You will learn what happens at a real trial and how it is different from what you’ve seen on TV. If he had been pressured into giving a statement while woozy and disoriented, who knows what he might have said and how the adjuster could have used it against him? This claim is called subrogation. One time, however, a pro se litigant, someone who was representing himself without the assistance of an attorney, made it all the way to an arbitration I was hearing.Read More
Bicycle Accident Claim
A total of 762 fatal bicycle crashes were reported in 2012, even though the police recorded only a small percentage of them. Almost 50,000 bicyclists were injured that same year, with 88% of them being men.
Bicyclists are totally unprotected when they get into an accident which is entirely different from their automobile counterparts. The injuries sustained by bicyclists are of a greater severity than those sustained in a car accident.
Regardless of the severity of your injury, the police should be informed. Once they arrive on the scene, provide a statement to them and note the injuries that you have suffered. At the trial or during negotiations with the insurer this information can be used as evidence. The contact number of the witnesses should also be procured. If there is a case of hit and run, you can try to take a photograph of the car’s license plate.
In states following comparative negligence, even when the driver proves that bicyclists was 90% at fault, the bicyclist can still recover 10% of the damages. In states following a modified comparative negligence, the bicyclist will be barred from recovering damages if a driver can prove that the bicyclist was 51% or more at fault. In other states following a modified comparative negligence, a 50% fault on the part of the bicyclist will bar the latter from recovering damages.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Steven R. Levin
- Andrew M. Abraham
- Mark A. Hallberg
- Paul Dworak
- Mark W. Delehanty
- Donald H. Beskind
- Christopher T. Moyer
- Heidi G. Villari
- Eric C. Bonholtzer
- Lee Brown
- Jason F. Abraham
- Christopher Simon
Steven R. Levin
Advocating for construction workers and others in personal injury cases, Steven R. Levin has a history of helping people get back on their feet after an accident. As an attorney at Levin Riback Adelman & Flangel, PC, he represents people in Cook County and the collar counties around Chicago, Illinois.Providing outstanding representation requires an attorney who truly cares. Mr. Levin not only devotes countless hours to his practice, but he also shares his experiences with others through speaking engagements for the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Levin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, each of which provides him with the opportunity to learn new tactics and have access to invaluable resources.Keenly aware of the dangers on construction sites, Mr. Levin knows how to spot unsafe conditions and third-party irresponsibility. He personally digs through case details to put together a comprehensive argument that outlines the extensive damages these workers often suffer. Workers compensation only addresses certain losses, and employees may have rights to pursue a lawsuit to recover an award.Mr. Levins dedication to clients has resulted in millions of dollars for union workers and others. Furthermore, it is his intention to ensure that the unsafe conditions are corrected and the mistakes that were made are not repeated. He has taken more than 30 cases to trial.For his accomplishments, Mr. Levin holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1981.Outside his practice, Mr. Levin worked as a volunteer scuba diver at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for over a decade. 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.
Andrew M. Abraham
Attorney Andrew M. Abraham is a partner with the Keches Law Group, which has six office locations across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, Mr. Abraham devotes his practice to personal injury law, and he has achieved notable success assisting clients with obtaining the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses they suffered as the result of someone elses negligence.Although he has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout his career, Mr. Abraham has maintained a particular focus on claims involving traumatic brain injuries, tractor-trailer accidents, construction site accidents and defective products. From his efforts, he has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards, including many seven-figure verdicts that stand as among the largest ever awarded in the state.A 1988 graduate of the Deerfield Academy, Mr. Abraham received his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in 1992. He then attended Suffolk University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1995. The Massachusetts Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Abraham has devoted his entire legal career to advocating on behalf of personal injury victims and their families.Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Abraham has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics. An engaging speaker, he has received many positive reviews from those who attended his lectures for his in-depth knowledge and insightfulness, particularly in the area of neuroimaging as it relates to traumatic brain injuries.In addition, Mr. Abraham once served as president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and he holds the designation of being the youngest attorney to ever hold the position. He has also served as chair for the organizations Education Committee. Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Abraham is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and the North American Brain Injury Society. He is also highly active with the American Association for Justice and the organizations Product Liability, Tractor Trailer Crash and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation groups.
