A few weeks later, the insurance company offered its policy limits to settle Alex’s claim. If bruising or other injuries become apparent later, you should photograph those as well. You have a right to know what is happening in your case. Tell your doctor what is happening and follow his advice. The next article will discuss the transition from active, accident-related treatment to negotiating a settlement for your claim with the insurance company.Read More
If your child has been seriously injured because of someone else's negligence, the combination of feelings of grief at the tragic event can be amplified by those of betrayal and deep anger. When we send our children to school, day care centers, nurseries and to visit friends, we understandably expect they will be cared for. All too many children are tragically injured because of carelessness in these settings.
Families should be afforded all resources to heal as best as possible. You can file for a compensation claim if your child has been injured on/due to:
- School buses
- Field trips
- Child sexual abuse
- Day care centers
We hope that our children never fall victim to serious accidents or injuries. Unfortunately, negligent individuals, property owners, and companies cause thousands of children to suffer fatal injuries each year in the United States. The livelihood and well-being of our most vulnerable population is often taken for granted for the sake of turning a profit, neglecting proper safety procedures and protocols in the process.
Taking Action To Assert Your Rights: Parents should not have to fear for their child’s safety when on the roadways, in the hospital, or on another person’s property. When the unthinkable happens to your child, you need a personal injury lawyer with the legal resources and experienced team of legal professionals to handle your case.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Our child injury lawyers will bring their extensive experience and expertise to allow in the pursuit of justice for you and your child.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Garrick L. Gallagher
- Dan Caplis
- David S. Farber
- Scott D. Sheftall
- Russell B. Cate
- H. Jesse Jacobus, III
- C. Scott Loftis
- James S. Iagmin
- Yoshiaki Kubota
- Stewart J. Guss
- Jared Stueckle
- Lincoln C. Beauregard
Garrick L. Gallagher
Garrick L. Gallagher is a shareholder and director, and he has served as a past president of the Phoenix-based law firm of Sanders & Parks, P.C.Rated as an AV-Preeminent attorney, Mr. Gallagher represents individuals, business and insurance entities worldwide involved in complex civil litigation regarding insurance coverage, insurance bad faith, mass tort, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, professional liability, construction litigation and intellectual property litigation.Among his representative cases is a successful recovery of $5.95 million verdict on behalf of U.S. Fire Insurance Company in a bad faith, failure-to-settle action against the primary insurance carrier. He regularly represents insurers as monitoring counsel on catastrophic cases around the country, including mass tort cases. He has also recovered more than $100 million on behalf of his clients in various jurisdictions.Mr. Gallagher regularly acts as a mediator, arbitrator and settlement conference judge and serves as a Judge Pro Tempore for the Maricopa County Superior Court.Due to his local, national and international success, Mr. Gallagher has been interviewed by Dateline NBC, local news networks, the Los Angeles Times, The London Times and Gentlemens Quarterly in connection with cases he has handled.Mr. Gallagher is an active member of several legal organizations, including the State Bar of Arizona, the Maricopa County Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.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.
A personal injury attorney in Colorado, Dan Caplis is founding partner of Dan Caplis Law. With over 35 years of experience, he handles injury cases related to car accidents, drunk driving accidents, defective medical devices, products and premises liability, senior citizens, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents and drugged driving accidents.A respected legal analyst, Mr. Caplis has been quoted by media outlets such as U.S. News & World Report, Time Magazine, the Associated Press, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS Denver, ABC News, NBC News, CNN and Fox News. Many of his clients have ended up with settlements of over seven figures for injuries related to car accidents, on-the-job injuries and brain injuries.Mr. Caplis attended the University of Colorado, where he was student body president and graduated with honors. He was also named as the National Evans Scholar of the Year. After graduation, he attended the University of Colorado School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor. Immediately upon graduation, he was chosen as lead trial attorney in a medical malpractice case involving a set of triplets who were catastrophically injured at birth.A Rocky Mountain News columnist called Mr. Caplis a Colorado Treasure,and he was named by 5280 Magazine as one of Denvers 25 Most Powerful people. The Archdioceses of Denver also presented him with a Pro Vitae Award, and Archbishop Jose Gomez presented him with the Humanitarian of the Year Award. His career goal is to help those who have had their lives shattered or destroyed by the carelessness or negligence of others.
