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I am the Managing Attorney in the law firm of Michael L. Barras, A Professional Law Corporation. I pride myself on honesty, integrity, and vigorous advocacy of my clients' rights. I also pride myself on being as accessible as possible to my clients in today's busy legal climate. My mission in the practice of law is to provide effective legal representation while keeping my clients in the loop... 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.