Mark A. Hallberg
Mark Hallberg realized during clerkships with personal injury legends Clint Grose and Charlie Hvass, Sr. that he has a passion for plaintiffs personal injury law and is attracted to the complexity and challenge of medical malpractice cases. For the past 39 years, Mark has been telling the stories of people harmed by medical negligence, defective medical products, and automobile negligence. It is his mission to obtain fair and just compensation for his clients by learning their stories and telling their stories with passion and integrity. He has tried over 75 cases to verdict and has obtained several multimillion-dollar recoveries for his clients. He is a member of ABOTA, ACTL, and AAJ. Mark is certified as a Senior Civil Trial Law Specialist by the MSBA and Civil Trial Specialist by the NBTA. He has taught medical malpractice as an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law since 1998. Mark regularly receives referrals of medical malpractice, wrongful death and personal injury matters from lawyers throughout the Midwest.
Paul is a trial lawyer. He defends and prosecutes cases for people and businesses. In 2016, Paul was named Attorney of the Yearby Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a highly-publicized, free speech case. He represented a high school student who was unconstitutionally expelled for responding to a post on Twitter about his gym teacher. The case settled for $425,000.Paul has obtained other large settlements and jury acquittals—sometimes for the same client in related cases. For example, Paul defended a young man shot by a police officer three times in the back. The State charged Pauls client with first-degree assault to cover up the police shooting. Paul convinced a jury to acquit his client, saving him from at least ten years in prison. Paul and his partners then sued the police officer for excessive force. The case settled for $2.85 million.Paul also represents businesses. He was an integral part of a team which aggressively and successfully defended a national paving contractor from claims of racketeering, anti-trust, fraud and breach of contract brought by a multi-national corporation. Paul enjoys prosecuting breach of contract and wrongful termination cases for sales representatives and wholesalers against manufacturers.Paul attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is now an Adjunct Law Professor for the schools civil rights moot court program. He has won numerous awards for his legal writing.Prior to law school, Paul was a financial analyst and a firefighter. While handling emergencies for the public, Paul learned to think fast on his feet and remain level-headed during tense circumstances—skills that prepared him well for the courtroom.In addition to Attorney of Year,Paul was named Rising Starby Top Lawyers in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, he was also featured in the Next Generationissue of the Attorney at Law magazine.
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Mark W. Delehanty
Attorney Mark W. Delehanty is a partner with the Klampe Law Firm in Rochester, Minnesota. Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and possessing more than 32 years of legal experience, Mr. Delehanty focuses his practice on representing the rights and interests of clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin who have legal needs involving personal injury and employment law, including professionals who need assistance reviewing their employment contracts.Along with maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Delehanty also holds certification as a civil mediator and arbitrator, and he has helped numerous individuals and business clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable settlements without the need for extensive, time-consuming litigation. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Delehanty holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned many other awards and honors from his peers along with positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.Committed to providing quality legal counsel to those less fortunate in his community, Mr. Delehanty volunteers his time and legal services with various organizations in his area, and he serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Mayo Clinic Biobank and the Zoning and Planning Board of Haverhill Township. From his efforts, he has received the Volunteer of the Yearaward from Legal Assistance of Olmsted County as well as a North Star Attorney designation from the Minnesota State Bar Association.Mr. Delehanty graduated with honors from St. Johns University, and he lived in Peru for more than a year, where he volunteered to assist the impoverished residents of a Catholic parish. He then returned to the U.S. and attended the University of Minnesota Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor with honors in 1987. While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Delehanty served as director of the schools Civil Rights Moot Court program, and he worked as a legal writing instructor.He is admitted to practice before all state courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Active in his legal community, he is a former board member of the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services organization, and he also maintains active memberships with the Minnesota State and Wisconsin State Bar Associations.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.
