Some require outside assistance, such as professional mediation. One night, my wife was in the river fly-fishing with a ranger. Choosing a lawyer who is a good fit for you is one of the most important decisions you will make, but regardless of whom you hire, the claim still belongs to you. At the end of the case, I did make up a punch card for Diana and punched out the first five holes. Just putting a picture in front of the jury of you lifting your child creates doubt about your injury and raises the suggestion that you are exaggerating or even faking your injuries and your doctors are all frauds.Read More
Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
As soon as you contact a qualified lawyer the better. We will be delighted to help you, so call us or schedule a call back to set up a free consultation today!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Richard L. Jaklitsch
- Nicole Colby Longton
- Phyllis Norman
- Jack Chen Min Juan
- Samuel M. Meirowitz
- Eric D. Subin
- Michael E. Gatto
- Shawn Dingus
- Dax F. Garza
- R. Reagan Sahadi
- Steven Ward Williams
- James T. Ponton
Richard L. Jaklitsch
Rick Jaklitsch is a nationally acclaimed plaintiff personal injury lawyer who handles nothing but car, truck or train crashes. He has been honored by Top Lawyers every single year it has published rankings in both Maryland and D.C. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been featured in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers in America (reserved for the top 1% of lawyers in the country) for 20 consecutive years, and in Whos Who in American Law for the last 23 years. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named Rick as one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyersseven different years, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has repeatedly awarded Rick its prestigious Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.”,This year, the Big Dogs from the Small Firmwon the Litigator of the Year Award for Personal Injury from The Trial Lawyer Board of Regents which, according to the organization is the nations most coveted symbol of litigation achievementfor which nearly 1.1 million lawyers were considered.Rick is also a member of the Ten Million Dollar Advocates Forum, called the most prestigious group of Trial Lawyers in the United States”, as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America”. Rick served for many years on the Marylands State Bar Associations Judicial Selection Committee, and as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, was appointed by Marylands Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission, and worked for many years on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.Rick is an Honors Graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is Past-President of the Terrapin Club and is President of the Maryland Gridiron Network. He also co-hosted the popular radio show Terp Talkwhich was heard every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on AM 1580, The Big Talker”.He has taken on many summer interns over the years and has mentored Maryland Association for Justice members and other young lawyers. Rick has also served for more than 35 years as a voting alumni for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and mentored undergraduates interested in law school or careers in the law. He has also been involved with mentoring undergraduate athletes at the University of Maryland in his role as President of the Maryland Gridiron Network, and he participates in a program that sets aside one Saturday in the off season for football players to talk to business professionals about careers and graduate school.For 11 years he ran the Prince Georges County Bar Associations golf tournament which raised money to grant wishes for terminally ill children.Rick was a youth baseball coach in Annapolis for more than 10 years. He helped organize the Peninsula Athletic Leagues baseball program in the late 1990s. He also served on the Archbishop Spalding High Schools Board of Directors.
Nicole Colby Longton
Nicole Colby Longton is a graduate of Holy Cross (00) and Harvard Law School (03). While attending Harvard, Attorney Longton interned with the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Massachusetts, where she worked on highly complicated drug trafficking cases.After graduating from Harvard Law School, Attorney Longton worked for approximately six years at one of the largest law firms in the world, focusing on complex commercial and federal criminal litigation. In 2009, she returned to her hometown of Worcester to open her own law firm, the Longton Law Office. Since that time, Attorney Longton has consistently been rated one of the top attorneys in Massachusetts, with overwhelmingly positive client ratings, and receiving the Rising Stars distinction 10 years in a row (2009-2018).In her practice, Attorney Longton has represented thousands of clients in criminal defense matters, including clients who have been charged with misdemeanors or felonies, including operating under the influence, assault and battery, vehicular homicide, fraud and other white collar crimes, breaking and entering, sexual assault, firearms charges as well as drug possession, distribution and trafficking.Attorney Longton also has significant experience in the representation of juveniles and specializes in the unique issues facing college students, particularly in disciplinary cases involving allegations of sexual assault. Attorney Longton is frequently consulted by attorneys from across the country regarding Title IX investigations of sexual assault and the unique issues facing accused college students.Attorney Longton also has extensive civil litigation experience regarding personal injuries. Attorney Longton helps people who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability (including slip and falls), defective medical devices and other consumer products as well as workplace and construction site accidents.Attorney Longton is admitted to practice before all Massachusetts state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as the United States Supreme Court. She also sits on the Board of the Holy Cross Lawyers Association and belongs to several other professional groups.
