Some people are worried about using their PIP coverage because they don’t want to make a claim on their own insurance. A doctor can prescribe chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, or other treatment that might help you recover more quickly. Your doctor will insure that your treatment stays on track, and the evaluations will strengthen your claim against the insurance company. Will he empower you to make the important decisions regarding your case?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
- Roger L. Lucas
- Fraz Ahmed
- Paul S. Kruse
- Richard L. Jaklitsch
- Michael J. Wyatt
- Matthew J. Blit
- Patricia A. Boyes
- Edgar M. Snyder
- Todd M. Friedman
- Ryan K. Lee
- Richard W. South
- Dagoberto J. Rodriguez
Roger L. Lucas
As an attorney with the Alabama law firm of Marsh, Rickard & Bryan, P.C. Roger L. Lucas focuses on a specific range of personal injury and workers compensation issues. Known for his compassion and his passion for protecting the rights of injured people, Mr. Lucas handles such matters as workplace injuries and illnesses, wrongful death and medical malpractice. His personal injury experience includes motor vehicle accidents, defective products, harmful medical devices and premises liability, with an emphasis on injuries in the workplace. Mr. Lucas accepts clients across the state of Alabama.Mr. Lucas received his Juris Doctor in 1981 from Samford Universitys Cumberland School of Law, and he has been practicing law ever since. Licensed to practice in Alabama, he now brings nearly 40 years of experience to the table.Understanding the importance of minimizing conflict and stress, especially with those who are recovering from serious injuries or mourning the loss of a loved one, Mr. Lucas attempts to resolve disputes through uncontested means whenever possible, utilizing his considerable experience with such methods as mediation and arbitration. However, he also realizes that not all conflicts can be settled out of court. As such, he has gained a reputation as a formidable litigator with the ability to succeed in difficult cases that many other personal injury and workers compensation attorneys are hesitant to touch.Mr. Lucas efforts have earned him the respect of his peers. His commitment to customer service and the highest legal standards has made him an asset to his community.Montgomery Office,445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050,Montgomery, AL 36104,
Fraz Ahmed is an attorney at Coker Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Ahmed focuses his practice on personal injury law, serving clients in Jacksonville and throughout the entire state of Florida who have been injured or lost a loved one due to negligence.Mr. Ahmed has been a licensed attorney since 2006 and has more than 10 years of experience representing victims of catastrophic injury caused by negligence. He handles all manner of personal injury cases, including those involving birth injuries, brain injuries, car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, and wrongful death.Before joining Coker Law, Mr. Ahmed worked for an insurance defense firm, defending large insurance companies opposing personal injury actions brought against them. He uses the knowledge he gained in this role to better serve the injured victims he represents. Over the course of his time at Coker Law, he has litigated dozens of cases and recovered millions of dollars worth of verdicts and settlements.Originally from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area, Mr. Ahmed is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law. Outside of his practice, he is actively involved in the Jacksonville legal community. He serves on the board of governors of the Jacksonville Bar Association and previously served on the board of governors of the associations young lawyers section. He also participates in Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.Mr. Ahmed gives back to his community through involvement in various organizations. He is involved in Dreams Come True, Family Support Services of North Florida and Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville.
Paul S. Kruse
A partner at Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse LLP, Paul S. Kruse focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, he assists clients throughout the area, including Marion, Boone, Hendricks, Hamilton and Hancock counties, who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Mr. Kruse has obtained numerous sizable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including a $1 million jury award in a product liability lawsuit. This has led to his induction into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In addition to defective products, Mr. Kruse handles cases involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, animal attacks and medical malpractice. His successes in and out of the courtroom have caught the attention of his fellow practitioners, who have awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Kruse has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.An active participant in several legal organizations, Mr. Kruse counts among his memberships the Boone County and Indianapolis bar associations, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, for which he serves on its faculty. He is admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts. Mr. Kruse is a 1977 graduate of Indiana University, where he received his bachelors degree cum laude. He then went on to pursue his legal studies at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and he was awarded his law degree in 1981.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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Richard L. Jaklitsch
Rick Jaklitsch is a nationally acclaimed plaintiff personal injury lawyer who handles nothing but car, truck or train crashes. He has been honored by Top Lawyers every single year it has published rankings in both Maryland and D.C. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been featured in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers in America (reserved for the top 1% of lawyers in the country) for 20 consecutive years, and in Whos Who in American Law for the last 23 years. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named Rick as one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyersseven different years, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has repeatedly awarded Rick its prestigious Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.”,This year, the Big Dogs from the Small Firmwon the Litigator of the Year Award for Personal Injury from The Trial Lawyer Board of Regents which, according to the organization is the nations most coveted symbol of litigation achievementfor which nearly 1.1 million lawyers were considered.Rick is also a member of the Ten Million Dollar Advocates Forum, called the most prestigious group of Trial Lawyers in the United States”, as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America”. Rick served for many years on the Marylands State Bar Associations Judicial Selection Committee, and as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, was appointed by Marylands Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission, and worked for many years on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.Rick is an Honors Graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is Past-President of the Terrapin Club and is President of the Maryland Gridiron Network. He also co-hosted the popular radio show Terp Talkwhich was heard every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on AM 1580, The Big Talker”.He has taken on many summer interns over the years and has mentored Maryland Association for Justice members and other young lawyers. Rick has also served for more than 35 years as a voting alumni for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and mentored undergraduates interested in law school or careers in the law. He has also been involved with mentoring undergraduate athletes at the University of Maryland in his role as President of the Maryland Gridiron Network, and he participates in a program that sets aside one Saturday in the off season for football players to talk to business professionals about careers and graduate school.For 11 years he ran the Prince Georges County Bar Associations golf tournament which raised money to grant wishes for terminally ill children.Rick was a youth baseball coach in Annapolis for more than 10 years. He helped organize the Peninsula Athletic Leagues baseball program in the late 1990s. He also served on the Archbishop Spalding High Schools Board of Directors.
