Legal Dictionary I


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so that you can better understand some of the legal vocabulary used throughout our website and during your personal injury claim.

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Immunity – Freedom from duty or penalty.

Impeachment of a Witness – An attack on the credibility of a witness.

In Camera – In a judge’s chambers; in private.

In Camera Inspection – Judge’s private inspection of a document prior to his or her ruling on its admissibility or use at trial.

In Camera Proceedings – Trial or proceeding in a place not open to the public, usually in a judge’s chambers.

Inadmissible Evidence – Evidence that cannot be admitted or received.

Income – A reoccurring gain or benefit of money determined by labor or capital.

Indemnify – To restore the victim of a loss, either in whole or in part, by payment of money or repair or replacement of the thing lost.

Independent Medical Examination (IME) – Medical examination performed on an injured worker by a company doctor usually for the purpose of showing that a work-related injury no longer exists or that it has decreased in severity.

Informed Consent –   Person’s agreement to allow something to happen, such as a medical procedure, which is based on full disclosure of the facts necessary to make an intelligent decision.

Injunction – A court order prohibiting a party from a specific course of action.

Injure – Hurt or harm; to commit an injustice or offense.

Injury – The harm, loss, or damage sustained as the result of another person’s negligence.

Instruction – Direction given by a judge regarding the applicable law in a given case.

Interlocutory – Provisional; not final. An interlocutory order or an interlocutory appeal concerns only a part of the issues raised in a lawsuit.

Interrogatories – Written questions developed by one party’s attorney for the opposing party. Interrogatories must be answered under oath within a specific period of time.

Intervention – Proceeding in a suit where a third person is allowed, with the court’s permission, to join the suit as a party.

Intestate – Dying without a will.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome – A condition of abnormally increased spontaneous movement (motility) of the small and large intestine, generally stress can contribute to this condition.

Ischemic Colitis – An inflammation caused by interference with the blood flow to the large intestine. This lack of blood flow leads to death of tissue.

Issue – The disputed point in a disagreement between parties in a lawsuit.

 

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