Did you fail to get the contact information for witnesses? Additional injuries can occur if proper precautions are not taken. One option is to get treatment on a lien. Finally, while not advisable, if you absolutely need treatment and can’t get it anywhere else, you can always go to the emergency room. That means if you get a $100 treatment and pay a $20 copay, the insurance doesn’t actually pay the remaining $80.Read More
Broken Bones Injury
Wearing a cast is something that we are all familiar with. Bone fractures limit the victim’s mobility, and they can be very painful. Bones break when they suffer an impact that surpasses their bending capacity. The harder the impact is; the easier the bone cracks. Nevertheless, most of these aren’t too serious. Only a few required extensive medical treatments, that could include physical therapy. The main sources are traffic accidents and playing sports.
Fractures as a result of a person's negligence typically heals, without physical therapy, between 1 to 3 months. If you need rehabilitation or screws to fix the crushed bone, the healing process can take significantly longer.
All bones are made of the same tissue, but they are not equally strong. For example, the collarbone is longer than wider, so it could break easily. It is not a coincidence that this is the most common bone fracture.
The usage of certain body parts makes some bones prone to break. The most affected regions are:
To achieve compensation, you must prove that someone’s negligent actions caused your injury. By hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer, you won’t have to worry about anything during the process. He will be responsible for gathering the necessary evidence to support your claim. With his help, the odds of finding a great settlement for your broken bone injury claim are higher.
Too many things could change in two years, key witnesses could move or die, their testimony could fade away, the jury can change, and the laws can also change. This will put your claim in jeopardy because your personal injury attorney won’t be able to prove that you were injured by another person’s actions.
Don’t wait too long before making the claim! Start talking with our injury law firm today and let us help you in this process. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation with injury lawyer.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Antonio Ponvert, III
- David C. Leard
- W. David Bennett
- James W. Dodson
- Matt Vititoe
- Michael P. Rainboth
- Justin Blitz
- Howard S. Shafer
- Natalie Weatherford
- Bonnie Christie
- Deborah Potter
- Steven E. Scheer
Antonio Ponvert, III
Since joining the Bridgeport, Connecticut law firm of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in 1999, Antonio has achieved record-breaking verdicts and settlements for his clients, including the second largest personal injury verdict in Connecticut history ($41.75 Million) on behalf of a young woman who contracted Tick-Borne Encephilitis on an overseas school trip, a $20 Million verdict agains at rabbi for child sexual abuse, and the one and only wrongful death settlement with the manufacturer of Skoal smokeless tobacco on behalf of the surviving wife and children of a man who died from tongue cancer. More than half of Antonios current caseload involves representing victims of child sexual abuse against molestors and the entities that enable them.Antonio has won numerous awards for mentally ill prisoners and state psychiatric patients, including the largest amount ever paid in Connecticut for the death of an inmate, substantial compensation for the families of inmates and patients who committed suicide while in custody, and countless settlements and verdicts for prisonsers killed and abused by guards. For more than a decade, Antonio represented the Guardians Black Police Officers Association against the City of Bridgeport in one of the longest-running racial discrimination cases in the nation. In 2014, the federal judges of the Connecticut District Court awarded Antonio the Pro Bono Award for service to indigent clients. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
David C. Leard
David C. Leard is a partner at Manasse, Slaiby & Leard, LLP, in Torrington, Connecticut. He is the only certified Workers Compensation Specialist in Litchfield County, and was one of the first attorneys to be certified as a workers compensation specialist by the Connecticut Bar Association. Mr. Leard focuses his practice of law in that field, assisting workers of all types who have been injured on the job or developed an occupational disease and who are seeking the benefits to which they are entitled. In addition, he represents area plaintiffs who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents caused by the negligence of other motorists.After receiving his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Bucknell University in 1981, Mr. Leard pursued his legal studies at the University of Connecticut School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1984. He has been with his current firm since 1985. Admitted to practice before all Connecticut state courts, Mr. Leard is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.In recognition of his professional achievements and high ethical standards, Mr. Leard has received a Distinguished rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Sharing the experiences he has obtained throughout his career, he has been the featured speaker at workers compensation seminars for medical professionals and fellow lawyers and has authored several articles on workers compensation law for legal publications.Mr. Leard is a member of the Connecticut Bar Associations Workers Compensation Section. He has also been active in a number of community organizations throughout the years, including the United Way of Northwest Connecticut, St. Peter/St. Francis School and St. Marons Church.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.
