Why a Specialist Attorney Is Important
“Scientia potentia est” is a Latin saying meaning “knowledge is power”.
There is more knowledge, information, and ideas in our world today than ever before, but millions of people are still not better off with everything we know as humans.
Some people unfortunately do not have the knowledge or don’t have the power or resources to use it.
Not all attorneys are created equal and not everyone can know everything. This is why the best decision you can make is to rely on an attorney with a track record and the knowledge and experience related to your specific case.
Medical negligence and personal injury matters often require much more than just knowledge of the law. A keen grasp of medical concepts as well as where to find the right medical advice and which experts to approach are some of the skills that distinguish a personal injury lawyer from a general lawyer.
What is a personal injury lawyer?
A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who specialises in litigation where a person’s body has been injured (or they have died) and they or their family have suffered harm as a result. This could be due to motor vehicle accidents, general negligence, or medical negligence.
A personal injury lawyer will have the experience to know exactly what allegations have to be made in complicated cases and how to satisfy that burden of proof in court. This process starts with having a decent understanding of injuries and the treatment thereof and then knowing which medical resources, such as research and experts to utilise in convincing a court.
It is unlikely that you would as an attorney specialising in a family law issue such as divorce to assist you with a tax law issue, similarly you would not approach a specialist criminal lawyer to lead a corporate merger. Although all attorneys have a broad and basic knowledge of many areas of the law, it is only through experience that an attorney will develop the expertise that gives the client the crucial advantage.
Having an attorney with the necessary experience and expertise will save you valuable time in dealing with any claim you may have as well as protect you from unnecessary costs or risks in taking on such a case.
Medical negligence and personal injury litigation specialists
At Paul du Plessis Attorneys we have more than 25 years of personal injury and medical negligence experience. We are able to ensure that our clients who have been injured due to the fault of someone else receive expert legal services and maximum compensation. We are able to do this due to our excellent professional relationships with leading national and international experts in various medical fields.
Our firm has achieved record-breaking awards and exceptional results in negligence cases involving permanent disability or brain damage. We have on many an occasion finalised matters that were dismissed by other legal firms as too difficult or complicated. Our areas of specialization include:
- Birth Injuries and Brain damage (E.g. Cerebral palsy)
- Medical Negligence
- Personal Injuries (E.g. Dog bite cases)
- Retinopathy of Prematurity (blindness)
- Road Accident Fund litigation
We are proud of the many clients whom we have helped as evidenced by our positive client testimonials and our hope is to continue to improve the lives of all our clients and their families.
Written by Ergo Law Research and Consulting Services