Where I am describing clients’ experiences, I have changed the names and some facts to preserve confidentiality, but the essence of the stories remains very real, and the stories have many essential lessons to teach us. We have insurance for a reason. Once the injury was diagnosed, it took multiple surgeries, and cumulatively more than a year in a cast, completely non-weight bearing, before Belinda’s heel was fully healed. To demonstrate to the insurance companies that you take your injuries seriously enough to seek medical treatmentRead More
Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Ultimately, I settled my claim for an amount that included the equivalent of two weeks of lost income. They may ask the judge to rule on some or all of the issues in the case before the trial begins. In a moment of carelessness, the defendant made a right on red without making sure the crosswalk was clear. Do not speak to the other driver’s insurance company before consulting with a qualified motorcycle accident attorney. If the victim is more susceptible to injury than an average individual would be, the defendant is still liable for all the damages that occur, even if he would have had to pay much less had he injured someone else.Read More
You have faithfully gone to physical therapy, you’ve done the recommended home exercises, and you took the prescription medications as indicated. We aggressively deal with these liens up front and work with the health care providers to insure we maximize the recovery for our client, while negotiating a fair payment on the lien. 6 If Federal law applies, then you have to negotiate the lien. It will typically take your attorney two to three weeks to draft the Complaint with facts specific to your claim, as well as to craft discovery materials that address the facts in dispute in your case.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Travis Williams
- David Gladish
- Richard C. Bardi
- Wolfgang Mueller
- Jeffrey M. Kimmel
- John A. Bednarz
- Daniel Kim
- Gedney M. Howe, III
- Marcos M. Garza
- Kevin P. Parker
- Lisa S. Siegel
- John R. Coleman, Jr.
The founder of his law firm based in Orlando, Florida, Travis Williams divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Representing clients throughout Florida, he has been admitted to practice in Florida since 2000. Mr. Williams is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Williams works to protect the interests of adults and juveniles who have been charged with the commission of state or federal felonies and misdemeanors. The types of cases that he has handled have included theft, fraud, burglary, assault and battery, drug trafficking, possession and distribution, driving under the influence of alcohol, resisting and fleeing officers, violations of probation, domestic violence and all criminal and civil traffic infractions. Mr. Williamss clients have given him outstanding reviews for the favorable results he acheives for them. After many of his cases, Mr. Williams petitions to have his clients records sealed or expunged.Mr. Williams also represents people who have incurred economic and non-economic losses due to the negligence or intentional acts of other parties. These cases have arisen out incidents involving motor vehicle crashes, motor cycle crashes, slip and falls, premises liability, defective products, dog bites, and police brutality. His successful track record in both of his practice areas as well as his high degree of ethics have resulted in his receipt of a perfect 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Williams has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Lawyers for many years.After obtaining his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 2000 with honors, Mr. Williams worked at the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit until entering private practice in 2002. His memberships include the Florida Justice Association, Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc.
Attorney David Gladish represents clients in their cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, auto accidents, construction site injuries or death, slip-and-falls, insurance claims, medical malpractice, police brutality, civil rights, legal malpractice and premises liability. Representing clients on a contingency basis, Mr. Gladish ensures his clients receive the compensation they are entitled to by law and no fee is assessed unless a recovery is made on behalf of the client.Mr. Gladish is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the National Trial Lawyers Association as a certified Civil Trial Specialist. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group which only admits attorneys who have won million-dollar verdicts on behalf of their client. Finally, Mr. Gladish is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected as a member of The Best Lawyers In America in the area of personal injury - Plaintiff.Each case Mr. Gladish accepts is prepared as if it were going to a jury trial, an approach that has resulted in numerous settlements, saving clients the cost of going to trial. Because of his success and reputation for excellent results, he is often retained by other attorneys and firms to handle their civil cases. Mr. Gladish prides himself on giving client cases individualized attention. Though he maintains a large practice, he handles client claims directly and only when a case is very large or complex does he co-counsel with other attorneys.
Richard C. Bardi
Richard C. Bardi is a highly experienced Boston, Massachusetts, attorney who practices in family law, criminal defense, personal injury, business litigation and other general litigation. With his law firm, Richard C. Bardi & Associates LLC, he represents clients in Boston and throughout Massachusetts.A 1983 graduate of New England School of Law in Boston, Mr. Bardi holds an associates degree from Nassau Community College and a bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Cortland. He has been licensed to practice in the state courts of Massachusetts and New York since 1984, and is also admitted to appear before federal courts in Massachusetts, New York and Arizona, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.Over the course of his career, Mr. Bardi has represented clients in a variety of high-profile cases in both criminal and civil courts, and has earned respect within his profession. He has been rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, by the prominent peer review service Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been featured in the publication The Best Lawyers in America Consumer Guide.,Mr. Bardi serves as vice president of the New England Law | Bostons alumni association and is a former president and member of the board of directors of the Justinian Law Society of Massachusetts, an organization for lawyers and judges with Italian-American backgrounds.Mr. Bardi belongs to professional organizations including the Massachusetts Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of his local Elks and Knights of Columbus associations.Mr. Bardi was named a Top Lawyer 2006-2011, and 2013-2018. 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.
