Defamation and Personal Injury Law
6/27/2012 3:55:35 PM
Not all personal injuries involve a physical injury. Defamation (more commonly known as “defamation of character”) can cause you and your reputation serious damage, whether spoken or in print.
Defamation is written or spoken words that negatively and falsely impact a person’s reputation. Written defamation is called “libel” and spoken defamation is called “slander”.
Your name has value and statements that are defamatory can harm this value. They can negatively impact your career, your relationships with your friends and family and cause emotional distress in your life. If you are the victim of defamation of character, you may be able to file a defamation claim through a personal injury attorney and pursue damages if you have been defamed in:
- Newspapers and magazines
- Emails, Websites, Blogs or anywhere else on the Internet
- Employer documentation or meetings
- Public speeches or gatherings
- Radio or television broadcasts
Representing clients who are victims of defamation of character is a highly specialized area of personal injury law that recognizes that each person has a legal right to protect his reputation from being damaged by false statements – written or spoken – made against him.
If you feel you’re a victim of defamation, find a personal injury attorney who has expertly and successfully handled the highly complex and sensitive matters relating to defamation of character. Such an attorney must possess advanced understanding of the strategies to use in order to build the strongest possible case, hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and defend your good name.