507 East Main Street, Suite 107, PO Box 1104,, Torrington CT 6790
W. David Bennett
W. David Bennett is a partner at the Boca Raton, Florida-based Bodden & Bennett Law Group. Representing clients through Palm Beach and Broward counties, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts. Mr. Bennett is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Florida as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Mr. Bennett provides dedicated representation to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, construction site accidents, burn and spinal cord injuries, dog bites, personal injury protection coverage, and nursing home abuse, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients through both jury verdicts and negotiated settlements, including two multimillion-dollar jury awards. Outside of the personal injury area, Mr. Bennett has significant experience in landlord-tenant deposit disputes and other forms of civil litigation.Mr. Bennett attended Florida Atlantic University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2005. After working in the hospitality industry, he decided to pursue a legal career, and he enrolled at St. Thomas University School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2010. Upon his graduation, Mr. Bennett joined another Boca Raton personal injury firm, and he spent nearly 12 years there before co-founding the Bodden & Bennett Law Group in December 2017. His professional memberships include the Broward County Bar Association.
1880 N Congress Ave, Suite 401,, Boynton Beach FL 33426
James W. Dodson
James W. Dodson entered the private practice of law with Woodworth, Carson & Meissner in St Petersburg, in 1984, primarily handling the defense of medical malpractice and auto tort claims. In 1985, he moved to Clearwater to join Carlson & Meissner and Webb handling plaintiff personal injury, claimant workmans compensation and criminal defense. Jim remained for 17 years, became a partner in Carlson, Meissner, Dodson and Hart, also serving as managing partner. His practice gradually became entirely limited to plaintiff personal injury litigation.In 2001, he formed the Law Office of James W. Dodson (Jim Dodson Law)as sole shareholder and President and has continued to practice exclusively in the area of plaintiff personal injury.Jim Dodson has represented plaintiffs and the survivors of wrongful death in trial and settlement resulting in numerous six figure cases, including seven figure cases. Rather than build a practice through mass advertisement on TV, yellow pages or other traditionalmeans of lawyer advertising, Jim built his practice on referrals from other lawyers along with those of past and present clients who have placed their trust in Jim by referring their clients, family and friends.Over the past four years, Jim has devoted time to building internet websites focused on providing useful consumer information to educate accident and malpractice victims of their rights. These include free reports, videos and numerous educational books on Florida car accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, slips and falls, child injury, wrongful death and Uninsured Motorist Insurance.
Matt Vititoe has been practicing law in Monroe County and Southeastern Michigan since 2008. Matt graduated from Airport High School in 1990. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Eastern Michigan University in 2000. He graduated from Wayne State University Law School in 2005. Matt is a veteran, who served in the U.S. Navy during the first Persian Gulf War.Matt Vititoe serves on the Board of Directors for Senior Legal Services in Monroe, Michigan. He is the president of the Monroe City Civil Service Commission. He is a member of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, National Association of Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers, Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, the State Bar of Michigan, Monroe County Bar Association. He is the current president of the Monroe County Criminal Defense Bar Association. He also mediates for the Monroe County Friend of the Court.Attorney Matt Vititoe is a skilled litigator and mediator. He is committed to learning innovative techniques to assist his clients both in the courtroom and out.Client reviews:,Mr. Vititoe did an amazing job for me. I was going through a very difficult time with my ex wife and He really helped me through it... Ted, divorce client,Mr Vititoe ... always very professional. He will always go that extra mile for is clients.....leaves no stone unturned. Stan, custody and parenting time client,Mr. Vititoe handled a sensitive Mediation in which both parties were initially hostile and neither had proper documentation. He plunged into this legal morass deftly and with great care. This allowed both parties to reach an equitable agreement on the first day and avoid any nasty legal penalties. Also, he has provided my business with pertinent and timely legal advice, saving us countless hours and thousands of dollars in an area outside of his regular practice, completing research quickly and impressing our board of directors with his timeliness and professionalism, directly leading to successful business contracts. A fantastic, literate, and dogged lawyer. Highly recommended. Jeremiah, business client,Took care of my case with great diligence. Very responsible, timely and fought my case like a bulldog. Alexander, custody and parenting time client,Matt really went out of his way to make me feel comfortable and informed about my case, every step of the way. When I first went to him for advice, I wasnt sure what to expect. But, he broke everything down for me step by step. Benny, divorce client,Peer endorsements:,Matt is a great attorney! Hes knowledgeable and takes the time to educate and advise his clients. Hes quick on his feet and respected by Judges. Victoria Shackleford, Esq.If you have a legal predicament in Monroe County, Michigan, I endorse and encourage you to talk o Matt Vititoe. I have consulted with Matt on legal matters and am confident in his abilities. Further, Matt has been involved in continued legal training which is not mandated in Michigan at this time. This alone sets Matt apart from other attorneys. Most importantly, Matt truly cares for his clients and puts his energy in seeking justice for them and the best outcome for their cases. Rhonda Ives, Esq.Matt is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is extremely well prepared and thorough. He is very well respected in the legal community and you can count on him to provide top-notch representation. Matthew Zick, Esq.
