I received my law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1994 and... more
I received my law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to practice law in Alabama in September 1994 and in Georgia in 2008. After practicing for several years with a national plaintiff's law firm, I took the vast knowledge gained there and began my solo law practice in 1998. Today, my firm is nationally recognized as one that is small, yet aggressive... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. They cover cases such as car accidents, botched surgery, and harassment. Personal injury attorneys know how the insurance claim process works, they know what evidence to gather, and they know how to calculate and present a claim for damages. Many personal injury attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the payment you receive, also called the personal injury settlement. If you don't recover any money, they don't get paid their fee. Personal injury lawyers also know how to defend you if someone thinks an injury is your fault.