This experience certainly gives me empathy and understanding for what my clients are going through, but empathy alone will not get you through this process; you also need to know the ins and outs of the legal system. Imagine how much different it could have been if Sandy had Personal Injury Protection and Underinsured Motorist Coverage. Even if you aren’t hurt, someone else might be injured. You should get the other driver’s address and phone number.Read More
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
You must remember that in almost every personal injury case, there is an immense possibility of negligence; so, if you do think that you are not the one to blame, you need to be careful about this.
Remember! You must be careful about picking the right municipal department because some states are highly strict with public sues, and if you do commit any mistake, they can discard your claim.
Some people try to repair all the infrastructure damage after someone can demand, so you need to be quick and cunning, and make sure that you have all the evidence at the right moment.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Anthony A. Piazza
- Thomas C. Saunders
- Darryl B. Kogan
- Jack Cannon
- Rignal W. Baldwin Sr.
- H. James White
- Donald A. Caminiti
- Jason M. Lichtenstein
- Craig Murphey
- Korosh Torkzadeh
- Tina Odjaghian
- Richard E. Donahoo
Anthony A. Piazza
Located in Stamford, Connecticut, Anthony A. Piazza is a member of Piazza, Simmons. Providing representation to clients throughout Fairfield County, he divides his practice roughly equally between personal injury and wrongful death litigation and family law matters. In the former area, Mr. Piazza assists plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. The types of family law issues that he handles include divorce, child custody and visitation, alimony and child support, and property division. In addition to advocating for his family law clients in the courtroom, Mr. Piazza also has experience in collaborative law and mediation. Mr. Piazza also helps victims of domestic violence seek appropriate protective orders.Throughout his distinguished career, Mr. Piazza has earned the esteem of his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and high degree of ethics. He holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Piazza has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1995.Mr. Piazza holds a Bachelor of Arts from Seton Hall University and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. While in law school, he served on the Fordham Urban Law Journal. Admitted to practice in Connecticut, Mr. Piazza is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and before the Supreme Court of the United States. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. Frequently asked to speak before groups of fellow attorneys, Mr. Piazza has delivered presentations on trial techniques and pretrial discovery, among other topics.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.
Thomas C. Saunders
Before founding his own law firm in Polk County, Florida, Thomas C. Saunders worked with the City of Tampas City Attorneys Office and private law firms that provided legal services to plaintiffs and defendants in insurance cases. Saunders Law Group now provides business clients with litigation services and Polk County residents with assistance in family law, personal injury, and medical negligence and malpractice matters. The Saunders Law Group is located in Bartow, FL.After earning his bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1980, Mr. Saunders attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982, and he was subsequently admitted to practice law before the state courts in Florida. Mr. Saunders three decades of legal experience and his track record of success in the courtroom prompted The Florida Bar to board-certify him in both business litigation and civil trial law. Board-certification is the highest evaluation provided by The Florida Bar, and it recognizes an attorneys experience, proficiency, knowledge and skill in a given legal area.Mr. Saunders has been recognized many times and has received numerous awards during his remarkable career. He was recently installed as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). ABOTA is an invitation-only organization of plaintiff and defense civil trial attorneys across the country dedicated to preserving the civil jury trial, promoting civility and integrity in the profession and helping younger attorneys achieve a higher level of trial advocacy.Mr. Saunders has served as the chair of The Florida Bar Civil Trial Certification Committee and president of the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association Inc. Mr. Saunders was awarded the Pro Bono Service Award by the 10th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee in 2016, and he spends considerable time mentoring young attorneys while serving on the board of directors of the Willson American Inn of Court. Mr. Saunders has earned an AV peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, a measure of the high-esteem in which he is held by his fellow professionals.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.
Darryl B. Kogan
Darryl B. Kogan is the founding partner in the law firm of Kogan & DiSalvo, P.A. with offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Stuart, Florida. The firm was established in 1994 and specializes in personal injury, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, boat and cruise ship accidents, negligence, premises liability, product liability, mass torts and class actions, catastrophic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and wrongful death cases.Mr. Kogan is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, which is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar for the competency and experience of an attorney in the category of personal injury. Mr. Kogan obtained his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 1983. He earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Denver in 1979 and a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 1977.Current Member:,Certified Arbitrator in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County, Florida,American Association for Justice,Palm Beach County Justice Association,The Florida Bar Association,The Palm Beach County Bar Association,The South Palm Beach County Bar Association,Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,Past Member:,Chairman, Florida Bar Grievance Committee,Board of Directors, Palm Beach County Bar Association,Board of Directors, South Palm Beach County Bar Association,Past President, South Palm Beach County Bar Association,Chairman, Palm Beach County Professionalism Council,American Bar Association,Palm Beach County Judicial Liaison Committee,Chairman of the Civil Practice and Membership and Benefits Committee,Palm Beach County Bar Association Personal Injury & Wrongful Death, Medical/Legal, Client Relations, Lawyer Referral Service and Fee Arbitration committees,Also a past recipient of the Silver Eagle Award from the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (Florida Justice Association) and recipient of the prestigious Pro-Bono Award by the Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, Palm Beach County Bar Association and South Palm Beach County Bar Association.Mr. Kogan is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Courts for the Southern District and Middle District of Florida, and all courts of the State of Florida.
