Promptly seek medical treatment. Depending on your injuries, you may be referred for diagnostic imaging, to a specialist, such as an orthopedist, physiatrist, or neurologist, or you may be referred to chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, acupuncture, or some other type of treatment. Indeed, it is an awareness and understanding of the profound loss suffered by the injured person and his family that makes good lawyering possible. Some attorneys have very close relationships with a particular doctor and insist (or strongly suggest) that you see “their” doctor.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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He did an appraisal of the vehicle BEFORE the wreck and then AFTER the wreck and repairs. Failure to comply with this subsection may be cured by delivering same. That someone other than our client was at fault for the wreck; 2. We have to know what insurance policies are available to help pay for the claim. This is one of the reasons I strongly detest insurance companies.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Philip Freidin
- Terry A. Dawes
- Denise A. Bradshaw
- Richard C. Conway
- Marilena DiSilvio
- Raymond J. Pulverman
- Peter Schmit
- Jason C. Webster
- Nicanor (Nick) Pesina, Jr.
- J. David Douthit
- Lawrence K. Bou
- Mary Aunita Prebula
As a partner at Freidin Brown, P.A. Philip Freidin is committed to representing clients in Miami and South Florida as well as across the country. He focuses his practice on personal injury cases that include matters such as medical malpractice, wrongful death and auto accidents. He also handles cases involving whistleblowing and qui tam.After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Divinity, Mr. Freidin went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law in 1969.With more than 45 years of experience, Mr. Freidin has a history of bringing personal injury cases to trial. Over the span of his career, he has obtained several million-dollar settlements and verdicts. Mr. Freidins achievements include a landmark case that established a Florida product liability doctrine. This doctrine dictates that entities which sell or manufacture defective products may be held financially responsible in personal injury cases, even without a proof of negligence.For his successes, Mr. Freidin has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he has been named in The Best Lawyers in America; and the Daily Business Review has named him in its Most Effective Lawyers list. The Florida Bars Board of Legal Specialization and Education has certified him as a civil trial attorney, and the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification has certified him as a trial advocate.An active guest speaker, Mr. Freidin holds memberships with the Florida Justice Association, the American Association for Justice, the Dade County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. He also serves on the board of directors for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Florida, South Affiliate chapter. 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. The Best Lawyers in America® 2016. Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
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Terry A. Dawes
Attorney Terry A. Dawes is an associate at the highly regarded Detroit law firm of McKeen & Associates, PC. At the firm, Mr. Dawes dedicates 100 percent of his practice to litigating on behalf of clients who have suffered as the result of negligent medical professionals or the losses of loved ones. By focusing his efforts entirely on wrongful death cases and medical malpractice, Mr. Dawes is one of the leading attorneys in southeastern Michigan in both practice areas.Mr. Dawes began his professional career as a nurse after earning an associate degree in nursing from Kalamazoo Valley Community College in 1986. While working as a nurse, he continued his education, and he earned a Bachelor of Science from Western Michigan University in 1988 and a law degree from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1993. Later that year, the State Bar of Michigan granted him admission, and he has used his medical knowledge to benefit his injured and grieving clients since that time.Over the course of attorney Dawes 20-plus-year career, he has earned the respect and admiration of his peers thanks to his dedication to protecting his clients rights and his tireless devotion to justice. In fact, as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims approved him to practice in its courtrooms, he built much of his reputation by representing clients in cases related to vaccinations administered through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.Mr. Dawes is a highly valued member of the legal community thanks to his membership in a number of organizations. He is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the Michigan Association for Justice, to name only a couple.
Denise A. Bradshaw
Denise A. Bradshaw is the founder of the personal injury firm, Bradshaw Law LLC, in Elko, Nevada. While Ms. Bradshaw earned admittance to the State Bar of Nevada in 2007, she has had a rich legal career spanning 24 years working as a receptionist, paralegal and lawyer. Currently, she represents injured clients out of offices in Reno and Elko and practices before all Nevada courts, including the United States District Court.Ms. Bradshaw focuses her practice on representing clients injured through no fault of their own in any type of accident, including cases of automobile and motorcycle accidents, mining and drilling catastrophes, and on-the-job injuries and accidents. She also takes on medical malpractice and defective products cases with vigor and insight. Because she has come up through the ranks, Ms. Bradshaw understands what it is like to struggle against adversity, and she aggressively pursues her clients best interests by being thoroughly organized, highly motivated and supremely dedicated.Ms. Bradshaw continued working as a paralegal while in law school in order to support herself, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2007. As a testament to her impeccable academic record, she gained admittance to the prestigious Order of the Coif, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class.A firm believer in the principles of fair play, Ms. Bradshaw received the award for Most Pro Bono Hours by the Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada in her very first year of practice. Dedicated to her community, Ms. Bradshaw also serves both as a bar exam grader and as a valued member of the Standing Committee for Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility for the State Bar of Nevada.
