Insurance companies have been doing this for a long time, and they are very good at it. The fact is that multiple factors are lined up against victims of car accidents and other personal injuries. What you write may depend on whether you’ve already been in an accident or not, but just write down three actions. If you have a high net worth, it might be worthwhile to look into an umbrella liability policy in addition to your auto coverage. Fortunately, there was a witness who helped Brian out of his car after the impact, and who must certainly have seen that Brian’s headlights were still on, even after the crash.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
- Linda L. Mariani
- Varun Ramnarine
- Joshua A. Machlus
- Tony Thedford
- Shawn Gritz
- Terry A. Dawes
- Michael T. Ratton
- Thomas P. Markovits
- Kristin M. Lucey
- Marc G. Pera
- Omar Z. Malik
- Darrell L. Cochran
Linda L. Mariani
In matrimonial law, choosing the right lawyer can make a world of difference. With more than 30 years of family law experience, attorney Linda L. Mariani combines the in-depth knowledge and skill of a large firm with the personal attention and client-centered commitment of a smaller firm. Located in New London, Connecticut, MarianiReckLane, LLC, serves individuals and families throughout the counties of New London, Middlesex, New Haven and Hartford.Over the years, Ms. Mariani has handled a significant number of high net worth divorce cases in the area and represented numerous doctors, attorneys and high-echelon Indian tribal members. She is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a family law trial advocate. In addition, she serves as the Connecticut Superior Courts Special Master and Trial Referee for family and personal injury issues.Ms. Mariani is the inspiration behind the Parenting Education Program, which has become a required course for all couples pursuing divorce. A respected lecturer, she is also the two-time recipient of a certificate of commendation from the state of Connecticut Judicial Department. In addition, she has been listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2005 to 2015.Ms. Mariani graduated with her J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School and joined the bar in 1977.
Varun Ramnarine is an attorney at the Orlando, Florida, based law firm of Morgan & Morgan. Mr. Ramnarine devotes his practice to personal injury law and represents injury victims and their families throughout the Orlando region. He handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters including those involving automobile accidents, premises liability and other catastrophes caused by negligence.Mr. Ramnarine has several years of legal experience and is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals injured due to negligence. He is committed to providing compassionate, yet aggressive, representation to his clients and helping them attain all available compensation. He strives to protect the rights of his clients and be a voice for injured individuals who are often intimidated by large corporations or insurance companies.Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Ramnarine practiced with another Florida-based law firm. He defended corporations and insurance companies in lawsuits involving legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability and wrongful death. He uses the knowledge, experience and insights gained in that position to provide the best possible representation in his new role representing injury victims.Mr. Ramnarine earned a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2011. He holds an active license to appear before all Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is an active member of The Florida Bar.
20 North Orange Avenue, Suite 1600,, Orlando FL 32801
Joshua A. Machlus
Joshua A. Machlus is an associate attorney at the law firm of Colling Gilbert Wright & Carter in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Machlus focuses his practice on personal injury law, representing plaintiffs in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He serves clients throughout the entire state of Florida.A practicing lawyer for more than 15 years, Mr. Machlus has successfully litigated and settled numerous cases on behalf of injury victims. He is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. In recognition of his achievements, Car Accident Lawyer named him one of the top 1 percent of car accident plaintiff attorneys.”,In addition to his practice, Mr. Machlus stays involved in his legal community through membership in various organizations. He is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association and the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association. He is the author of an article on juror misconduct, published in the Florida Justice Association Journal in 2011.Mr. Machlus earned bachelors degrees in mathematics and statistics from the University of Florida. He obtained a masters degree in criminal justice and criminology from the University of Maryland and went on to graduate cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law. He received his license to practice law in the state of Florida in 2004.
A criminal defense, employment and personal injury attorney, and courtroom veteran, Tony Thedford is a partner at Thedford Garber Law. He represents those in Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding areas and has been named by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Currently, he is the president of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the American Bar Association.Recently, Mr. Thedford earned a two-million-dollar settlement for a young man killed by police officers in Chicago in 2011 and continues to pursue justice for the victim. With experience representing hundreds of clients in both federal and state matters, he is admitted to practice in Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central and Northern Districts of Illinois, and the Federal Trial Bar.Mr. Thedford handles felony cases of murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery and assault, sexual assault and sex crimes, drug cases, gun cases, armed robbery and burglary, possession of stolen motor vehicles, post-conviction appeals, post-trial and sentencing, parole, post-conviction petitions and habeas corpus. Along with his criminal practice, he also handles civil rights issues such as police brutality, police shootings, false arrest, false charges, illegal search and seizure, excessive force, malicious prosecution, First Amendment and free speech, jail and prisoner rights violations, prisoner abuse, denial of medical attention, employment discrimination and pregnancy discrimination.Mr. Thedfords personal injury practice extends to wrongful death, products liability, premises liability and nursing home negligence. A graduate of Southern College in 1992, he also obtained his Juris Doctor in 1996 from the University of Alabama School of Law.
53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 638,, Chicago IL 60604
Over 25 years representing good people who make bad mistakes. DWI / DUI / Traffic Defense / Criminal Defense / Civil Litigation / Auto Accidents / Mediation / Estates and Probate
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.
