You simply haven’t had the training, experience, or coaching necessary to make the best judgments in the various situations likely to arise. There is a wide range of personal injury claims, from medical malpractice (failure to exercise the minimum care that would be used by a reasonably careful doctor under the same or similar circumstances), to landowner liability (failure to correct or warn of an unreasonably dangerous condition on property), to auto accidents (failure to use reasonable care when driving).Read More
Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
As soon as you contact a qualified lawyer the better. We will be delighted to help you, so call us or schedule a call back to set up a free consultation today!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Vladimir Devens
- Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks
- Patrick Stoneking
- Louis D. Stober, Jr.
- Gerald B. Baldino, Jr.
- Patrick W. Murray
- Ricardo Echeverria
- Steven C. Laird
- Tiffany N. Joudi
- Catherine Six
- Andrew J. Reinhardt
- Kristine Grelish
Vladimir Devens is a prominent personal injury attorney in Honolulu, Hawaii. In his more than 28 years of practice, he has represented victims injured in wrongful death cases, motor vehicle accidents, moped/bicycle accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall injuries, dog bite cases, medical malpractice, workers compensation and many other types of cases. He has helped his clients recover multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. The Devens Law Firm serves the Honolulu area and also the neighbor islands of Hawaii.After graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an economics degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Mr. Devens earned a law degree from the UC Berkeleys Boalt Hall. He is licensed to practice in all of the Hawaii state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is also certified as an arbitrator for the Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program.Active in a number of professional organizations, Mr. Devens serves on the board of directors for the Hawaii State Bar Association and is a member of the Hawaii Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Judicature Society. Active in his local community, Mr. Devens also serves on the board of directors for Honolulu Crime Stoppers.Mr. Devens has served as a presenter at various seminars and conferences in Hawaii and throughout the country including as a keynote speaker at Harvard Law School. He has also co-authored articles for publications including the Hawaii Bar Journal and for organizations such as the Hawaii State Bar Association.Mr. Devens has received a number of honors over the course of his career. He was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks
The managing partner at GDH Law in Lanham, Maryland, Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks works diligently as she fights for the rights of those dealing with personal injury, business organization, and business and civil litigation matters. Serving clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Ms. Davis Hicks is highly regarded among her peers and is dedicated to providing personal attention to her clients.Ms. Davis Hicks studied at Columbia Union College, now known as Washington Adventist University, as an undergraduate and obtained a bachelors degree in broadcast journalism in 2002. The following year, she entered the University of Baltimore School of Law as a Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills fellow. While in law school, Ms. Davis Hicks won first place in the ABA Client Counseling Competition and was an American Bar Association National Moot Court finalist.After receiving her Juris Doctor in 2006, she worked as a law clerk in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. In 2009, Ms. Davis Hicks entered private practice and served as partner at Silvera, Davis & Watts, LLC, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She founded her current firm in 2012. Ms. Davis Hicks is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.Named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, Ms. Davis Hicks has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. She is an active member of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. where she sits on the board of governors of its new lawyers section, as well as the American and Maryland State bar associations.
A principal attorney at Robins Kaplan LLP, Patrick Stoneking has spent most of his professional career focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based primarily in the firms main office in Minneapolis, his client base comes from Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, Wisconsin and other parts of the United States. Providing dedicated and aggressive advocacy to people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses as the result of the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities, much of Mr. Stonekings caseload has arisen out of incidents involving hospital negligence, surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice.Other areas in which Mr. Stoneking has extensive experience in include truck and other motor vehicle accidents, and during his career, he has been able to obtain many sizable settlements as well as jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Some of the representative successful results have included a verdict in excess of $735,000 in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver, a $3.1 million settlement in a brain injury case involving an anesthesia error, and a $1.5 million settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a severe brain injury in a head-on collision. This has led to recognition from Mr. Stonekings peers, including his receiving Lifetime Achievement recognition from Americas Top 100 Attorneys.Mr. Stoneking is admitted to practice before all Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin and North Dakota state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a Bachelor of Science in economics and mathematics. Mr. Stoneking was subsequently awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Louis D. Stober, Jr.
