There are a plethora of legal terms involved in your case. Our legal dictionary helps define terms that can become confusing from A-Z.
Acting in an honest manner, without taking advantage of other people or breaking promises you’ve made to act. Good faith applies to all types of promises and transactions and dealings.
See also: Bad Faith.
A deliberate breach of a pre-existing duty. If it causes other to be exposed to extreme risks resulting in harm, a defendant may also be considered criminally negligent.
Legal proceedings in which a judge discusses the issues in a case or receives information in order to make a decision about a dispute or a proposed settlement.
An estimate of how much normal use or function of an injured body part you are no longer able to use. Impairment ratings are determined based on guidelines published and updated regularly by the American Medical Association (AMA). An impairment rating is used to calculate a permanent disability rating as …
An injured worker who is not represented by an attorney.
To compensate for losses or damages. Examples: An insurance policy may indemnify a policy holder against losses like fire, theft, or property damage.
An official decision of a court resolving the legal issues in an action and stating the rights and obligations of the parties involved.
Member of a jury.
A blood relative.
When a right, privilege, or agreement becomes invalid because it is not renewed or it has expired.