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Construction Accident Claim
The construction industry involves many risks, it is not a coincidence that most of the personal injury claims are related to construction accidents. Treating these injuries can be very expensive, if this is your case, you should think about getting a great lawyer.
Hiring a lawyer can make the difference between getting your expenses covered, or paying them out of your pocket. A great construction accident lawyer should be able to get you compensation for:
- Temporary or permanent loss of income.
- Medical treatment related to the injury.
- Pain and suffering.
- Future medical expenses.
- Rehabilitation process when needed.
The general advice is to get an extensive medial check out, with this report, you will have an estimate on how much money you will need to invest. After this you must contact an experienced attorney within two weeks from the accident, this way he will represent you in every negation and examine if the settlement is fair or not.
It is not enough to hire anyone, you must get a lawyer that understands your claim and put your interest first. Before choosing a lawyer you should gather as much information about the accident as possible, for example, pictures of the injury and the workplace, medical records, treatment-related bills, employment contract, and loss of wages. If you bring this information in your first appointment, you will be able to explain to your future lawyer how you got injured. This will allow him to carry out the process faster and to examine the validity of your claim.
To have higher chances of getting compensation, you have to hire an construction accident attorney. He will make sure that your claim gets approved. Meaning that you won't have to pay for all expenses. The sooner you make your claim; the better. this way you will avoid losing important witnesses and evidence.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Michael A. D'Amico
- Kevin David Barr
- Chelsea R. Harris
- Jack J. Casciato
- James G. Onder
- Melisande Hill
- Richard L. Frischer
- Bradley R. Bolinger
- Joel D. Farar
- Lucas C. Marchant
- Robert L. Rush
- Douglas J. Phebus
Michael A. D'Amico
Highly respected attorney Michael A. DAmico is one of the partners at the law firm of DAmico & Pettinicchi LLC. At the Watertown, Connecticut, firm, Mr. DAmico strives to provide high-quality legal representation to injured victims and the families of catastrophically injured victims as they pursue personal injury compensation due to the negligence of other individuals or medical professionals.Mr. DAmico began practicing law in Connecticut in 1986 after earning his law degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law. He went on to earn board certifications from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in both civil trial law and civil pretrial practice.Over the past 30 years, attorney DAmico has earned much recognition from the legal community. He is a regular guest speaker at legal events, and he has written a number of articles on topics related to personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability law.In addition to having earned recognition, he has also earned a number of honors for his long record of success, including membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb rating from Avvo. The Best Lawyers in America have also honored him by including him among the best plaintiff attorneys in three categories — medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability.In addition to his work on his clients behalves, Mr. DAmico also works for the good of the legal community. He is a member of the board of governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Immediate Past-President of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Associationn and a past member of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of Americas National Advisory Board.AV®, BV®, 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. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Kevin David Barr
Kevin David Barr is a partner with the Bryant, Higby, & Barr Chtd. law firm in Panama City, Florida. A highly rated trial lawyer with extensive experience in several legal areas, Mr. Barr devotes his practice to representing the rights and interests of both plaintiffs and defendants who face serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:,· General civil litigation,· Criminal defense,· Personal injury and wrongful death,· Medical malpractice,· Commercial litigation,A 2007 graduate of the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in business management, Mr. Barr returned to his alma mater and attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. A deans list scholar, he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2010 and his license from the Florida Bar the following year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.Upon receiving his license to practice law, Mr. Barr served three years as an assistant state attorney, where he gained invaluable insight into Floridas criminal justice system. Not only did this experience provide him with the ability to create effective defense strategies for the accused, it also helped him hone his trial skills, which serves him well as he fights on behalf of innocent accident victims and commercial clients in court.During the course of his career, Mr. Barr has represented numerous corporations and municipalities, including the city of Panama City, the Northwest Florida Surgery Center and several prominent insurance companies. He is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations and serves as the 14th Judicial Circuits representative on the Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Goevrnors.A native of Panama City, Mr. Barr supports his community through his involvement with a number of local charitable and civic organizations.
Chelsea R. Harris
Chelsea Harris has practiced law in Duval County for 13 years, trying more than 40 cases to verdict, focusing on personal injury-plaintiff, bodily injury, automobile crashes and premises liability. Prior to joining Coker Laws elite team of trial attorneys, she was a shareholder with the firm of Kubicki Draper, defending some of the largest insurance companies in the country. Her range of civil defense cases spanned automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, first party actions and police liability actions. Prior to working with the civil defense firm, Ms. Harris worked as an assistant state attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit in Duval County.Ms. Harris graduated cum laude in 2006, with a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law. While at Florida Coastal School of Law, she was a member of its successful Moot Court Honor Board, where she competed in five moot court appellate competitions and won the Robert Orseck Moot Court Competition in 2006, the Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition, and secured the rank of the 24th best team in the world. Prior to attending Florida Coastal School of Law, Ms. Harris earned a bachelors degree in psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Ms. Harris is AV rated and was selected to Top Lawyers Rising Stars for 2016. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators, including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. She is a member of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, Jacksonville Justice Association (JJA), the Florida Justice Association (FJA), and is the vice-chair of the Law Week Committee for the Jacksonville Bar Association (JBA). She has also served as a volunteer for Guardian ad Litem from 2004-2006.Ms. Harris is married to fellow Coker Law attorney Joel Harris and together they have 3 children, ages 10, 7, and 3. In her spare time she enjoys activities with her family including basketball, swimming, dance, and going to the beach. She stays active through running and working out.
