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What is a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer fights on your behalf if you’ve been injured physically, psychologically, economically or in reputation. This injury may be the result of neglect or malicious intent of another person, or it could be at the hands of a business, government or other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in tort law, which is the law of civil wrongs like car accidents, company wrongdoing, unlawful imprisonment and more.

To become qualified to be a personal injury lawyer in the United States, a person must earn a bachelor’s degree, followed by a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from a law school. Most states then require the person to pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. Unlike many attorneys who require a retainer, personal injury lawyers often work on contingency fees. This means that in lieu of payment upfront, they receive an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement in case of a win.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

A personal injury lawyer will advocate for your legal rights if you’ve been hurt in an accident at work or in daily life, have suffered from medical malpractice, or are struggling to have your insurance carrier cover your needs. It may be helpful to talk with two or three lawyers before selecting one. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, research their reviews and make sure former clients have had good experiences with them. Next, make sure the personal injury lawyer has experience and proven success winning cases similar to yours. Confirm that the lawyer is licensed to provide services in your state. When you find a qualified personal injury lawyer with whom you want to work, freely discuss payment and fees before any work begins. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to learn what your case is about and explain their rates. Personal injury attorneys typically receive a percentage of your settlement (called a contingency fee), so they are paid after the trial or case is complete. Keep in mind that some attorneys have fees that you must pay even if you don’t win your trial. It’s important to understand these details before work begins so you don’t have any unhappy surprises later. Lastly, it’s wise to choose a personal injury lawyer that you have confidence in and with whom you can communicate openly and honestly.

Reviews for Los Angeles personal injury attorneys
Luis G.
I had a wonderful experience with the accident lawyer Daniel Kim at this personal injury law firm, they are good professionals, close and attentive. They are truly professionals. I recommend them 100%
Car Accident Lawyer Daniel KimCar Accident Lawyer Daniel Kim
Clayton E.
This is the first time that I ever needed a lawyer for my personal injury case. I was hesitant to choose one, but I decided to choose one because I found out that the insurance company was trying to settle my case quickly to avoid paying medical expenses. My daughter advised me to contact an attorney because she had read very good reviews about Daniel Kim and she had used him in the past and was very satisfied with his professionalism and his work. After my daughter’s recommendation, I contacted Daniel Kim. From the minute that Daniel Kim started to work on my case, I started to feel more confident that I was going to get the medical treatments I needed. Daniel Kim and his assistant Nancy were very kind and explained everything in great detail. Daniel is very knowledgeable about the law and procedure and was able to answer all my questions. I felt like I was in good hands. I am so happy and grateful for Daniel Kim's help, many thanks.
Car Accident Lawyer Daniel KimCar Accident Lawyer Daniel Kim
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