Belinda was on her way to work, and although it hurt, she declined an ambulance and continued to her job. Justin had multiple herniated discs in his neck. Most people have never needed a lawyer, so they have no personal experience in choosing one. Unfortunately, once the lawyer is hired, consequences result from changing your representation. If you try to handle all of this yourself, you could easily become overwhelmed and discouraged.Read More
Worker Injury Claim
All profession has its occupational hazards, but it is known that the maritime industry is one of the most dangerous. Just being in a harbor, ship, or on an offshore platform has its risks, under certain conditions, these places could be even more dangerous.
On most occasions, the employer or the company is at-fault for the accident. They are responsible for keeping a healthy working environment. He must constantly supervise everything, making sure that everyone is following the rules, and the workplace follows all the standard safety measures.
Don’t try to fill up your claim alone, besides the fact that maritime law is very difficult, the defendant’s lawyers will engulf you if you go solo. A lawyer with extensive experience in the maritime law will make the difference between getting your expenses covered or not.
If you are a seaman, and got injured while working, you can use the maintenance and cure to secure compensation until you are fully recovered. But if because someone's negligence you got hurt, using the Jones Act can help your lawyer to land a better compensation.
Don’t wait too long before making the claim! Start talking with our injury law firm today and let us help you in this process.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Larry J. Cohen
- Rob Sullivan
- Eric Ansel
- Mark F. Gallagher
- Adam H. Becker
- Bryan J. Sanger
- Sam Bolotin
- Kenneth C. Turek
- Jeremy Anderson
- C. James Williams, III
- Brian Weinstein
- John D. Christy
Larry J. Cohen
In matters of personal injury, Larry J. Cohen represents clients throughout the nation. An attorney at Cohens Counsel, he has over 30 years of experience is also a consultant attorney, giving keynote speeches on brain injury to organizations across all industries. A former adjunct faculty member at Arizona State Universitys Sandra Day OConnor College of Law and the Arizona Summit School of Law, he also researched and taught for Midwestern University, Argosy University, University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Michigan School of Law. Currently, he teaches at Norwich University as an adjunct professor.The State Bar of Arizona certified Mr. Cohen as a specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation, and he is admitted to practice in Arizona, the U.S. District Court of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, where he majored in political science and graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Cohen also holds a Master of Arts and a Ph.D. with a major in political science from Syracuse University. At the Northwestern University School of Law, he graduated magna cum laude with a Juris Doctor in 1985.Mr. Cohen is actively involved in many pro bono activities, and he is a member of the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel and the Maricopa County Bar Association. He further extends himself with memberships in the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel.A recipient of the Presidents Award from the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Cohen is also a member of the top 1 percent of lawyers in the country and was previously named one of Arizonas Finest Lawyers and as one of the Top 100 Arizona Trial Lawyers.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
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Attorney Eric L. Ansel is the founder and senior partner of the Ansel & Miller, LLC, law firm in Hollywood, Florida. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Ansel has more than 40 years of legal experience. He devotes his practice to personal injury law, and helping his clients secure the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses they suffered as the result of someone elses negligence.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients throughout the state, Mr. Ansel has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, including a $39 million verdict for the victim of a watercraft accident and a $20 million settlement for an auto accident victim. He has also successfully handled numerous cases involving commercial truck accidents, liquor liability, premises liability, asbestos exposure, police shootings, defective products, maritime accidents and other tortious claims.Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Ansel holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as several Litigator Awards from the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents. A member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, he also received recognition from the organization for being among The Top Trial Lawyers in America.Moreover, Mr. Ansel was a finalist for the Most Effective Lawyer Award from the Daily Business Review in 2012. He has also earned Superb client ratings on Avvo along with many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.A 1971 graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Ansel obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in 1975. He is admitted to practice before all state, federal and appellate courts across his region, including the Florida Supreme Court, and he maintains active involvement with The Florida Bar, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the Broward County Bar Association.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.
Mark F. Gallagher
The founder of his own law firm in Kailua, Hawaii, Mark F. Gallagher has zealously represented people throughout the state who have been injured by the negligent and careless acts of others for over 20 years. The cases he has handled have included motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, product liability claims, slip-and-falls, insurance claims and other significant personal injury cases involving brain injury, paralysis, burn injuries and other damages. He also represented numerous adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims brought against perpetrators and responsible institutions under Hawaiis window statute. Mr. Gallagher attended Tufts University, earning his bachelors degree in economics in 1985. He then pursued his legal education at Boston University School of Law, where he served as a case and note editor for the schools Review of Banking & Financial Law. Mr. Gallagher was awarded his law degree in 1988 and was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts the same year. He was later admitted to practice in Georgia and Hawaii. Mr. Gallagher is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. , Recognized by his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and superb ethics, Mr. Gallagher has earned many awards and accolades. They include a Distinguished BV rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii. , 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.
