Suddenly, the traffic ahead of me came to a stop. Still, it’s the best advice I can give, and it’s advice I took myself when I had a personal injury claim, as I stated earlier. If we are claiming damages for an injured wrist, the liability insurer has a right to make sure you didn’t have an injury to that wrist before the accident. THE INSURANCE MEDICAL EXAMINATION In the previous article, I discussed transitioning your claim from treatment into the negotiation phase, and the kinds of factors that can either strengthen or weaken your claim.Read More
The term catastrophic, from a personal point of view, is subjected to the person’s opinion. For example, you may think that a collarbone fracture is a catastrophic injury, while another person could consider amputation as catastrophic. Like all opinions, this one will change according to the person’s criteria.
When the victim has a family burden, getting compensation will help the family to coup the financial struggle. Additionally, it could be used to cover the victim’s lost wages.
Not only the victim’s working ability gets affected, but the concept of “normal life”, for him, is completely changed. For example, a survivor of a pedestrian accident gets one of his legs amputated. He used to go walking to work, he liked to go for a jog or a hike, and he likes to travel. Now, he has to learn either how to use crutches or a prosthetic leg to walk. Also, is less likely that he will continue to jog and hike as often as before. This is just a simple example of how the victim’s life is affected by catastrophic injuries.
All accidents have the potential to cause a catastrophic injury. But the truth is that certain situations enhance such potential. Most of the catastrophic injury claims are related to:
- Traffic accidents. Especially in motorcycle accidents.
- Work-related accidents.
- Drowning and swimming accidents.
- Injuries related to faulty medical products and wrongful medical treatment.
Don’t wait too long before making the claim! Start talking with our injury law firm today and let us help you in this process.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Robert E. Gordon
- Jack J. Casciato
- Eric D. Holland
- David H. Sternlieb
- Gary Certain
- Lori E. Andrus
- Alexander Bonilla
- Jerald A. Schneiberg
- Clifford E. Haines
- Malachi Daws
- Misty Borland Phiffer
- Thomas R. Burnside, III
Robert E. Gordon
Robert E. Gordon has more than 30 years of legal experience representing the rights of the injured in South Florida personal injury cases. The Palm Beach Gardens practice of Gordon & Doner, P.A. protects the injured persons rights to fair compensation in Palm Beach County and the surrounding area.Attorney Gordon aggressively represents clients at trial, in litigation and in negotiations. He counsels and represents injured parties in several legal areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, securities arbitration and brain injury. He serves his clients attentively and compassionately, catering to their needs and vigorously advocating for the compensation they deserve. He works to gain a full understanding of each clients particular needs and situation to provide effective and passionate representation.He earned his bachelors degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida as a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He is very involved with community service projects in South Florida as a volunteer and donator.
Jack J. Casciato
Jack J. Casciato joined ,Clifford Law Offices, in 2018 as a partner after working as a partner at a well-respected defense firm in Chicago. As a defense partner, Jack defended truck accident cases, medical malpractice actions, nursing home litigation, and actions against retailers, construction companies, product manufacturers, hotels and sports arenas.Jacks time on the defense side provides him the a unique vantage in representing personal injury clients. Jack recognizes that every personal injury case is personal to our clients. In doing so, Jack believes that the center of a successful case is first building a strong attorney-client relationship with the clients he represents. Jack believes that representing people during the hardest times in their lives is not just a career, but an honor to be entrusted to represent our clients and tell their stories.It is with great pride that Clifford Law Offices welcomes an attorney of Jack J. Casciatos caliber and legal acumen in representing plaintiffs and guiding families through complex tort litigation.To learn more about Jack, click ,here,.
Eric D. Holland
Eric Holland is a trial attorney. He limits his practice to railroad and transportation accidents, mass torts, class actions, and other complex litigation. He has litigated cases throughout the United States and obtained a host of record-setting jury verdicts and settlements. Eric has handled and tried FELA cases across the country, amassing a long list of jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of railroad and maritime workers injured, maimed, and killed on the job. He is also a leader in the national and local complex litigation bar. He has been appointed by courts or elected by his peers to a variety of leadership positions in mass tort and class action matters including lead counsel, co-lead counsel, steering committee and executive committee posts in cases involving pharmaceuticals, product liability, banking, insurance, mass railroad crashes, and oil and other toxic torts. Eric is regularly called upon to speak on railroad, maritime and complex litigation issues, lecturing frequently all across the country and having shared the podium with some of the countrys leading trial attorneys, academicians and judges. He is an active member of several bar associations including the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA), is designated legal counsel for a national labor union, and works on behalf of local legal services organization. Eric has been honored as a Top Lawyer since 2006, has received the AV Preeminent distinction from Martindale, has been noted as a Top Rated Lawyer, and has been named a Top 100 Trial Attorney for several years.
