I grew up in a small fishing village in rural Alaska, where my parents still live. I... more
I grew up in a small fishing village in rural Alaska, where my parents still live. I met my wife while attending law school at Cornell University in Ithaca New York. I clerked for the Honorable Jonathan H. Link, J.S.C. in Alaska, and worked for the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. I thereafter relocated to the New York metropolitan area where my wife was working as ... 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.