Even where there are specific rules, such as traffic laws, or construction safety codes, violation of those rules in Washington may only be considered by a jury as “evidence of negligence.” Ultimately, it is up to the jury to determine whether a defendant exercised “reasonable care.” A personal injury claim is not as simple as you might think. Rental car coverage pays for a rental car when your car has been damaged, is undriveable, or is in the shop getting repaired.Read 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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Top Lawyers Pick
- Adam A. Studnicki
- Michael H. Clinton
- Michael K. Gillis
- Mark S. Jacobs
- J. Jeffrey Heck
- Craig W. Carlson
- Ivan M. Karmel
- Kevin Henrichson
- Edmund L. Wagoner
- Kavan Singh Grover
- Jonathan A. Parrish
- Ibrahim J. Awad
Adam A. Studnicki
Attorney Adam A. Studnicki is a partner at the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C. located in Phoenix, Arizona. Mr. Studnicki handles matters involving personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death, advocating on behalf of individuals who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence. He serves clients throughout the state of Arizona.Mr. Studnicki has been licensed to practice law since 1991 and has more than 25 years of legal experience. He is admitted to practice in Arizona, before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.In addition, Mr. Studnicki is actively involved in his legal community. He serves as a judge pro tem for the Judicial Branch of Arizona for Maricopa County and belongs to the State Bar of Arizona, the Arizona Association for Justice, and the American Association for Justice. He also enjoys volunteering his time and participates in pro bono programs through the Arizona Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Mr. Studnicki has received honors for his accomplishments, including an AV Preeminent rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He was also named a Top 100 Trial Lawyerby The National Trial Lawyers.Mr. Studnicki graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a bachelors degree in economics. He went on to graduate cum laude from Harvard Law School. Before joining the Law Offices of Raymond J. Slomski, P.C. he was a partner at one of the largest Phoenix-based law firms and spent time as a solo personal injury practitioner.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.
Michael H. Clinton
We strive to make every client feel like they are our most important client! Each client interaction is important to us and client satisfaction with our services and our affordability is paramount. Our experienced staff and attorneys can handle a broad range of legal needs. Considered by our peers as having acclaim in business litigation, specifically, representing Landlords in legal forums across the state, we are constantly looking for ways to help our landlord clients run successful real estate rental businesses. Included in the scope of our real estate services is residential and commercial sales, purchase and refinancings. We also help our small business clients navigate the process of selecting, forming and maintaining the legal status of their business enterprises, including coorporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Because of the breadth and diversity of our client needs, we have also developed an estate planning practice helping families protect their hard earned assets, using various estate planning techniques such as, wills, trusts, advance directives, special needs trusts and numerous other planning documents. We want to be there when clients need us most, that is why we also assist clients after suffering a personal injury, such as a car accident, slip and fall or other unfortunate occurrance.Integrity, experience, value and client satisfaction is our commitment!
Michael K. Gillis
Michael Gillis is a founding partner at Gillis & Bikofsky, P.C. He is committed to representing clients throughut the state and on Cape Cod including the areas of Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Brookline, Hyannis, Boston, Somerville, Wellesley, Needham, Waltham, Plymouth, Brockton and Newton, Massachusetts. He dedicates his practice to handling personal injury and wrongful death cases that involve the following matters: public transportation, car, motorcycle, truck, pedestrian, bicycle and drunk driving accidents; head, spinal cord and catastrophic injuries; birth trauma, surgical errors and other medical malpractice; prescription and pharmacy errors; construction and workplace injuries; unsafe premises; defective medical devices, defective drugs and consumer product safety; and protecting children and the elderly. Mr. Gillis also represents clients in cases involving criminal defense, business consulting, dispute resolution, wage and employment claims, discrimination claims and whistleblower claims.In 1979, Mr. Gillis earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and graduated cum laude from Boston College. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1982 from Suffolk University Law School, served as president of the Student Bar Association, and was the first recipient of the Wyman Prize for civic involvement.For more than 35 years, Mr. Gillis has been helping people who have suffered because of someone elses error. Early in his career, Mr. Gillis defended large corporations from personal injury claims. This experience has given him a keen insight into how to build a compelling case for victims of negligence. He consistently obtains verdicts and settlements in his clients favor.For his accomplishments, Mr. Gillis has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, The Boston Globe named him one of Bostons Top Rated Lawyers, Vogue Magazine dubbed him one of the countrys Top Lawyers for women, and The Wall Street Journal has named him one of New Englands Premier Lawyers.A published author and frequent lecturer, Mr. Gillis is on the board of directors for the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and serves as the State Delegate to the American Association for Justice.AV®, BV®, 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Mark S. Jacobs
