I am a trial lawyer and have been one for 17 years. As such, I focus my practice on... more
I am a trial lawyer and have been one for 17 years. As such, I focus my practice on general litigation in both the civil and criminal defense arenas. When you are making a decision to hire an attorney, make sure that your attorney has the experience to take a case to trial and to the appellate level, if necessary. On average, I try about three jury trials and dozens of non-jury trials each year... 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.