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Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Eric "Rick"" Block"
- Susan E. Loggans
- Mark C. Ladendorf
- Misti Bryant
- Craig W. Carlson
- Brian P. Murphy
- Korosh Torkzadeh
- W. Douglas Easton
- Johnathan Collins
- Joe Stanley
- Gregory R. Wright
- Michael G. Geoffroy
Eric "Rick"" Block"
A personal injury attorney with Morgan & Morgan PA, Eric S. Block represents clients in Jacksonville, Florida. His priority is helping those with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and those involved in biking accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and car accidents. He is fluent in both English and American Sign Language.Mr. Block attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in pre-law English in 1980. After graduation, he moved on to Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1985. While in law school he was also a Book Award Winner, and since then, he has spent decades advocating for those who have been injured by anothers negligence. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Admitted to practice in the state of Florida, Mr. Block is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. Some of his most successful cases include a verdict of $5 million for a woman injured by a falling vending machine and a knee-injury verdict of $7.8 million. Mr. Block is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Block has been a family law mediator and circuit court mediator for the Florida Supreme Court and is a founding member of the Jacksonville Justice Association. Other professional organizations he holds memberships with include the Jacksonville Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association.As owner of Big Picture Presentations, Mr. Block is also president of the North Florida Music Association and a former president of Positively Jacksonville!, 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.
Susan E. Loggans
The founder of Susan E. Loggans & Associates, Susan E. Loggans has received well-deserved recognition as a leading personal injury and wrongful death litigation attorney. Based in Chicago, Illinois, she furnishes representation to people who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. Admitted to practice before all Illinois, Florida and Wisconsin state courts, Ms. Loggans has been able to obtain millions of dollars in jury awards and negotiated settlements, and her colleagues have taken note of her successful track record by awarding her an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Ms. Loggans devotes a significant portion of her practice to medical malpractice, particularly birth injuries. She has represented many children who have been born with cerebral palsy due to doctors error or hospital negligence, and she has, as a result, been an active participant in nonprofit organizations that deal with this condition, including her prior service as a member of the board of directors of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago. Ms. Loggans has also handled cases arising out of defective products, motor vehicle crashes and aviation accidents. Some of her representative results include a $16 million settlement with a health maintenance organization and an $8 million settlement for birth injuries caused by both hospital negligence and a doctors mistake.Ms. Loggans has served in leadership positions with several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She has had several articles published on topics related to her practice area, and she has appeared on local and national television broadcasts. In addition to her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, Ms. Loggans holds both a masters degree and a doctorate in psychology.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 C. Ladendorf
Mark C. Ladendorf has focused his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation for his entire legal career. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Ladendorf has been involved in have arisen out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective drugs and other products, animal bites, and construction site accidents.Mr. Ladendorf has obtained sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients, and his successes have not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Additionally, Mr. Ladendorf has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, and he has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice before all Indiana state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.A former president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and an emeritus member of its board of directors, Mr. Ladendorfs professional affiliations also include the American Association for Justice and the Indiana State Bar Association. He has delivered numerous presentations on topics related to his practice area at continuing legal education seminars and to other legal and business groups. A 1977 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Ladendorf pursued his legal education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude in 1980.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.
Misti Bryant is an attorney with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, which has office locations throughout Louisiana. Working out of the firms Lafayette office, Ms. Bryant works in the firms litigation department, and she dedicates her practice to helping plaintiff personal injury victims and their families recover the full amount of compensation possible for the injuries and losses they incurred as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Licensed to practice in Mississippi as well as Louisiana, Ms. Bryant advocates on behalf of the rights and entitlements of clients throughout both states and before federal courts across her region. Handling all areas of personal injury law, she has achieved notable success representing those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, and other preventable tragedies. She also has extensive experience assisting injured and disabled workers with obtaining their rightful workers compensation benefits.Early in her legal career, Ms. Bryant worked as an insurance defense attorney, so she has a unique insight into the industry and the tactics insurance providers use to reduce or deny claims. Armed with this experience, she can devise more effective strategies to help her clients secure the maximum amount of damages they deserve.A Louisiana native, Ms. Bryant genuinely cares about the legal issues that affect the members of her community, and she treats all she serves with compassion and respect as she aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes on their behalves. Her goal is to always set her clients minds at ease about their difficult and unfortunate situations, and she finds great reward in being able to affect positive changes in the lives of so many.A graduate of Louisiana State University, Ms. Bryant obtained her Juris Doctor from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was heavily involved with the moot court board.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Brian P. Murphy
Brian P. Murphy is an attorney at ,Rappaport, Glass, Levine & Zullo, LLP, in Islandia, NY. Mr. Murphy devotes his practice to personal injury law. He has experience with cases involving brain injury, construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, slip and fall, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He serves clients in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and throughout Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties.Mr. Murphy has more than 10 years of litigation experience and is committed to representing the interests of individuals who have sustained a catastrophic injury caused by negligence. He has secured millions of dollars worth of verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has been licensed to practice law since 2007 and is admitted in all New York state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.After graduating magna cum laude from Boston College with a bachelors degree in history, Mr. Murphy earned his law degree from St. Johns University School of Law. Following law school, he gained litigation experience as an assistant district attorney in the Nassau County District Attorneys Office County Court Trial Bureau. He went on to work for private firms as an associate practicing employment law and as a managing attorney at a personal injury law firm.Mr. Murphy is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. Because of his success in the courtroom, he has been recognized by the New York Law Journals Top Settlementsand Top Verdictspublication.
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.
