I have been licensed as an Attorney at Law with the State Bar of California since... more
I have been licensed as an Attorney at Law with the State Bar of California since 1996. I am licensed to practice law in the California state courts and the 9th Circuit of the Federal Court, Eastern District. In 2006, I retired from the California State Fire Marshal's Office as an Assistant Deputy Director and had served a total of 30 years in difference aspects of the fire services. In 2... 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.