Phyllis Norman is the founder of the Norman Law Firm, LLC, and has 12 years of handling class action and personal injury matters in Kansas City, Missouri. Passionate about representing her clients, Ms. Norman takes an aggressive approach to protecting their best interests. Her successes include obtaining $31 million in two different product liability verdicts, and her participation in negotiating over $100 million in the state of Missouris largest wage and hour class action settlement.A regular contributor to organizations working to improve the legal profession or charitable giving, Ms. Norman served as the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas Citys previous president. When she is not trying cases, she can be found spending some quality time with her family and her cat.She is admitted to practice before all state courts in Illinois, all state courts in Florida, all federal and state courts in Missouri, and all federal and state courts in Kansas. Ms. Norman has also litigated cases before the American Arbitration Association and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.Experienced in representing people at both the appellate and trial court levels, Ms. Norman takes great pride in her ability to connect with and protect her clients, and get them the compensation they are entitled to by law. She approaches every case with zeal, enthusiasm and a personal investment in the result. As such, Ms. Norman conducts a full investigation into her clients issues, collecting the evidence needed to strengthen their claim. Her cases include trucking, boating and motor vehicle accidents; wrongful death; nursing home abuse and neglect; slip-and-fall and other premises liability accidents; and medical malpractice.
Jack Chen Min Juan
JackChen Juans practice includes all forms of litigation including business, commercial, construction, eminent domain, insurance and real estate law. He is frequently retained as local counsel by out of state law firms and companies. He represents local businesses, Fortune 500 companies and governmental agencies. He is also an Administrative Law Judge and Prosecutor for the Nevada State Contractors Board.Clients also seek Mr. Juan because he speaks Mandarin Chinese. He is a shareholder with the firm, and Chairman of the Construction Department. Mr. Juan represents clients from initial project planning to post-construction claims. An experienced litigator, he successfully defended in Nevadas first trial under the revised right to repair laws (Gunderson) and before the Nevada Supreme Court (First Light HOA I and First Light HOA II). He helps businesses maximize revenue, protect assets and limit liability, from proper business set-ups to non-compete agreements. He represents plaintiff and defendant businesses in all disputes, including administrative proceedings. His eminent domain practice started two decades ago with the government taking his clients mobile home parks. He continues representing owners facing condemnations. Given his experience, governmental agencies also retain Mr. Juan on eminent domain projects.
Samuel M. Meirowitz
A highly regarded trial lawyer, Samuel M. Meirowitz is the co-founder of Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. Providing representation to clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, he focuses his practice primarily on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, with a particular emphasis on assisting people who have been harmed by exposure to asbestos and other toxic materials. Mr. Meirowitz also handles cases involving defective products, including drugs and medical devices, and he represents employees who have been the victims of sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.In 1996, Mr. Meirowitz graduated from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts. He then pursued his legal education at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University. After graduation, he joined a firm that handled bad faith insurance claims on behalf of policy holders. Mr. Meirowitz then spent several years as a prosecutor at the Office of the Bronx District Attorney and then six years as a senior trial lawyer with one of the nations leading plaintiff firms before co-founding his current firm in 2015. Admitted to practice in New York, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.During his career in private practice, Mr. Meirowitz has successfully obtained several high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his clients, including a nearly $4 million award in an asbestos trial. While not in the courtroom, he has taught law as an adjunct professor at Queens College, part of the City University of New York.
Eric D. Subin
Eric D. Subin is an attorney with the Subin Associates, LLP, law firm in New York, New York. At the firm, Mr. Subin devotes his time and resources to helping innocent accident victims secure the compensation and benefits they need to support themselves and their families after suffering a debilitating injury or devastating loss caused by another partys negligence or wrongdoing.Handling all types of personal injury cases for clients throughout New York, Mr. Subin delivers compassionate, effective representation to those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, police violence and excessive force, and other tortious claims. Through his efforts, he has recovered substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients, earning him a reputation as one of New Yorks top civil trial attorneys.A graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Subin obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Additionally, he received his certification in international law from the University of Oxford and his certification in offshore tax haven banking law from the Cayman Islands Law School. Licensed to practice before all state courts in New York, Mr. Subin is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Subin remains active in several professional legal organizations. Along with being an active member of the New York State Bar Association, he is also a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Columbian Lawyers Association, the Brooklyn Bar Association, the Queens County Bar Association, the Jewish Lawyers Guild and the American Association for Justice.
Michael E. Gatto
Michael E. Gatto is an attorney at Van Blois Law. From the firms office in Oakland, California, he focuses his practice exclusively on complex personal injury litigation, representing area clients in cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products and wrongful death. Mr. Gatto has also handled cases involving elder abuse and nursing home negligence.As an undergraduate, Mr. Gatto attended The University of Arizona and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1994. After graduation, he served as a deputy attorney with the Pima County Attorneys Office, where he handled criminal misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. While there, he was involved in more than 150 bench trials and nearly 100 trials in front of juries. Admitted to practice in Arizona and California, Mr. Gatto is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area and to forge relationships with fellow attorneys, Mr. Gatto is an active participant in several organizations, including The State Bar of California and the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Gatto has also written several articles for Plaintiff magazine, an independent publication for plaintiffs civil trial attorneys in Northern and central California. Topics have included cross-examination, premises liability and spinal injuries. In 2014, he was lead counsel in a medical malpractice trial that ended in a jury award for his client in excess of $12 million, which is believed to be the largest medical malpractice verdict in the history of Contra Costa County.