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,.
James G. Onder
James G. Onder is the founding member of Onder Law. From the firms office in St. Louis, Missouri, he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state and across the country who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Onder has been involved in have arisen out of truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, rape and sexual assault, defective products, construction site and other workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and animal bites. He is recognized as an authority on defective window coverings and miniblinds.During his career, Mr. Onder has been able to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. As a result, he is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. His fellow attorneys have taken note of his successes, and they have awarded Mr. Onder an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.Mr. Onder attended Washington University in St. Louis as an undergraduate, where he majored in accounting and received a Bachelor of Science in 1985. He pursued his legal education at Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was a member of both the Saint Louis University Law Journal and the Saint Louis University Public Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1988, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class. A member of the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Mr. Onder is admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois and before several federal district courts.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.
Attorney Melisande Hill is a partner with the Hill & Moin LLP law firm in New York, New York. Nationally recognized as one of the countrys leading legal advocates, Ms. Hill devotes her practice almost exclusively to personal injury law. She has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss in an accident caused by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Throughout her career spanning nearly 40 years, Ms. Hill has helped secure numerous substantial settlements and awards for those adversely affected by medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, police brutality, dangerous property conditions, construction accidents, motor vehicle and subway accidents, and many other types of preventable tragedies.Among her most notable successes, she helped secure a judgment of more than $4 million on behalf of a family whose son suffered a skull fracture and brain injury due to a landlords presumed negligence. She has also negotiated several multimillion-dollar settlements for victims of medical malpractice and construction accidents, as well as numerous other six-figure awards.In all cases, Ms. Hill provides the compassionate counsel and dedicated support her clients deserve during their most dire times of need, and she has established a reputation for being able to deliver results where other attorneys have failed. Recognized for her success as well as her impeccable professionalism, Ms. Hill holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and she has received numerous other accolades from her peers along with numerous positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.A 1976 honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ms. Hill returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1979. While there, she served on the schools law review. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the New York State Bar Association, as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Richard L. Frischer
As a partner with the Lamb & Frischer Law Firm, LLP, in San Francisco, California, attorney Richard L. Frischer devotes his practice to representing the rights and entitlements of plaintiff clients throughout the greater San Francisco Bay area and surrounding region who have legal needs involving any of the following:,· Personal injury and wrongful death claims, excluding medical malpractice,· Employment law claims,· Insurance bad faith disputes,· Other plaintiff civil litigation,A 2007 graduate of the University of California at Davis, Mr. Frischer attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2011 with a concentration in civil litigation and dispute resolution. While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Frischer was highly active in the Civil Justice Clinic, and he helped establish the Hastings Trial Law Association. Mr. Frischer also served as lead editor of the Hastings Womens Law Journal and was an active member of the student government.During this time, he also served as legal clerk for the Office of the Director at the California Department of Industrial Relations. After graduating and receiving his license to practice from The State Bar of California, Mr. Frischer joined a prominent Bay Area firm, where he advocated on behalf of aggrieved employees with their employment law claims, netting several six-figure awards for his efforts.Along with practicing before all of Californias state courts, Mr. Frischer is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of California. A consummate professional, he maintains active involvement with the Consumer Attorneys of California, the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and The Bar Association of San Francisco, among his other professional affiliations.Devoted to supporting young, aspiring lawyers in his community, Mr. Frischer also serves as coach to local junior high and high school students through the San Francisco YMCAs Mock Trial Program.
Bradley R. Bolinger
As president and partner of Pennsylvania law firm DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, P.C. Bradley R. Bolinger represents clients injured in motor vehicle or work-related accidents. He has extensive experience in workers compensation law, as well as a variety of personal injury matters, and devotes his practice entirely to litigation. Mr. Bolinger accepts clients in Franklin County, the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Metro area and the surrounding counties.Mr. Bolinger is committed to helping injured clients receive the compensation theyve been denied. He has a strong track record of achieving benefits for clients in workers compensation cases and was one of the first lawyers in the state to become a certified specialist in workers compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Bolinger understands the difficulties that clients and their families endure after an accident and prides himself in the ability to provide aggressive, effective service.After graduating cum laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Bolinger earned his Juris Doctor from The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law. While in law school, he participated in the universitys moot court. Mr. Bolinger gained experience as an assistant district attorney with the Franklin County District Attorney, prosecuting numerous criminal cases, before changing his focus to personal injury law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Florida.Mr. Bolingers dedication to high legal standards has resulted in a rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell by his peers. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Franklin County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.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.
