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Public Transportation Injury
Accidents happen anywhere at any time. People get hurt as a result of these events. Most of the personal injuries lawsuits are related to traffic accidents. Public transportation isn’t free from them. If you get hurt while riding a bus, you can sue the company responsible for the service. The severity of the injuries depends on the accident itself. The worse the injury is; the more money is needed to repair the damage. If you get injured by the negligence of a public transportation worker, you can try to find compensation. Normally, the injuries inflicted in these accidents aren’t too serious.
Bus drivers, subway workers, taxi drivers, and even school bus drivers must follow this regulation. They are expected to do whatever it takes to ensure the user’s safety. You are only able to sue the company if you are injured during the operation of the vehicle. But in some states, public transportation companies must prevent any accidents from happening in their installations. For example, if you are in the subway and you fall from the stairs because they are wet, you can sue the company. Providing proof for these scenarios is harder. Because you need to demonstrate that the stairs were wet and there was no warning sign.
Public transportation companies have to follow certain rules. Their drivers must perform with the highest skills and care. For example, bus drivers can’t talk to the passengers while the bus is moving. Sometimes the bus has warning signs to remind the users that this is forbidden. Also, all hazardous zones, inside the installations, must have the appropriate sign. This could free them from any responsibility. Regardless of how the accident went down, you must provide sufficient evidence to support your claim. For this, you will need help from an experienced personal injury attorney.
To clearly explain the meaning of “greater level of care” let’s see the following example. You are inside a bus, then the bus driver puss the brakes hard. As a result, you get thrown from your seat and hit your head. Is this enough to press charges? Well, you have to analyze why the accident happened. If the bus suddenly stops because a child runs towards the street, you will be able to sue neither the company nor the driver. Contrarily, if the driver gets distracted while talking with a passenger, and he presses the breaks to prevent the bus from hitting the kid, you can sue the company. Even if the child was carelessly walking through the street.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- David N. Henderson
- Peter F. Carr, Jr.
- Robert C. Hilliard
- Mark L. Floyd
- Michael J. Deem
- Clifton Smoot
- Catharine Kroger-Diamond
- Frank R. McNally
- Jermaine L. Hayden
- David Whaley
- Kevin Hastings
- Eric D. Miller
David N. Henderson
As founder of the law office of David Henderson, David N. Henderson has spent more than 15 years representing victims of negligence. He works with clients throughout the state of Alaska to obtain compensation for the damages they suffer due to a personal injury incident.Serving others is what motivates Mr. Henderson every day on the job. In one case, he was able to secure $1.8 million following an accident in which an 18-year-old driving a snow machine was killed. For his ability to obtain results, he holds an Avvo Superb rating; he has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; and he has been admitted as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Before taking on a case, Mr. Henderson does a thorough analysis of the details to determine the viability of the claim. Moving forward, he embraces the challenges of complex cases. He draws upon support from his memberships in organizations such as the American Association for Justice, the Alaska Bar Association, the Alaska Association for Justice and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. As a former public defender, Mr. Henderson anticipates how the other party may try to skirt responsibility and develops a strategy that clearly demonstrates negligence.In 1994, Mr. Henderson earned an undergraduate degree from The Evergreen State College. He then attended Florida State University College of Law, participating in moot court competitions, and graduating with honors and a Juris Doctor in 1997. Mr. Henderson furthered his education through attending the Trial Lawyers College, graduating in 2000.When he is not serving clients, Mr. Henderson enjoys spending time outdoors fishing, rock climbing and hiking. He is also a licensed pilot.
Peter F. Carr, Jr.
At his Orlando firm, Carr Law Firm, P.A. attorney and shareholder Peter F. Carr Jr. has successfully litigated cases against some of the largest and most powerful corporations, resulting in significant recoveries for his clients. Mr. Carr represents individuals in high-dollar contractual disputes as well as against multimillion-dollar companies that have been taken advantage of by insurance companies, corporations, employers and the negligence of others.Mr. Carr has also taken numerous cases to trial throughout the state of Florida, including in federal court, state court and the American Arbitration Association. He has tried numerous cases to conclusion in several counties in Florida, including Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Palm Beach County and Dade County.Mr. Carr is admitted to practice in the states of Florida and New York, the U.S. District Court Middle and Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Justice Association.
