FREDD HASS: Personal injury cases primarily involve injuries to the body or to the brain or to you emotionally. There's a lot of categories of personal injury cases. It can be a car accident; a boating accident; a bicycle accident; a dog bite; an accident caused by someone who's been drinking. So, there's a wide variety of ways someone can be personally injured.
Each area of the law is specific. And so, what you're looking for is you're looking for knowledge in those particular areas. An area of personal injury that requires a great deal of expertise is brain injury. I spend a lot of time working with people who've been involved in accidents where they've suffered a traumatic brain injury. In those cases, you have to have an understanding of how the brain functions and how it affects you, whether that be your physical function; whether that be emotionally and mentally. So, you need a lot of extra knowledge in those kinds of cases to make sure that the true impact of the injury is understood by either the insurance company or the jury, if the case eventually goes to the jury.
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