Attorney Louis D. Stober, Jr. is the principal of the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr. L.L.C. in Mineola, New York. Mr. Stober handles a variety of cases, including discrimination, employment issues, FLSA matters, landlord-tenant cases, real estate and uncontested divorce. He serves clients in both Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, as well as throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Westchester.Mr. Stober has more than three decades of legal experience, particularly in the discrimination and labor law fields. In this capacity, he has secured many million and multimillion-dollar verdicts. He has represented groups, including the Civil Service Employees Association, the School Administrators Association of New York State and the Uniformed Firefighters Association.Licensed to practice law in New York since 1984, Mr. Stober is also admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Along with his litigation experience before these courts, he is also familiar with alternative dispute resolution techniques such as arbitration and mediation.After earning bachelors degrees in history and political science from the State University of New York at Albany, Mr. Stober graduated from Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He also belongs to the Long Island Labor and Employment Relations Association and the Rotary Club of Mineola-Garden City.
Gerald B. Baldino, Jr.
Attorney Gerald B. Baldino Jr. is a founding partner of the Media, Pennsylvania, law firm of Sacchetta & Baldino. He is Board Certified in both Civil Pretrial Practice and Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Baldino represents clients with the highest degree of knowledge, experience and communication skills within civil law. He AV rated, the highest rating for legal skills and ethical standards.Mr. Baldino received his undergraduate degree from St. Josephs University and his law degree from Temple University School of Law. He has more than 20 years of legal experience and focuses his practice on medical malpractice, products liability, construction site accidents, insurance bad faith, premises liability, automobile accidents, wrongful death and personal injury.Mr. Baldino is admitted to practice within the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before the Eastern and Middle U.S. District Courts of Pennsylvania, the District Court of New Jersey, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.
Patrick W. Murray
Patrick W. Murray is a co-founder of Stewart, Murray & Associates. Highly regarded for his accomplishments as a civil trial attorney, he now focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation from the firms office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In that regard, Mr. Murray provides representation to people throughout the western part of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving premises liability, nursing home neglect, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents, and other similar incidents that have resulted in economic and noneconomic losses to his clients. In addition to personal injury matters, he has significant real estate experience, and his family law background has included child custody disputes.Mr. Murray has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury verdicts in his personal injury practice, and as a result, he is a member of the invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Other recognition that he has received for the high quality of his work has included a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, and he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, Mr. Murray is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit.Mr. Murray served as an editor on the Duquesne Law Review before receiving his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University School of Law in 2003. Prior to becoming a plaintiffs attorney, he served as defense counsel for trucking and railroad companies in personal injury litigation, and he then went on to defend cases involving premises liability and medical negligence. Mr. Murray is active in several legal and charitable organizations.
Ricardo Echeverria is a trial attorney with the law firm of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP where he handles both insurance bad faith and catastrophic personal injury cases.Mr. Echeverrias trial record is distinguished by impressive victories including a $25.7 million (net) jury verdict in a catastrophic personal injury case (,Elkins v. Murchison,); a $15 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case involving a mother of two killed in a hit-and-run accident (,Paregien v Perez dba E&M Trucking,); a $7.2 million unanimous jury verdict against an insurance company for its failure to settle a claim within policy limits on behalf of its insured in Minnesota Federal Court (,George Martin Co. v. Royal Insurance,); a $5.1 million jury verdict against an insurance company for low-balling victims of the October 2003 California Wildfires (,Stone v. Fidelity National,); a $3.6 million jury verdict against an insurance company for its failure to pay on a $75,000 water loss claim under a homeowners insurance policy (,Colombero v. USAA,); a $3.3 million jury verdict against an insurance company for mishandling a fire claim for victims of the 2007 San Diego wildfires (,Van Zee v. Homesite Insurance,); a $3.2 million jury verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury trial (,Rojas v HFS Enterprises,); a $2.3 million jury verdict against an insurance agent in an agent negligence case (,Fulton Santa Rosa v Sullivan Curtis Monroe Insurance Services,); a $2 million jury verdict against an oil refinery in a breach of employment contract case (,George Sturges, Jr. vs. Kern Fuels Research, LLC, et al.); a $1.9 million verdict on behalf of the City of Long Beach against its insurer in a coverage dispute (,City of Long Beach v. AIG,); a $1.8 million jury verdict for a computer software developer (,Nunn v. Cigna,); a $1.8 million verdict against the State of California in a wrongful death action (,Musharbash v. State of California,); a $1.2 million jury verdict in a personal injury matter (,Berry v. Hicks,); a $1 million jury verdict for a commercial property owner against a tenant for negligently causing a fire (,Ramos-Lovato v. Community