Joel D. Farar
As the founding partner of Farar & Lewis, LLP, Joel D. Farar is dedicated to serving his clients in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. He focuses his practice in the area of personal injury law, particularly in representing people who have been injured in car accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents and premises liability matters. He also represents California families in wrongful death claims.Mr. Farar earned his law degree at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and was admitted to practice law in California in 2007. Since that time, he has been involved in numerous personal injury cases that concluded with large monetary verdicts or settlements for his clients. In one premises liability case, he was able to secure $1.3 million for his client. In an automobile-motorcycle accident case, he was able to obtain $600,000 for his client. He has also managed to settle numerous cases against insurance companies for the policy limit on behalf of his clients.In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Farar is involved in a number of professional organizations. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to attorneys who have attained verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million for their clients. Mr. Farar is active with the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He is also currently a member of the American Association for Justice and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
12400 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 820,, Los Angeles CA 90025
Lucas C. Marchant
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Lucas C. Marchant understands the circumstances clients are in when charged with a criminal offesnes, personal injury or other civil issues. He is the founder of the Marchant Law Firm, LLC, which serves people in matters such as Murder, Robbery, Assault, Sex Offenses, DUI as well as juvenile cases.Mr. Marchant is a true servant of his community, as he wants to help clients in any way possible and is a graduate of Leadership Greenville. He began his career as a prosecutor and solicitor, handling a range of misdemeanor, felony and juvenile crimes. The Greenville County Sheriffs Office even presented him with its Solicitor of the Year award in 2012. This experience is invaluable to his practice today, as he is able to anticipate how the other side of a criminal law case may act. Further, it honed his litigation skills exposed him to cases involving sexual assault, domestic violence, drug crimes and burglary.From traffic tickets to high-stakes matters, Mr. Marchant routinely obtains case dismissals, reduced charges and favorable verdicts. He is known for keeping clients up-to-date on how their case is progressing and for returning phone calls promptly. People who work with him comment on his genuine interest in their well-being, as Mr. Marchant is an attorney who is truly invested in the outcome of a case.After receiving a Bachelor or Arts from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Marchant earned a Juris Doctor in 2004 from the Mississippi College School of Law.Today, Mr. Marchant is a member of the South Carolina Bar and the Greenville County Bar Association.
Robert L. Rush
Filing a personal injury claim is about much more than simply seeking compensation: Its about getting peace of mind. As founder of Rush & Gransee, Robert L. Rush is keenly aware of the difficult circumstances clients are in as they deal with the repercussions of events involving medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products and motor vehicle accidents. As an advocate for people in San Antonio, Texas, he handles the full spectrum of personal injury law, including the following: brain, burn, birth, newborn, electrical, oil field, spinal cord and hospital injuries; nursing home negligence, dental malpractice, cancer misdiagnosis, hospital infections, pharmacy errors and defective medical devices and drugs; sexual exploitation, including that done by counselors and clergy; wrongful death; and insurance disputes.With experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Rush is prepared to take anyone — from individuals to large corporations — to trial. His goal is to see to it that negligent parties pay for the damages they have caused, including physical harm, emotional distress and future financial losses.For this thorough approach and proven results, Mr. Rush has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he has an Avvo Superbrating; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, the National Board of Trial Advocacy has certified Mr. Rush as a civil trial advocate specialist.In 1986, Mr. Rush received a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He then graduated from St. Marys University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in 1989, where he was invited to join the Order of Barristers.Mr. Rush is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the San Antonio Bar Association. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
28th Floor, Tower Life Building, 310 S St Marys Street,, San Antonio TX 78205
Douglas J. Phebus
Douglas J. Phebus is a partner at the Middleton, Wisconsin, multidisciplinary law firm Arellano & Phebus S.C. Mr. Phebus concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, employment and workers compensation claims, representing individual plaintiffs as well as groups of plaintiffs in class action lawsuits. He lends his rich experience as lead counsel in many jury trials to providing robust representation to plaintiffs throughout the greater Madison and Milwaukee areas.First certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification in 2005, Mr. Phebus has met a series of rigorous qualifications and has demonstrated his skills at representing clients in court to both judges and his fellow attorneys. To maintain this hard-earned designation, he must be recertified every five years.After graduating from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelors degree, Mr. Phebus earned his J.D. cum laude from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is proud of having been named while an undergraduate to the Academic All-Big Ten conference team for track and field.Mr. Phebus stays abreast of the latest legal developments through his membership in a number of professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Dane County Bar Association, the James E. Doyle American Inn of Court, the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. District Courts for both Districts of Wisconsin and the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois. Mr. Phebus is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.