After graduating in the top 25% of my law school class at Depaul University, I... more
After graduating in the top 25% of my law school class at Depaul University, I started my career as an assistant corporation counsel to the City of Chicago. I defended the City of Chicago, Police and Firefighters when they were sued for being in an accident, a shooting, or some other case where an injury was caused. I spent years defending against multi million dollar lawsuits. Some of my succe... 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.