Robert C. Hilliard
Garnering national acclaim for his work on many high-profile cases, attorney Robert C. Hilliard has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those suffering as the result of someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.The founding partner of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales L.L.P. in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. Hilliard represents clients throughout the state and across the country in a wide range of mass torts, personal injury and wrongful death claims as well as business and commercial litigation. He currently serves as co-lead counsel in the multidistrict General Motors ignition switch class action, regarded as one of the largest product liability suits in American history.A lawyer for more than 35 years and holding dual certifications in personal injury trial law and civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Hilliard possesses extensive knowledge and insight into many areas of the law, and he frequently serves as a leading legal analyst for numerous national and international print and televised news outlets.A 1980 summa cum laude graduate of St. Edwards University, Mr. Hilliard began his legal career after obtaining his Juris Doctor from St. Marys University School of Law in 1983 and his license to practice from the State Bar of Texas that same year. Truly a national lawyer, Mr. Hilliard also practices before federal courts throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and he is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.Recognized as one of the nations top attorneys, Mr. Hilliard served as chairman for the National Ethics Committee from 1992-1995, and in 2016, he received the Distinguished Alumni award from St. Edwards University. The subject of numerous features and cover stories for a variety of legal publications, Mr. Hilliard has earned a reputation as a bulldog for his aggressive trial tactics and unrelenting pursuit of justice.
Mark L. Floyd
An attorney at The Floyd Law Firm, P.C. Mark L. Floyd is a personal injury and workers compensation lawyer representing clients in the St. Louis metropolitan area in both Illinois and Missouri. The Professional Hockey Players Association named him Attorney of the Year, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Floyd attended The University of Tulsa College of Law, where he was on the deans list and earned his Juris Doctor in 1992. A panel attorney for the Professional Hockey Players Association and the NFL Players Association, he is also a member of the American Association for Justice, The Missouri Bar and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.Having more than 25 years of experience, Mr. Floyd is considered one of the most capable and respected attorneys in the field. He is admitted to practice in both Illinois and Missouri, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri.With a 98 percent recovery success rate, Mr. Floyd has earned a number of seven-figure settlements and verdicts. These include a workers compensation claim for third-party negligence with a verdict of $5 million and a $1.96 million jury verdict during his first year practicing. Mr. Floyds belief that all injured workers deserve representation is evidenced by his pro bono service for a personal injury claim made by a paralyzed father in 2014.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 J. Deem
Michael J. Deem is an associate at R.C. Shea & Associates, located in Toms River, New Jersey. Representing clients in Ocean and Monmouth counties, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and commercial litigation, advocating for those who have been harmed by the negligence of others in matters involving motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, nursing home abuse and defective products. Mr. Deem also represents corporations which includes negotiating and litigating contract disputes.Mr. Deem pursued his undergraduate studies at what is now known as Stockton University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. He then went on to attend Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1998. Following law school, Mr. Deem worked for a number of years defending insurance companies before switching to plaintiffs work, an experience that has helped him to better fight for the recovery of damages on behalf of his clients.Admitted to practice in New Jersey, Mr. Deem is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He has been certified as a civil trial attorney by the Board on Attorney Certification of the Supreme Court of New Jersey and as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. An indication of the high esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals is his Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Always striving to stay abreast of current developments in his field, Mr. Deem is a member of several legal organizations. A member of the board of governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice, he is an active participant in the Ocean County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.
An advocate for the injured, Clifton Smoot represents people in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area in California. He is an attorney at The Veen Firm, PC, where he handles personal injury cases that involve matters such as brain injuries, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents and catastrophic injuries.Believing that clients deserve to have a voice, Mr. Smoot collaborates closely with people in order to tell their stories. He has successfully taken on insurance companies, manufacturers and large corporations through depicting negligence and illustrating the ways the wrongdoing caused clients harm.Personal injury law is constantly evolving, which is why Mr. Smoot is engaged with several legal organizations. He stays on top of case law and trends through groups such as the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the San Mateo County Trial Lawyers Association and The Lawyers Club of San Francisco American Inn of Court.Mr. Smoots background includes representing defendants in personal injury cases. That experience gives him a comprehensive insight into how to build a compelling case for recovering compensation. He is a published author and is frequently asked to be a guest speaker on his practice area.In 2007, Mr. Smoot earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and Spanish and graduated cum laude from Johns Hopkins University. He then graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 2015. While in law school, he won several awards as part of moot court competitions. He currently serves as the coach of the law schools trial team.Outside his practice, Mr. Smoot enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, as well as hiking and swimming.
For more than 30 years, Catharine Kroger-Diamond has offered aggressive legal advocacy to people throughout the Carlsbad and San Diego areas in California who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or recklessness of others. Focusing her practice on personal injury, Ms. Kroger-Diamond generally handles cases involving motor vehicle collisions; motorcycle, pedestrian and bicycle accidents; slips, trips and falls; dog bites or attacks; defective products; and wrongful death.Before graduating from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 1979 with a Juris Doctor, Ms. Kroger-Diamond earned a Bachelor of Arts in comparative literature from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts in English from San Diego State University. She went on to receive a Master of Law degree from the University of San Diego in 1994.Having seen the long-term effects of head and brain injuries, Ms. Kroger-Diamond understands the challenges her clients face after being involved in serious accidents. In addition to dealing with chronic pain and mental suffering, people who are injured through no fault of their own may be concerned about mounting medical bills and losing income while they are off work recovering. Taking a personal interest in helping them recover the compensation they deserve, Ms. Kroger-Diamond offers focused guidance and zealous representation. She has a Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Ms. Kroger-Diamond has helped obtain millions of dollars in settlements and judgements on behalf of her clients over the years.Involvement in the legal community is a priority for Ms. Kroger-Diamond. She is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, the Consumer Attorneys of California, The State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association and the North County Bar Association. 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.