The founder of and managing partner at Jacobs, Schwalbe & Petruzzelli, P.C. Mark S. Jacobs divides his practice among workers compensation and Social Security Disability Insurance claims and appeals, labor and employment law, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and with clients throughout the southern and central portions of the state, he is admitted to practice in New Jersey as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.In the workers compensation area, Mr. Jacobs represents people who have been injured on the job or have contracted an occupational disease, and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers insurance coverage. He often assists them with the preparation and submission of the required claim documentation, and provides advocacy in the event that a claim is disputed or denied. His SSDI clients are generally no longer able to work due to a physical or mental disability, and Mr. Jacobs shepherds them through what is often a lengthy and frustrating claims process.In his employment law practice, Mr. Jacobs represents employees exclusively, and has experience in this regard has included discrimination, wrongful termination, and Family and Medical Leave Act disputes. His personal injury cases have arisen out of incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and defective products. Highly regarded by his colleagues for his successful track record in all of these areas, Mr. Jacobs has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. A recipient of a Juris Doctor from the Camden branch of Rutgers Law School, he also holds an LL.M. from Temple University Beasley School of Law.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.
J. Jeffrey Heck
From his law firm in Mansfield, Ohio, The Heck Law Offices, Ltd. attorney J. Jeffrey Heck focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, he also represents employees and employers alike with all types of employment law matters, as well as business owners facing complex commercial litigation and families in probate litigation. A highly rated and award winning attorney, Mr. Heck devotes his time and resources to helping clients throughout Ohio find the justice they seek.A court-trained mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Heck uses his negotiation skills to help his clients resolve their disputes and achieve the positive results they expect. However, he also advocates strongly on his clients behalf in court when that is the best option availble.Over the course of his more than 30 years of practicing law, he has successfully handled thousands of cases in both state and federal courts throughout Ohio and Florida, earning a reputation as one of the top civil litigation attorneys in the country. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a Top Attorney rating from AVVO.A 1982 graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Heck obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1985. That same year he was admitted to practice law in Florida and, in 1988, was licensed as an attorney in Ohio. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 11th Circuits.A consummate professional, Mr. Heck has been very active with the Richland County Bar Association, where he has served as the associations Secretary, as well as litigation chair for the organizations certified grievance committee. He has also served on numerous committees for the Ohio State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Ohio Association for Justice, among others.Believing in the importance of giving back to his community, he volunteers his time and services to various local and regional nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and artistic associations, including 16 years as a local elected official as a Board Member of the Lexington Local Schools.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.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
Ivan M. Karmel
With over three decades of experience in both state and federal courts, Ivan M. Karmel focuses his practice for residents of Oregon and southeast Washington on family law matters such as child custody, divorce and post-divorce motions. At his firm based in downtown Portland, Ivan M. Karmel, Attorney at Law, he also takes on cases involving environmental law, business services, personal injury, consumer law, probate and criminal law with vigor and dedication.While he recognizes that some cases can be resolved through settlements, Mr. Karmel is also an energetic and capable litigator as well, having tried more than 125 cases involving defamation, construction defects, toxic torts and medical malpractice for diverse clients such as Capitol Properties L.L.C. the Western Conference of Teamsters, DMI Investments Corporation and the Portland Music Company. As a testament to his experience, he secured the largest verdict in state history for a non-public person in a defamation case.After completing his undergraduate studies at State University of New York at Binghamton, Mr. Karmel went on to obtain his law degree from the Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law. He was admitted to practice in Oregon and the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in 1980, followed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Western Washington in 2002.Mr. Karmel is a member of the American Association for Justice and of both the Oregon and Washington State Trial Lawyers Associations. He also belongs to the Oregon Academy of Family Law Practitioners and has served for 17 years as a panel attorney for the Western Conference of Teamsters. Recognized in the legal community for his insight and experience, he has been a featured speaker at the Oregon State Bar Family Law Conference and serves on the Multnomah County arbitration panel in addition to being a member of the Board of Directors of Transactive.