300 North Tucker, Suite 801,, SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
David H. Sternlieb
A partner at Shapiro & Sternlieb, LLC, David H. Sternlieb offers thorough and professional counsel to people throughout Monmouth, Ocean and Middlesex counties, New Jersey. He focuses his practice on personal injury, workers compensation, discrimination and sexual harassment, and criminal defense. Mr. Sternlieb has assisted clients with a range of matters, including medical malpractice, products liability, traffic violations, and DUI and DWI arrests.Whether he is seeking compensation for losses suffered due to personal injury, defending the rights of those who have been charged with criminal offenses or aiding people with other legal issues, Mr. Sternlieb is a tenacious advocate. Since founding his law firm along with his partner in 1995, he has obtained verdicts and settlements totaling in the millions of dollars on behalf of his clients, and he has successfully defended clients against serious criminal offenses. Mr. Sternlieb looks at legal problems from all angles and utilizes every resource at his disposal, including a network of experts and the most current courtroom technologies, in order to uphold his clients rights.Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Sternlieb. He is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Monmouth Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice. Mr. Sternlieb shares his knowledge of the law and justice system procedures with others, giving presentations before various groups on topics relating to his areas of practice.In 1985, Mr. Sternlieb graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts in history. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the New York Law School in 1988.
Northpoint Professional Building, 176 Route 9, Suite 303,, Englishtown NJ 7726
Attorney Gary Certain is a partner and trial lawyer at the New York City law firm of Certain & Zilberg, PLLC. Mr. Certain is a seasoned litigator who focuses exclusively on representing serious injury products liability, personal injury and civil rights|police excessive force clients. Gary Certain and his firm represent clients throughout the New York metropolitan area who have experienced catastrophic or significant injuries, including bodily trauma, burn injuries, brain injuries or death as a result of the negligence or misconduct of others.Over the course of his career, Mr. Certain has taken over one hundred cases to trial; prevailing in the vast majority of those cases. Mr. Certain has vigorously litigated numerous cases that have resulted in multiple seven, seven and high six-figure verdicts and settlements and has earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has been named one of the Top 100 Black Lawyersby The National Black Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyersby The National Trial Lawyers.Mr. Certain has also served as products liability committee chairperson of the New York State Bar Associations Trial Lawyer Section and is an active member of the Bronx County Bar Association, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, The New York State Trial Lawyers Association and is a pro bono adviser for the civil rights organization known as the National Action Network.Mr. Certain has been licensed to practice law in New York since 1994 and is also admitted by the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Gary Certain earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1993.
Lori E. Andrus
LORI E. ANDRUS specializes in class actions and complex litigation, encompassing a wide range of subject matter. Ms. Andrus is a recognized leader in the fight for equal pay. In addition to representing women who have been shortchanged by their employers, Ms. Andrus represents individuals who have been harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices, defrauded by large corporations, or sold defective products. Ms. Andrus also has considerable experience in individual personal injury cases. Ms. Andrus has received Martindale-Hubbells highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. Ms. Andrus prosecutes class actions against some of the largest corporations in the country in state and federal courts across the U.S. After graduating with honors from Duke University School of Law, Ms. Andrus joined the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, where she was promoted to partner after five years of practice..
155 Montgomery Street, Suite 900,, San Francisco CA 94104
Alex Bonilla is a fierce advocate for his clients. He litigates all aspects of workers compensation law on behalf of clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jerald A. Schneiberg
As partner of Nager, Romaine & Schneiberg Co. L.P.A. Jerald A. Schneiberg is committed to representing clients in Cleveland, Columbus, Ashtabula, Logan, Akron and Zanesville, as well as across the state of Ohio. He focuses his practice on handling cases involving workers compensation and Social Security Disability.After receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University in 1988, Mr. Schneiberg went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law / Cleveland State University in 1993. While attending law school, he received the Lawyers Cooperative Award for the Outstanding Achievement in Administrative Law.With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Schneiberg regularly represents injured workers before the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court and before the Ohio|Industrial Commission. He has also represented clients before the Court of Appeals of Ohio, 8th Appellate District, and the 10th District Court of Appeals.Mr. Schneiberg has the legal knowledge to handle even the most complex cases, and he takes a focused approach to every matter. On behalf of clients, he tenaciously litigates in the courtroom or negotiates to reach a settlement that is of the greatest advantage to them. Mr. Schneiberg works closely with clients to understand their goals for their case, and he keeps them informed throughout the legal process.Active in the legal community, Mr. Schneiberg is a member of the Cleveland Metopolitan Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, American Assoication for Justice and the Akron Bar Association. He is the former chair, and former secretary, of the Workers Compensation Section of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. He is the former Regional Representaive for the Ohio Association for Justice Workers Compensation Secition. Jerrry has been a speaker and has authered articles pertaining to Ohio Workers Compensation laws and regulations.In his spare time, Mr. Schneiberg enjoys running, skiing, golf, traveling and spending time with his wife and four children. . He has served on the Shaker Youth Hockey Associations board of directors, and coached youth baseball for over fifteen years.
