I want to be your advisor, your coach, your advocate, and your partner in this process. In theory, you could negotiate any kind of coverage, but a few standard ones are good to consider: Using the list below, check your own auto insurance coverage now to make sure it is adequate to protect you and your family in the event of a catastrophic car wreck. Do you think he or she would take the time to identify witnesses or take photos? Based on the results of the MRI, I was referred to a physiatrist, a specialist in rehabilitation and physical medicine.Read More
Animal / Dog Bite Injury
Recent studies suggest that over a million Americans get bitten by a dog every year. Also, more than 20% of those victims will need medical attention to treat their injuries.
These victims can seek help from a dog bite injury lawyer, he will be responsible to defend the victim’s rights and to get compensation for their injuries.
The amount of money that you will get as compensation depends on the accident itself. the more serious it is; the more money you will get. When the victim is a child, the compensation amount is often bigger than if the victim was an adult.
Children are more affected by dog attacks, they are harmed both physically and psychologically. Often, when children are victims of a dog bite, they will suffer from emotional trauma.
The fatality rate is higher among children, there are 70 casualties for every 100 children bitten. Severe dog bites can cause extreme bleeding, muscles and tendon damage, and it can also rip bones and skin.
Having help from an experienced dog bite attorney will make the process flow smoothly. He will take care of all the paperwork and will defend your best interests. Get in contact with our team of experts if you or your loved ones are involved in a dog bite accident. Let us help you to find the settlement you deserve.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Matthew Haltzman
- Jonathan Perazzo
- Robert J. Bingle
- Jennifer L. Lawrence
- Nicholas A. Parr
- Rob Sullivan
- Brian N. Lathen
- Scott Iseman
- Edmund L. Wagoner
- Peter Schmit
- Philip C. Henry
- James A. Rice, Jr.
Matthew A. Haltzman is a Martindale-Hubbell® peer reviewed trial attorney with Ring & Associates, P.C. where he practices personal injury law, criminal law and civil litigation. Matthew was selected as a Top Lawyers® Rising Star for 2019 and is Lead Counsel verified in civil litigation, social security disability law, and criminal law. He was also named a Top 40 Under 40attorney by the National Trial Lawyers in 2018 and 2019. He is currently serving as the President of the Larimer County Bar Association (YLD).Since being admitted to the Colorado Bar, Matthew has successfully represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, and automobile cases in Colorado and in the Western United States. Matthew also dedicates a considerable amount of his practice towards defending clients charged with crimes in Federal and State Courts. Prior to joining Ring & Associates, P.C. Matthew practiced environmental law and complex civil litigation with a law firm in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In that position, Matthew was involved in a number of cases at the federal level, representing private property owners, ranchers, farmers, and local governments in litigation against federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.Matthew also served as a judicial law extern to the Honorable Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana. Prior to his judicial externship Matthew worked for the United States Attorneys Office, Capital Crimes Unit, in the District of Puerto Rico, where he assisted the United States government in the prosecution of violent felons and offenders. In his second year of law school Matthew was selected for the prestigious Summer Legal Internship Program (SLIP) with the United States Attorneys Office in the District of Wyoming. As a SLIP inductee Matthew obtained a Confidentiallevel national security clearance and practiced federal criminal prosecution in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park under Wyomings respective student-practice rules.Matthew earned his Juris Doctor and Graduate Degree in Comparative Law,, cum laude,, from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. While in law school, Matthew was awarded the Chancellors Scholar Award and selected for the Chancellors Honor Roll. In his third year of law school Matthew served as the Research Assistant to Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond. Throughout law school, Matthew competed successfully in numerous trial advocacy competitions. He was elected as the Vice President of Trial Advocacy External Affairs and was a back-to-back recipient of the Ira S. Flory Top Oral Advocate award for trial advocacy. Matthew also competed nationally at the George Mason (Costello) Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington D.C. in 2013 and 2014 where he placed first and fourth respectively, as a member of one of the top criminal defense teams in the country.Prior to law school, Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, with honors, from Louisiana State University and was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi his junior year.
