How to Become a Lawyer

How to Be an Injury Lawyer

An injury attorney represents clients who have suffered physical harm because of someone else’s negligence.

Injury attorneys can analyze a situation in which someone suffered injuries, present the client with possible legal options, and establish if the client has chances of getting any compensation based on the injuries. An injury attorney deals not only with physical injuries but also with mental injuries. Injury lawyers deal with a broad spectrum of cases, including workplace accidents, car accidents, medical malpractice, animal bites and more.

1. Enroll in an undergraduate program in either a college or university. It doesn’t matter if you have a background in social sciences or art, so long as you prove you have the capacity to study hard and have a passion for what you do. Take on extracurricular activities and undertake community work. Keep a good relationship with one or two teachers in order to ask for recommendation letters from them later on. Find a prelaw adviser at your college and discuss your intentions to apply for law school.

2. Take the LSAT test and make sure you get a high score. The score you get on the Law School Admissions Test will be one of the most important elements in your application file. Most law schools place a great deal of weight on the LSAT score, even if doesn’t always prove consistent with the law student’s future results. LSAT prep courses can get pretty expensive but are worth the investment.

3. Attend a law school recruitment forum. These forums organize in various cities throughout the Unites States and will give you the chance to talk personally with representatives from law schools. Plan ahead, make a list of schools in which you have an interest, and address your questions to the schools’ representatives. Law school recruitment forums make great resources for helping you prepare a strong admission’s file.

4. Gather all the necessary documents, put together a resume listing all your talents and experience, include recommendations from teachers, and send in your application for law school before the deadline.

5. Most law schools have a broad range of courses from which to choose. After going through the basics of the legal system, choose those courses that will help you with your future career as an injury attorney. If you don’t know what to choose, ask for advice from your teachers.

6. Develop your negotiation skills. Many injury cases settle outside the courtroom. An injury attorney has to have strong negotiation skill in order to get the best results for clients.

7. Get your law school degree and pass the bar exam. Once you are a certified lawyer, you can start taking on clients. Contact the American Bar Association and get listed as an injury attorney in your area.