Despite all the depictions of lawyers on television and in the movies, many people do not know the basics of what really happens in their personal injury lawsuit. Some movie depictions are not so far from the truth - my favorite being The Verdict, starring Paul Newman as the alcoholic plaintiff's lawyer who - I won't spoil it in case you haven't seen it, but it's well worthwhile. In the real world, a great deal of paperwork and nitty gritty investigation of the facts takes place long before the drama of a jury trial. In this web site, I intend to explain what happens in a well-prepared serious personal injury case, from the client's first meeting with the lawyer, to verdict or settlement. The first two installments have been posted. I hope you find them helpful and will watch for future pieces.