Michael J. Wyatt
Attorney Michael J. Wyatt is a partner with the Mann, Wyatt & Rice law firm in Hutchinson, Kansas. Licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri, Mr. Wyatt serves clients throughout both states adversely affected by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing, and he is fully committed to helping his clients recover the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries and losses from insurance companies.A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Wyatt has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need, successfully litigating numerous multimillion-dollar cases for his clients.In addition to handling personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from car accidents, he also represents injured and disabled workers with their efforts at securing workers compensation benefits, and he leads a successful general civil litigation practice where he represents clients with all types of tortious claims. A former insurance defense attorney, he has invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him build the strongest case possible for those he serves.Personable and compassionate, Mr. Wyatt has earned a reputation for making his clients feel as if they are the only ones he is representing. He is able to achieve this by providing personalized legal counsel tailored specifically to each clients unique circumstances and by remaining in regular contact with his clients in order to address their questions and concerns and provide updates as to the status of their cases.A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Washburn University in Topeka, Mr. Wyatt returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, from Washburn University School of Law in 2007. The Kansas Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, as did the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The Missouri Bar admitted him in 2014.
201 East 1st Avenue, PO box 1202,, Hutchinson KS 67504
Matthew J. Blit
Matthew J. Blit is a partner in the Levine & Blit, PLLC, law firm. He serves the New York City metropolitan area and dedicates his practice to employment and labor law cases. He has been practicing law since 2000 and is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association and the New York County Lawyers Association. He earned his undergraduate degree from St. Johns University in 1997 and his Juris Doctor degree from St. Johns University School of Law in 2000.Mr. Blit has built a national reputation for his work against workplace discrimination. He has been profiled by the New York Daily News and has been quoted by several national publications on the issues of employment and labor law. He aggressively defends employees who have been wrongfully terminated and helps them receive what they deserve from their employer.Negotiated severance packages, personal injury cases, wrongful termination and employment discrimination are all areas of experience for Mr. Blit. He has a proven record as a trial lawyer and has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients. The New York Post described Mr. Blit as a high-powered attorney and he has earned the reputation for aggressively pursuing the best interests of his clients. In another high profile case in New York, Mr. Blit also won a judgment of over $630,000 for back wages for a fashion designer against a former owner of a design company. For his continued success and pursuit of excellence, Mr. Blit is a strong choice for clients in the New York area.
Patricia A. Boyes
I have pursued a legal career in order to help people who are feeling overwhelmed to reclaim their power and to assert their rights, while at the same time maintaining the highest ethical standards in and out of court.My goal is to help people solve their legal problems as efficiently and cost effectively as possible. Even though I am experienced in all phases of civil litigation, up to and including preparation for trial, I have also participated in numerous successful negotiations and mediations which eliminated the necessity of lengthy and costly litigation. It is always preferable to try to reach a resolution to any dispute sooner rather than later.I currently represent clients in matters involving real estate law, personal injury actions, estate planning, and mediation.
