Why didI decide to be a lawyer? I decided to become a lawyer after watching my... more
Why didI decide to be a lawyer? I decided to become a lawyer after watching my father represent clients in trial. A person charged with a crime has one person in the courtroom they can trust, their lawyer. I decided to be a lawyer to assist people during one of the most tragic and difficult times in their lives. What work experience and education helps mebe a better lawyer? Trying to be ... view profile
EDWARD L. WEINER is founder of Weiner Spivey & Miller, PLC. He has been an active... more
EDWARD L. WEINER is founder of Weiner Spivey & Miller, PLC. He has been an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association since 1980 and serves as its current President. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation since January 2002 and as a past President. He currently serves on the Virginia State Bar Council of Local Bar Leaders. He was honored in 2012 by being ... view profile
I'm a self reliant problem solver with intense stamina. Many people say I'm... more
I'm a self reliant problem solver with intense stamina. Many people say I'm extremely competitive but I just hate losing. For the first part of my legal career I practiced workers' compensation, personal injury and Social Security disability in Maryland and Washington, DC. These days, my practice is more concentrated in handling signficant personal injury claims as well as helping to manage the... view profile
A personal injury lawyer works with clients who have suffered a physical or emotional injury, usually by accident or mistake. For example, if you are in a car accident or are the victim of a botched surgery, a personal injury attorney can help. They 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.