Adam H. Becker
Attorney Adam H. Becker is an associate with the Keches Law Group, which has six locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Becker represents the rights and interests of those who suffered an injury or loss as a result of someone elses negligence. In addition to handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, he also handles workers compensation and Social Security Disability as well as employment law claims involving wrongful termination and wage disputes.Throughout his career, Mr. Becker has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the injured and disabled. He once secured one of the largest verdicts for a personal injury case ever awarded in Massachusetts, and he has earned a reputation for being one of the states leading attorneys for those suffering from work-related injuries and illnesses. Furthermore, Mr. Becker has considerable experience handling cases before the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, and he has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on this complex legal topic.A 1989 graduate of Skidmore College, Mr. Becker obtained his Juris Doctor from the Brooklyn School of Law in 1992, where he was a member of the schools Moot Court Honor Society. He obtained his license to practice in Massachusetts the same year he graduated from law school, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the district of Massachusetts.Active in his legal community, Mr. Becker is a member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Bar Association of Norfolk Country, among his other professional affiliations. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and unwavering commitment to his plaintiff clients, he has received many five-star client reviews as well as numerous accolades from his peers.
Bryan J. Sanger
As a partner at Mandel & Mandel LLP, Bryan J. Sanger handles cases of workers compensation and personal injury for those who have been injured in the St. Louis, Missouri, area and Eastern Illinois. With over a decade of experience and as a former prosecutor for the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorneys Office, Mr. Sanger is well-prepared and aggressive about protecting the rights of the injured.Mr. Sangers practice is focused on helping those who have been injured in cases of product liability, wrongful death, medical malpractice, fire injuries, slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and nursing home neglect. During his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Sanger tried many criminal trials before he determined that his true passion is in helping those who have suffered injuries through no fault of their own.Admitted to practice in the state of Missouri, Mr. Sanger earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law after graduating from Indiana University with his undergraduate degree. He regularly lectures at Logan University College of Chiropractic in St. Louis and Webster University on personal injury law. To help disadvantaged children, Mr. Sanger volunteers with Join Hands ESL and helps the uninsured and underinsured obtain treatment through his work with Gateway to Hope.A member of Saint Louis University School of Laws Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court, Mr. Sanger is also on the executive council of the Young Lawyers Section of The Missouri Bar. He has a long history of obtaining compensation for clients who must undergo medical treatment, deal with property repairs and make changes to their lives because of the negligence of another.
Sam Bolotin is the owner of Bolotin Law Offices in Toledo, Ohio. As a senior litigation attorney, Mr. Bolotin focuses his practice of law in the area of plaintiffs personal injury litigation. For more than 40 years, he has provided compassionate representation to injured clients and wrongful death beneficiaries in a broad range of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, brain and spine injuries, burn injuries and loss of limb or sight. Mr. Bolotin serves clients throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.Mr. Bolotin attended Cornell University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in 1967 and his Master of Engineering the following year. He earned his Juris Doctor at The University of Toledo College of Law in 1975. During law school, Mr. Bolotin served as the associate editor of The University of Toledo Law Review.Recognized as a board-certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Mr. Bolotin is admitted to practice law before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is also admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Michigan Supreme Court and has argued before the Supreme Court of the United States.In recognition of his impressive case record, Mr. Bolotin has earned the highest possible score of 10.0 and a Superbrating from his peers through Avvo. He is a Master Lawyeras acknowledged by the State Bar of Michigan as well as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which comprises fewer than 1 percent of U.S. attorneys.
Kenneth C. Turek
Ken Turek is a peer honored trial lawyer who is regularly asked to assist other lawyers as co-counsel or trial consultant for the development and trial of civil cases. The American Bar Association recently awarded him its Pursuit of Justice award for oustanding legal merit and the provision of access to justice.He has practiced civil trial law in California for over 35 years and has repeatedly received recognition by his peers for outstanding legal work and ethics, including since 1987 receiving the highest rating (AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5) in the national Martindale-Hubbell directory, and has been named a San Diego/Southern California Top Lawyer annually since 2007. He has also been selected as a Top Attorney by the ,San Diego Daily Transcript, and ,San Diego Magazine,.Mr. Turek has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar trial results in varied cases including child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, personal injury, wrongful death, eminent domain, breach of contract, unsafe housing, fraud and professional malpractice. He has received four Outstanding Trial Lawyer awards from the San Diego Consumer Attorneys Association for excellence in jury trials and resulting verdicts. He attended in 1998 and has since 1999 served on the faculty of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College where he donates his time to teach American lawyers how to better protect people and communities through our system of justice. He has also been invited annually since 2007 to speak on principles of personal leadership and success before the American Bar Association Leadership Academy.For more infromation see ,www.kenturek.com
As a partner at ANDERSON BEAKLEY, PLLC, Jeremy Anderson represents clients in complex commercial cases, criminal law and DUI matters. He handles cases involving securities and fraud litigation, contract and business torts, and partnership and fiduciary duty claims across the Dallas metroplex.Mr. Anderson received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering, biomechanics and kinesiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He earned his Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2007. While at law school, he was a member of the International Law Review.In 2007 Mr. Anderson became an associate at the international law firm Hunton & Williams LLP in Dallas. He created J.C. Anderson Law P.C. in 2010 and then co-created ANDERSON BEAKLEY, PLLC, in 2012. Some of his signature cases include handling the litigation and negotiations for an international industrial manufacturer in company claims of fraudulent representation by a supplier and negotiations for a recreational franchisee and operator of various lease and legal agreements.Mr. Anderson is licensed to practice law before the state court of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, The Supreme Court of Texas, and The United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Sections of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, 2016-2017. He holds a Superb rating through Avvo.