Bank,); and a $500,000 jury verdict in a personal injury and premises liability action (,Smith v. Margaritaville, Inc.).Mr. Echeverria was named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. Prior to that he had been nominated for the award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. He has also been a finalist for the Consumer Attorney of Californias Consumer Lawyer of the Year in 2007 and 2009. Mr. Echeverria was presented the 2011 – 2012 Jennifer Brooks Lawyer of the Year Award by the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association. In 2012, he received an Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego,.After being chosen as a Rising Starin 2004 by, Top Lawyers Magazine,, he has been a Top Lawyer every year since 2005,.He was named a Best Lawyerby theBest Lawyers in America, publication in 2014.He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in the State of California by The National Trial Lawyers Association. In 2014, Mr. Echeverria was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which recognizes the top one percent of total trial attorneys in the country.A frequent lecturer on insurance bad faith and managed care liability, Mr. Echeverria has been a featured speaker for the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, National Health Lawyers Association, Montana Trial Lawyers Association, Whittier Law School, Santa Clara University School of Law, The University of La Verne College of Law, Practicing Bar Institute, American Conference Institute, and Mealeys. He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association, Riverside County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys Association of California, Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles as a member of the Board of Governors since 2003.He has co-authored numerous articles, including Litigating an HMO Bad Faith Case from the Plaintiffs Perspective,The Erosion of ERISA Preemption of Bad Faith Liability Actions,Punitive Damages in Insurance Bad Faith Cases,HMOs: Delay of Treatmentand Holocaust Insurance Claims: Getting Justice 50 years Later.Mr. Echeverria has also written several articles for Mealeys Publications, including ,Goodrich v. Aetna: A $120.5 million Commentary,.”,Mr. Echeverria received his B.S.magna cum laude,, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1990, and his J.D. from Santa Clara University in 1993.
Steven C. Laird
Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, Steven C. Laird is 1 of 3 Texas lawyers, 1 of 21 lawyers in the US, (at the time this was written), who is ,Board Certified in Truck Accident Law, by the ,National Board of Trial Advocacy,.In 2017, Steve had the 2nd largest truck accident jury award in Texas. He delivers more than 35 years of legal expertise in truck wreck litigation and personal injury/wrongful death cases. Laird has been named to the ,Texas Top Lawyers ,Top 100 list since 2005 and is the only personal injury attorney in Fort Worth to do so. He has been listed in ,Best Lawyers in America, since 2012.Board Certified in both Personal Injury Trial Law & Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specializatio,n, Laird also is ,certified in Truck Accident Law and as a Civil Trial Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy,. This quadruple certification is rare, with fewer than one percent of all Texas lawyers earning the distinction. These combined certifications illustrate the education and experience provided by Laird and his firm.Peer recognition for Lairds excellence in the practice of law began early in his career. The Texas Young Lawyers Association selected him as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas in 1988 from a pool of more than 20,000 eligible Texas lawyers. He also was chosen as the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County that same year.His zealous client advocacy and continued leadership in the legal community spurred Lairds election as President of the Texas chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates (,TEX-ABOTA,) in 2010. In his position with TEX-ABOTA, Laird led approximately 1,000 attorney members in their ongoing efforts to preserve the civil jury system. Attorneys from 14 Texas branches of the American Board of Trial Advocates comprise TEX-ABOTA, which is one of the largest chapters in the 6,400-member national organization.Laird has been selected by his peers as an Attorney of Influencein the ,Fort Worth Business Press, and has been recognized by the legal community as both the Top Personal Injury Attorney and Top Medical Malpractice Attorney in Tarrant County in a survey conducted by, Fort Worth, Texas ,magazine since 2005. Laird is the past President and a charter member of the Eldon Mahon Chapter of the Fort Worth Inn of Court and served as President of the Fort Worth Chapter and the State Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and as President of the Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association. He also has served as a Director of the Tarrant County Bar Association.A recipient of The College of the State Bar of Texas Professionalism Award,Laird also has served as a member of the State Bar of Texas Referral Fee Task Force Committee and has chaired the State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee. He was a member of the Professional Ethics Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas. Laird has been a Director of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association for many years and has chaired numerous committees in that organization.Laird is a member of the American Association for Justice, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also is a Founding Member of the Academy of Trial Advocacy, a group of national attorneys representing plaintiffs who share information, ideas, and skills to attempt to achieve the best possible results for their clients.At the national level, Laird is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics for legal and business conferences. In the pages of the ,Austin-American Statesman,, Laird has championed the notion of judicial pay raises in Texas. Regional television news affiliates have interviewed him regarding increased speed limits approved for Texas highways.Laird is a recipient of the United States Army Commendation Medal. He is married with three children.