2 East First Street, Suite 207,, Monroe MI 48161
Michael P. Rainboth
An attorney at Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based Coughlin, Rainboth, Murphy & Lown, P.A. Michael P. Rainboth focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. He has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years and has tried dozens of personal injury cases and 7 medical malpractice cases to jury verdict in NH. He also assists people who have been injured on the job and who are seeking their rightful benefits. The quality of his work in all of these areas as well as his high degree of ethics has earned Mr. Rainboth a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.In his personal injury and wrongful death cases, Mr. Rainboth assists clients throughout the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has been involved in this regard have arisen out of a variety of incidents, including birth injuries and deaths from medical malpractice, premises liability, and car, motorcycle and other motor vehicle crashes. Mr. Rainboth has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, and his previous experience as an insurance defense attorney has enabled him to anticipate the types of tactics that defense counsel might attempt to employ.Majoring in political science and government, Mr. Rainboth attended the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1985. His legal education came at Suffolk University Law School, and he was a member of the schools Moot Court Honor Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1988. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
A partner at New York City-based Schulman Blitz, LLP, Justin Blitz focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury litigation. Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained many substantial jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions. Mr. Blitz has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented. He provides representation to clients who have been injured in matters involving medical malpractice, defective products, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and wrongful death. Due to his track record of obtaining numerous favorable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, Mr. Blitz is regularly asked by law firms throughout the state to assist them with their complex personal injury cases.A native of New York City, Mr. Blitz attended the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and received a Bachelor of Arts in international studies in 2000. He then attended New York Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. While in law school, he spent two summers as a legal intern with Palm Pictures Entertainment, a U.S.-based entertainment company. After graduation, Mr. Blitz was an associate at a New York City personal injury firm before co-founding Schulman Blitz, LLP. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Blitz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.Mr. Blitz is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys on various aspects of the practice of law and regularly lectures at Continuing Education seminars throughout the country. In May of 2018, Justin Blitz, Esq. gave a Ted Talk titled The Power of The Safety of Play. In 2014, he was asked by the Puerto Rican Bar Association to deliver a lecture on trying a personal injury case to verdict. In the following year, he made a presentation on the economics of small firm practice to members of the Practicing Law Institute. Mr. Blitz is a board member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and an active participant in the American Association for Justice, and the American and New York State bar associations.
1359 Broadway, Suite 820,, New York NY 10018
Howard S. Shafer
Howard S. Shafer is a partner at the law firm of Shafer Glazer, LLP, in New York, NY, where he represents defendants in cases involving construction law, employment law, personal injury, cyber liability and data privacy, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) and insurance matters. With more than 28 years of experience in the Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense area, he represents businesses in New York City, Westchester County, and Long Island, as well as in New Jersey.After graduating with a bachelors degree in Labor Studies from Rutgers University, Mr. Shafer earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is licensed to practice in the state courts of both New York and New Jersey, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.Mr. Shafer currently serves on the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section, is the Corporate Secretary of The Jewish Lawyers Guild and is President of Your House Counsel (R), The National Consortium of Insurance and Corporate Liability Defense Law Firms. He is also an elected Bergen County New Jesey Municipal Committee Representative. Past positions include: Arbitrator for the New York City Civil Court; Board Member of the Englewood New Jersey Economic Development Corporation; Member of the Englewood New Jersey Zoning Board of Adjustment; Past Chair of the New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Section; and Past New York State Chair of the Claims and Litigation Managment Alliance.Recognized for his knowledge and experience, Mr. Shafer has been invited by professional organizations to lecture on legal topics on numerous occasions. The attorney peer review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.,Mr. Shafer is a member of the Bergen County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Professional Liability Underwriting Society and the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC).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.
