If you’ve been in an accident, what is the first thing you should do? This record will ultimately help your lawyer make a claim on your behalf and, hopefully, get you a recovery for your injuries. Based on the findings on his MRI, Justin agreed to get more aggressive treatment. If the recommended treatment isn’t working after a while, I may recommend they seek out a second opinion. An attorney should be able to explain generally what those costs will be and how you will pay for them.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
- Scott M. Fischer
- Brittany Barron
- Patrick G. King
- Wolfgang Mueller
- Bruce H. Nagel
- Michael A. Hackard
- Duane Lillehaug
- Elizabeth Kurtz
- Julie H. Heiden
- Kaivon Yazdani
- Stewart D. Bratcher
- Rustin Smith
Scott M. Fischer
Scott M. Fischers more than 10 years of legal experience have evolved from representing clients as a defense lawyer and as a plaintiffs attorney in South Florida. Before representing the rights of injured persons in personal injury cases, attorney Fischer defended clients accused of malpractice, negligence and abuse. Knowing the law from both perspectives and the strategies employed by his opponents has helped Fischer become an accomplished and well-regarded personal injury attorney.As a senior associate at the Palm Beach Gardens practice of Gordon & Doner, P.A. Fischer advocates for and protects the rights of injured persons seeking fair compensation in Palm Beach County and the surrounding area. Through his compassionate and personalized service, he helps find opportunities for positive outcomes for victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability.Fischer knew he always wanted to help people in need seek the compensation they deserve after being injured because of the negligence of others. He received both his bachelors degree and his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.
Brittany Barron is a talented Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyer at ,Schlesinger Law Offices, P.A. She is passionate about helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve. While primarily working in the Tobacco division at the firm, she is also skilled in dealing with cases involving complex litigation, personal injury, and ,national products liability,. Her academic journey began at Weber State University, where she earned her degree in Psychology. Attorney Barron went on to Nova Southeastern University for her Juris Doctor. While in law school. She was the recipient of an Interviewing and Counseling Book Award and named to the Deans List. To learn how she can help your case, call the law firm today!
1212 Southeast Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale FL 33316
Patrick G. King
Patrick G. King is committed to representing people, families, and small business in difficult and stressful times. The law firm is designed to handle cases ranging from simple automobile accidents to complex trucking accidents that will require a Jury Trial. MillerKing LLC represents clients throughout the Illinois, including Madison County. Patrick focuses his practice on personal injury, criminal defense, and administrative hearings.Each case and client matter is handled carefully with strict confidentiality and timely communications. The firm utilizes modern technology, builds strong professional relationships, believes in a sense of community, and supports the highest ethical standards of the legal profession, including the right to jury trial.The legal process can be complicated, time consuming, and stressful. Patrick wishes to meet you personally and learn the facts and circumstances during the first visit. The potential client will know the risks, possibilities, costs, and fees promptly. Its always the potential clients decision whether to move forward.Patrick has been the recipient of many honors: AV Preeminent (Martindale-Hubbell); The National Trial Lawyers; Avvo.com (Superb Rating at 10.0); Top Lawyers Rising Star (2015-2019); and Voted Best of the Best in 2013 by The Alton Telegraph. Patrick is a member of many legal organizations and community organizations, including Alton-Wood River Bar Association (Past President), Madison County Bar Association (President; Past Vice President; Past Treasurer; Past Secretary; Past Young Lawyers Division Chairperson), Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, The Missouri Bar, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, and American Bar Foundation, Fellows.