An attorney at Plymale & Dingus, Shawn Dingus devotes 100 percent of his practice to civil and criminal litigation. Located in Columbus, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the state, and he is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his high degree of professionalism and superb track record, Mr. Dingus has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Dingus provides dedicated and forceful advocacy to people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of cases that he has had experience with have included driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and trafficking, assault, domestic violence, forgery, embezzlement, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and passing bad checks. Mr. Dingus also helps clients with respect to expungement petitions, and he provides defense representation in cases involving speeding, driving without a license or insurance, and commercial drivers license violations.Mr. Dingus represents clients who are going through a divorce and attempts to help them reach an accord on such related issues as child support, alimony, the division of marital assets and debts, and child custody and visitation. He assists people who are seeking modifications to or the enforcement of support and parenting orders, and his family law experience also includes companionship rights on behalf of grandparents. In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Dingus helps clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties to obtain appropriate compensation for their losses. A 1994 graduate of Morehead State University, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude by the University of Akron School of Law in 1998.
Dax F. Garza
A personal injury case involving a serious accident often requires litigation and many times a trial. Dax F. Garza is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as one of a very small percentage of Texas lawyers qualified to be Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Mr. Garza has handled serious injury cases throughout his legal career. He has successfully represented clients against large pharmaceutical companies, maritime employers, trucking companies, insurance companies, and other parties responsible for injuries. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), and is Past-Chair of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Advocates, and Past-President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. He considers his relationships with his clients crucial to the success of their cases.
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R. Reagan Sahadi
R. Reagan Sahadi is an attorney and founder of Sahadi Legal Group. Mr. Sahadi provides representation to clients throughout the state of Texas and the nation. He focuses his practice primarily on personal injury litigation, with an emphasis on assisting those who have been harmed by defective products. Mr. Sahadi also handles cases involving motor vehicle accidents, and he has experience in business torts and insurance coverage litigation.As an undergraduate, Mr. Sahadi received a Bachelor of Arts in business administration summa cum laude from St. Edwards University in 2001. He then pursued his legal studies at the University of Houston Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Sahadi is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Mr. Sahadi has reached verdicts and settlements for his clients well in excess of one hundred million dollars. He received a jury award in El Paso, Texas just under $125 million for his clients, which was the highest jury award for actual damages in El Paso county history.A Texas native, Mr. Sahadi is an active participant in several professional and civic organizations. His memberships include the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and Attorneys Information Exchange Group. Mr. Sahadi has also served on the board of directors of both the Corpus Christi Young Lawyers Association and the Corpus Christi Crime Control and Prevention District. He has also been a municipal judge in Goliad, Texas.
Steven Ward Williams
Steve has been consistently recognized as one of the top lawyers in New York State and the country by: Super Lawyers; Best Lawyers; LawDragon.com; and Spree Magazine, among other entities. He was admitted to the California Bar in 1990. He went on to hone his trial advocacy skills while serving as an officer in the United States Navys Judge Advocate Generals Corps from 1990 to 1995, where he was twice awarded the Naval Commendation Medal. He joined the Smith Sovik Law Firm in 1995 and was made a partner in 1997. He handles a wide range of litigation matters for self-insured companies, individuals and insured entities. Although his office is located in Syracuse, NY, he has tried cases in New Jersey, Texas, and throughout New York State. He represented a foreign businessman in a defamation claim and earned the largest defamation verdict in our nations history. The jury trial was held in the Eastern District of New York. Steve has also used his appellate advocacy skills to create new law. For example, in a case heard by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, he successfully argued that retailers have no duty to serve customers within a reasonable time frame (plaintiff was injured when trying to retrieve paint products from an elevated shelf). See, ,Alfaro v. Wal Mart,, 210 F.3d 111 (2nd Cir. 2000). Steve recently completed a three week trial in Houston, Texas, where he represented a Bahamian corporation in a breach of contract claim. The jury returned a verdict in favor of the Bahamian corporation, and in so doing, reinstated a 1986 $92 million judgment the corporation had released in 1987. Steves litigation practice includes cases involving: contracts; employment issues; personal injury; transportation; commercial litigation and professional malpractice.
James T. Ponton
James T. Ponton is an attorney and the founder of the Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Ponton has represented insurance companies and their insureds in both first- and third-party actions throughout Atlanta. Throughout his career, he has litigated many cases involving brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other matters involving catastrophic injuries.Admitted to practice law in Georgia since 2005, Mr. Ponton also appears before federal courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Ponton is an active member of many professional organizations. Some of the groups he belongs to include the Atlanta Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta. He belongs to various groups and sections of these organizations and is also a member of the American Bar Association. His recovery of substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients has earned him membership in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.Mr. Ponton earned a bachelors degree from Loudonville, New Yorks Siena College, and attained his law degree from Albany Law School. Before opening his own practice, he worked at private Georgia-based firms as both an insurance defense attorney and a plaintiffs personal injury attorney, representing Georgia individuals and families who sustained injuries due to negligence.