Richard C. Conway
Richard Conway is the managing partner of Kahn, Soares & Conways Hanford, California office. Mr. Conway has extensive litigation experience which includes trying in excess of 50 cases to verdict during his career. Mr. Conway regularly represents developers, contractors, religious institutions (including clergy), farmers, automobile dealers, agricultural chemical companies and medical professionals in a wide range of litigation, administrative and transactional matters. Mr. Conway and his law firm are both AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Marilena DiSilvio joined Elk & Elk Co. Ltd. as a partner, in 2014. A former registered nurse and experienced trial attorney, Marilenas practice focuses on birth injuries, medical negligence, wrongful death and personal injury.Prior to joining Elk & Elk, Marilena spent 17 years with a leading Cleveland defense firm, where she was a member of the firms Executive and Management committees and served as chair of the Health Care Law Practice group. Marilena has tried more than 50 medical malpractice cases. Her extensive experience serving the defense bar has provided her with invaluable knowledge regarding medical malpractice and health care law.Marilena is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates. Top Lawyers Magazine has named her to several lists, including the Top 50 Women Ohio Top Lawyers from 2010-2019; Top 25 Women Cleveland Top Lawyers for 2012-2019; Top 50 lawyers in Cleveland for 2012-2019; and Top 100 lawyers in Ohio for 2011-2019. She has also been recognized by Marquis Whos Who of American Women.”,In 2013, Marilena was named President of the Ohio Womens Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio Womens Bar Association. She also served as the Co-Chair of the 2014-15 Leadership Institute.Marilena is a Founding Member of the Ohio Advisory Group to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. serves on the development committee of The Gathering Place and is a Trustee of LifeAct. She is also a member of the Sovereign Order of St. John Knights Hospitaller.
Raymond J. Pulverman
As one of the founding partners of the Pulverman & Pulverman, LLP, law firm in Santa Barbara, California, attorney Raymond J. Pulverman has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the rights and entitlements of innocent accident victims and their families.A top-rated attorney with over 35 years of legal experience, Mr. Pulverman handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motorcycle collisions, truck accidents, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, dangerous property conditions, dog bites, bicycle accidents, professional malpractice, and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing. In all cases, Mr. Pulverman is fully prepared to fight the insurance companies on his clients behalves to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible, and to date, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those in need.After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1976, Mr. Pulverman attended the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he served as Executive Articles Editor for the Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal (COMM/ENT). In 1983, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California.Recognized for his high ethical standards and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Pulverman holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he received the organizations Silver Client Champion award in 2018. He has also received several other awards for his professionalism and service, earning his reputation as one of the regions top trial advocates.Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Pulverman is a member of the Santa Barbara County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. In addition, he is a licensed contractor (inactive) and real estate broker in California.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.
Peter Schmit is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP and the chair of the firms national personal injury and medical malpractice group. Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Minnesota State Bar Association, he focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firms main office in Minneapolis. In that regard, he provides representation to clients throughout the state and other areas of the Midwest who have been harmed by the negligence of other persons or entities. Although Mr. Schmits experience is broad, his primary emphasis is on medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnoses, hospital negligence, and medication and surgical errors.Some of the representative results that Mr. Schmit has obtained include a $3.1 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury as a result of an anesthesia error, a sizable settlement in a wrongful death case involving the overprescription of pain medication, and a $2 million wrongful death settlement stemming from a delayed diagnosis of cancer. It is for these and other successes that Mr. Schmit has earned the high esteem of his peers, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.Mr. Schmit is quite active in a variety of legal organizations. A past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice, his other memberships include the Hennepin County Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice. His legal education came at the University of North Dakota School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude and was inducted into the Order of the Coif at his graduation in 1989. Mr. Schmit is admitted to practice in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin and before several federal courts.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.