Edgar M. Snyder
If you live in Western Pennsylvania, you probably know Attorney Edgar Snyder from television commercials or billboards, pointing his finger and saying, Theres never a fee, unless we get money for you!But what you most likely dont know is how he became the most recognizable injury lawyer in the area.Attorney Snyders father, a Russian immigrant, and his mother, a Pittsburgh native, stressed the importance of hard work and a good education. They gave him and his siblings two options for their future employment: medicine or law. Because of his knack for winning arguments and his success on his college debate team, Attorney Snyder felt the legal profession was a good fit for him. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University, he attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.Following law school, Attorney Snyder opened a storefront office in Duquesne, PA. He set up shop across the street from the steel mill so the workers would see his light on after their shifts. During that time he was also an Allegheny County assistant public defender and rose quickly among the ranks of criminal defense attorneys. He represented several high-profile clients, including Stanley Hoss, in what many consider to be Western Pennsylvanias trial of the century.Despite his success, Attorney Snyders passion was helping injury victims and people with disabilities. Through his storefront operation, he got to know many of his clients well and wanted to expand his personal injury practice.In 1982, Attorney Snyder discovered the power of advertising. Soon, his commercials advertising free legal help made him a household name across the region. Today, ,Edgar Snyder & Associates, has five offices across Western Pennsylvania and is recognized as a ,top-rated personal injury law firm,.Both Attorney Snyder and the firm have received an ,AV® Preeminent™, rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating based on legal ability and general ethics standards. Attorney Snyder also received the Trib Total Media Readers Choice Award for the ,Best Attorney in the City,.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.
US Steel Tower, 10th Floor, 600 Grant Street,, Pittsburgh PA 15219
Todd M. Friedman
Todd M. Friedman is the founding partner of the Law Office of Todd M. Friedman, PC, with offices in Beverly Hills and Costa Mesa, California. Representing clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties, he focuses his practice primarily on employment law matters, assisting employees who have been harmed in cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour violations. Mr. Friedman also represents consumers in both individual lawsuits and class action litigation, who are seeking to protect their rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and similar federal and state statutes.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998, Mr. Friedman then pursued his legal education at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. He was a partner at a Los Angeles consumer rights law firm before founding his current firm in 2009. Admitted to practice in California, Illinois and Pennsylvania, Mr. Friedman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Central, Eastern and Northern Districts of California as well as the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.Mr. Friedman is frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, including the National Association of Consumer Advocates, on topics relating to his practice areas. The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals invited him in 2014 to give his perspective as a consumer plaintiffs attorney. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Friedman has been given a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He stays abreast of current developments in his field through his active participation in a variety of legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Ryan K. Lee
Ryan K. Lee is a principal at Smith & Lee Lawyers, in Rockwall, Texas. Mr. Lee focuses his practice on business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury and has experience with complex personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He also handles matters involving contracts, debts and liens and defends those charged with both felonies and misdemeanors.While Mr. Lee is a Rockwall native, he graduated from San Diego State University and earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Admitted to practice in all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, he represents clients in Rockwall, Collin, Dallas, Hunt and Kaufman counties, throughout the greater north Texas area, and has traveled statewide to assist clients.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Lee served as general counsel for the Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence during the 2013 legislative session. This role gave him the opportunity to work with numerous members of the legislature and the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as address the concerns of members of the public and key stakeholders regarding proposed laws.Mr. Lee is an active member of various professional organizations including the Rockwall County Bar Association, the Rockwall Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the American Association of Justice and the Texas Bar College, a prominent honor society made up of Texas attorneys who complete double the amount of the required continuing legal education credits.
Richard W. South
A shareholder at Wright & Greenhill PC in Austin, Texas, Richard W. South has been practicing law for over 30 years. Admitted to practice law in the state of Texas in 1985, he handles cases for area clients involving construction, employment, insurance law, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and professional malpractice. Mr. South has been certified as a specialist in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Mr. South attended St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1981. He then went on to attend The University of Texas at Austin School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1984. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. South is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. South holds membership in several professional organizations. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, The Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc. the Defense Research Institute and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been recognized for his ethics and skill, earning a 10.0 Superb rating from his peers through Avvo and an AV Preeminent rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell.In his free time, Mr. South helps contribute back to the community by donating his time to several organizations including the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. He is a past chairman of the City of West Lake Hills Zoning and Planning Commission, and has served on the board of directors of Capital Area Crime Stoppers.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.
Dagoberto J. Rodriguez
Mr. Rodriguezs practice emphasizes the litigation that pertains to injuries sustained by individuals caused by the negligence of others as well as related criminal law defense both in state and federal courts. The clients Mr. Rodriguez has represented include nationals and foreign citizens. He has worked high profile cases involving investigations for violations of the FCPA such as money laundering and bribery. Mr. Rodriguez is fluent in Spanish and has offices in the US, Venezuela and Panama. Whether he is representing a foreign high ranked government official or the victim of an accident, Mr. Rodriguez and his office has always valued the importance of offering honest counsel from the beginning of the representation.