What Is A Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury lawyer, in the simplest of terms, doesn't really exist. What you have is a lawyer that has extensive experience and know-how when it comes to protecting the victims of injury and getting them the settlements they need. When you think of your average lawyer, what you have is a general practitioner. They handle a multitude of cases, and they sometimes may take a personal injury matter. Their experience with personal injury is sporadic, so they don’t have the time invested to really be considered a specialist in the field of personal injury. Then you have lawyers that focus exclusively on personal injury matters, like myself. What my firm and I do focuses solely on personal injury matters, day in day out. Whether that's a car crash or slip and fall, a catastrophic injury from a medical malpractice, a dangerous product, we fight for it. We fight for those injured victims. We invest our time, our money, our resources to help those injured victims get back to what they were before.
In cases of personal injury, our main focus isn’t punishing the person who caused the injury. Punishment and specifically punitive measures are settled in criminal court, and they’re handled by the state. Our goal is much more people-oriented, in that our first and only concern is helping our client get to where they need to be to move on and be successful in the future. If you’ve been injured such that you can no longer work, that can ruin your finances and, in some cases, your life. That needs to be provided for, so we seek damages in the form of lost wages. If you’ve had to stay in the hospital for an extended period of time, even if you have insurance, those bills are going to pile up, and not everyone can pay for that. Because you would never have had those bills if you hadn’t been injured, we get you compensation for your medical costs. Ideally, we sue for damages in such a way that you are able to continue your life with as good of a quality as you would’ve had if you had never been injured. What’s happened to you is unfair, and it wasn’t your fault— there’s no reason for you to pay for someone else’s mistake if you don’t have to. And when you hire us, you don’t have to.
You can hire a lawyer, or you can hire a champion. What we do is take that injured victim, we stand up to the insurance companies, we stand up against the corporations or the government and really be the advocate they need to take them, show that they're injured and make sure that we maximize that recovery for that injured victim. Insurance companies, hospitals, corporations, and other individuals will do anything and everything they can to avoid having to pay extensive damages. They’ll hire expensive representation, they’ll attempt to discredit your evidence, and ultimately what they try to do is pretend what happened to you wasn’t their fault. We will not be intimidated, and we won’t allow what happened to you to be minimized or forgotten. With us, you will never be someone else’s collateral damage. If you’re injured and in need of an advocate, call us, and let us take up your cause.
What we do is take that injured victim, we stand up to the insurance companies, we stand up against the corporations or the government and really be the advocate they need to take them, show that they're injured and make sure that we maximize that recovery for that injured victim.