in history from Yale University in 1990. The tactics may be different, but the goal is the same: to make you and your claim go away for as little money as possible. If you have a claim, no matter how obvious you think it might be, consult an experienced attorney. Several times each year, I get a call from someone who was injured in an accident, hired a lawyer, and now wants to fire his lawyer and hire me. I suggest that you meet with several attorneys before making a final decision.Read More
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
- Robert D. Sparks
- Jake Jagdfeld
- Robert J. Mongeluzzi
- Randi McGinn
- Gary Certain
- Joshua B. Goldberg
- Kristina N. "Krisi"" Kastl"
- Hector Sandoval- Abogado de Accidentes de Trabajo Y Auto
- Carlton F. Bennett
- James Gooding
- Zack Hendon
- J. Tyler Schermerhorn
Robert D. Sparks
Robert Sparks and trial partner, Chris Codling, obtained the largest jury verdict in a pedestrian injury case in Hillsborough County history – an award of $30 million which was recognized as one of the largest verdicts in America in 2017. This record setting verdict came on the heels of various other million dollar litigation and settlements, marking Robert as one of the youngest top trial attorneys in the nation to obtain such an accomplishment.As the lead trial attorney for the personal injury division, Robert has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients for cases involving wrongful death, negligence, medical malpractice, truck and auto accidents, insurance disputes, and commercial litigation. Robert also leads a team of family law attorneys and staff in the litigation of all facets of matrimonial and family law cases, including the representation of celebrities, athletes, business leaders, and other local community leaders.In response to his successful litigation practices, Robert is recognized among the top 1% of attorneys in the country by the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and is included on the lists of Top Lawyers, The National Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Expertises Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa, and Lawyers of Distinction.Under Robs leadership, his team of personal injury trial attorneys has received recognition for Top Verdicts & Settlements by The National Law Journal (#62 Ming v. Gerelco Traffic Controls), The National Black Lawyers Top 100, Top Verdicts Number 1 Verdicts in Florida (Brain Injury), Number 2 Verdicts in Florida (Pedestrian Accident), Top 20 Verdicts in Florida (#11), Top 10 Car Accident Verdicts in Florida, Top 10 Personal Injury Verdicts in Florida, and Top 10 Brain Injury Verdicts in Florida.Robert consistently represents clients against insurance companies that wrongfully deny or underpay insurance claims. He works tirelessly for his clients and has been successful in helping families and businesses recover against the insurance giants who would have otherwise denied or refused to take responsibility for their actions. As a result of this track record, Robert is acknowledged as one of the best up and coming trial lawyers.A Tampa native, Robert attended King High School and then Saint Leo University on a baseball scholarship. Following his collegiate career, Robert graduated from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center where he was honored for trial advocacy. Robert is licensed to practice in Florida, the Supreme Court of Florida, and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida.He and his wife Dana, along with their children, reside in the Tampa Bay area and are involved in various civic and athletic organizations as sponsors and donors, as well as their local church.
As an partner at Johnson Becker, PLLC, Jake R. Jagdfeld represents the rights of people in Minnesota and nationally. He commits his practice to handling personal injury and wrongful death cases involving the following matters: workplace accidents, construction site accidents, workers compensation, motor vehicle accidents, disability insurance claims, Traumatic Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) benefits, and VA disability claims.While earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Minnesota, Mr. Jagdfeld volunteered his time with a U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone as a Congressional intern providing consitutent services. Upon graduation, Mr. Jagdfeld went to the William Mitchell College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor in 2008. A member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Mr. Jagdfeld is admitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.Litigating on behalf of victims requires an attorney who has a firm grasp of personal injury law. Mr. Jagdfeld has extensive experience with the regulations that govern workers compensation, trucking safety policies and seeking compensation through third-party claims. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been honored in Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.Sharing his experiences with others, Mr. Jagdfeld contributes to teaching CLE courses, and is on the Board of Governor with the Minnesota Association for Justice. Mr. Jagdfeld holds memberships with the American Association for Justice, the Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Assocaition, and National Organization of Veterans Advocates.
Robert J. Mongeluzzi
Robert J. Mongeluzzi is widely considered as one of the leading construction site accident attorneys in the United States. A co-founder of The Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC and based in Philadelphia, he assists plaintiffs throughout the country who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. He was co-lead counsel in a case involving a highway construction worker who was left a quadriplegic after being struck by a drunk driver and that resulted in a jury verdict in excess of $75 million. Mr. Mongeluzzi was also the co-lead attorney in a lawsuit stemming from the 2003 collapse of an Atlantic City casino parking garage that killed four workers and injured several others and that resulted in a settlement of approximately $101 million. These are just two of the more than 200 settlements and jury awards of at least $1 million that he has procured on behalf of his plaintiff clients.Mr. Mongeluzzi obtained his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law in 1981. He also holds an LL.M. in trial advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, Mr. Mongeluzzi is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Mr. Mongeluzzi is a past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and a former member of the board of governors of the American Association for Justice. He is held in high regard by his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent peer review rating through 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.
