Personal Injury Attorney
Job Description

Personal Injury Attorney Job Description

Personal Injury Attorney Job Overview

A personal injury attorney is a licensed legal professional who focuses on personal injury and tort law. They specialize in physical, psychological, and other personal injury aspects and represent a range of cases, from dog bites and car accidents to medical malpractice and wrongful death suits. They handle personal injury cases from start to finish, and they represent, negotiate, and litigate on their clients’ behalf to receive justice and compensation for their losses. They meet with prospective clients to evaluate potential personal injury claims and provide legal advice. Personal injury attorneys draft, review, and modify legal documents, conduct legal research, and gather relevant evidence. They update the status of all case files and manage their support team of legal professionals. When not in court, they typically work at a general law office or personal injury law firm.

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Personal Injury Attorney Job Summary

Our firm is growing, and we’re looking for an empathic, experienced personal injury attorney to help our clients find justice and compensation for their injuries. You’ll handle the case file from start to finish with support from our team of highly skilled legal professionals. You should have excellent credentials, a minimum of 3 years of successful personal injury litigation along with trial case experience, and an authentic passion for helping people. If this sounds like you, apply today!

Location

Ashburn, VA

Personal Injury Attorney Responsibilities

  • Handle personal injury case files from start to finish
  • Evaluate potential personal injury claims and provide legal advice to prospective clients accordingly
  • Draft, review, and modify claims, motions, discovery responses, demand letters, pleadings, subpoenas, memorandums, and other legal documents
  • Research case law and premises liability, and gather insurance policies, medical expenses, medical records, and other evidence relevant to the case
  • Communicate with clients, expert witnesses, insurance company adjusters, supporting witnesses, and medical providers to gather information
  • Negotiate suitable agreements and settle on the clients’ behalf when appropriate
  • Represent the client at hearings, trials, mediations, depositions, and litigation
  • Document and update the status of all case files in the case management system
  • Manage a team of personal injury paralegals, legal assistants, case managers, litigation paralegals, and legal secretary

Personal Injury Attorney Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a J.D. degree is required
  • Membership in the State Bar Association and a state license to practice law is mandatory
  • 3 years of experience in personal injury litigation or trial experience in medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, or civil litigation practice areas is needed
  • A good understanding of personal injury law/ tort law, medical terminology, wrongful death, civil and family law, and medical malpractice is desired
  • Superb drafting, research, negotiation, and communication skills are preferred
  • Must be computer proficient

Personal Injury Attorney Compensation

$96,156 (National Average)

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