Appeals in the Personal Injury Context
The practice of personal injury law, although part of civil litigation in general, has become a very specialized area of practice. Defendants are represented almost exclusively by lawyers whose practices are restricted to the defence of personal injury lawsuits. Increasingly, plaintiff lawyers dedicate their practices exclusively to plaintiff personal injury litigation. The specialization of the bar and the practice of personal injury law extends equally to appeals which might flow from a personal injury case. While the appeal process is generic in a sense, applying to all forms of civil litigation, there are specific issues more common to appeals that arise in the personal injury context.