Highly respected throughout the legal community, Randi McGinn is a senior partner at McGinn, Montoya, Love & Curry, PA. She represents clients in New Mexico in matters involving civil rights, wrongful death and personal injury. As a tireless advocate, she has secured significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of people who have suffered due to the negligence of others.It is a testament to her skills and compassionate representation that Ms. McGinn holds a number of honors: She is AV Preeminent peer-review rated, the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell; she has been listed in Albuquerque Magazines Rated Top 10 Lawyers; she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America; and she is a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates. She was also the first woman to be admitted to The Roehl Circle of Honor for Trial Lawyers.Ms. McGinn is a formidable adversary in both the courtroom and negotiations. In fact, in one case, she exposed a lying witness so completely that he threw up on the stand. She uses every resource at her disposal to illustrate how defendants are responsible for her clients damages. Well-networked, she also can call upon field experts and professionals who add credibility to her case. Ms. McGinn is prepared to take on large manufacturers, corporations and even the government to protect her clients, who are experiencing some of the most difficult moments of their lives.Active in the legal community, Ms. McGinn is a member of the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Innocence Project, the American Association for Justice and the State Bar of New Mexico.Ms. McGinn received her law degree from The University of New Mexico School of Law. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
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.
Joshua B. Goldberg
Joshua B. Goldberg is a partner in the Stroudsburg office of ARM Lawyers, where he has over 18 years experience handling personal injury and Pennsylvania Workers Compensation claims. He concentrates his practice in the areas of Workers Compensation and personal injury. Attorney Goldberg has handled all aspects of Workers Compensation matters; including throughout the appeals process as both a Claimants attorney and a defense attorney for various insurance carriers. He also has handled a variety of personal injury matters ranging from motor vehicle accidents to slip and falls to dog bites. His general litigation experience has taken him to numerous arbitrations and trials. He has also argued on several occasions before the Pennsylvania Commonwealth and Superior Courts. Mr. Goldberg received his B.A. degree from Allegheny College and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law. He was named a 2011, 2012, and 2013 Top Lawyers Rising Star and a 2017 and 2018 Top Lawyer. He was also a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 in 2012 and 2013. In 2014, he was named as one of the 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. In January of 2015, The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named Attorney Goldberg as a Top Ten Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorneys for 2014. In 2015 Attorney Goldberg was honored as a member of National Association of Distinguished Counsel, which identifies the top 1% of all attorneys in each state in any given year.
Kristina N. "Krisi"" Kastl"
Attorney Kristina KrisiN. Kastl is the founder of Kastl Law, P.C. in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Kastl practices personal injury law and serves clients throughout the state of Texas. She has several years of experience litigating claims involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, truck accidents, wrongful death claims and more.Ms. Kastl earned a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law. She has been admitted to practice law in Texas since 2000.Actively involved in numerous professional organizations, Ms. Kastl also enjoys being involved in her community. She belongs to the Collin County Bar Association, the Tarrant County Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, the Dallas Women Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. She has also served in various roles and on different committees for these and other organizations over the course of her career.Community organizations Ms. Kastl supports include Shriners Hospitals for Children, the Tarrant County Bar Foundation and the Wishing Well Foundation USA, Inc. She also volunteers her time to Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and supports a variety of educational institutions and youth organizations.Ms. Kastl has received recognition for her contributions to the legal realm, including being named one of the top 100 trial lawyersby the National Trial Lawyers in 2013. She is also a fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation and belongs to the American Association for Justice and served on the groups leaders forum in 2013.
Hector Sandoval- Abogado de Accidentes de Trabajo Y Auto
The founder of Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC, Hector L. Sandoval focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his experience also encompasses injuries incurred by workers who are employed by companies that do not subscribe to the states workers compensation program. Located in Houston, Texas, he provides representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Sandoval is also admitted to practice before the U.S. district courts for the Southern and Eastern districts of Texas.In his personal injury practice, Mr. Sandoval represents clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The cases that he has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, animal attacks, and defective and dangerous drugs and medical devices. Mr. Sandoval also has extensive experience in assisting railroad workers who have been injured on the job as well as the surviving family members if the injuries prove to be fatal. These types of cases are not governed by state negligence laws instead fall under the provisions of the Federal Employers Liability Act. In both of these areas, Mr. Sandoval has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients.Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, Mr. Sandoval attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in government and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2000. His legal education was obtained at South Texas College of Law Houston, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Justice and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.