With a strong background in mechanical engineering, Wolfgang Mueller handles product liability cases that involve all types of injuries. He is an attorney at the Mueller Law Firm, which serves clients in the Detroit, Michigan, area, as well as those in Ann Arbor, Hazel Park, Warren, Southfield, Westland, Ypsilanti, Taylor, Garden City, Redford, Pontiac, Ecorse, Mount Clemens, Oak Park, Livonia, Farmington and Trenton. Mr. Mueller also takes cases related to police brutality and misconduct.Licensed to practice law since 1990, Mr. Mueller is particularly adept at navigating the complexities associated with motor vehicle crashworthiness as he formerly worked as an auto engineer designing car restraint systems. Before becoming an attorney, he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1983 from Michigan State University and a Master of Science in 1985 from the University of Michigan-Dearborn, both degrees in mechanical engineering. He then received a Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Michigan State University College of Law.Having a solid understanding of technical processes enables Mr. Mueller to dissect the science at play when a motor vehicle accident or product defect occurs. This is crucial in demonstrating liability and securing awards for the injured. He applies the same in-depth forensic science investigation to cases in which people are wrongfully convicted or mistreated at the hands of law enforcement.Frequently asked to share his experiences, Mr. Mueller has spoken at a number of American Association for Justice seminars about topics related to his practice. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigans Negligence Law Section.Outside his practice, Mr. Mueller teaches athletes with disabilities how to play ice hockey and ice skate.
34405 West 12 Mile Road, Suite 200A,, FARMINGTON MI 48331
Bruce H. Nagel
A co-founder of Nagel Rice, LLP, Bruce Nagel, is one of the countrys premier trial attorneys having obtained over $1 billion in settlements and verdicts. Bruce specializes in serious personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, business disputes and complex litigation. He has received numerous accolades for his trial accomplishments including being named Top 10 Superlawyer and named by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 50 Plaintiffs Trial Attorneys in the Country.With offices in Manhattan and Roseland, New Jersey, Mr. Nagel provides representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area and handled some of the highest profile cases in the country including, Short Hills Mall carjacking wrongful death case, Amtrak train derailment, cyberbullying suicide by sixth grader, Paramus bus crash with fatal injuries, and Boy Scout sexual abuse cases. Mr. Nagel has achieved some of the highest settlements and verdicts in New Jersey history and has appeared on Nightline, Good Morning America, Megan Kelly, CNBC, and all major news network.Mr. Nagel is admitted to practice before New Jersey state and federal courts. He is also admitted to practice the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 9th Circuits. Mr. Nagel graduated from Cornell University (1974) and New York University School of Law (1977).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.
Michael A. Hackard
As founder of Hackard Law, Michael A. Hackard is committed to representing clients in the Sacramento Valley and San Francisco Bay Area, including Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Solano, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Michael Hackard regularly provides legal services to out of state clients dealing with California matters. Mr. Hackard focuses his practice on handling cases that involve probate, trust and estate litigation, including financial elder abuse cases, and business litgation as well as personal injury cases.After earning a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Sacramento, Mr. Hackard went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1976.With four decades of experience, Mr. Hackard has taken cases to both state and federal trial courts as well as to appellate courts. He understands the challenges facing clients throughout the litigation process, and he is committed to advocating for their interests and goals, whether through the courts or through a skillfully executed settlement.For his track record of success, Mr. Hackard has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; has been designated by his peers as a member of Northern California Top Lawyers; he holds an Avvo Superb rating; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Local and national media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal and C-SPAN have also sought his legal opinion.Active in the legal community, Mr. Hackard holds memberships with The State Bar of California, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. 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.
An attorney at Maring Williams Law Office, P.C. Duane Lillehaug focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Fargo, he provides representation to clients throughout North Dakota and in parts of Minnesota who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Lillehaug has handled have arisen out of incidents involving defective products, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and farm and construction site accidents. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.During his career, Mr. Lillehaug has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and his fellow professionals have taken note of his successes. The recipient of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. In addition to his personal injury practice, Mr. Lillehaug has also represented policy holders who are involved in coverage disputes with their insurance companies, and he has general civil litigation experience as well. Admitted to practice in both North Dakota and Minnesota, he is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.Majoring in communications and political science, Mr. Lillehaug attended North Dakota State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1971. His legal education came at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he served on the North Dakota Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor with distinction in 1975. Upon graduation, Mr. Lillehaug was inducted into the Order of the Coif.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.