2550 Stover St, Building C,, Fort Collins CO 80525
Having dedicated his career to protecting the rights of those harmed due to the negligent or recklessness of another, Jonathan Perazzo is the founder of The Perazzo Law Firm, P.A. Focusing his practice on personal injury litigation, Mr. Perazzo provides customized guidance and aggressive legal advocacy to people throughout North Miami Beach, Florida. He is able to assist English-speaking and Spanish-speaking clients.In 2002, Mr. Perazzo earned bachelors degrees in legal studies and marketing from the University of Miami. He went on to graduate from the St. Thomas University School of Law in 2011, receiving a Juris Doctor.Committed to helping people stand up to insurance companies and others who may seek to deny them their fair due following a personal injury, Mr. Perazzo has successfully recovered the maximum compensation on behalf of his clients in cases involving a range of complex issues. This includes car, trucking, motorcycle and bicycle accidents; boating accidents; products liability; premises liability; slips, trips and falls; brain and spinal cord injuries; animal attacks; and wrongful death. He also aids clients with PIP insurance litigation, insurance claims, and real estate and title matters. Recognizing the physical, emotional and financial challenges that injuries resulting from accidents may cause people and their families, Mr. Perazzo strives to help clients obtain financial justice.Mr. Perazzo makes staying active in the legal community a priority. He is a member of The Florida Bar and the Dade County Bar Association. Mr. Perazzo also serves the nations immigrant community, providing anti-money laundering support and advice as outside counsel for an international money transfer company.
Robert J. Bingle
Attorney Robert J. Bingle is a partner with Corboy & Demetrio in Chicago, Illinois. A highly accomplished and award-winning trial attorney with more than 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Bingle has devoted his entire practice to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, and throughout the course of his career, he has helped recover tens of millions of dollars in total compensation for his clients, including many multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.During his extensive career, Mr. Bingle has served as either lead or co-counsel on dozens of mass torts involving railroad accidents, gas explosions, fires and other avoidable disasters. Among his most notable successes includes a settlement of $22.5 million for the family of a train derailment victim as well as a settlement of more than $25 million for a case involving a train and school bus collision.Moreover, Mr. Bingle has secured some of the largest verdicts ever awarded in Illinois, including a $6.6 million verdict on behalf of a family injured in a car accident and a $6.8 million verdict for an amputee victim.A 1973 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Bingle earned his masters degree from The University of Chicago in 1975 before attending Loyola University School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. Along with practicing before all Illinois state courts, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Colorado as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.A consummate professional and recognized leader in his field, Mr. Bingle is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations. He served as past president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he continues to serve on the board of managers. For more than 10 years, he served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases as well as on many other committees and panels throughout his legal community.For five consecutive years, Mr. Bingle has earned recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and he holds an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received many other awards and honors for his professionalism and service, and he gives back to his local community through his involvement with various civic and charitable organizations.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor,, Chicago IL 60602
Jennifer L. Lawrence
Attorney Jennifer L. Lawrence is a partner of The Lawrence Firm, PSC, in Covington, Kentucky. Ms. Lawrence practices personal injury law, with a particular focus on product liability, mass torts and medical malpractice. She represents a wide variety of clients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and in Cincinnati and the Dayton, Ohio areas.Ms. Lawrence graduated with a B.A. from The Ohio State University and earned her law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She is admitted to practice in Kentucky and Ohio, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky.Active in professional organizations, Ms. Lawrence is a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, serving as a District Vice President and a member of the Ohio Association for Justice. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice and as served as a Co-Chair of theda VinciRobotic Surgical Litigation Group and previously as a board member of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group. Ms. Lawrence has been a member of the Salmon P. Chase American Inn of Court. Ms. Lawrence previously served by appointment on the Ohio CLE Commission and on the Kentucky Supreme Court Committee on the Admission To The Bar. She has also served as a board member for the Childrens Law Center and has served on boards for various other organizations.Ms. Lawrence has been recognized for her accomplishments as an attorney by Top Lawyers and has been named as one of the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Kentucky.She has also spoken on products liability and medical malpractice for a variety of professional organizations, including AAJ, OAJ, KJA, NKBA, CBA and Salmon P. Chase Inn of Court and co-authored an article on medical malpractice published in the Northern Kentucky Law Review. with her law practice Ms. Lawrence is involved in a wide variety of professional and volunteer activities. She has served as an adjunct professor at Chase College of Law and serves as a volunteer at moot court competitions, local non-profit organizations and has served as a volunteer for her childrens activities and school.
