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Personal injury attorneys deal with cases that involve accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace injuries, wrongful death, and medical
malpractice. This article discusses the qualification one needs to become a personal injury attorney. It also discusses the roles and
responsibilities of a personal injury lawyer. This is one of the most lucrative of all legal fields.

Personal injury attorneys are in great demand as many cases               As a personal injury attorney, you must remain abreast with
related to personal injury claims are filed each day. This law            the latest developments in the legal arena. For this, you are
field is quite lucrative as it involves large settlements in case         required to complete a specific number of continuing legal
the opposite party is a big firm or known person. In such                 education (CLE) courses.
cases at times the claim amount is in the millions and the
attorney gets a significant portion of it.                                You can specialize in a particular type of personal injury case
                                                                          too by practicing in particular areas only. You can also attain a
A personal injury attorney takes those cases where their                  certification of specialization by the American Bar Association
clients have been injured or physically or psychologically                (ABA).
harmed owing to negligence on someone else’s part.
                                                                          Skills you need to possess to be a personal litigation attorney:
A personal injury attorney handle only those cases that
come under the tort law like workplace injuries, automobile                   •      Good communication skills to deal with all kinds of
accidents and/or any other accidents, defective products,                            clients
medical malpractice, slip and fall accidents, and more.                       •      Ability to investigate the facts intelligently
                                                                              •      Good observation and analytical skills
Requirements: Academic & Skill Sets                                           •      Ability to prepare legal documentation
                                                                              •      Focused and determined approach to excel
To become a personal injury attorney, you must take the LSAT
exam after completing college. Aim at getting a high score to             Responsibilities
get into a good law school for a 3 year course.
                                                                          A personal injury lawyer must abide by professional and
To become a personal injury lawyer in the US, you need to                 ethical rules and codes of conduct laid down by state bar
pass a written bar examination and also a written ethics                  associations. An attorney licensed by the state bar association
examination. These exams are different in each state. In order            can file legal complaints, prepare legal documents, and offer
to be eligible for bar exams, you need to have a four year                legal consultancy to victims of personal injury.
college degree.
                                                                          A personal injury attorney interrogates his clients to know
Apart from the state bar exam, other exams that you need to               more about the case and determines the strong points in favor
take in order to become a personal injury attorney are:                   of his clients. He argues his client’s case in a court of law with
                                                                          the aim to attain justice for his client. An important part of the
   •     Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)                                 final result of the case is the compensation amount paid by
   •     Multistate Essay Examination (MEE)                               the opposite party.
   •     Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination
         (MPRE)                                                           A personal injury attorney also provides consultancy on legal
   •     Multistate Performance Test (MPT) (This is required in           matters related to personal injury. They are required to keep
         certain states only.)                                            their clients information confidential.

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Prospects                                                                practice to attract new clients. Otherwise, you can easily
                                                                         get a job in a law firm at a good salary depending on your
A personal injury attorney has bright career prospects. If               experience, expertise, and qualification.
you work independently, you must invest in advertising your

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