have been criticized due to a few frivolous lawsuits over the past 30-40 years. Despite the negative conations, personal injury law is a standard practice in our society to protect consumers and seek justice for those injured because of the negligence of others. Righting wrongs suffered by others is the paramount objective of personal injury attorneys and is due to centuries of legal precedent.