Jason C. Webster
Born and bred in Texas, Jason C. Webster handles personal injury claims on behalf of people in the Houston area. He founded The Webster Law Firm with the intention of ensuring that victims of negligence receive compensation for their losses.Throughout his career, Mr. Webster has successfully tried or settled cases involving medical malpractice, premises liability, construction accidents and truck accidents. A large part of his practice involves pursuing pharmaceutical litigation, including representing victims of birth injuries or defective drugs. He approaches every matter with compassion, as he understands the physical, emotional and financial strain these events put on the people involved.Holding an Avvo Excellentrating, Mr. Webster has been included in H-Texas Magazines Top Lawyers in Houstonlist and has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Mr. Webster is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Active in the legal community, he is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Young Lawyers Association.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Sam Houston State University in 1997, Mr. Webster earned a Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law Houston in 2001.Outside his practice, Mr. Webster enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Nicanor (Nick) Pesina, Jr.
Nicanor (Nick) Pesina Jr. a Tyler lawyer, brings a diverse professional and educational background to Roberts & Roberts. Nick always had an interest in public service and worked at the city, state, and federal levels of government prior to becoming a lawyer. After graduate school, he joined the Texas Senate Committee on International Relations & Trade chaired by State Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. as a Senior Policy Analyst/Committee Clerk. With several years experience in the political environment and the policy-making process, Nick decided to attend law school. During law school, Nick clerked in a variety of different legal areas including: criminal defense, the Office of Speaker Joe Straus at the Texas House of Representatives, and the Office of General Counsel at the Texas Health & Human Services Commission.Nick received both his Bachelors in Political Science/Spanish (B.A.) along with a Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He went on to receive his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, where he was inducted into its prestigious Order of the Barristers and was recognized with a Pro Bono Service Award in 2012. Nick is licensed to practice law in Texas and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas.
J. David Douthit
One of Dave Douthits primary areas of practice is ,car accident litigation,. He explores ways to resolve cases through arbitration and mediation, but frequently appears in the courtroom when it serves a clients best interests, trying cases before both judges and juries and winning substantial verdicts. His primary goal is to alleviate the stress for the client by allowing them to recover, receive fair compensation, and move forward with life.Beyond helping his clients, Dave is active among the student population in his community. Working with teachers at both James River and Hermitage High Schools, Dave has helped organize mock trials where students undertake the roles of judges, lawyers, witnesses, and jurors. He has taught business and legal classes at Hermitage Tech with an emphasis on career opportunities in the field of law and law enforcement. David works in the firmsRichmond, VA, office and represents clients across the state of Virginia.
Lawrence K. Bou
The Law Offices of Bou & Bou is a family-runlaw firm that was founded by the late Edward C. Bou and now carried on by his attorney sons, Stephen A. Bou and Lawrence K. Bou. For more than 50 years, the Law Offices of Bou & Bou has been providing outstanding legal services for clients in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia regarding traumatic personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, workers compensation, criminal defense, traffic defense, family law, contracts, administrative hearings and estate administration. The Law Offices of Bou & Bou strives to build long-lasting personal relationships with each of every client. Our experienced attorneys and staff are fluent in Spanish. We do not advertise and rely on referrals from former satisfied clients, their relatives, friends and co-workers. We pay close attention to the details and every case is well prepared, effectively presented and aggressively argued. We work hard to protect your rights and fight to recover maximum compensation for your losses. Through hard work and due diligence, we have earned the respect of our peers in the legal community for our professionalism and ethics.We understand the stress that a traumatic injury, motor vehicle accident or criminal matter can put on your life. Let us do the worrying for you! We can help you navigate the complex legal process and map out favorable solutions for your specific case, so you can focus on whats important — you!
Mary Aunita Prebula
Mary Aunita Prebula is an attorney with Prebula & Associates LLC who represents clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Prebula handles matters of business litigation, family law, employment litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage, and estate planning and probate. Within those areas she has deep experience in unfair competition, federal civil practice, ERISA, sex discrimination and products liability.In 1974, Ms. Prebula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she obtained a Master of Education in 1978. Her education completed with a Juris Doctor she obtained in 1984 from Emory University School of Law.Ms. Prebula is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Ms. Prebula holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Ms. Prebula is also actively involved in the Atlanta Bar Association and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. In her effort to improve her practice and the legal profession, she holds memberships with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the American 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.
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