Donald H. Beskind
I am a full-time professor at Duke University School of law and handle a limited number of cases. For cases that come directly to me, I either co-counsel with the referring firm if they want to be active in the case, or co-counsel with the firm I think best suited for the case in North Carolina. I am also brought into cases by North Carolina firms seeking co-counsel when they anticipate a case will need to be tried or argued in our appellate courts or the Fourth Circuit.
Christopher T. Moyer
An attorney at Master Weinstein Moyer, P.C. Christopher T. Moyer focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms main office in Philadelphia, he provides aggressive advocacy for clients throughout Pennsylvania as well as parts of New Jersey who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, Mr. Moyer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.The types of cases that Mr. Moyer has handled during his career have involved such incidents as premises liability, construction site accidents, defective products, medical malpractice, pedestrian knockdowns, dog bites and motor vehicle crashes, and he has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards. Some of his representative results have included a $23 million jury verdict for the victim of an assault in a bar, a $1.7 million verdict in a wrongful death action on behalf of the survivors of a worker who was fatally injured after falling through a roof, and a $1.25 million settlement of a medical malpractice lawsuit based on a failure to diagnose cancer. These results have earned Mr. Moyer a membership in the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has also received an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Moyer majored in political science at Albright College and received a bachelors degree in 1990. He then went on to attend the Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, and he served on the Ohio Northern University Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993.
Heidi G. Villari
As managing partner at The Villari Firm, PLLC, Heidi G. Villari represents people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who have suffered due to a personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. Her aggressive approach to holding people accountable for their wrongdoing has resulted in a number of favorable outcomes for clients.Prior to the advocacy she does for clients today, Ms. Villari was an attorney who defended people facing personal injury lawsuits. She uses that experience when advocating for clients, where she understands the tactics at play and how to obtain compensation. To date, Ms. Villari has obtained up to $80 million in settlement and awards.One of Ms. Villaris most notable cases involved a client who was injured in a helicopter crash. Ms. Villari took the case to trial, that resulted in an $8 million award. In another case, she negotiated a $20 million settlement on behalf of two twin babies who suffered a severe hypoxic injury at 20 weeks gestation and a $9.75 million dollar settlement involving a man who suffered complete blindness following surgery. She also recovered a $2million dollar settlement for parents whose infant died due to a negligent labor and delivery. These are just a few of the many seven-figure awards she has obtained. For successes like these, she holds an Avvo Excellentrating.In 1993, Ms. Villari earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Villanova University. She then received a Juris Doctor in 1998 from the Widener University Commonwealth Law School. While in law school, she took part in moot court competitions.Today, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Justinian Society. She is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.Outside her practice, Ms. Villari serves as a judge pro tempore and teaches fellow attorneys through continuing education courses. She also enjoys spending time with her son and exercising.