Carlton F. Bennett
As a practitioner of personal injury law, he extends representation to victims of negligence throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton. He guides clients through the process of proving negligence and collecting damages from responsible parties. The pursuit of compensation for people whose lives have been altered by traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and motor vehicle accidents has defined his career.Mr. Bennett distinguished himself serving as co-counsel on a case that resulted in $10.2 million verdict for a traumatic brain injury case. Since becoming licensed as an attorney in 1975, his management of litigation for injury victims has gained multimillion-dollar settlements on many occasions. These achievements have earned him a place within the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.At the American Association for Justice, he serves as a member of the organizations Traumatic Brain Injury Section. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has granted him board certification in civil trial advocacy. Mr. Bennett also belongs to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.He practices law before the U.S. District Courts for all districts of Virginia and the Supreme Court of the United States. When waging appeals, he presents cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 5th Circuits. As a member of The Virginia Bar Association and The Florida Bar, he can represent cases in both of those states. The University of Florida Levin College of Law awarded him a Juris Doctor in 1975, and he maintains a peer review rating of AV Preeminent through 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.
120 South Lynnhaven Road, Suite 100,, Virginia Beach VA 23452
Jim Gooding learned the practice of personal injury law from his father in Kent, Washington, where together they represented clients from all walks of life. During those years Jim gained respect for the problems and issues his clients faced, and learned how to best counsel and represent them while achieving justice for their cause.Jims practice eventually brought him to New York City, where he became trial counsel for various firms who sent their difficult cases to him when they knew the case was going to be tried to a jury. There, Jim successfully tried 75+ personal injury jury cases, earning his clients over $40 million dollars in trial verdicts and case settlements.Jim is is admitted to the bar in Washington, California, New Jersey, and New York. He is a member of Trial Lawyers Care (pro bono for victims of September 11), was a member of the New York County Lawyers Association Ethics Committee, and has served on the Washington State Bar Association Court Rules Committee. He is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Jim is one of only a handful of attorneys in the Pacific Northwest who is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, a distinction which requires verifiable trial results, and a review process including testimonials by Judges and attorneys who have opposed him at trial. Jim has been voted a Washington State Top Lawyerseven years in row, including being in the Top 100 in 2018. He has also achieved Top 100 Trial Lawyersdistinction from 2012-2019 and has obtained the highest rating of 10.0 on Avvo.com.Jims recent results include one of the largest nursing home abuse recoveries and one of the largest ankle fracture recoveries ever in the State of Washington. He is a dedicated trial lawyer who takes a personal interest in each of his clients cases, and does whatever can possibly be done to achieve justice.
With extensive trial experience, Zack Hendon is a fierce advocate for victims of personal injury in the Atlanta and Marietta Georgia, area. He is the founder of The Hendon Law Firm, LLC, where he handles serious car wreck, workers compensation and death claims.A former attorney for an insurance provider, Mr. Hendon spent approximately 20 years defending insurers. He knows the intricacies of how these companies work and how they prepare for trial. Mr. Hendon brings that knowledge to his practice today, where he is able to anticipate the defendants moves and mitigate challenges to securing compensation on behalf of clients.As an exceptional litigator, Mr. Hendon regularly appears in court and before the State Board of Workers Compensation. He is also adept at negotiating a fair settlement in order to preserve a clients time and resources.In 1981, Mr. Hendon received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. He then obtained a Juris Doctor in 1984 from the University of Georgia School of Law.For his track record of securing favorable results, Mr. Hendon has been recognized throughout the legal community. He holds an Avvo Superbrating and has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Hendon is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Cobb County Bar Association. He was elected as President of the Cobb Trial Lawyers Association in 2018 - 2019 and as the Secretary of the Georgia Workers Compensation Claimants Lawyers organization in 2018. He is a published author and frequent guest lecturer. 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.
1201 Peachtree Street Northeast, Suite 900,, Atlanta GA 30361
J. Tyler Schermerhorn
J. Tyler Schermerhorn is the founder of his own law firm that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. Focusing his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, he provides representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Schermerhorn has pursued on behalf of his clients have arisen out of accidents involving cars, trucks and other types of motor vehicles, and premises liability, including inadequate security and slips and falls.Mr. Schermerhorn has been able to obtain favorable results for his clients, both in the courtroom and through settlements negotiated with defendants and their insurance companies. Some of his representative results have included a $2 million settlement for a client who was rear-ended by a big rig and a $5 million settlement in a premises liability case for a hotel guest who was shot by an unknown attacker. Mr. Schermerhorn is admitted to practice before all Georgia state courts.An accomplished athlete, Mr. Schermerhorn played football at Colorado State University during his first two years as an undergraduate while studying journalism there. He then transferred to the University of Colorado Boulder, and he continued his studies in that discipline before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2002. After graduation, Mr. Schermerhorn went on to enroll at Samford University, and in 2008 he obtained both his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the Brock School of Business. He formed The Schermerhorn Firm in June 2018 after working for a defense firm for several years.