Before that, I was only aware of criminal lawyers and corporate lawyers, prosecutors and defense attorneys. Thanks to my friend for opening up to me personal injury law. According to her, she wants to be a personal injury lawyer because she wants to provide legal representation to those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, or other entity. She further added that personal injury lawyers' expertise is in the area of tort law. She laughed at me when I asked her, "and what is tort law?"
Anyway, my friend explained to me that a tort, is a civil wrong which unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act. Anyway, she was explaining to me the basics of tort law, and its difference from criminal law, and I was like, " I probably need more than one sitting to really be able to tell the difference." I guess I really have a lot to learn more about the legal field.
I am so happy for my friend who is now pursuing this field of law. She said that soon, she may consider working for a law firm representing injury victims so that she could get already the much needed exposure and practice before she becomes a lawyer, and she gets to really experience the meaning of the new career that is making her more excited. She is excited to experience championing victims by helping them win compensation for injuries resulting from the negligence of others.