6400 S. Fiddlers Green Circle, Suite 2200,, ENGLEWOOD CO 80111
David S. Farber
Attorney David S. Farber is the founder of The Farber Law Firm in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Farber concentrates his practice in the area of insurance law and serves clients throughout the state of Florida.Mr. Farber handles matters involving business, commercial, condominium association and residential property damage, as well as claims involving auto glass, diminished value, fire insurance, hurricanes and water damage. He also litigates personal injury and wrongful death cases, representing victims of animal bites, automobile accidents, bicycling accidents, boating accidents, cruise ship accidents, motorcycle accidents, negligent security, paralysis, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, spinal cord injury and trucking accidents.An AV Preeminent peer review-rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Farber also received the distinction of being named one of Floridas legal eliteby Florida Trend magazine several years in a row. In 2016, the South Florida Legal Guide named him a top attorney.”,As a complement to his practice, Mr. Farber lectures at various conferences and seminars. He is an active member of the Broward County Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, Miami Dade Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association, the International Trademark Association and the Inter-American Association of Industrial Property.Mr. Farber earned a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Florida, graduating with high honors. He received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law and acquired his law license in 2000. He holds a license in Florida and Texas and is qualified to appear before several federal courts. Before founding his firm, he spent many years working at an insurance defense law firm.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.
2199 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Suite 301,, MIAMI FL 33134
Scott D. Sheftall
Scott D. Sheftall is an attorney and the founder of The Law Offices of Sheftall & Associates in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Sheftall focuses his practice on the areas of business litigation and personal injury law.Mr. Sheftall has more than 40 years of experience and represents clients throughout the state of Florida in business litigation. In addition, he serves those in the Jacksonville area who have been injured or lost a loved one due to a brain injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death or other catastrophes.Admitted to practice in Florida since 1977, Mr. Sheftall is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He graduated from Davidson College with a bachelors degree and earned his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also studied international trade law at Trinity College Cambridge.Mr. Sheftall has received several honors for his accomplishments, including receiving a rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible, from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. He is also board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar and a member of prominent groups, including the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Society of Barristers.Mr. Sheftall has been featured in many publications, including Jacksonville magazine, which named him one of the areas board certified attorneys and one of northeast Floridas top attorneys”. The South Florida Legal Guide also named him one of the top attorneys in South Florida.”,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.
Russell B. Cate
Attorney Russell B. Cate is a partner with the law firm of Cate, Terry & Gookins in Carmel, Indiana. A top-rated lawyer with more than 10 years of experience, Mr. Cate currently focuses his practice primarily on representing the needs and interests of automotive dealers across the region who have legal issues involving regulatory and advertising compliance, manufacturer disputes, consumer defense, environmental law, employment law and many other areas.Along with serving as a counsel and consultant to automotive dealers, Mr. Cate has extensive trial experience borne from his serving as a deputy prosecutor in Hamilton County and through his criminal defense and civil litigation practice. A veteran of numerous jury and bench trials, Mr. Cate has invaluable insight into the areas courts and procedures, which makes him well-suited to help his clients obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for their serious and pressing legal challenges.A 2004 graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Cate attended Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, where he served as executive production editor for the Indiana Health Law Review. He acquired his Juris Doctor in 2007, and the Indiana State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Indiana.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Cate is a member of several local, state and national bar associations. He currently serves on the Law Practice Management Committee and is the past chair of the Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Committee for the Indiana State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Hamilton County Bar Association, and both the Indiana State and Hamilton County leadership academies.Dedicated to his local community as well, he is active with the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and the Fifty Club of Hamilton County, and he served with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana from 2012 to 2015. He is also a lifetime member of the NRA and volunteers his time with his local Genesis Church.