Kevin is a partner in the oldest Plaintiffs Personal Injury Law Firm in Austin. He limits his practice to serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.In 1997, he received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University. He then went on to graduate in the top of his class and earn a Juris Doctor in 2001 from St. Marys University School of Law, where he wrote for the schools law review and won first place in the schools mock trial competition.For 18 years, Mr. Henrichson has been dedicated to advocating on his clients behalf, whether inside or outside the courtroom. Mr. Henrichson approaches every clients legal matter with a strict attention to detail and meticulous preparation.In 2011, Texas Lawyer magazine recognized Mr. Henrichson and his partners for obtaining the second largest jury verdict for a motor vehicle accident in Texas. He is also credited with winning the first jury verdict in Williamson County in a case involving the concealment of an abducted child. For his achievements, Kevin has garnered an Avvo Superb rating.Kevin is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Austin Bar Association, the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association and the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.
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.
Kavan Singh Grover
Kavan Singh Grover is a co-founder of Ehrenclou & Grover LLC, located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. His litigation practice focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in personal injury matters across the state, including medical malpractice and wrongful death.In 2001, Mr. Grover graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in computer science. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2005. Since the beginning of his professional career, Mr. Grover has participated in over 35 jury trials and has handled countless hearings, bench trials, mediations, settlement conferences, and appeals.Admitted to practice in Georgia, Mr. Grover has lectured on Georgia appellate case law for the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Gwinnett County Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Personal Injury Group.In recognition of his successful record and high ethics, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Grover its AV-Preeminent rating.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.
Jonathan A. Parrish
Attorney Jonathan (Jon) A. Parrish founded his Atlanta law office, The Parrish Law Firm, with the goal of providing individuals and business clients from throughout Georgia with high-quality representation for a broad range of civil matters. Mr. Parrish focuses the majority of his efforts on protecting the rights of victims of negligence as they pursue personal injury or wrongful death compensation in cases related to the following:,• Motor vehicle accidents,• Dangerous property,• Defective products,• Medical malpractice,• Nursing home abuse and neglect,In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Parrish also represents clients in class actions, business tort cases, and other complex civil litigation.Mr. Parrish is a 2006 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. Prior to entering private law practice, Mr. Parrish spent two years as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Attorney Parrish is an active participant in the legal community on local, state and national levels. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Bar Association.
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Ibrahim J. Awad
Attorney Ibrahim J. Awad decided to become an attorney long before law school. As a senior in High School, Mr. Awad and his team won the Regional Championship in Mock Trial, Dalton High Schools first in over 13 years. After graduating near the top of his class, he attended Dalton State College in his home town and began working at the District Attorneys Office in Whitfield County.Mr. Awad helped prosecute over 100 felony cases, including over a dozen child molestation jury trials, and one murder trial (while still an undergraduate). After attaining his Associates Degree in English from Dalton State College, Mr. Awad transferred to Kennesaw State University to receive a Bachelors Degree in English, graduating summa cum laude.He then attended Georgia State College of Law, and while there, he furthered his real-life legal experience by interning at the Dekalb County Solicitor Generals Office, working with the Special Victims Unit as well as other Trial Attorneys. As a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Awad competed in legal competitions in Buffalo, New York and Memphis, Tennessee. In his third year of law school, Mr. Awad interned at a private criminal defense firm and began defending clients with minor traffic citations to felony murder. Upon graduating Law School and passing the bar on his first attempt, Mr. Awads love for the courtroom led him to open up his own law firm. In his eyes, everyone has the right to be represented in a trustworthy and honorable fashion. While working with the government and seeing many injustices firsthand, Mr. Awad decided to protect those who have fallen victim to the system and help those who are willing to help themselves by affording them a moment of justice. Mr. Awad specializes in personal injury law and has obtained great results for his clients injured in car and trucking accidents.Though the law is his passion, it was not his first. In his free time, Mr. Awad loves practicing Martial Arts and competes in tournaments regularly. Mr. Awad has won countless competitions and has fought in over 250 tournaments all over the Southeast. He also loves visiting his parents and his five younger siblings. Most of all, Mr. Awad loves spending time with his family: his precious, daughter, Jenna, his rambunctious son, Jamal, and his beautiful wife, Rawan, who has an uncontrollable love for kittens.