With a strong background in mechanical engineering, Wolfgang Mueller handles product liability cases that involve all types of injuries. He is an attorney at the Mueller Law Firm, which serves clients in the Detroit, Michigan, area, as well as those in Ann Arbor, Hazel Park, Warren, Southfield, Westland, Ypsilanti, Taylor, Garden City, Redford, Pontiac, Ecorse, Mount Clemens, Oak Park, Livonia, Farmington and Trenton. Mr. Mueller also takes cases related to police brutality and misconduct.Licensed to practice law since 1990, Mr. Mueller is particularly adept at navigating the complexities associated with motor vehicle crashworthiness as he formerly worked as an auto engineer designing car restraint systems. Before becoming an attorney, he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1983 from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in 1985 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, both degrees in mechanical engineering. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Michigan State University College of Law.Having a solid understanding of technical processes enables Mr. Mueller to dissect the science at play when a motor vehicle accident or product defect occurs. This is crucial in demonstrating liability and securing awards for the injured. He applies the same in-depth forensic science investigation to cases in which people are wrongfully convicted or mistreated at the hands of law enforcement.Frequently asked to share his experiences, Mr. Mueller has spoken at a number of American Association for Justice seminars about topics related to his practice. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigans Negligence Law Section.Outside his practice, Mr. Mueller teaches athletes with disabilities how to play ice hockey and ice skate.
34405 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 200A,, FARMINGTON MI 48331
Jeffrey M. Kimmel
Attorney Jeffrey M. Kimmel is a partner with Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP, a personal injury law firm with offices in Brooklyn, New York City and Woodbury, New York. A top-rated trial lawyer with over 26 years of experience, Mr. Kimmel has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of clients with medical malpractice and serious personal injury claims, securing substantial settlements and awards for individuals and families during their most dire times of need.In all cases, Mr. Kimmel is fully committed to providing the highest level of service and support possible to those he serves, affecting positive changes in their lives. Personable and compassionate in the way he treats his clients, he has earned a reputation as a formidable opponent in the courtroom.Recognized as one of the top civil trial and personal injury attorneys in New York City and Long Island, Mr. Kimmel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and in 2018, Best Lawyers® voted him as a Best Lawyer for Personal Injury. In addition, American Lawyer Media name him a Smart Litigator Contributor.A graduate of The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Kimmel obtained his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1991. That same year, the New Jersey State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and the New York State Bar Association admitted him in 1992.Upon receiving his license to practice, Mr. Kimmel served as an assistant district attorney in the Bronx for four years before entering private practice. The experience he gained in that role serves him well as he continues to make Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro LLP one of the areas leading practices for personal injury.A consummate professional, Mr. Kimmel is active in several local, state and national bar associations, and he once served as chair and board member for the New York County Lawyers Association as well as a member of the medical malpractice committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Committed to giving back to his local community as well, he serves on the advisory council for Nassau Suffolk Law Services.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 Woodward/White, Inc. 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 Woodward/White, Inc.
John A. Bednarz
John A. Bednarz is an attorney and the founder of Bednarz Law Offices in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Mr. Bednarz handles matters involving estates, personal injury, Social Security Disability, wills and workers compensation. He represents a wide range of clients in the Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Hazleton metropolitan areas.Mr. Bednarz has more than 40 years of legal experience. He graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors degree from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre and earned his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. He also holds a masters degree in creative writing and fiction from Wilkes University.After obtaining his license to practice law in 1978, Mr. Bednarz founded Bednarz Law Offices. He is qualified to appear before all Pennsylvania state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a prominent organization whose members are certified in various areas of law.Mr. Bednarz understands that when recovering from a catastrophic injury caused by negligence or planning for the future, it is important to have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to provide accurate and helpful legal advice. He offers free consultations and is committed to providing clients with the necessary guidance throughout the entire legal process.Dedicated to serving the needs of his clients, Mr. Bednarz provides personalized representation. He is devoted to protecting the rights of his clients and ensuring their peace of mind.
15 Public Square, Suite 405,, WILKES BARRE PA 18701
The founder of his eponymous California law firm and fluent in both English and Korean, Daniel Kim focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. With offices in Anaheim, Costa Mesa and Beverly Hills, he represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in California, Mr. Kim is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.Most of the cases that Mr. Kim has worked on have involved truck and other motor vehicle crashes, but his experience has also included auto-pedestrian accidents. During his career, he has been able to obtain well over $120 million in jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of his clients, and this has earned him the respect of his colleagues. The recipient of both an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Kim has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. In addition, he is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Kim served his country with distinction as a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Generals Corps, where he was stationed in South Korea and Iraq. His undergraduate education was obtained at the University of Maryland, and he majored in business management before receiving a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2007. Upon his graduation, Mr. Kim was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. He subsequently enrolled at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2013. While in law school, Mr. Kim served externships with the California State Board of Equalization and with a judge on the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California.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.
