Can you imagine the shock and terror my parents must have felt? It is not necessary to call your insurance company from the scene of the collision, but many insurance companies do require that you report an incident promptly after it happens. Remember, when you are making a claim for damages, you have the burden of proving who is at fault for the collision. I was transported by ambulance to the emergency room at Virginia Mason Medical Center, where I was x-rayed and examined.Read More
Children have more energy and tend to be more reckless than adults. That is why they are more likely to suffer an accident and getting injured.
To make a valid playground accident claim, you must prove that your kid got hurt because someone is negligent, you must show:
- The defendant was responsible to oversee the playground.
- The victim was legally inside the facility.
- The defendant was not paying enough attention to the invitees.
- The child got injured in the accident.
- The defendant's action or lack of action causes the accident.
If your claim has all those 5 points, will meet with the requirement of the premises liability law. Here, the playground owner, or the supervisor, can be found at-fault for the accident.
Other common accidents at the playground are the result of faulty equipment like slides. As these are part of the property, the owner must check that any piece of equipment is safe to use. If they fail to retrieve any dangerous artifact, and it causes an accident, the responsible person is at-fault. As you can see, the rules are pretty similar to any other premises liability claims.
Even if you are able to bring a personal injury lawsuit against a public school, you must follow a set of strict rules. Which often includes very short deadlines to make your claim. Also, you have to submit it to the right department to avoid any kind of unnecessary delays.
Don’t forget to make the claim quickly. All playground accident claims follow the statute of limitations. Meaning that you have a fixed window to make your claim. After it ends, you are not allowed to sue the other party. But if you have a great lawyer, he could be able to extend that window, giving you more time to make the claim and achieve compensation.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Michael W. Herzog
- Gary S. Nitsche
- David M. Peterson
- William K. Holland
- Mitch Ramirez
- Anna Kull
- Mark B. Abelson
- Kathleen Shannon Glancy
- Mark E. Torian
- John J. Phelan, III
- Karen J. Scudder
- John M. Hyatt
Michael W. Herzog
Michael Herzog has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation since 1994. He has represented many of the worlds largest corporations as well as individual litigants in cases venued throughout the State of Arizona. He has extensive trial experience in serious personal injury matters, including death cases. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2009, Mr. Herzog established The Herzog Law Firm, P.C. The small size of the firm allows Michael Herzog to be personally involved in the representation of every client. Michael Herzog is lead counsel in the overwhelming majority of all cases handled by the firm, and in every case lead counsel has at least 30 years of experience.In an era where few cases go to trial, Michael Herzog continues to try a large number of cases. In the past few years, Mr. Herzogs clients have prevailed at trial in several cases involving claims for between $1.2 million and $5 million.
Gary S. Nitsche
As managing partner of the Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty law firm in Wilmington, Delaware, attorney Gary S. Nitsche devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of the rights and entitlements of those suffering from the negligent, careless or unlawful acts of others.Regarded as one of the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Nitsche has over 30 years of litigation experience, including representing his plaintiff clients in over 50 jury trials. Through his efforts, he has secured millions of dollars in settlements and awards on behalf of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse, dangerous property conditions, defective products and other preventable tragedies. He also dedicates a portion of his practice to handling workers compensation claims on behalf of injured and disabled employees.Recognized as a leader in his field, Mr. Nitsche is co-author of Delawares Pre-Judgment Interest Law, a reference guide that details important changes to the law affecting injured parties, and he has lectured extensively throughout the country on a variety of topics related to personal injury law, workers compensation and uninsured motorist coverage.A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Nitsche also holds a Superb rating from Avvo and received the organizations Clients Choice Award in 2017. Among his numerous other honors and accolades, he also received the Best Lawyer Readers Choice Award from the DE News Journal in 2004.A 1982 graduate of the University of Delaware, Mr. Nitsche obtained his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 1987. The following year, he received his license to practice from the Delaware State Bar Association, and he is also licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.He is active with the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, serving as president from 1999 to 2000, and he is also a member of the American Association for Justice.
David M. Peterson
David M. Peterson is an attorney and the founder of Peterson & Associates, P.C. Mr. Peterson handles motor vehicle accident matters on a nationwide basis. He also has experience with various personal injury matters involving dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, products liability, toxic exposure, trucking accidents and wrongful death.A licensed attorney since 1984, Mr. Peterson founded Peterson & Associates, P.C. in 1993 and has handled personal injury matters in more than 20 states. Before founding his practice, he was a partner at a law firm focused on international litigation defense and defended corporations in products liability claims. This background experience provides him with a unique advantage when it comes to litigating claims on behalf of plaintiffs.Over the course of his career, Mr. Peterson has recovered substantial settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients, resulting in inclusion in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This prominent organization features attorneys who have recovered million or multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for their clients. He has also achieved an AV Preeminent rating by the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.Outside of the office, Mr. Peterson is involved in legal organizations, including the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Barn, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and The National Trial Lawyers. In addition, he serves on the leaders forum of the American Association for Justice.Mr. Peterson received a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law.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.
