Although specific laws can vary greatly from state to state, the general principles of personal injury law are pretty much the same in every case. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to reduce the swelling in his leg, which was cutting off circulation to his foot. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. Sometimes, however, the damage to the relationship is too severe, or the attorney is simply unresponsive to the client’s requests.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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- Shawn B. Daniels
- Joel H. Brown
- Dennis J. DeCaro
- Craig W. Carlson
- E. Carter Corriston
- John C. Stein
- Chris M. Kallianos
- J. Javier Gutierrez
- Joseph A. Miller
- Timothy C. Bailey
- James A. Pitts
- Bethaney Embry Jones
Shawn B. Daniels
Attorney Shawn B. Daniels is the managing partner of the Daniels Law Firm PLLC in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Serving clients throughout Northwest Arkansas and all across the state, Mr. Daniels focuses his practice primarily on personal injury law. He has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing.In addition to handling all types of serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Daniels provides exceptional representation to individuals and business owners involved in complex commercial and business litigation, including insurance coverage disputes. During the course of his more than 30 years practicing law, he has earned a reputation as one of the states top trial attorneys, and he has received numerous honors from his peers along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Daniels holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the Top 100 trial lawyers in the country.A 1987 honors graduate of Kansas State University, Mr. Daniels obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice in Oklahoma as well as Arkansas, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th and 10th Circuits.Active in his legal community, he serves on the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Associations Board of Governors, and he is a member of the Attorneys Information Exchange Group, the American Association for Justice, the Oklahoma Association for Justice, and the Arkansas Bar and Washington County Bar Associations.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.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
Joel H. Brown
Before joining the firm as a partner in 2013, Joel H. Brown was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chief Judge for the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida in 2009. Joel was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1971 and had been practicing personal injury law as a civil trial lawyer prior to his appointment by former Governor Bob Martinez to the County Court in 1990. Following his appointment, Joel served as Associate Administrative Judge of the County Court, Criminal Traffic Division, and then served as Administrative Judge of the County Court, Criminal Division.In 1994, he was appointed by former Governor Lawton Chiles to the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, and in that capacity, he served in several different divisions, including Administrative Judge of the Family Division (2001–2009). He later served as the Chair of the Chief Judges Judicial Administration Committee (2011–2012).Joel is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator. Board certification recognizes lawyers special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism, and ethics in practice.As a native Floridian, Joel was born, raised, and spent his formative years in Florida Beach, Florida. He majored in accounting and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He continued his education and graduated with his Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Florida Levin School of Law. Joel served his country as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves for six years, from 1969-1975.
2 S Biscayne Blvd., Suite 3100,, Miami FL 33131
Dennis J. DeCaro
Dennis J. DeCaro is a partner with Kupets & DeCaro, P.C. located in Chicago, Illinois. Focusing his practice on personal injury matters, he represents plaintiffs throughout Cook County and surrounding areas in cases involving product liability, motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, slip-and-fall injuries and wrongful death. Mr. DeCaro also represents clients whose civil rights have been violated.A recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida, Mr. DeCaro obtained a masters degree in industrial relations from Loyola University Chicago before going on to attend The John Marshall Law School and being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1992. Admitted to practice in Illinois, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Indiana, the Middle District of Tennessee, the Eastern District of Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits.An active participant in several professional organizations, Mr. DeCaro is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and The Chicago Bar Association. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago from 2013 to 2017, and was a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago from 2000 to 2018.Mr. DeCaro has been featured in numerous articles, including one in Good Housekeeping magazine, in which he discussed a case in which a client was suffocated by police and paramedics. He was also featured in an article in Trial magazine, a publication of the American Association for Justice, that covered a fatal premises liability case.Our firm handles every type of injury imaginable including but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, concussion, post-concussion syndrome, headaches, TMJ, cervical spine injuries/pain, thoracic spine injuries/pain, lumbar or low back injuries/pain, burn injuries, hand injuries, lung injuries, rib injuries, spinal fusion surgery, broken bones, fractured bones, chronic illness, femur fractures, tibia fractures, fibula fractures, rotator cuff tears, paralysis, cuts, lacerations, post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), whiplash, ankle injuries, foot injuries, wrist injuries, hand injuries, and eye injuries.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
E. Carter Corriston
E. Carter Corriston is an associate attorney with the law firm Breslin & Breslin, P.A. located in Hackensack, New Jersey. Mr. Corriston focuses his practice on personal injury and workers compensation. He also handles some criminal law and corporate counsel with 75 percent of his practice devoted to litigation.Mr. Corriston received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University; he continued his education and received his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Corriston has been practicing law for more than 20 years. He is admitted to practice within the states of New York and New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Chris M. Kallianos
Chris M. Kallianos is a member/manager at the personal injury law firm of Warren & Kallianos, PLLC in Charlotte, North Carolina. Throughout his 30-year career, Chris has been committed to providing each of his clients with quality, personalized legal service and outstanding results. His record of success in these cases includes over 75 six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements of claims involving motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence, nursing home neglect, construction accidents, catastrophic injuries (severe burns, traumatic brain injuries, etc.), workplace accidents including workers compensation claims, and fatal accidents.That success has been no accident. Drawing from prior experience working at one of the states largest defense firms and as in-house counsel for one of the nations largest financial institutions where he oversaw personal injury and risk management cases for the company, Chris uses this experience and knowledge to maximize his clients compensation in each case.Chris is a member of the Presidents Club and a Sustaining Patron of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) and previously served on the NCAJ Board of Governors. His skill and accomplishments have earned him recognition as one of North Carolinas Top 100 Trial Lawyers from The National Trial Lawyers Association from 2009-2018 and Top Lawyers from 2012-2018.