Tiffany N. Joudi
Tiffany N. Joudi is an attorney with the Scherr Legate PLLC law firm in El Paso, Texas. A top-rated trial advocate with more than 11 years of legal experience, Ms. Joudi focuses her practice primarily on plaintiff personal injury law. She also handles complex employment law issues, such as workplace discrimination and harassment and other serious grievances, for clients throughout Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.A native of the area, Ms. Joudi has a genuine concern for the legal issues that affect the residents of her community. As such, she strives to provide the highest level of representation and support to those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence as well as for those who experienced a serious violation of their rights as workers on the job. From her efforts, she has secured numerous settlements and awards for her plaintiff injury clients along with much-needed restitution for aggrieved employees.Recognized for her exemplary professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Ms. Joudi received a Top 40 under 40 designation from The National Trial Lawyers as well as many other accolades from her peers. She has also earned many positive reviews and referrals from those she has served who appreciate the compassionate, personalized counsel she provides while aggressively pursuing the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalves.A 2005 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Joudi attended South Texas College of Law, where she studied in Florida as well as abroad in London as part of the colleges international programs. She also completed an internship with the Honorable Lynn N. Hughes of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.Ms. Joudi obtained her Juris Doctor in 2008 and she worked at a prominent area law firm, where she gained invaluable experience with jury trials and arbitrations. Active in her legal community, she is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Young Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association, among her other professional affiliations.
Catherine Six is an attorney at East Coast Trial Lawyers located in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ms. Six focuses her practice on family law and personal injury law, serving individuals in Virginia Beach and throughout the state of Virginia.Ms. Six has more than 20 years of experience litigating complex family and personal injury matters. She holds an active law license in Virginia and North Carolina and is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of Virginia and North Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.Over the course of her career, Ms. Six has received awards for her accomplishments. The National Trial Lawyers named her one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyersand the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named her a Top Ten Attorney.She is also a member of the Best Attorneys of America and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an exclusive organization for attorneys who have recovered a million dollars or more in verdicts or settlements.Ms. Six is a member of the Virginia Beach Bar Association, The Virginia Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Active in her local community, she has served on the boards of various civic organizations and as a mentor for the Seatack Elementary School Mentor Program. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads.Ms. Six received a bachelors degree from the University of Richmond. She earned her law degree from Regent University School of Law.
Andrew J. Reinhardt
An experienced attorney at Reinhardt Harper Davis, PLC, Andrew J. Reinhardt represents the citizens of Richmond, Fredericksburg, Charlottesville and Northern Virginia in matters of personal injury and workers compensation. Mr. Reinhardt has been practicing law for almost 30 years and is a passionate advocate for those who have suffered injury at the hands of another or on the job, and he also handles Social Security Disability cases.After obtaining an undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University, Mr. Reinhardt earned his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 1989. Mr. Reinhardt has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law, an award which sets the bar for other attorneys in the state. An advocate for injured workers, he also remains active in the legislature for Medicare and workers compensation.To enhance ethics and professionalism with attorneys throughout the state, Mr. Reinhardt helped found the Virginia Workers Compensation American Inn of Court. He is also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; the Maryland State Bar Association; the D.C. Bar association; The Virginia Bar Association; the American Association of Justice; the Richmond Bar Association; the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives; and the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group.Mr. Reinhardt has been a past president and long-term board member for WILG, which has attorneys in each of the 50 states who are committed to representing injured workers. In recent years, he has also served as a chair of the workers compensation section and on the board of the VTLA. He is admitted to practice in Virginia.
Attorney Kristine Grelish is the owner of Grelish Law PLLC, a Washington state law firm, with her primary office located in Seattle and a satelite office in Yakima. Ms. Grelish dedicates her practice to personal injury law, representing the injured and their families in cases involving motor vehicle, truck, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. She also represents clients in cases involving wrongful death, defective products, police misconduct, and school bullying.After graduating with honors from the University of British Columbia, Ms. Grelish earned her law degree from Seattle University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Grelish gained legal experience by serving as a clerk for a Washington State Court of Appeals judge. Today, she is admitted to practice in all Washington courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.Committed to education, Ms. Grelish served as an adjunct professor at Seattle University School of Law in the fall of 2013, teaching a class on insurance law, and has lectured at numerous seminars and conferences.Ms. Grelish has traveled to many different regions of the world and participated as an observer for the 2006 Ukrainian parliamentary elections. Prior to attending law school, she taught English in Taiwan. Kristine has participated as a faculty volunteer for the nonprofit organization Justice Advocacy Africa, working with attorneys in Kenya and Botswana on various volunteer trips. Recognized for her accomplishments within the legal profession, Kristine was selected to Top Lawyers Rising Star for the years 2010-2018 and selected to Top Lawyers 2019. The National Trial Lawyers named Ms. Grelish to its Top 40 Under 40 list 2012-2017. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.