801 West 47th Street, Suite 107,, Kansas City MO 64112
William K. Holland
Attorney William K. Holland is the founder and owner of Holland Injury Law in St. Louis, Missouri. A highly rated attorney with 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Holland recently established his own private personal injury practice after serving as partner with another injury law firm in St. Louis for more than 20 years.Licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois, Mr. Holland serves clients throughout both states who seek justice for their injuries and losses caused by someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions. Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Holland has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those in need, and he has secured numerous verdicts and settlements well in excess of a million dollars, earning his membership in the Multi- Million Dollar Advocates Forum.As further evidence of his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Holland has received several awards and honors throughout his career. In 2012, The National Trial Lawyers voted him among the countrys Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and The American Lawyer magazine named him a Top Rated Lawyer for Personal Injury in 2013. He also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo as well as an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.A 1989 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia School of Journalism, Mr. Holland returned to his alma mater and attended the University of Missouri School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992. The Missouri Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and the Illinois State Bar Association admitted him in 1993.Recognized as a leader in personal injury law, Mr. Holland regularly conducts lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics involving accident litigation and insurance law. He is a member of The Lawyers Association of St. Louis and The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, as well as the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.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.
Mitch Ramirez is an attorney at Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC, in Kearny, New Jersey. Mr. Ramirez represents plaintiffs in Kearny and throughout North Jersey, including Hudson County and the surrounding towns and areas. He focuses his practice on medical malpractice, personal injury and other general civil litigation.Mr. Ramirez is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned a bachelors degree in political science along with a minor in philosophy. He went on to obtain his law degree from Notre Dame Law School.During law school, Mr. Ramirez participated on the moot court appellate team. As part of this team, he wrote a brief and made an argument before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. He has been admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York since 2012.Before his legal career, Mr. Ramirez resided in Ohio and was employed as a lease and title consultant on an independent basis. In his current role as a personal injury attorney, he works on behalf of clients who have been injured due to catastrophes, such as motor vehicle accidents, or who have been the victims of medical malpractice or wrongful death. With compassion and highly tuned legal acumen, he helps his clients receive ample compensation for their injuries or loss of a loved one.Mr. Ramirez and the attorneys at Brady, Brady & Reilly, LLC, have recovered verdicts and settlements of more than $1 million for their clients. These recoveries have included a $1.5 million slip-and-fall verdict, a $1.8 million workplace accident settlement and a $6 million verdict for a construction accident.
An associate at Levy Konigsberg LLP and based in the firms New York City office, Anna Kull focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. With a client base that encompasses New York state as well as New Jersey and around the country, she places a particular emphasis on victims of lead poisoning and medical malpractice. Ms. Kull is part of a group of attorneys who are representing people in and around Flint, Michigan, who contracted lead poisoning due to drinking or bathing in contaminated water from the Flint River.Fluent in Russian as well as English, Ms. Kull attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she majored in English and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. She then decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. While she was there, Ms. Kull received numerous CALI Awards for Academic Excellence, including in evidence, legal process and civil externship. She also served several legal internships, and she was a pro bono volunteer in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, where she helped prepare pretrial materials for a lawsuit on behalf of the Alliance for Affordable Energy against a large energy service provider.After being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2010, Ms. Kull was a judicial fellow for the Supreme Court of the State of New Yorks Appellate Division 2nd Judicial Department in Brooklyn before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, she joined Levy Konigsberg LLP in December 2016.
Mark B. Abelson
A partner at Campagnoli, Abelson & Campagnoli, Mark B. Abelson is dedicated to serving clients in the Greater San Francisco, California, area. He focuses his practice primarily in the area of legal malpractice, assisting parties who have been harmed by the negligent acts or omissions of their previous attorneys. Mr. Abelson has been able to obtain favorable results in dozens of these types of cases, whether in front of a jury or through arbitration. He also handles personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs.In 1973, Mr. Abelson received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to attend the University of California Hastings College of the Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Mr. Abelson has been with his current firm since 1981.Mr. Abelson has provided expert witness testimony in legal malpractice matters since 1990. He has served as an arbitrator and settlement conference panelist for the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco for more than three decades. Recognized by his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and high degree of ethics, Mr. Abelson has received an AV-Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.Volunteering his legal experience to his community, Mr. Abelson is a sustaining member of the Public Justice Foundation. A former chair of the Legal Malpractice Section of The Bar Association of San Francisco, Mr. Abelson is an active participant in several other organizations, including Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. He is frequently invited to speak to attorney groups on legal ethics and professional responsibility.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.
Kathleen Shannon Glancy
My practice focuses on issues related to workplace injuries and social security disability claims. I have over 30 years experience in representing injured and disabled claimants. I also have an experienced staff that supports and improves services to our clients.
