What is a Trial Lawyer?
A trial lawyer, also known as a litigator, is an attorney who specializes in civil cases and lawsuits. Unlike criminal law, civil law is about private disputes between individuals or organizations. It deals with the harm, loss, or injury to one side or the other and the defendant is held either liable or not liable for damages incurred. In a civil lawsuit the complaining party, also known as the plaintiff, is asking the court to right a wrong in the form of monetary compensation. A trial attorney is uniquely qualified to help their clients navigate all aspects of the litigation process including investigations, trials, settlements, and appeals.
Instances When You Will Need a Trial Lawyer?
It’s an unfortunate reality that our lives and the lives of our loved ones can be changed in an instant by the negligence of others. If you have experienced trauma at the hands of another person or organization, it’s important to know that you have rights and deserve compensation. Below are common examples of instances where seeking a trial lawyer would be beneficial:
- Fraternity or campus hazing resulting in injury or death
- Sexual abuse
- Sexual assault
- Title IX violations
- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- School violence
If you or a loved one have experienced any of the following and wish to hold the responsible parties liable, a trial lawyer can help you.
What you should know before hiring a Trial Lawyer
There are already so many emotions to navigate after tragedy hits close to home that it can feel overwhelming thinking about how to find a trial lawyer. The first step is to narrow down your list of possible attorneys to work with. This could mean asking your network or searching Google. We also recommend taking the time to meet with a few attorneys so you are able to ask questions and get a sense of whether or not you feel comfortable working with them.
Some questions to ask include:
- How long have you been practicing?
- Have you handled cases like this before?
- What will our meetings be like?
- What are your fees?
- What results have been able to achieve in similar cases?
- In which states are you licensed to practice law?
The Fierberg National Law Group is Here to Help
The attorneys at The Fierberg National Law Group are among the nation’s best trial lawyers. For more than 25 years our legal team has been focused on and dedicated to victims of fraternity hazing, sexual violence, Title IX violations, serious personal injury, gun violence, wrongful death, and misconduct in schools. Our attorneys understand the challenges that come with filing claims against institutions that are more interested in maintaining their reputation and often hide behind well-heeled lawyers.
To date, we have obtained and collected over $330 million in settlements for our clients. While that number is important to us, we take great pride in our unmatched record of establishing legal precedent in both Federal and State courts. Parents and victims justly demand that comprehensive changes be imposed upon those who caused or failed to prevent their trauma. We have sought and secured enforceable concessions from defendants designed to make institutions better managed and safer, allowing personal legacies to endure.
The Fierberg National Law Group has worked hard to put this team together for two principal reasons: We believe in our clients, and we believe our clients’ pursuit of justice must be supported by intelligent, trained, passionate firepower. The Fierberg National Law Group has and continues to represent people from all over the country. If we are not licensed to practice in the state where tragedy has occurred, we obtain special permission to practice and associate ourselves with qualified local trial counsel – combining local attorneys with national expertise – giving you the best legal representation.
We know that any situation requiring a trial lawyer can be an incredibly difficult time and we want to help ease the burden of your case and get the justice you seek. Contact us to get to know more and see how we can help you. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877.WASH.DC.1.