C. James Williams, III
Attorney C. James Williams III is a principal with the Burnett & Williams, P.C. law firm, which has seven office locations across Virginia. Serving the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families throughout the state, Mr. Williams devotes his practice exclusively to personal injury law and helping his plaintiff clients recover the full amount of compensation for the injuries and losses they suffered as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and possessing more than 31 years of legal experience, Mr. Williams has successfully tried over 100 cases, and he has handled numerous appeals to help his clients challenge a previous ruling regarding their cases to help them achieve the justice they deserve. Early in his career, Mr. Williams served as an insurance defense attorney, and he worked for years as a litigation attorney for Progressive Insurance Company.This experience provided him with invaluable insight into the tactics insurance companies use to reduce or deny claims, which make Mr. Williams more effective when it comes to devising solutions and strategies designed to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek. Through his efforts, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, earning his membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.A 1982 graduate of George Mason University, Mr. Williams returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor summa cum laude from Antonin Scalia Law School, previously George Mason University School of Law in 1987. He served as law clerk for the Hon. Glen M. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. He then focused on insurance defense until 1999 when he shifted his focus to representing plaintiff injury clients.During his career, he has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He has also won numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service, including a Top 100 Trial Lawyers designation from The National Trial Lawyers.Dedicated to his local community as well, Mr. Williams established The Beth Williams Field of Dreams Foundation in 2006 in honor of his late wife who passed away due to cancer. The foundation focuses on providing quality sports facilities for the children and residents of his local Midlothian community.
From the Seattle, Washington, office of Weinstein Couture PLLC, Brian Weinstein advocates for clients with personal injury cases involving asbestos and mesothelioma. He has been committed to working with clients in these matters since he started practicing law in 1981. Today, as founder of the firm, he holds an impressive record of securing favorable verdicts and settlements for those he represents.From the time Mr. Weinstein earned a Juris Doctor from The University of Texas School of Law in 1981, he knew he wanted to represent victims of negligence. For more than 30 years, he has stood alongside people who have suffered or lost loved ones due to asbestos-related diseases. Mr. Weinstein understands the serious nature of these illnesses and the toll they take on someones health, finances and overall well-being.For four years during his career, Mr. Weinstein served as a Washington state senator. During that time, he was able to continue to fight for those harmed by asbestos exposure, including families whose loved ones have suffered exposure-related illnesses or death. He sponsored the Insurance Fair Conduct Act, targeting and punishing providers that deny coverage on an unreasonable basis.From state courts to federal courts, settlement negotiations to fiercely litigated trials, Mr. Weinstein has remained a steadfast source of support and counsel for clients. He has worked with people from paper mills, power plants, shipyards and refineries. His notable career has earned Mr. Weinstein the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.When he is not at his practice, Mr. Weinstein is active with organizations including the Washington State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.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. 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 practice standards.
John D. Christy
John D. Christy has successfully represented thousands of clients throughout the State of Georgia through his state wide practice. Mr. Christy focuses his practice in the area of Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Alternative Dispute Resolutiuon. He has obtained many significant monetary awards and verdicts for his clients in complex litigation. In addition to his plaintiffs practice, Mr. Christy has served as a mediator in hundreds of claims where he has successfully assisted plaintiffs and defendants resolve disputes. Mr. Christy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and marketing, with a minor in economics, from Mercer University. He then went on to graduate with his Juris Doctor from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Gerogia Supreme Court, United States District Courts and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Christy has attained the highest possible rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by Top Lawyers in Georgia in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.During his more than 30 years in the legal field, Mr. Christy has developed a reputation for his legal skills and the dedication with which he represents his clients. His prior experience representing insurance companies has provided him with special insight into how to successfully represent injured workers and plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how to properly and successfully obtain the maximum possible award for his clients.In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Christy is an active member of the legal community. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and is the past chairman of its Workers Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Christy has also served on the Medical Committee of the State Board of Workers Compensation Chairmans Advisory Council. He is a member of a number of associations, including the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Macon Bar Association and the Houston County Bar Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Workers Compensation Claimants Law Section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Christy frequently speaks at workers compensation legal seminars.