我是一名伤害律师. 我帮助那些在车祸中受到严重伤害的人，狗袭击，以及其他方式. I help the families who have lost a loved one in a tragic accident ranging from construction site injuries to bike accidents to pedestrian accidents. Yes, it is important 对于一个nyone reading this article to understand who I am and the bias I hold. 我很荣幸能成为一名人身伤害律师, 不管这个头衔对很多人来说意味着什么. 和, 在所有诚实, I think it is becoming more and more obvious that there is a severe double standard held by many people when it comes to how they evaluate the "greed" of personal injury lawyers.
现在, 尽管我不会攻击那些和我做同样事情以及他们做事方式相同的人, 我从来没有在电视广告上喊“钱”! 钱! 钱!”也, 而我可以成为一个强有力的倡导者, 我当然不是那种在街上跑来跑去大喊“雇我吧!!“还, I don't think a lot of the attack on personal injury lawyers comes just from those commercials that we see on TV. I think a lot of it comes from the fact that personal injury lawyers usually charge a 应急费用 for the injury cases they handle. 作为一名律师, 我可以告诉你，我们不仅向所有客户收取应急费用, 但全州的大多数人身伤害律师都做同样的事. That means that somebody who has been injured in Arizona and seeks a lawyer usually will pay that lawyer a percentage of what they recover. 现在，有些人认为这暗示着贪婪. I think this is not only a double standard but often shows nothing more than ignorance of the situation. 几乎所有重伤的客户都无法工作. 律师, 认证为专家 在他们的地区——就像我在我的地区一样——通常收费300美元.每小时00美元或更多. 有很多人在他们的工作岗位上努力工作，付得起300美元吗.从他们的口袋里掏出00美元? 也许你认为是300美元.00美元对律师来说太贵了. 然而, I never hear this allegation made against some of the business and corporate lawyers who charge at least that much or more. 因此, I think this really has more to do with the fact that people want to attack the personal injury lawyers for doing what they do. 现在, take a client who is out of work and ask yourself whether or not they are going to be able to afford a lawyer if lawyers do not charge a 应急费用. 当然,并不是. It is ridiculous to expect somebody who is struggling to stay out of bankruptcy while they are out of work and often times receiving almost no income and without any preparation or notice that they would be without that income to be able to pay a lawyer. 如果没有意外费用的话, we would basically be shutting the courthouse doors-eliminating the opportunity for justice and fair compensation to all the injury claimants.
然而, the biggest problem I have with the attacks on injury lawyers comes from the double standard. 和 that double standard really did not rear its ugly head until the economic downturn of 2008. You see, I find it amazing the lack of anger at the CEOs of companies receiving massive bonuses. 当然，有很多批评. 然而, the failure in these bonuses is not the fact that the best people are earning huge bonuses. The reality is that a great leader or somebody who is great at what they do deserves great compensation. I think most people understand that there have been CEOs that have turned companies from near bankruptcy to incredible successes based upon their leadership. 为什么要限制这些ceo的收入呢? 当然，他们不应该这么做. 然而, many of the CEOs that are getting huge bonuses are doing a terrible job and still getting paid. 还有双重标准. People want to lump that kind of payment for terrible performance and call those people greedy while at the same time attacking personal injury lawyers.
The reality is that personal injury lawyers will help people after they have been hurt get paid for winning. 他们得到的报酬是基于他们挣得的报酬. I have made every single dollar we have ever made in our office by being able to achieve a reasonable amount of compensation that my client instructed me to accept - or that a jury has awarded - for somebody who has been injured and made a claim under the law. 我输了，就拿不到钱. 当一个人身伤害律师输了，他们通常不会得到报酬. 一个更好的 凤凰人身伤害律师 会赚更多的钱. 一个更好的 personal injury lawyer will get closer to complete and fair and full compensation for the client who is in need.
现在, if you want to attack me for being greedy for trying to get every single dollar my client deserves for what they have gone through, 然后继续. If you want to attack us for being greedy because you think that the verdicts we've gotten are unjust because they are too high - even though every single one of those verdicts has been signed off on by the judge which is required before payment and before judgment is signed on a jury verdict in the State of Arizona - then you are entitled to your opinion, 尽管可能是错的. But if you are attacking serious injury lawyers who help people when they are in need because they work on a 应急费用是时候放弃双重标准了. 是时候了解情况了. 最好的律师为最值得的客户获得最好的补偿. 因此，他们的报酬比其他律师高. 就像其他行业一样, 补偿通常授予那些完全应得的人.
I am extremely proud of the work that I have done for so many families who are in desperate need of fair compensation, 合理支付医药费, 合理补偿他们的工资损失, and fair compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life and pain that they live with because of somebody else's negligence.