Jack Cannon represents injured parties in personal injury and workers compensation cases. He has had several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements totaling over $50 million, including a record $23.75 million verdict in Will County. Jack has successfully tried hundreds of cases at the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission and in the Circuit Court of Cook County. He received the Illinois Trial Lawyer Excellence Award in 2010 from the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter and the Verdict of the Month Award from Verdict Search, a national publication, in February of 2010, and again in April, 2010.Jack was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He returned to the United States and received his B.A. from Loyola University in 1987 and his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in 1993. Jack spent several years as a high-rise concrete laborer with Laborers Local 4 while earning his law degree. He has applied this experience and understanding to his representation of injured workers.Jack was elected by his peers to the Presidency of the Illinois Workers Compensation Lawyers Association (WCLA) in 2017. Jack is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA). Jack was inducted into the Loyola University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1992 and is past president of the Viking Athletic Association.Jack has lectured nationwide regarding personal injury issues and is a frequent lecturer on Illinois Workers Compensation. He was recently invited to sit on the revision of the Rules of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission and has addressed the Illinois Senate and House sub-committees on pending Workers Compensation legislation. Jack authored numerous articles for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and is a frequent contributor to the firms monthly column in The Irish American News.
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 1425,, Chicago IL 60602
Rignal W. Baldwin Sr.
Rig Baldwin is a trial attorney in the areas of business litigation, professional liability and products liability. He also serves as mediator for the federal and state courts and is a member of ADR Maryland, an organization of experienced trial attorneys certified for alternative dispute resolution. His skill as a trial attorney is reflected by induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers which recognizes the top 1% of the trial lawyers in the nation; peer selection for the American Board of Trial Advocates; designations in ,The Best Lawyers in Americaas the 2011 Lawyer of The Year in the D.C./Baltimore area (mediation/arbitration) and 2015 Lawyer of The Year (Litigation); and inclusion in the Martindale-Hubbell ,Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers,. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at The Universities of Baltimore and Maryland Law Schools, and is the recipient of The Maryland Bar Foundation Award for Legal Excellence for The Advancement of Legal Competence.Information regarding BaldwinLaw LLC is available at ,www.BaldwinLawllc.com,.
111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1805,, Baltimore MD 21202
H. James White
Attorney H. James White is the founder of White Law PLLC in Okemos, Michigan. Nationally recognized as one of the countrys leading trial advocates, Mr. White has served as counsel to a number of high-profile mass-action and class-action cases that have received national and international attention.Chief among these, Mr. White and his law firm represented more than 160 young women gymnasts who were victims of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Lawrence Nassar, helping them seek justice against Michigan State University and the USA Gymnastics organization. He has also served as counsel in complex class actions involving the Flint Water Crisis, a massive oil spill perpetrated by a multinational energy company, and a case against the city of Lansing involving a police officers reckless driving behavior that led to injuries to numerous civilians.Mr. White also has extensive experience with business litigation, and he has helped many businesses in the state, as well as those in other states with issues such as breaches of contract, tortious interference, trade secret litigation, fraudulent transfers and more.In all cases, whether through litigation or mediation, Mr. White always strives to protect his clients rights and interests and to help increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. He has earned a reputation as a tenacious trial attorney whose aggressive tactics have gained him the respect of his clients and peers alike.Among his most notable accolades, The National Trial Lawyers named him as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country as well as a Top 40 Under 40, and he holds Superb client ratings on Avvo.A 1994 graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. White returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from Michigan State University College of Law in 2001. Along with practicing before all of Michigans state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. White is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, including the organizations criminal law and arts, communications, entertainment, and sports sections. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association and the Ingham County Bar Association, where he has served on the board of directors.
Donald A. Caminiti
A graduate of State University of New Jersey School of Law, Rutgers, Donald Caminiti has been practicing law for more than 35 years. As a partner at his Hackensack, New Jersey, firmBreslin & Breslin, P.A.Mr. Caminiti has dedicated his practice to the areas of negligence, including general negligence, medical malpractice and defective products.Mr. Caminiti is certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a civil trial attorney, by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate and by the American Board of Trial Advocates as an advocate. He was distinguished by inclusion as one of Ten Leaders by Personal Injury & Trial Law of Northern New Jersey and is a member of Outstanding Lawyers of America.In addition to his practice, Mr. Caminiti has held numerous classes and seminars on the subject of legal responsibility and liability, litigation techniques, trial strategy and trial preparation. He has presented before the American Association for Justice, the New Jersey Association for Justice, the Institute for Continuing Legal Education and the National College of Advocacy.