H. Jesse Jacobus, III
Focusing his practice exclusively on civil litigation, H. Jesse Jacobus, III, is an attorney with Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he focuses part of his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the state who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Jacobus has been involved in have included truck and other motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home and other elder abuse, workplace injuries, and defective products. In this regard, he has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and he has been named as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under Age 40 in New Mexico by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys.Mr. Jacobus also has an employment law practice, in which he provides advice and counsel to past, current and prospective employees in claims regarding wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, sexual harassment and unlawful workplace discrimination. His fellow attorneys have taken notice of his successes and outstanding ethics, and they have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo.Fluent in Spanish and a native of New Mexico, Mr. Jacobus attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate, where he majored in international business and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2000. He obtained his legal education at Chicago-Kent College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. After spending two years as a law clerk with the New Mexico Court of Appeals, he entered private practice. Mr. Jacobus is admitted to practice in New Mexico and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.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 First Plaza NW Suite 700, PO Box 25326,, Albuquerque NM 87125
C. Scott Loftis
C. Scott Loftis focuses his Oklahoma practice on representing clients in their cases involving personal injury and wrongful death, insurance disputes and bad faith, criminal defense, divorce and child custody. An honors graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, Mr. Loftis offers individualized, personal attention for legal representation throughout the states of Oklahoma and Kansas.Mr. Loftis is admitted to practice within the states of Oklahoma and Kansas as well as before the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of Kansas, and the Northern, Eastern and Western U.S. District Courts of Oklahoma. He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Oklahoma Association for Justice, Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Oklahoma and Kansas Bar Associations.
James S. Iagmin
James Iagmin (Jim) has been practicing law for two decades and has spent that time representating plaintiffs who have suffered catastrophic personal injury. Mr. Iagmin trained under several of the states most renowned trial attorneys. While working at Schoville & Arnell, LLP, he helped work-up an automobile product liability case that resulted in a record $369,000,000 jury verdict. His goal in every case is to help his client overcome the difficult litigation process and to achieve ann excellent result. In 2008, Jim joined the Gomez Law Firm and went on to obtain several jury verdicts in excess of $1 million — each in a unique area of the law, including the first application of the elder abuse laws to an arms-length real estate transaction. Due to his repeated success, the firm was re-named Gomez Iagmin Trial Attorneys in 2013.A year later, Jim wanted to create a boutique firm, focused on personal attention to clients and superb results. So he partnered with his friend and colleague Jon Williams to form Williams Iagmin LLP.Mr. Iagmin is the Past President of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego and is also a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers and a Master in The Honorable William B. Enright American Inn of Court. Mr. Iagmin has received an AV Preeminent rating by the Martindale-Hubbell legal registry and is listed in Best Lawyers. He has received an Avvo rating of 10.0 and has earned four Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards from Consumer Attorneys of San Diego.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
As partner at Kubota & Craig, Yoshiaki Kubota handles personal injury cases of premises liability, trucking accidents and motor vehicle accidents for clients in Orange County, California. As personal injury litigation can be extremely complex and complicated, Mr. Kubota represents the severely inured as they work through the process. He has tried close to 40 personal injury trials to completion and is fully prepared to take on any case and protect the rights of his clients.Mr. Kubota is experienced in wrongful death, governmental tort liability, products liability, catastrophic injuries and complex litigation. Extensively experienced and knowledgeable in the areas of litigation, case evaluation and trial practice, he has been given the Presidential Award of Merit from the Consumer Attorneys of California four times. His dedication, commitment and leadership made him a natural choice as someone extremely invested in consumer protection.The United States Congress recognized Mr. Kubota and gave him a certificate of congressional representation, and he was inducted into the Laws Hall of Fame at Western State College. He is also a member of the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, the Orange County Bar Foundations Society of Fellows, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association and the American Association of Justice.With a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Riverside, Mr. Kubota attended Western State College of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1994. He is admitted to practice in California state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. 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.
