What is a Trial Lawyer?
July 12, 2011
Trial lawyers help obtain access to our civil justice system for the powerless in America—working families, individual workers, and consumers who often lack the resources to take their grievances to court.
Trial lawyers play a valuable role in detecting the rights of American families. They champion the causes of those who deserve redress for injury to their person or property; they promote the public good through their efforts to secure safer products, a safe workplace, a clean environment, and quality health care; they uphold the rule of law and protect the rights of the accused; and they preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and seek justice for all.
The kinds of cases that trial attorneys handle include:
- A child paralyzed after being struck by a drunk driver.
- A young woman unable to have children because of a medical mistake.
- A person denied a promotion because of racial discrimination.
- An elderly man mistreated in a nursing home.
- A community whose water was made toxic by a local manufacturer.