Eric C. Bonholtzer
Eric C. Bonholtzer is an attorney who is dedicated to achieving results for his clients through hard work, preparation, and staying on the cutting edge. A civil litigation trial attorney, Mr. Bonholtzer is well-versed in depositions, arbitrations, and trial work, including trying both jury trial and bench trials. He has helped his clients achieve extraordinary results including a recent 13.1 million dollar verdict against the County of Riverside for an injured worker, a 4.9 million dollar settlement for an undocumented worker who fell through an uncovered atrium, a 2.5 million dollar settlement for an elderly tenant who fell down a defective flight of stairs, and several recent dangerous condition of public property verdicts including a 145,000 verdict against the City of Long Beach for a defective sidewalk and a 181,500 verdict against the City of Los Angeles for a defective sidewalk. He handles all aspects of litigation and his practice primarly consists of personal physical injury including auto accident and slip/trip and falls, dog bites, and product liablity. He also handles some medical and professional malpractice cases. Mr. Bonholtzer also is involved in complex litigation such as pharmaceutical and product liability cases in MDL (Multidistrict litigation). His specialty is catastrophic loss and traumatic brain injury.Mr. Bonholtzer stays on the forefront of litigation by continuing to take legal education courses through Jerry Spences Trial Lawyers College, Jack Daniels Trial School and the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) seminars such as seminars on traumatic brain injuries. Mr. Bonholtzer also has had several articles published in the Daily Journal and was voted a Pasadena Top Attorney for 2013-2018. He is a 2016-2018 Lawyer of Distinction (Top 10% of Attorneys in the USA) and selected as one of Americas Most Honored Professionals for 2016-2018. He was also selected as one of the Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorneys by The National Trial Lawyers Association for 2016-2018. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Lee Brown is a highly respected and successful Texas personal injury lawyer. Mr. Brown has pioneered new causes of action in motor vehicle accidents, including side impacts, rollovers, roof crush, air bag fatalities, fuel system fires, seat belt failures, and watercraft crashes.Mr. Brown earned his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma College of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1991. He is a frequent speaker on trial tactics and litigation strategies at both national and international legal conferences. The Brown Law Firm is located in Dallas.www.leebrownlaw.com
Jason F. Abraham
Attorney Jason F. Abraham is a shareholder with the law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Licensed to practice in Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri and certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Abraham devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury trial lawyers in the region, Mr. Abraham has achieved unprecedented success over the course of his more than 25 years of practicing law. Having secured numerous verdicts and awards in excess of $1 million, he has recovered an astounding $350 million in total combined damages for those he has served, earning his membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Recognized for his exceptional professionalism and service, Mr. Abraham has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. Along with having a perfect 10.0 rating from AVVO, Mr. Abraham holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.In addition, Wisconsin Law Journal named him among the states Leaders in the Law in 2016, and The National Trial Lawyers has voted him among the nations Top 100 Trial Lawyers each year since 2008. In 2010, NAACP Milwaukee named him Lawyer of the Year, and CCN Magazine bestowed upon him its philanthropic award in 2012.A 1989 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mr. Abraham obtained his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1992. Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Abraham is a member of a number of local, state and national bar associations, including the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin. He also serves on the board of the Wisconsin Association for Justice.An avid motorcyclist who is committed to giving back to his local community as well, he is a lifetime member of ABATE of Iowa and ABATE of Wisconsin, and he sits on the board for the Ridin to a Cure Foundation. He also serves on the steering committee for Black-N-Blue Ball, a prominent fundraising organization in Milwaukee.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.
Christopher Simon dedicates the majority of his Atlanta-based law practice to personal injury cases of all kinds. He is also skilled in handling cases that pertain to business litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A graduate of the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Mr. Simon has practiced in Georgia since 1997.After a decade working as legal counsel for large insurance companies, Mr. Simon began working with a trucking defense practice. Eventually, he changed his focus from trucking defense to private practice, where he began representing the very same clients he had previously defended against. A unique knowledge of both sides of insurance law gives Mr. Simon an advantage in cases dealing with insurance companies and claims, particularly cases wherein clients have been victimized by truck accidents. His background also gives him a strong compassion for victims of all kinds of accidents, and he is tenaciously dedicated to bringing them justice in the form of financial compensation.Mr. Simon was chosen as one of the Top 100 Lawyers every year from 2014 to 2017 by Superlawyers and a Top 100 Litigator by National Trial Lawyers. He has been on the Superlawyers list every year since 2009. He received his mediation certification from the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution in 2006 and is an active mediator with BAY Mediation. Chris prides himself in navigating difficult insurance situations and connecting personally with his clients, despite the complex nature of litigation. Accident and injury victims in Atlanta, Georgia, have counted on the firm for the last 21 years to provide personalized service and unparalelled skill.