610 Cameron Brown Bldg., 301 S. McDowell St.,, Charlotte NC 28204
J. Javier Gutierrez
J. Javier Gutierrez, is an award-winning attorney that handles all types of personal injury cases, includingauto accidents,,truck accidents,,workplace accidents,, includingrefinery accidents, and accidents in theoilfield,. Javier has trial experience at the state and federal levels. Given his trial victories and numerous multi-million dollar settlements, Javier has also been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Texas Top Lawyers, and the National Trial Lawyers.The Gutierrez Law Firm, Inc. was founded in 1978 by Javiers father, Baldemar Gutierrez, who practices law with Javier and Javiers sister, Kayla J. Gutierrez. The firm prides itself on its experience, courtroom results and gaining the trust of its clients. Currently, Javier and his firm have offices inHouston and Alice, Texas and have represented individuals and families from throughout Texas, the United States and Mexico.Javier is a 2004 graduate of New York University School of Law, and 2000 Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Marys University in San Antonio, Texas (Accounting). Following law school, Javier was a Law Clerk to Federal Judge Jerry Buchmeyer in Dallas, Texas. Javier is licensed to practice law in all Texas courts, United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Javier served his community as President of the San Diego, Texas chapter of the Rotary Club, Panel Member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and was previously president of the Coastal Bend Bar Association. In addition, Javier has served on the Board of Directors of Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, American Association for Justice, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and the Houston Trial
Joseph A. Miller
Attorney Joseph A. Miller is the founder and president of Joe Miller Law, Ltd, which has law offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina. Representing the rights and entitlements of clients throughout each of these states, as well as acting as pro hac vice for innocent accident victims in South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee and Florida, Mr. Miller focuses his practice on workers compensation and serious personal injury claims.A top-rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Miller has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss as a result of a workplace accident, because of a motor vehicle accident or some other preventable tragedy caused by another partys negligence or wrongdoing; he has recovered millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients.Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Miller has published several books and numerous articles on a variety of legal topics related to workers compensation and personal injury law. He is also highly active in his legal community, and he is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.After graduating from Emory University in 1984, Mr. Miller attended William & Mary Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1987. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, he has earned numerous awards and honors throughout his career, including a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating as well as a Top One Percent designation from the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.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.
5500 Greenwich Road, Suite B,, Virginia Beach VA 23462
Timothy C. Bailey
The managing partner at Charleston, West Virginia-based Bailey, Javins, & Carter L.C. Timothy C. Bailey devotes his practice to helping area residents in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Bailey was born into a coal mining family, and he has advocated tirelessly on behalf of miners who were injured in industrial accidents or became sick after being exposed to toxic substances in the workplace. He also handles cases arising out of defective automobile design.After graduating in 1988 from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science cum laude in finance, Mr. Bailey remained in Morgantown and was awarded his Juris Doctor from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1991. Upon graduation, he was named to the Order of Barristers for his achievements in oral advocacy and legal writing. Admitted to practice in West Virginia and Kentucky, Mr. Bailey is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th, 6th and Federal Circuits.Mr. Baileys successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have earned him membership in both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is a former president of the West Virginia Association for Justice, and he serves on the board of governors of the American Association for Justice. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, Mr. Bailey has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and an Excellent peer review rating through Avvo. He has also donated his time to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia.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.
213 Hale Street, PO Box 3712,, Charleston WV 25301
James A. Pitts
Mr. Pitts is a partner in Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts, S.C. in Racine, Wisconsin. He handles cases throughout Wisconsin and some cases in Illinois. Mr. Pitts focuses on medical malpractice, products liability, general tort liability, motor vehicle and construction accidents, in addition to workers compensation claims, exclusively for plaintiffs. Mr. Pitts is Board Certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, and is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, State Bar of Wisconsin, American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association , Wisconsin Association of Workers Compensation Attorneys and Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association. He has been AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell for 20 consecutive years. He has been invited to join and joined the Wisconsin branch of the American Board of Trial Advocates and Best Lawyers of America.
Bethaney Embry Jones
Passionate about the rights of the injured, Bethaney Embry Jones is an integral part of The Embry Law Firm and focuses her practice on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle and truck accidents, wrongful death, adoption, mediation, and premises liability. A former staff attorney for the DeKalb County Superior Court, she uses the experience gained during her tenure to employ the tactics insurance companies use to obtain favorable results for her clients.Ms. Jones was in the leadership class of the young lawyers division of the State Bar of Georgia in 2014 to 2015. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association also included her as a LEAD 2015 Class graduate, and in 2014, she was in the leadership academy for the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. With integrity and sincerity, she represents the rights of her clients while giving back to her community through her volunteer time with several nonprofit organizations.In 2008, Ms. Jones obtained her Juris Doctor, graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Before that, she attended Spelman College, where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemistry. Currently, she is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the State Bar of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of Georgia.Ms. Jones is a member of the Junior League of Douglas County, The National Black Lawyers Top 100, the American Bar Association and the American Association for justice. As well as serving on the young lawyers division community outreach committee for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, she is Douglas Paulding Chapter President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and a member of the Douglas County Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.