Clifford E. Haines
Attorney Clifford E. Haines is the founder of Haines & Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Haines practices in the area of legal malpractice and serves clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.A graduate of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Mr. Haines has been licensed to practice law since 1971. His prior legal experience includes nine years as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia and more than 20 years at a private Pennsylvania-based firm practicing in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury.Over the course of his career, Mr. Haines has received many honors and awards for his contributions to the legal profession. He has participated in a variety of pro bono work and lectured for different organizations and bar associations. He also served as director of the Academy of Advocacy at Temple University and teaches courses for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.Mr. Haines has always been an active member of the Pennsylvania legal and professional communities. He is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association and has held many roles in the organizations over the years. He is also active in the American Bar Association and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has also served in the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.Mr. Haines has earned membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his work in the personal injury and medical malpractice fields. This prominent organization features attorneys who have recovered verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million dollars for their clients.
The Widener Building, 5th Floor, 1339 Chestnut Street,, Philadelphia PA 19107
Malachi is the founder of The Daws Law Firm. Located in Southeast Texas, Malachi represents individuals and families in personal injury cases throughout the State of Texas. Malachi and his firm frequently represent clients affected by negligently caused injury and death involving automobile accidents, commercial motor vehicle accidents, oilfield accidents, refinery accidents, medical malpractice, and premises liability. Recently, Malachi has had major success in handling birth injury cases across the State and has been asked to consult with firms handling similar cases across the country.Malachi has a proven ability of reducing complex issues into easy-to-understand concepts at trial.Malachi has a track record of victory in and out of trial, trying multiple cases to multimillion-dollar verdicts and recovering millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. ,His ability to relate to jurors, trial innovation, and preparedness are hallmarks of his success just as much as his reputation for compassion and understanding for individuals and families tragically affected by the wrongdoing of others.Malachis firm also handles a wide variety of family law cases involving issues of divorce, modification, custody, child support, enforcement, and adoption. His firm has successfully helped reunite families of children who have been wrongfully taken and hidden out of state. He will help you develop a strategy of decision-making and action that will help achieve your objectives while at the same time focused on bringing added peace and stability to your personal life.Malachi earned a BBA in Finance from Lamar University in 2008. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 2012 where he graduated ,summa cum laude, and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. Malachi is the father of three wonderful daughters and lives in Beaumont with his wife, Andrea.
Misty Borland Phiffer
Misty Borland Phiffer is a personal injury attorney with Borland Phiffer Law. With an intense desire to help those who have been injured by the negligence of another, she handles a variety of cases for the people of West Texas and the Midland, Texas, metropolitan area. These include motor vehicle accidents, assault, animal bites, slips and falls, dram shop laws, wrongful death, brain injuries, construction accidents, sexual abuse, premises liability, trucking accidents, products liability, civil litigation, and defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals.A graduate of Baylor Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 1994, Ms. Phiffer is also a 2017 graduate of the Keenan Ball Trial College. She has spent over two decades representing the rights of the injured and their families. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, she formerly worked at a firm that focused on wrongful death and large personal injury cases, including oilfield and industrial injuries and trucking and car accidents.Ms. Phiffer is a former president of the Midland County Young Lawyers Association, a member of the Midland County Bar Association and a member of the State Bar of Texas. She is also former vice president and president of the Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to these professional associations, she is a member of the American Association for Justice and the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association.The former chair of the Texas Grievance Committee for District 16b, Ms. Phiffer investigated claims of attorney wrongdoing for several years and has encouraged diversity in the organization as a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association Advocates Diversity Committee.
Thomas R. Burnside, III
For over 25 years, Thomas R. Burnside III has devoted his practice to helping injured individuals recover the compensation they deserve. Most of his clients received injuries in automobile collisions, truck wrecks, motorcycle accidents, drunk driving accidents, work-related accidents and falls. He also represents victims of medical malpractice and has a nurse on staff to review cases and records for evidence of medical negligence or wrongful death.He is a founding partner in Burnside Law Firm LLP with offices in Augusta and Athens and devotes 100 percent of his practice to personal injury cases. He is also a member of the Georgia Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Augusta Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Georgia and before the Southern U.S. District Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.