A personal injury lawyer is an attorney who offers legal representation to individuals who claim to have been harmed, either physically or mentally, as a result of the negligence of someone else, business, government agency or some other entity. Personal injury lawyers specialize in a specific area of law called tort law, which is the body of law that governs how pecuniary damage and/or bodily harm are recovered from others. This includes accidents, malpractice, products liability, and negligence, among other areas. Many attorneys offer their clients a free initial consultation, during which time they will evaluate the case and look into all the options that may be open to them.You may find more information at Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A., Saint Petersburg.
Attorneys generally practice law in three states: Alabama, Arkansas and California. In the state of Arkansas, a personal injury lawyer can help clients that are injured because of actions taken by another person, organization or government agency. These include accidents, malpractice, product liability and negligence. In the state of California, personal injury lawyers also practice law but only in the city of San Francisco. Most of these lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means that they receive no fees unless they win the case. However, there are many lawyers who accept hourly rates.
Attorneys must prove that they are experienced and that they can provide the type of legal representation required. This is done through the completion of an attorney’s license application and renewal request. After being accepted into the profession, a personal injury lawyer must pass the state bar exam. After passing the bar exam, lawyers must take a state board exam to become a licensed attorney. There are also colleges and universities that offer certification programs for lawyers who want to become licensed as an attorney. The American Bar Association offers such a program.
Carlson Meissner Hart & Hayslett, P.A.
3443 First Ave N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33713