Frank R. McNally
The founder of the McNally Law Office, Frank R. McNally, represents those whose lives have been affected by a personal injury with a focus on auto accidents, slip and falls, and animal bites. In the Los Angeles and Pasadena areas, citizens choose Mr. McNally as a knowledgeable, aggressive advocate who works hard to secure compensation for property damage, lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical costs.Mr. McNally was admitted to practice in California in 1993, and has over two decades of experience representing clients facing legal matters of the following types: aviation accidents, toxic torts, medical malpractice and professional medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, products liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, elder law, construction law, consumer protection, class actions, and litigation and appeals.After earning his undergraduate degree from California State University in 1988, he then went on to graduate from law school at the Southwestern Law School in 1993. Since then, he has had many successful cases, including a $3.7 million judgement for product liability, a $1.8 million settlement for an auto accident and a $470,000 verdict for a slip, trip and fall. His passion for his clients is unparalleled and available to all those throughout the Southern California area.A personal approach with extra care and attention is what sets Mr. McNally apart from his competitors, and he offers Spanish-speaking services and prompt, open communication to all clients. He deals with the insurance companies after an accident or injury to secure maximum compensation for both individuals and families.
Jermaine L. Hayden
The founder of The Law Office of J. Hayden, Jermaine L. Hayden, focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From his office in Bellaire, Texas, he furnishes representation to clients throughout Harris County and other parts of the greater Houston metropolitan area who have incurred economic and non-economic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Hayden has experience in employment law matters, and he has assisted clients who are seeking Social Security benefits as a result of being unable to work due to a physical disability.The types of personal injury cases that Mr. Hayden has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, refinery and manufacturing plant explosions, and defective drugs and medical devices. His background also includes assisting maritime workers who have been injured on the job as a result of the negligence of their employers, with these cases falling under the jurisdiction of the federal statute known as the Jones Act. Mr. Hayden has been able to obtain several sizable settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients during his career.Mr. Hayden is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, and his professional memberships include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. As an undergraduate, he attended Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri, where he majored in business administration and received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in 2006. Mr. Hayden then pursued his legal studies at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law, part of Texas Southern University, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009.
David Whaley, founder of The Law Offices of David Whaley, LLC, brings more than 30 years of experience to his legal practice. Representing those accused of crimes of all types and degrees, Mr. Whaley is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Not only has he represented clients in his community and throughout Virginia, but he has also represented many clients in federal courts across the United States. In total, he has tried over 350 jury trial cases.As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients charged with DUI/DWI, misdemeanors, felonies, weapon charges, drug offenses, traffic offenses, assault and more. He has been instrumental in several successful acquittals including drug conspiracies, first-degree murder charges and white collar crimes.Additionally, as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Whaley represents clients who have been injured in traumatic vehicle accidents and victimized by the death of a family member. He represents clients with cases including car, truck and motorcycle accidents; wrongful death claims; and commercial vehicle liability claims.Recognized for his high ethical standards and dedication to integrity, Mr. Whaley has been listed by Martindale-Hubbell as AV Preeminent. His passion, dedication and focus on excellence demonstrate his willingness to work hard for his clients. Mr. Whaley is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia.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.
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Kevin is a graduate from the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law. He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. After his clerkship, Kevin joined PCVA and has since focused his practice on government liability, class actions, wrongful death, civil rights, and catastrophic personal injury.Kevin is a member of the William Dwyer Inns of Court, and he regularly judges mock trial competitions at his alma mater. On his spare time, Kevin enjoys snowboarding, cycling, hunting big game, and hiking with friends.
Eric D. Miller
Attorney Eric D. Miller is the managing partner at the Law Firm of Miller Bonham, LLP, an Atlanta-based firm that represents plaintiffs in personal injury and insurance subrogation matters. An experienced litigator, he represents individual victims of automobile collisions, burn injuries, product defects and construction accidents, as well as insurance companies involved in subrogation matters involving fire damage, faulty construction and other property damage.Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Miller was elected to A.M. BESTs List of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and was named as one of Georgia Trend magazines Legal Elite. He is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Fire Investigators Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Miller is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Board Certified Attorneys, an organization which identifes Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys across the country.Mr. Miller received his law degree from the University of Georgia, where he won the Best Oralist Award in the National Moot Court Regional Competition. He is licensed to practice in Georgia.