How the Law Works
stated, the law is divided into two major areas: Criminal and Civil.
Criminal cases involve government prosecution of individuals charged
with illegal conduct, such as robbery or murder. Civil cases are those
dealing with family law, corporate law, and lawsuits brought by one individual
against another. Personal injury cases fall under the jurisdiction of
Just as medical doctors today may be trained as specialists in one particular
area of health care, attorneys may also specialize in practice areas
such as corporate, family, or personal injury law. It is critically important
for an individual needing legal counsel to seek out an attorney with
the appropriately matched skills and experience.
In a civil suit involving a personal injury complaint, the person who
suffers damages is known as the plaintiff. The person or entity accused
of causing the injury or damage is known as the defendant. The objective
of a personal injury lawsuit is to obtain justice in the form of compensation
for the plaintiff on whose behalf the suit is filed.
Perry & Haas does not offer any guarantee of
Past success in litigation does not guarantee success in any new or future
Our web site describes some of the cases that the attorneys of Perry & Haas have worked on in the past.
Our description of those cases is summary in nature.
You should be aware that the results obtained in each of the cases we have
worked on was dependent on the particular facts of each case. The results of
other cases will differ based on the different facts involved.