Mark E. Torian
Mark Torian represents plaintiffs and defendants in business litigation disputes heard in state and federal courts and arbitration proceedings. His experience includes cases involving breach of fiduciary duty, fraudulent or negligent misrepresentation, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, civil theft, shareholder derivative rights, partnership break-ups, and oil and gas disputes. Mark also defends claims for personal injury or wrongful death, as well as represents individuals and entities in state and federal white-collar criminal investigations conducted by the Texas Department of Insurance, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, and U.S. Department of Justice.
John J. Phelan, III
A senior partner at Phelan, Phelan & Danek LLP, John J. Phelan, III, has developed a well-deserved reputation as a leading civil trial attorney. From the firms office in Albany, New York, he provides representation to individual and business clients throughout the Albany-Schenectady-Troy greater metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice in New York, Mr. Phelan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Southern Districts of New York.A portion of Mr. Phelans practice involves his representation of real estate developers, contractors and construction managers in construction defect litigation and other disputes. He has also defended health care practitioners who are the subject of medical malpractice claims, and his liability defense clients have included accountants, engineers and other licensed professionals. In his personal injury practice, Mr. Phelans cases have included defending manufacturers and other parties in the chain of commerce in lawsuits grounded on products liability. His civil litigation background has encompassed breach of contract actions and other business disputes, and in addition to his courtroom appearances, he has helped many clients resolve their issues through mediation and arbitration.Mr. Phelans successes in both the courtroom and at the negotiating table have earned him the high regard of his colleagues. The recipient of a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A member of several professional groups, including the Albany County Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, he is also a senior fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Mr. Phelan obtained his legal education at Albany Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982.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.
300 Great Oaks Blvd, Suite 315,, Albany NY 12203
Karen J. Scudder
Karen Scudder is a phenomenal attorney with years of experience and shes dedicated to do the absolute best for her clients.”,Representing Plaintiffs in Western Washington,Karen helps people who have been injured find justice.When you are injured, you need a lawyer who speaks in plain language. Karen understands this and combines empathy with remarkable negotiating skills to aid you. Her knowledge and experience help her provide her clients with excellent representation.Clients love her because Karen is a people person and enjoys meeting people from all cultures and walks of life. They rely on her for the advice and counsel she gives them during the various stages of the process.Primary Focus and Experience,Karen is a partner at Greaney Scudder Law, PLLC. She joined the firm in 2004.Today, she dedicates her practice to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Karen also has experience in the areas of administrative law, employment law and medical malpractice.Karen believes in helping the little guy fight against the large companies.Karen graduated from the University of Washington in 2000 with a B.A in drama. She decided to become an attorney in order to use her stage skills. She graduated from the Seattle University School of Law in 2004, earning her J.D with honors. Karen was admitted to the Washington State Bar Association in 2004.You need a lawyer who will work for you, one who has the training to develop and present your best case. Karen gained valuable experience in the legal field working in the Federal and Superior Courts while attending law school. She also worked as a legal intern in a personal injury law firm in Ballard and as an extern with Judge James Cayce at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.Karen enjoys traveling with her husband and learning about their new camper. They love exploring the Southwest during the wet Northwest winters. She is a star in the karaoke spotlight with microphone in hand!,Professional Licenses,Washington State Bar Association, 2004,Professional Associations,King County Bar Association,Washington Women Lawyers,Washington State Trial Lawyers Association,Education,Seattle University School of Law, 2004,Juris Doctor (JD),University of Washington, 2000,Bachelor of Arts in Drama,Recognition and Accomplishments,Karen is committed to excellence. In recognition of her commitment, she has been selected to:,2018 ,Washington State Top Lawyers,Only the top five percent of each states attorneys are selected to be on this list,2012 – 2017 Washington Rising Stars,2009 Washington Rising Stars,Seattle Met Top Lawyer.com rating of 9.7,
John M. Hyatt
Attorney John M. Hyatt is a founding partner of the Hyatt & Hyatt, P.C. law firm in Decatur, Georgia. A top-rated, award-winning trial lawyer, Mr. Hyatt has more than 30 years of experience advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.A veteran of more than 100 jury trials in state and federal courts, Mr. Hyatt has achieved notable success helping his clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro area recover the full amount of compensation they deserve for their personal injury and wrongful death claims. In addition, he has extensive experience handling workers compensation claims and appeals as well as construction litigation.Throughout his career, he has helped to secure millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, and he has earned a reputation for providing the compassionate, zealous representation his clients need during their most difficult and uncertain times. Recognized for his service and professionalism, he holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.A consummate professional and leader in his field, Mr. Hyatt has served as president for the American Board of Trial Advocates Georgia Chapter as well as chair for the State Bar of Georgia General Practice and Trial Section. He has also served on the organizations board of governors, and he has served as an officer for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. A 1980 graduate of the University of Georgia, Mr. Hyatt returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1984. The State Bar of Georgia admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court.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.
125 Clairemont Avenue, Suite 515,, Decatur GA 30030