W. Douglas Easton
Attorney W. Douglas Easton is the founder of the Law Offices of W. Douglas Easton (now Easton & Easton, LLP) located in the Center Tower in Costa Mesa, California. With an impressive resume spanning more than 45 years, Mr. Easton has represented thousands of people in personal injury claims. His clients have sustained all manner of injuries in all types of accidents through the negligence or wrongdoing of other individuals, businesses, or governmental entities. Mr. Easton spent the first six years of his career defending negligent people and companies and learned the tactics they used to defend, diminish or defeat a valid personal injury claim. The remainder of his career has been spent representing injured people, fighting to obtain fair and adequate compensation for them. With the assitance of his sons (Brian, Matt, and Travis), the Easton Law Firm has recovered more than $100,000 million dollars for plaintiffs since its inception.Mr. Easton graduated with honors from Brigham Young University and received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1970. He is admitted to practice before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Federal District Courts for the Central, Northern and Southern districts of California. He belongs to numerous organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice and the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and has been continuously recognized in Top Lawyers since 2009.
650 Town Center Drive, Suite 1850,, Costa Mesa CA 92626
Johnathan Collins has consistently been recognized as one of the best up-and-coming lawyers in Texas. This recognition stems from the consistent results he has achieved for clients in over twelve years of practice, first as a partner at a large international law firm in Texas, and now at Sanders Collins PLLC. From billion dollar disputes for Fortune 500 companies, to small disputes for individuals, Johnathan approaches each case with the same intensity, determination, and commitment to excellence. Johnathan represents plaintiffs and defendants in complex business and commercial litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in banking and finance litigation, construction litigation, shareholder disputes, hedge fund and private equity issues, business divorces, trade secret, non-compete, and copyright litigation. He also has extensive experience representing clients in significant personal injury, wrongful death, property damage, and product liability cases.Johnathans most recent successes include a total defense verdict for a lender in a $2.5 million real estate dispute with a land owner after a four day jury trial, and a plaintiffs copyright infringement verdict in which the judge dismissed all of the defendants affirmative defenses on directed verdict, and the jury awarded Johnathans client a reasonable royalty for the use of its copyright. His other recent work includes:,Prosecuted claims for commercial real estate developer against property seller for breach of a $10 million contract of sale related to encumbrance of property with oil and gas lease. Obtained a judgment for the full amount of damages sought plus attorney fees.Represented commercial real estate developer and purchaser in indemnification lawsuit against property seller related to breaches of multi-million dollar purchase and sale agreement.Defended oil and gas companies related to claims of, among other things, fraud, breach of contract, and violations of the Texas Natural Resources Code related to plaintiffs purported purchase of working interests in oil and gas wells across Texas.Represented oil and gas company in lease termination dispute.Represented commercial property owner against claims alleging personal injury and premises liability arising out of alleged negligent repairs and/or negligent construction.Defended trustee against claims of fraud, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty made by limited partners arising out of approximately $32 million installment sales agreement.Obtained summary judgment in nationwide putative class action against national bank related to claims of improper interest rate calculation and adjustments, and damage allegations in excess of $1 billion.Litigated commercial lease disputes as both landlord and tenant.Litigated disputes between members of LLCs related to claims of fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty.Defended against claims and prosecuted counterclaims for breaches of software licensing agreement.Defended and prosecuted claims for misappropriation of trade secrets and violation of non-compete agreements.Obtained dismissal of mass action against national bank related to claims of discrimination in lending. Dismissal affirmed on appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Defended real estate investment trust related to allegations of defective construction of student dormitories across the country.Representation of accounting firm related to claims for malpractice, tortious interference, breach of fiduciary duty, and conspiracy. The case resulted in a favorable settlement for the accounting firm.Mr. Collins attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor ,magna cum laude, in 2006, graduating ,Order of the Coif (Top 10%),. While in law school, he served as managing editor of the ,Journal of Air Law and Commerce, as well as was a part of the executive board of the SMU Law Review Association. Mr. Collins obtained his bachelors degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2002, graduating ,summa cum laude,, and where he was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society (Top 10% of graduating class). He is licensed to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Texas, the District of Colorado and the Eastern District of Michigan, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits.
325 N. St. Paul St., Suite 3100,, Dallas TX 75201
The leader and founder of Stanley Law Offices, LLP, Joe Stanley focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in the firms main office in Syracuse, New York, he provides representation to clients throughout the state as well as in the state of Pennsylvania who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Stanley has had experience in have arisen out of surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice, defective or dangerous drugs and other products, commercial truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and construction site accidents. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. A native of Syracuse, Mr. Stanley attended the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in that city as an undergraduate, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in 1975. He subsequently went on to attend Syracuse University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. Admitted to practice before all New York, Pennsylvania and Florida state courts, Mr. Stanley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Stanley has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. A fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Mr. Stanley is an active participant in several other legal organizations. His memberships include the American Association for Justice, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Onondaga County Bar Association.
Gregory R. Wright
Starting out as a small town practitioner in Montello, Gregory R. Wright grew his firm into a statewide practice which for the past 21 years has exclusively concentrated on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. With branch offices located in Madison and Green Lake, Gregory R. Wright Law Offices, S.C. now consists of Attorney Wright, his associates, Erik C. Johnson and Ryan Frank as well as a support staff of highly qualified paralegals and legal assistants. The firm prides itself in providing outstanding client focused legal services in the area of motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, trucking accidents, product liability, premises liability and insurance coverage litigation. Attorney Wright has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Association for Justice since 1992, and has been Board Certified in both Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (1996) and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy (2012). Attorney Wright was voted one or the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin by the National Trial Lawyers Association for 2012, 2013.
Michael G. Geoffroy
Michael G. Geoffroy focuses on leading injured clients to justice throughout Georgia. Michael works with victims of car wrecks, unsafe businesses and stores, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and commercial trucking wrecks.