Nicholas A. Parr
After seven years working for other law firms, Mr. Parr decided to open ,The Law Offices of Nicholas A. Parr,. Mr. Parrs current practice will focus on personal injury, DUI/DWI, criminal defense, and serious traffic cases. Mr. Parrs practice is dedicated to giving each client the personal attention they deserve. Your case will not be passed along to a junior associate who doesnt match the face on the billboard or commercial. Your case will be handled by Mr. Parr.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Brian N. Lathen
A partner at Swanson Lathen Prestwich, PC, Brian N. Lathen focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Portland, Oregon, he represents clients throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Oregon state courts since 2004, Mr. Lathen is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.Mr. Lathen provides advice and counsel to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. A significant portion of his caseload in this regard has involved truck and other motor vehicle crashes. However, his experience has also included sexual abuse, defective products, animal attacks, premises liability, assault and battery, and medical malpractice. Regardless of the event that led to the cause of action, Mr. Lathen provides aggressive advocacy to his clients, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation on their behalf, through both jury verdicts and settlements that he has negotiated out of court. His successful track record has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Lathen has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.After attending Linfield College for a year, Mr. Lathen spent two years in Argentina on a church mission, where he became fluent in Spanish. Upon his return, he enrolled at the University of Oregon and in 2001 received a Bachelor of Arts in international studies. He then pursued his legal education at Willamette University College of Law, and he clerked for his current firm before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004. Mr. Lathens professional memberships include the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
3040 Commercial Street Southeast, Suite 200,, Salem OR 97302
Scott W. Iseman is a Partner in OConnell and Aronowitzs Litigation department and works on complex criminal defense matters, catastrophic personal injury cases and civil litigation. He focuses his practice on representing business leaders, public officials, and other individuals who face challenging criminal and civil investigations, particularly during trials and other adversarial proceedings.Clients come to Scott for his diligent, determined and practical approach to each case. He has quickly gained a reputation as an attorney who patiently works with and advises his clients to develop a plan that puts his clients in the best position and then executes that plan with efficiency, professionalism and competence. This is especially evident at trial wheres Scotts passionate and disciplined style has led to numerous not guilty verdicts. As a result, he was once again selected by Top Lawyers in 2018 as a an Upstate New York Rising Star which recognizes the top attorneys under 40 years old and in practice 10 years or less. 2018 was the third consecutive year he received this recognition from his peers.Scott joined OConnell and Aronowitz after serving as a U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate where he became the Senior Trial Counsel at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of North Carolina. Since joining the Firm, he has successfully defended individuals and corporations in complex criminal and regulatory matters at trials in state and federal court as well as before various governmental authorities and commissions.Scott is also one of the founders of OConnell and Aronowitzs ,Student Defenders, practice group where he frequently defends college students during college disciplinary proceedings and in litigation challenging colleges disciplinary determinations. He has represented students and student organizations throughout New York State and is a frequent lecturer and writer on the legal issues associated with student disciplinary proceedings.Outside the office, Scott continues to serve and advocate for the New Yorks military veterans and their families. He is a member of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerces Veterans Business Counsel and a member of the New York State Department of Veterans Affairs Discharge Upgrade Advisory Board. Scott is also a Director for the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.In law school at University at Buffalo, Scott was Managing Editor of the Buffalo Law Review and separately won the Desmond Moot Court competition, the Judge Matthew J. Jasen Appellate Practice Award and the James M. Keiffer Trial Excellence Award.
