Passenger’s medical bills alone were in excess of $25,000, but the policy limits protect the insurer from paying more than $25,000 per person. This contact was the cause of the pain, which continued to radiate down my leg. It could be as simple as old age. It was looking for any reason to reduce what it had to pay him, or even better, to avoid paying at all. I then coordinated with the various insurance companies and established which would be paying.Read More
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
- Matt Morgan
- Brandon R. Scheele
- Lee D. Gunn IV
- Jared J. Smith
- Shereef H. Akeel
- Angelicque M. Moreno
- Vel Belushin
- D. Aaron Brock
- John F. Ramey
- Pejman Javaheri
- Mitchell A. Stephens
- Paulette A. Brazil
An attorney at the Orlando office of Morgan & Morgan PA, Matt Morgan focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout Orange County. A member in good standing of The Florida Bar since 2011 and thus admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Florida.Mr. Morgans clients consist of people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence of other parties. A significant portion of his workload consists of cases arising out of motor vehicle accidents, and he has enjoyed a successful track record of being able to obtain significant compensation for those clients. Some of his representative results have included a $47.5 million jury award for a motorcyclist who was severely injured in a collision with a truck, an $8 million verdict for a woman who was injured by a drunk driver and a verdict in excess of $1.1 million against a municipality. Mr. Morgan has worked on premises liability cases as well with similar results, including a jury verdict of just under $1.5 million for a client who was injured after slipping and falling on the defendants property.These and other successes have earned Mr. Morgan the high regard of his fellow attorneys, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He has appeared on network television shows and in national and local print outlets to discuss cases that he has worked on. A member of the Florida Justice Association, Mr. Morgan holds a law degree from Stetson University College 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.
20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600,, Orlando FL 32801
Brandon R. Scheele
At Morgan & Morgan PA, Brandon R. Scheele represents clients in Florida in matters of personal injury. Those may include cases of wrongful death, spinal cord injuries, slip and falls, insurance disputes, insurance claims, first-party litigation, civil trial litigation, trucking accidents, car accidents and brain injuries. Throughout his career, he has tried to verdict more than 70 jury trials in cases of serious injury, quadriplegic cases and wrongful death cases. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.In 1999, Mr. Scheele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with honors and a business administration degree with a philosophy minor. He then attended Florida State University College of Law, where he again graduated with honors and his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was founding member and president of the American Trial Lawyers Associations Florida State University branch and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team.Mr. Scheele is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association and serves as a board member for the Trial Lawyers Section. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Supreme Court.The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization has given Mr. Scheele the distinction of being board-certified as a civil trial lawyer. One of his largest cases was a $41 verdict, the largest Hernando County. He helped to hold a local bar accountable for serving alcohol to an underage person who was in a very serious car accident after drinking there. 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.
201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor,, Tampa FL 33602
Lee D. Gunn IV
Attorney Lee D. Gunn is board certified in civil trial by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates. He focuses his practice of law on the preservation and pursuit of the rights of injured persons and insurance policyholders. These cases frequently involve substantial matters such as wrongful death, serious personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents and property insurance coverage claims, including hurricane damage and bad faith. Mr. Gunns law firm, Gunn Law Group, is located in Tampa, Florida.Prior to protecting the rights of individuals, Mr. Gunn defended hospitals, major corporations and insurance carriers for 17 years. In 2000 he commenced representation of plaintiffs and since that time has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements on their behalf.Mr. Gunn is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Florida Trend Magazines Legal Elite as among the leading American attorneys by his peers. He has given presentations and been published on a number of legal subjects, including product liability, insurance bad faith, trial advocacy, improving settlements and the ethical preservation of policyholder rights.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.
Jared J. Smith
An attorney at McCoy, Hiestand & Smith, PLC, Jared J. Smith focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In this regard, he provides representation to clients in the greater Louisville metropolitan area and throughout Kentucky who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Smith has been involved in have stemmed from incidents involving medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, defective products, and premises liability. He has been able to obtain high-dollar settlements and jury awards for his plaintiff clients, and in his first trial in front of a jury, he won a verdict in excess of $500,000 in a case involving products liability.Mr. Smiths successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him the respect of his fellow members of the bar. He has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for three consecutive years, and he has been named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys. Mr. Smith is admitted to practice in Kentucky.Mr. Smith attended Hanover College in Indiana as an undergraduate, where he majored in psychology and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. His legal education was obtained at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. He joined his current firm in November 2017. A district vice president of the Kentucky Justice Association, Mr. Smith gives back to his community by his active participation in Supplies Over Seas, a nonprofit organization that provides medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics around the world.
