Personal Injury Legal Terms Defined – Glossary

As a Colorado personal injury and accident trial lawyer, I am frequently asked by clients and others seeking information, “What does this mean?” There are many words, legal and medical, that people hear for the first time after they or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another. Many lawyers take for granted that people can or should understand the language used in personal injury cases. As a result many injury victims are too embarrassed to ask their lawyer what certain terms mean. I have done my best to include definitions of words that are frequently encountered in personal injury cases. In addition, I have provided some commentary to provide context when needed. A complete list of legal terms can and does merit it’s own dictionary and it is not my intent to recreate Black’s Law Dictionary here. If you have a question or need help understanding a word your lawyer or doctor have used and do not see it here, give me a call or send me an email and I’ll be happy to help.




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D.J. Banovitz’ career has always concentrated on trial practice and he has litigated hundreds of cases. His passion and sole career focus has been to seek justice for people suffering from personal injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence. The hallmark of the Law Office of D.J. Banovitz, is the total commitment to professionalism, quality, and personalized care of your injury case. D.J. has dedicated his professional life to helping those most in need and is a proud and active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. His experience includes volunteering for Colorado Rural Legal Services in Montrose, the Colorado Aids Project, consumer law, family law, criminal defense, and Alternative Defense Counsel for juveniles in Denver.