Edmund L. Wagoner
Attorney Edmund L. Wagoner is a co-founder and partner with the Goddard & Wagoner, PLLC, law firm in Morgantown, West Virginia. Licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mr. Wagoner has extensive experience handling matters involving oil and gas ownership and lease disputes; however, he focuses the majority of his current practice on personal injury and employment law.Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Wagoner has achieved notable success helping those who suffered an injury or loss due to someone elses negligence as well as helping employees who experience a violation of their rights through workplace discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other serious grievances.Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the Appalachian Basin, Mr. Wagoner has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, and he has served the needs and interests of numerous oil and gas owners and producers with their negotiations and acquisitions of properties and resources.A 2003 graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Wagoner attended The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2007. The West Virginia State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Wagoner has remained active in his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with the American Association for Justice and the Harrison County Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Wagoner has earned numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service. The National Trial Lawyers has voted him among the countrys Top 100 Trial Lawyers each year since 2014, and Mr. Wagoner has received a Superb rating from Avvo.
Peter Schmit is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and the chair of the firms national personal injury and medical malpractice group. Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firms main office in Minneapolis. In that regard, he provides representation to clients throughout the state and other areas of the Midwest who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Although Mr. Schmits experience is broad, his primary emphasis is on medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnoses, hospital negligence, and medication and surgical errors.Some of the representative results that Mr. Schmit has obtained include a $3.1 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury as a result of an anesthesia error, a sizable settlement in a wrongful death case involving the overprescription of pain medication, and a $2 million wrongful death settlement stemming from a delayed diagnosis of cancer. It is for these and other successes that Mr. Schmit has earned the high esteem of his peers, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Schmit is quite active in a variety of legal organizations. A past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice, his other memberships include the Hennepin County Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. His legal education came at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif at his graduation in 1989. Mr. Schmit is admitted to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and before several federal courts.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Philip C. Henry
Philip C. Henry is an attorney at Cash Krugler Fredericks in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Henry practices personal injury law and represents clients throughout Georgia. He has been licensed to practice law since 1978 and has more than 40 years of experience. Over the course of his career, he has litigated cases involving issues such as brain injury, medical malpractice, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents and wrongful death.Mr. Henry has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts and has been involved in many cases that have received significant media coverage. His success has earned him the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating from the peer review organization.Further recognition Mr. Henry has received includes being an elected member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and being consistently listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America. Georgia Trend magazine listed him among the Legal Elite.Outside of his practice, Mr. Henry lectures at conferences and seminars on personal injury and wrongful death topics. He also volunteers his time to Atlanta Habitat for Humanity and the Shepherd Center.Mr. Henry earned a bachelors degree from the University of Georgia, graduating with high honors. He earned his law degree from Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law. Prior to practicing personal injury law, he worked with an insurance defense law firm. This taught him about the methods used by insurance companies to defend against injury lawsuits and he continues to put this knowledge to use in his personal injury practice today.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
James A. Rice, Jr.
For over 20 years, James A. Rice, Jr. has focused on legal issues of personal injury for those in Atlanta, Georgia. As an attorney with James A. Rice. Jr. P.C. he handles cases of unsafe premises, workers compensation, head and brain injuries, tractor-trailer accidents and car accidents. With experience on the defense side of the case, he now focuses his efforts strictly on representing those who have been injured due to the negligence or poor decisions of others.As a Top One Percent Lawyer, Mr. Rice is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Dedicated wholeheartedly to his clients and their future, he often takes cases that are referred by past clients. This highlights the confidence clients have in his ability to reach a successful conclusion for others they know who are suffering from an injury.Mr. Rice graduated with honors in 1994 from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. After earning his Juris Doctor, he was admitted to practice in the state of Georgia in 1995. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Mr. Rice holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.As he advocates for his clients and defends their right to a bright future, Mr. Rice is not afraid to turn down unacceptable offers and take a case all the way through trial if necessary. Focused on individual representation for each client and a unique strategy for every case, he is committed to going the distance to get his clients the compensation they deserve for their injury and the changes to their lives. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.