Shereef H. Akeel
Shereef H. Akeel is the co-founder of Akeel & Valentine, PLC, located in Troy, Michigan. With clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and across the state, he focuses his practice primarily on employment law issues, representing plaintiffs who have been wrongfully terminated or who have faced unlawful discrimination or harassment on the job. Mr. Akeel also represents whistleblowers in False Claims Act and other qui tam cases, and he also assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in seeking compensation for their losses in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.A 1987 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University, Mr. Akeel also holds a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1996 from Michigan State University College of Law.A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Akeel lectures frequently at seminars and conferences, and he has delivered a presentation at the Michigan Association for Justices annual convention. He is admitted to practice in Michigan as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Prior to opening Akeel & Valentine, PLC, in 2006, Mr. Akeel spent several years with a firm in Huntington Woods, Michigan. He has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his track record and high degree of ethics, as evidenced by his receipt of a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Akeel is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization comprised of the leading trial lawyers from each state.
Angelicque M. Moreno
An attorney at Avanzino & Moreno and based in Brooklyn, New York, Angelicque M. Moreno focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout all five New York City boroughs, she helps people who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Ms. Moreno has handled have included medical malpractice, motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, nursing home neglect, defective products and construction site accidents.Throughout her career, Ms. Moreno has been able to obtain several large settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of her plaintiff clients. Some of her representative successes have included a $2.75 million settlement for a construction worker who was injured on the job, a $3 million settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and who suffered a back injury requiring lumbar fusion, and an $8.8 million jury award for a client who suffered a brain injury. Her fellow attorneys have taken note of Ms. Morenos track record, and she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2015, the Brooklyn Womens Bar Association gave her its annual Amy Wren award for her work on behalf of the legal profession.Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, Ms. Moreno is a 1990 Bachelor of Arts recipient from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She then went on to attend Northeastern University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1993. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Ms. Moreno is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Brooklyn Bar Association. She is also a past president of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club.
Vel Belushin is an attorney and the founding partner of Belushin Law Firm, P.C. in Brooklyn, New York. Serving Brooklyn clients as well as those throughout the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Belushins devotes his practice to personal injury law. He has represented individuals injured due to motor vehicle, construction, mass transit, trucking and other types of accidents, and has also handled cases involving medical malpractice, municipal claims and workers compensation.Mr. Belushin speaks both English and Russian which allows him to communicate with a diverse group of clients. Throughout his career, he has negotiated and litigated many personal injury cases that have resulted in six figure settlements or verdicts for his clients. He has been admitted to practice law in New York since 2002.Mr. Belushin enjoys staying active in the legal community. He belongs to several professional organizations including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.Mr. Belushin holds a bachelors degree from St. Johns University and earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Following law school, he founded his practice with the goal of representing injured individuals against insurance companies. He stays up-to-date professionally by regularly participating in conferences and workshops and also shares his knowledge by authoring online articles related to personal injury topics.Outside of his law practice, Mr. Belushin participates in pro bono activities. These efforts have earned him the respect and recognition of his peers in the legal profession.
1712 Kings Highway, Suite 2,, Brooklyn NY 11229
D. Aaron Brock
Founder of Brock & Gonzales, LLP, D. Aaron Brock is passionate about the rights of the average worker in California. Throughout his career, he has earned millions in settlements and verdicts in cases of personal injury and employment law violations. An experienced, knowledgeable professional, he is personally committed to protecting clients from the wrongful acts of another.A member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California, Mr. Brock has been honored with several awards throughout his career. In 2013, he was named a Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40 by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys, an Up-and-Coming 100 in the 2016 Southern California Rising Stars, and an Up-and-Coming 25 by the Orange County Rising Stars in 2016.While earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history from Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Brock was given the presidential debate scholarship. After graduating in 2002, he then attended Loyola Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor in 2005. He was also a member of the International and Comparative Law Review and the Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, was chair of the Student Senate, captain of the intercollege debate team, and vice-president of the Loyola Marymount student body.Mr. Brock is passionate about protecting the rights of the average citizen in California, particularly when they have suffered an injury from the actions of another or had their rights violated at work. As he creates personal relationships with his clients, he keeps his eye on the goal of adequate compensation for their injuries.
6701 Center Drive West, Suite 610,, Los Angeles CA 90045
John F. Ramey
Attorney John F. Ramey is a partner at the highly respected Los Angeles law firm of Ramey Law, P.C. Since founding the firm, Mr. Ramey has focused his legal practice on representing individuals and business clients in civil matters. Today, after more than 28 years of practicing law in California, clients from throughout the region know to turn to him for assistance when they find themselves in the midst of disputes involving:,· Construction,· Personal injury,· Real estate,· Professional Liability,· Consumer protection,Mr. Ramey began his legal career in 1988 after earning his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and his admission to the North Carolina State Bar. In 1990, The State Bar of California admitted him, and he has served clients in the Los Angeles area since that time by representing their interests in both state and federal courts.Over the course of his nearly 30-year legal career, Mr. Ramey has built a reputation for excellence, which is supported by a long record of success. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including a Good rating from Avvo and a Distinguished peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He was also voted a Top Lawyer by his peers in 2016, 2017 and 2018, a distinction earned by less than 5% of the practing attorneys in California.When Mr. Ramey is not in the courtroom, he is often found at legal events. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. In addition, he is an active member of his local community, serving on a number of boards and committees.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.