Natalie Weatherford is a trial attorney at the law firm of Taylor & Ring in Los Angeles, California, where she concentrates her practice on sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and catastrophic personal injury. She represents clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.In her career to date, Ms. Weatherford has obtained numerous record setting settlements and verdicts on behalf of her clients. Including a $25.3 million verdict on behalf of a young man who was sexually abused by his high school teacher and a $14 million settlement from a California school district on behalf of two individuals who were sexually abused by their middle school teacher when they were students. The $7 million each victim received was, at that time, the largest amount paid per victim by any school district in the nation in a case of its kind.In addition to her law practice, Ms. Weatherford is active in a variety of professional organizations. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association. Ms. Weatherford also belongs to the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles.
Focusing her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and with a primary emphasis on medical malpractice, Bonnie Christie is a partner at Brown & Brothers. Based in Houston, Texas, she provides representation to clients throughout the state as well as in Louisiana who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice before all Texas and Louisiana state courts, Ms. Christie is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, as well as before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.The types of cases that Ms. Christie has handled both in court and through mediation have included surgical errors, misdiagnoses, hospital negligence and nursing home abuse, and she has been able to obtain several sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements on behalf of her plaintiff clients. Prior to joining Brown & Brothers, she was an in-house counsel at the Government Employees Insurance Company, better known as GEICO, where she handled subrogation claims. Because of this experience, Ms. Christie is often able to anticipate the types of defense tactics insurance companies will often employ when she faces them in court.As an undergraduate, Ms. Christie attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and received a bachelors degree in 2006. Her legal education was then obtained at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2010. In addition to her experience as an insurance defense attorney, Ms. Christie also worked for a Louisiana personal injury firm and was a supervising attorney in a complex multidistrict litigation matter.
Attorney Deborah Potter is a founding partner with Potter Burnett Law, LLC, in Bowie, Maryland. A highly rated, award-winning attorney with nearly 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Potter focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury law. She represents the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area who have legal needs stemming from any of the following:,· Motor vehicle accidents,· Truck accidents,· Wrongful death,· Nursing home negligence,· Slip-and-fall accidents,· Other preventable tragedies,After graduating from the University of Maryland College Park in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Ms. Potter returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1990.Over the course of her career, she has achieved unprecedented success fighting for the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families. Among her most notable successes, she helped secure a landmark, $26 million-dollar verdict against a major automobile manufacturer, earning her national recognition as one of the leading trial advocates in the country.Among the numerous awards and honors she has received from her peers, Ms. Potter holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and the Prince Georges County Bar Association bestowed her with the Presidents Award in 2016. In addition, The Daily Record granted her the Leadership in the Law award in 2017 as well as a Top 100 Women designation in 2010 and 2015, and American Lawyer Magazine voted her among the Women Leaders in the Law in 2012 and 2013.Moreover, Ms. Potter recently became a Fellow with the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers in 2018, and earlier in her career, she received the Anne Arundel Bar Association Trustees Award and the Maryland State Bar Associations Ed Shea Professionalism Award. She also received the Generous Heart Award from CASA in 2016.Along with managing a successful legal practice, Ms. Potter has served in many leadership roles with various local, state and national legal organizations. In 1999, she became the youngest person to ever serve as president of the Anne Arundel Bar Association, and she has maintained a long-standing service to the Maryland State Bar Associations Board of Governors and the organizations Executive Committee.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.
16701 Melford Boulevard, Suite 421,, Bowie MD 20715
Steven E. Scheer
Steven Scheer is a partner in Scheer & Montgomery, P.C. a law firm in Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Scheer is a dedicated and experienced attorney who focuses his practice on defending Savannah clients against DUI/DWI charges and representing clients from all over Georgia in personal injury litigation.Mr. Scheer earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he sat on the editorial board for the Georgia Law Review. Prior to law school, he earned a bachelors degree with honors from Georgia in 1971. Mr. Scheer was admitted to Georges state bar in 1974.Mr. Scheer has been recognized for his experience, insight and successful track record. He has received an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He often shares his knowledge with other attorneys by writing for the Georgia state bars Institute of Continuing Legal Education and lecturing for trial practice seminars.When not representing his clients in the courtroom, Mr. Scheer enjoys giving back to his community. He is the city attorney for Pooler and has previously worked with other cities and governmental agencies like the Chatham County Hospital Authority, the city of Tybee Island and the city of Port Wentworth. Mr. Scheer is a former chairman of the Georgia State Ethics Commission, a former president of the Forest City Gun Club and a charter member of the Rotary Club of Pooler. He is also a member of the American and Savannah bar associations.A native of Savannah, Mr. Scheer enjoys representing clients in his state and hometown with dedication, knowledge and the highest level of service.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are 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.