Stewart J. Guss
From his law office in Houston, Texas, Stewart J. Guss, Attorney at Law, attorney Stewart J. Guss focuses his practice solely on personal injury law. Serving clients throughout the Houston metro region and all across Texas, Mr. Guss uses his more than 20 years of legal experience to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for those who suffered an injury or loss due to someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.Handling only personal injury cases, Mr. Guss has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by car and motorcycle accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, dangerous property conditions, defective products, nursing home abuse, wrongful death, and many other similar claims. Throughout his career, he has secured substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients, including many six-figure recoveries.Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the country, Mr. Guss has received numerous honors for his professionalism and service. In 2015 and 2016, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel named him to its list of the Nations Top One Percent, and he received the Clients Choice Award from AVVO for each of those years. In addition, Houstonia magazine has named him Top Personal Injury Attorney since 2013, and Rue Ratings has named him to its list of Best Attorneys of America since 2015.A Houston native, Mr. Guss graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1989. He then attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1994. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice, and Mr. Guss honed his legal skills as an associate attorney with two other area firms before establishing his own private practice in 1999.A consummate professional, Mr. Guss is active in several local, state and national bar associations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Northwest Bar Association, among others.
A native of the Yakima Valley, Jared received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Sociology from Central Washington University in 2004, his Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, and his Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law in 2010.Jared is a member of the Washington Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, and the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. Jared began his legal career defending insurance companies, but after witnessing first-hand the underhanded tactics of insurance companies, decided instead to take up the cause of the injured, fighting greedy insurance companies.
Lincoln C. Beauregard
Lincoln Beauregard, is a personal injury lawyer and a founding member of the Connelly Law Offices. Bringing years of experience from time spent at one of Tacomas top firms, Gordon, Thomas, Honeywell, Lincoln is a seasoned trial lawyer with an in depth knowledge of personal injury of every kind, medical malpractice, sexual abuse, government negligence, civil rights, and insurance bad faith law.In the field of personal injury, Lincoln has achieved numerous high profile results for his clients. Those achievements include multiple multi-million dollar recoveries such as a $16.7 million medical malpractice verdict, a $18.1 million school shooting case, multiple multi-million dollar verdicts, a $12.5 million recovery with Department of Corrections obtained on behalf of the Lakewood officers surviving families, a $3.5 million recovery on behalf of a family that lost a mother and child as a result of medical negligence, a $2.75 million recovery on behalf of a family that lost their daughter to an avoidable drug overdose, a $2.5 insurance bad faith recovery on behalf of 93 claimants, and dozens of seven-figure recoveries on behalf of the victims of preventable childhood sexual abuse. In many cases, Lincoln acts as associating lead counsel with other attorneys from smaller or lesser-resourced law firms to garner results that can only be brought about as a result of well-oiled teamwork.In the appellate arena, Lincoln has also had multiple notable successes. As examples, Lincoln argued and prevailed in a leading civil rights case expanding the standard for law enforcement liability under the state created danger theoryunder Section 1983. ,See Kennedy v. Ridgefield,, 439 F.3d 1055. On the issue of expert testimony, Lincoln argued and prevailed in the leading Supreme Court opinion in Washington State setting the standard for the admissibility of expert testimony. ,See Anderson v. Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc., 172 Wash.2d 593, 260 P.3d 857 (2011). Lincolns work also resulted in a published federal trial court opinion in the context of insurance bad faith providing strong illustrative precedent regarding an insurance companys duty to settle when insurance coverage is disputed. ,See Specialty Surplus v. Second Chance,, 412 F.Supp.2d 1152 (2006).Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. During law school, Lincoln interned at the Public Defenders Office, the City of Seattle City Council, the law firm of Stafford Frey Cooper, and the Law and Corporate Affairs Department at Starbucks headquarters. Before attending law school, Mr. Beauregard was enlisted in the United States Air Force, during which time he obtained his bachelors degree in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Business Administration from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.During his free time, Lincoln travels, exercises, spends time with friends, and also moonlights in the areas of Italian restaurant co-ownership and property investment.