5901 West Century Blvd, Suite 1516,, Los Angeles CA 90045
P.J. Javaheri is a founding partner of ThruLaw; P.C. a boutique Personal Injury Law Firm ,(www.ThruLaw.com),, operating as Mi Abogado(www.310MiAbogado.com), as well as California Disability Rights Center that handles social security, disability and special education claims for claimants throughout California (,www.CaliforniaDisabilityRights.org,).Mr. Javaheri received his Juris Degree from University of California, Hastings in 2005 and joined Winston & Strawn, LLP, a world-class international law firm, where he sharpened his skills as a corporate and finance attorney. In 2009, he launched the Juris Law Group ,www.JurisLawGroup.com,, a boutique transactional law firm founded on the principles of efficiency and streamlining overhead. With the success of this model, Mr. Javaheri expanded dramatically.As a founding partner of ThruLaw, P.C. Mr. Javaheri is dedicated to serving clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. His practice focuses on the area of personal injury law, particularly in representing people who have been injured in car, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, the practice also specializes in premises liability matters. Mr. Javaheri represents California families in wrongful death claims with great success. In recognition of his skills and dedication to his vocation, Javaheri has been named on the California Top Lawyers Rising Stars list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.Javaheri is an entrepreneur and an active member of the California Bar. He serves as advisor and general counsel to several national companies. In addition to his General Counsel positions, Mr. Javaheri is Chief Operating Officer of a venture capitalist firm, Managing Director of hospitality venues, and founder of Power Liens (,www.PowerLiens.com,). Mr. Javaheri founded Power Liens to assist attorneys and their client in locating physicians who treat personal injury and workers compensation cases on a lien. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Javaheri is a member of a number of professional organizations. Mr. Javaheri is active in the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In each year, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. Javaheri was honored with appointments to the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC) Honorary Board of Directors at its highest level; the Diamond Level.Of all his accomplishments, Javaheri is most proud of two things: helping people in need and his family. He has been married to his wife, Jasmin for 10 years and they have three young boys. Mr. Javaheri believes strongly in the importance of family and developing strong ties in the community.Mr. Javaheri is also an avid motorcycle rider.
Mitchell A. Stephens
Mitchell A. Stephens focuses his practice on litigation and has successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts. Mitchs last two jury trials resulted in favorable verdicts for his clients, with the total verdict amounts exceeding $25 million. At his last bench trial, he successfully defended against seven-figure damages claims and obtained a no cause of action verdict. His last trial before an arbitration panel involved defending against a $36 million demand. The final award was a dismissal of the plaintiffs claims with prejudice and no damages awarded. In addition to these favorable trial verdicts, Mitch has prevailed on many other matters in the dispositive motion context. He also has successfully defended his victories on appeal, including to the Utah Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit.Prior to joining Hatch, James & Dodge, Mitch served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Carolyn B. McHugh of the Utah Court of Appeals. Mitch graduated from the University of Utahs S.J. Quinney College of Law in 2007 with Highest Honors.
Paulette A. Brazil
A native of Wisconsin, Paulette A. Brazil is the co-founder of Brazil & Benske, LLC. Based in Milwaukee, she focuses her practice entirely on family law matters, assisting clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Brazil provides advice and counsel to people who are facing the end of their marriage and who are dealing with such divorce-related legal issues as child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, and the division of retirement accounts, investments, business interests, and other marital property. In addition to handling these matters through informal negotiations or in the courtroom, Ms. Brazil uses her training in both mediation and collaborative divorce law to attempt to reach an accord through those methods of alternative dispute resolution.In addition to her matrimonial practice, Ms. Brazil has experience with paternity disputes. She has also assisted clients who are seeking to grow their families through the adoption process, and she helps victims of domestic violence obtain appropriate protective orders. Highly regarded by her colleagues, she has received a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Ms. Brazil is a 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from where she received a bachelors degree in business administration. She pursued her legal education at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where she served on The John Marshall Law Review and was a member of the schools Gavel Society before being awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude in 1990. Admitted to practice before all Wisconsin state courts, Ms. Brazil has focused her practice exclusively on family law since 1993. An active participant in a variety of professional organizations, her memberships include the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Society of Family Lawyers.