Elizabeth Kurtz focuses on winning recovery for her clients in high-stakes cases of personal injury and employment matters on behalf of employees. Ms. Kurtz has a reputation for savvy and relentless strategizing, allowing her to outperform for clients in complex cases and class action suits, at trial and in appellate proceedings. She has won millions of dollars in recovery for her clients.Elizabeth built her litigation expertise serving clients that represent a veritable Whos Whoof premier global and Fortune 100 companies. Having represented corporate interests for over a decade, Elizabeth has authoritative know-how to vigorously and effectively litigate and negotiate litigant claims and lawsuits.Open communication and an energetic focus on their best interests and long-term needs win trust from her clients. Ms. Kurtzs expertise in catastrophic personal injury is sought after by fellow attorneys and professional associations. She has given presentations at bar association meetings on the challenges of representing people with brain injuries.Elizabeth Kurtz is licensed to practice law in the state of California, and in all United States Federal District Courts in California. She is a member of the California Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.
Attorney Yazdani began his legal career as a prosecutor in Broward County, Florida. As an Assistant State Attorney in one of the most populous and transient counties in the United States, Attorney Yazdani prosecuted thousands of cases. During that time, he was trained by highly skilled attorneys, and often competed against nationally recognized trial lawyers. As a result, his transition from a prosecutor to a personal injury attorney was seamless.Having tried over 40 jury trials, Attorney Yazdani possesses a unique skillset. His ability to effectively negotiate settlements without fearing the courtroom provides his clients with the legal representation they deserve. When analyzing a case, Attorney Yazdani thinks outside the box and personalizes each one of his clients to get favorable results. He uses his personality to empathize with his clients, and uses his experience with the law to help them.
100 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2800,, Milwaukee WI 53202
Stewart D. Bratcher
Attorney Stewart D. Bratcher is the founder and owner of The Bratcher Firm, LLC, in Rome, Georgia. A highly rated and versatile trial attorney with more than 14 years of successful legal experience, Mr. Bratcher represents the rights and interests of a diverse range of clients throughout west Georgia, including Floyd, Bartow, Polk and Chattooga counties, who have legal needs involving any of the following practice areas:,· Criminal and DUI defense,· Personal injury,· Workers compensation,· Business law,· Property rights and eminent domain issues,· Appeals,Completely focused on his clients needs and goals, Mr. Bratcher provides aggressive advocacy and personalized support to all he serves in order to help increase their chances of obtaining the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. Before entering private practice, Mr. Bratcher served as an assistant district attorney in the Cherokee Judicial Circuit, where he handled thousands of criminal cases and gained invaluable insight into the criminal justice system.This experience helped hone his trial skills and provided him with the tools necessary to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those facing DUI and other criminal charges. Throughout his career, he has helped secure positive results for those facing a wide range of criminal matters, from traffic violations all the way up to capital murder.In addition to maintaining a successful trial practice, Mr. Bratcher has also successfully handled more than 20 appellate cases, including arguments before the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.A 2002 magna cum laude graduate of Kennesaw State University, Mr. Bratcher attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. While in law school, he served as the first president of the schools chapter of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, and he was also highly active with the Public Interest Law Association.Mr. Bratcher maintains an active membership with the State Bar of Georgia, and he serves as mentor for the organizations Transition Into Law Practice Program. Mr. Bratcher also instructs law enforcement in search and seizure laws for the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, and he is the CEO of Pine Ridge Land Conservancy, Inc. which focuses on environmental preservation.
As a partner in one of the largest law firms in North Georgia, Rustin defended insurance companies and large businesses before co-founding Smith Hulsey. He has handled cases in both federal and state courts, appearing in U.S. District Courts and counties throughout Georgia. He has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia, and litigated appeals in the Georgia Court of Appeals and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit. Rustin graduate ,magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia before attending Emory University School of Law, where he was selected for the Deans List, received the Deans Award, and was recommended for the Kesler-Eidson Trial Techniques Scholarship. Rustin has served on multiple Hall County nonprofit boards, was elected Gainesville Jaycee of the Year in 2011, and was a member of the 2015 State Bar Young Lawyers Leadership Academy. Since 2018, other Georgia attorneys have elected Rustin as a Rising Staras featured in Top Lawyers magazine.