Gedney M. Howe, III
Attorney Gedney M. Howe III focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation as well as criminal defense litigation. He began practicing with his father, Gedney M. Howe Jr. in 1973 and continues with his partners at his Charleston-based firm, Gedney M. Howe, III, P.A. Mr. Howe has more than 35 years of experience in litigation and is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review rating an attorney can attain for legal practice and ethics.Mr. Howe represented the South Carolina State Senate in reapportionment litigation and has participated in numerous significant trials, including Hurd v. U.S. (4th Cir. 2002), in which Mr. Howe represented the plaintiffs and won a $19 million judgment. He is a member of the Best Lawyers in America, the International Society of Barristers, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National College of Criminal Defense Attorneys.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Marcos M. Garza
The founder of his own law firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Marcos M. Garza divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. His successes in both of these areas, as well as his high degree of ethics, have gained Mr. Garza the respect of his colleagues. Selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Garza provides representation to area residents who have been charged by the state or federal government with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of matters that he has handled have included operating a motor vehicle or boat while under the influence of alcohol, rape, drug possession and trafficking, carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, and murder. Mr. Garzas federal experience has encompassed bank, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and tax evasion. He has in many cases been able to obtain outright acquittals, while in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Mr. Garza also assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. His experience in this regard has included incidents arising out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and defective products.Mr. Garza holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Vanderbilt University. After obtaining a Master of Science in social work from The University of Tennessee in 1998, he remained in Knoxville to pursue his legal education at the University of Tennessee College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, Mr. Garza is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.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.
Kevin P. Parker
Kevin P. Parker is the head of the Issue & Appeals Section of the Lanier Law Firm. He leads a team of lawyers who analyze and brief legal issues both at the trial and appellate court level. This team has handled not only a large number of appeals and original proceedings at the appellate court level, they have also provided critical legal support to the Lanier team at the trial court level. This assistance includes an extensive summary judgment, removal and remand and jury charge practice.Mr. Parker is an accomplished lawyer, having personally handled more than 20 cases at the appeals court level. He was a key member of the firms Pinnacle bellwether trial team that won a $1 billion combined jury verdict and a $502 million jury verdict in 2016.He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Mr. Parker is a member of the Appellate section of the State Bar of Texas, and is licensed to practice in Texas state and federal courts, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Tenth Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lisa S. Siegel
Lisa Smith Siegel founded her law firm in 2012 to put her decades of legal experience to work for the injured and disabled residents of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Thanks to her excellent reputation as a dedicated client advocate and experienced and knowledgeable attorney, she is the first choice for many of those living in Georgia who require help pursuing the personal injury compensation and Social Security Disability benefits they need to ensure their future financial security.Lisa began her legal career in 1989 after earning her law degree from University of Georgia School of Law. Throughout her legal career, she has represented hundreds of clients in administrative matters and hearings, using the experience she gained early in her career while defending insurance companies.Lisa is the recipient of a number of honors from both her clients and her peers, including a 10.0/10.0 rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Georgia Trend Magazine listed her among the states Legal Elite, and she is a regularly requested guest speaker at both legal and community functions.When Ms. Smith Siegel is not working on behalf of a client, she is often found at legal events. She is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, the Atlanta Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200,, Atlanta GA 30342
John R. Coleman, Jr.
John Robert Coleman, Jr. is a founding partner of Coleman, Chambers & Rogers, LLP, in Gainesville, Georgia. Mr. Coleman represents clients in Gainesville and northern Georgia in family law matters and personal injury.Early in his career, Mr. Coleman defended insurance companies, but now he represents the injured and their families in cases involving car accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, product liability, premises liability, work-related injuries, nursing home abuse and more. Since insurance companies are often the defendants in personal injury-related cases, his background provides him with valuable insight into the best strategies to pursue for personal injury claims.Educated at Auburn University, where he acquired a degree in psychology, Mr. Coleman went on to earn his law degree from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia and the Supreme Court of Georgia. He is also a registered mediator.From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Coleman served as a special assistant attorney general, trying hundreds of cases in juvenile court. He also has extensive experience in contracts and business law.A highly regarded attorney in the state of Georgia, Mr. Coleman regularly serves as a guest speaker at seminars and conferences for groups, including the Georgia Council on Child Abuse, Inc. the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and the Supreme Court of Georgia.Mr. Coleman is a member of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the Chattahoochee American Inn of Court.
1370 Thompson Bridge Road, Suite 300, Gainesville GA 30501