Michael T. Ratton
Representing the people of Michigan in cases of personal injury and medical malpractice, Michael T. Ratton is founder of the Ratton Law Group PC. Over the course of almost three decades, he has litigated many trials and recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for those who have been injured in auto accidents, motorcycle accidents or any other accident due to the negligence of another.Along with accident cases, Mr. Ratton also handles matters of wrongful death, birth trauma, civil infractions, misdemeanors, divorce, nursing home negligence and probate. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Michigan and before the U.S. Court of Claims in Washington, D.C. the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.After obtaining an undergraduate degree from Beloit College, Mr. Ratton attended the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago and graduated in 1984. While attending Detroit College of Law, he continued work at Detroit Medical Center as a registered nurse, and he earned his Juris Doctor in 1989.Those who have been injured by the negligence or wrongdoing of another face may devastating life changes along with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. As Mr. Ratton understands the challenges that the injured face, he is passionate about protecting their rights and obtaining compensation that allows them to heal and enjoy the rest of their lives. Because he is a registered nurse, he has additional insight into the medical challenges one can face from an accident or injury and is prepared to pursue compensation as aggressively as necessary.
Thomas P. Markovits
Thomas P. Markovits is an attorney at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. in New York, New York. Mr. Markovits focuses his practice on personal injury law and serves clients throughout the New York City metropolitan region who have sustained or lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury.Mr. Markovits has more than 35 years of experience litigating and settling personal injury cases. He handles a variety of personal injury matters, including those involving motor vehicle accidents, brain injuries, construction accidents, medical malpractice, trip and falls, and trucking accidents.Mr. Markovits uses his many years of experience to provide personalized service and dedicated representation to each client he serves. He understands the devastating impact an accident or catastrophic injury can have on an individuals life and works tirelessly to ensure his clients receive adequate compensation for their injuries. He offers free initial consultations and is available to meet clients anywhere, including at home or in the hospital.After earning his law degree from Yeshiva Universitys Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Mr. Markovits obtained his license to practice law in New York. He holds an active law license in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.In addition to running his personal injury practice, Mr. Markovits enjoys staying an active member of his legal community. He is a member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
Kristin M. Lucey
Kristin M. Lucey is a member of GJEL Accident Attorneys, a highly regarded personal injury law firm with a 40-year and more than $600 million track record of success on behalf of injured plaintiffs in Northern California. Kristin received her bachelors degree from the University of Redlands in 1992 and her law degree from the University of California, Davis School of Law in 1996. Over the course of her career, Kristin has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs, at trial and on appeal, in both employment-related lawsuits and in serious personal injury and wrongful death claims involving motor vehicle accidents of all types and other causes as well.In addition to being named a Northern California Top Lawyer in 2010 and 2011, Kristin is an active member of several professional organizations, including the State Bar of California, the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Order of Barristers.
Marc G. Pera
Attorney Marc G. Pera has been a practicing attorney since 1996. Focusing his practice in the area of law pertaining to plaintiff representation in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury, Mr. Pera represents clients with all types of injuries and clients from all walks of life. Through quality legal representation, he obtains compensation and justice for his clients.Mr. Pera received his law degree from The Ohio State University College of Law. His firm is located in Cincinnati, Ohio and has offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville and Lexington.
1095 Nimitzview Drive, Suite 403,, Cincinnati OH 45230
Omar Z. Malik
Omar Z. Malik is a personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan, in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Malik handles various personal injury matters, particularly in the area of nursing home and elder abuse, serving clients throughout Memphis.Mr. Malik has several years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, he spent 8 years as an assistant district attorney in Shelby County, Tennessee. During that time, he litigated dozens of jury trials involving misdemeanors and felonies. He also served in offices domestic violence and special prosecution units.Mr. Malik now uses his acquired knowledge and experience to help Tennessee residents and their families in personal injury and nursing home abuse matters. He is dedicated to advocating on behalf of nursing home patients and their families and ensuring that justice is achieved.Outside of the office, Mr. Malik stays involved in the Tennessee legal community through maintaining active membership in various professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.After growing up in Memphis, Mr. Malik earned a bachelors degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he served as vice-president of the Student Bar Association and participated in mock trial.Mr. Malik obtained his license to practice law in 2010. He is eligible to appear before all Tennessee state courts.
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, 26th Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
Darrell L. Cochran
Attorney Darrell L. Cochran is a managing partner at the law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Since joining the firm, with law offices in both Seattle and Tacoma, Mr. Cochran has focused his practice on protecting the rights of the residents of Washington state by providing representation in civil matters related to the following:,· Personal injury,· Wrongful death,· Employment law,· Civil rights,· Class actions,Mr. Cochran began his legal career in 1993 after earning his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his admission into the Washington State Bar Association. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Washingtons state courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has also issued its approval for him to practice in its courtroom.Over the course of a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Cochran has earned a reputation as one of the nations leading trial lawyers, thanks to a number of representative cases that demonstrate his success in both circuit and appellate courts. The combination of his excellent reputation and long record of success have earned him a number of honors, including a Superb rating from Avvo.When attorney Cochran is not in the courtroom, he is often found at legal functions and community events. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the National Police Accountability Project, the Washington State Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association and the parent teacher associations at his childrens schools.