Derek has a strong background handling personal injury claims. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for more than eight years in the insurance industry as an adjuster and claims investigator. Derek handled a wide range of property, casualty...
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Insurance, Litigation
Counseling clients in various areas of civil law including litigation and transactions involving real estate, torts, business start-up, business planning, estate planning, securities, and bankruptcy.
Practice areas & skills: Personal Injury, Litigation, Real Estate, Estate Planning, Business
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.