Jason M. Lichtenstein
Attorney Jason Lichtenstein has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating based on legal ability and general ethical standards. He also made the list of Pennsylvania Top Lawyers®, an honor awarded to the top five percent of state-wide lawyers. Based on results of the Top Lawyers selection process, Attorney Lichtenstein was listed as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Pennsylvania and one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Pittsburgh.Attorney Lichtenstein was voted for inclusion in the 2013 - 2019 editions ofThe Best Lawyers in America,®, an honor based on rigorous peer review. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.,He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Prior to joining Edgar Snyder & Associates, Attorney Lichtenstein worked for a defense attorney representing insurance companies—experience that helps his current clients. He is a regular speaker at personal injury seminars and at the University of Pittsburgh.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
Craig Murphey has been a trial lawyer for over 25 years. Before joining Eric Purchase and Tim George in April 2017 to form Purchase George & Murphey, Craig was a partner in one of Eries largest law firms, where he concentrated his practice on defending personal injury cases, especially car, truck and motorcycle lawsuits involving deaths or catastrophic injuries. Craig also has much experience with insurance bad faith cases, and has been involved in many of the lawsuits that have shaped Pennsylvania uninsured and underinsured motorist law over the past two decades. Craig has been recognized by his peers and clients as an outstanding lawyer and leader. He has been President of the Erie County Bar Association (2017) and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (2010). Craig is now using his education and experience to help accident victims and policyholders in all types of personal injury, property damage, bad faith and other insurance claims. In addition, Craig will help seek justice for the victims of medical mistakes, and will represent companies and individuals in a wide variety of business disputes. Craig is also a trained mediator, and has a robust mediation practice.
Korosh Torkzadehs is an outstanding attorney that has dedicated his life to representing victims of serious personal injuries, and their families of those whose loved ones dies in wrongful death cases.Mr. Torkzadeh graduated from Southwestern School of Law in Los Angeles in 2010, and began practicing law, shortly thereafter. Korosh completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Irvine - completing his degree in Political Science.Korosh is a member of the State Bar of California and is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California and the Orange County Bar Association.Korosh is also a member of the State Bar of Texas.
Ms. Odjaghian is the founding partner of the Odjaghian Law Group and specializes in catastrophic workers compensation with an emphasis on brain injury litigation.Ms. Odjaghian has successfully secured over $100 million in settlements and awards on behalf of her clients in the past few years alone. Ms. Odjaghian regularly obtains mid to high seven-figure settlements for her catastrophically injured clients. Through her aggressive approach in litigation, Ms. Odjaghian defies California workers compensation norms by consistently winning favorable decisions at trial, despite the dire workers compensation climate after the enactment of Senate Bill 863, which drastically limits access to medical treatment and negatively impacts values of claims.Ms. Odjaghian is very involved in the brain injury community and was most recently installed as a board member with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences. She repeatedly serves on educational panels and speaks to doctors, nurses and fellow attorneys about the protocol and nuances of litigating brain injury cases. She also currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Armenian Bar Association and was recently appointed to their newly established Judicial Evaluation Committee.In addition to holding a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Ms. Odjaghian has been certified in mediation by the Disability Rights Legal Center at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Early in her career, she served as an extern to the Honerable Judge Dickran Tevrizian in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.With experience in insurance defense and pursuing lawsuits on behalf of clients, Ms. Odjaghian brings a unique perspective to every case. Ms. Odjaghian has handled cases involving the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as defending claims surrounding the California Labor Code, Section 132. She is at the forefront of the emerging trends and case law in the workers compensation arena in order to protect clients rights and acheive optimal outcomes. For her track record of achievements, she has been included in Los Angeles magazines Rising Stars list for several years and has recently been named a SuperLawyer in 2016-2019.
20700 Ventura Blvd, Suite 140,, Woodland Hills CA 91364
Richard E. Donahoo
Richard E. Donahoo is the founder of Donahoo & Associates, located in Tustin, California. Mr. Donahoo handles both individual and class-action lawsuits involving construction litigation and personal injury. He also handles matters involving labor and employment disputes and financial fraud. During the course of his legal career, he has litigated against both government entities and large corporations whose wrongdoing resulted in damages or injury, successfully representing clients in Tustin and throughout Southern California.A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, Mr. Donahoo earned his law degree from Western State College of Law at Argosy University. Prior to founding his current firm, Mr. Donahoo was an associate at a Santa Ana, California, firm. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of California and Colorado, as well as the U.S. district courts for the northern, central and southern districts of California and the U.S. Supreme Court.In addition to running his successful law practice, Mr. Donahoo participates in various professional organizations. He currently belongs to the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association.Passionate about advocating for those who have been injured or who have lost a loved one, Mr. Donahoo has secured substantial financial verdicts and settlements for his clients throughout the years. His flourishing career has resulted in a variety of honors and recognition. He has been selected as a TOP GUN Trial Attorney of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association in both 2015 and 2017. National Trial Lawyers has named Mr. Donahoo one of Californias top 100 trial lawyers every year since 2007.