After graduation, I worked for two years in a large litigation firm in New York City. Alex was in extreme pain and was on high doses of narcotics, but the insurance company had no reservations about questioning him regarding the facts of the accident, his injuries, and his treatment. Unfortunately, most people don’t have very high limits of liability coverage, and in Washington, despite the law requiring insurance, nearly 20 percent of drivers have no insurance at all.Read More
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
You must remember that in almost every personal injury case, there is an immense possibility of negligence; so, if you do think that you are not the one to blame, you need to be careful about this.
Remember! You must be careful about picking the right municipal department because some states are highly strict with public sues, and if you do commit any mistake, they can discard your claim.
Some people try to repair all the infrastructure damage after someone can demand, so you need to be quick and cunning, and make sure that you have all the evidence at the right moment.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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A doctor can prescribe chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, or other treatment that might help you recover more quickly. In those cases, I will agree to take over the representation if the case is strong, and I try to mitigate the harm resulting from having multiple attorneys on the case. We used his records, as well as a detailed report from him, to establish which injuries were new from this most recent accident and which were aggravations of prior conditions.Read More
This agreement addressed my client’s concerns while allowing the defense to conduct the discovery it needed. In the case of a death caused by a bicycle accident, the family may receive compensation for the pain and suffering of their family member before his death, as well as loss of emotional support, love, affection, and care, and in certain cases, loss of economic support. Drivers have a duty under Washington law to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others sharing the road.Read More
(d) At the expiration of the 60 days set forth in subsection (c) of this Code section, the claimant may serve the insurer issuing such policy by service of the complaint in accordance with law. Sometimes, nurses and doctors will try to rush through this time. follow up appointments, if any, will be noted here as well. There are some conditions where the Med Pay carrier may claim a right to be reimbursed if they can prove you have been “made whole”, or fully and completely compensated for your injuries.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Kenneth T. Lumb
- Paul G. Krentz
- Kyle Sclafani
- Charles P. Kazarian
- Patrick J. Moro
- Sydney S. McLafferty
- Jual F. Reyes
- David R. Williams
- Leonid Kishinevsky
- Tobias A. Cole
- Carlton F. Bennett
- Miguel Castro
Kenneth T. Lumb
Attorney Kenneth T. Lumb is the managing partner of the Corboy & Demetrio law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Lumb represents the rights of clients throughout the greater Chicago metro region and surrounding areas. He passionately serves those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, pharmaceuticals errors and dangerous mediations, motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions, and more. He is also highly experienced in handling railroad negligence and FELA claims.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Lumb has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of those suffering through the reckless, negligent and unlawful actions of others. Among his most notable successes, he helped secure a verdict of over $11 million for the family of a child who experienced severe brain damage at birth as well as a $10.5 million award for a womans estate — this woman passed away from complications associated with the improper anesthesia she received during hip surgery.Moreover, Mr. Lumb has recovered many awards and settlements well in excess of a million dollars, and in 2005, the Law Bulletin Publishing Company named him as one of the 40 Attorneys Under Forty to Watch. Mr. Lumb also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has received designation from The Best Lawyers in America for Plaintiff Medical Malpractice.In addition, the Leading Lawyers Network voted him among the Top 5% of all attorneys in Illinois, and Lawdragon named him as one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America. Mr. Lumb also received the Lawyers Who Care About Military Families Award in 2011 from the Illinois State Bar Association.His devotion to military service members and their families comes largely from his own significant military experience. Mr. Lumb served in the U.S. Armys Judge Advocate Generals Corps, including four years of service as Medical Claims Judge Advocate with the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He also supported the Enduring Freedom operation and was granted the Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, he has served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, and currently, he is a retired major in the U.S. Army Reserve.A 1988 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Lumb obtained his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1991. He holds his license to practice before all Illinois state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the U.S. Army Court of Military Review.A leader in his field, Mr. Lumb is active with several local, state and national legal organizations, including The Chicago Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He also chairs the American Association for Justices Federal Torts and Military Advocacy Section, and he is a member of the Medical Negligence Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
33 North Dearborn Street, 21st Floor,, Chicago IL 60602
Paul G. Krentz
Paul Krentz practice is primarily concentrated in civil litigation. Approximately one half of his cases are plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death cases. Over the years, he has developed a subspecialty of representing children who were sexually abused.In addition to tort cases, he represents owners and various governmental bodies/utilities in eminent domain cases in which private property is being acquired for public purposes.Mr. Krentz is AV rated.
Kyle Sclafani is the principal at the Law Office of Kyle Sclafani in New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. Sclafani practices in the areas of business litigation, construction, personal injury and real estate litigation. He serves individuals, families and business owners throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area.Mr. Sclafani earned a bachelors degree in political science from Sewanee, the University of the South and received his law degree from Tulane University Law School. During law school, he was published in the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and participated in moot court. He became a licensed attorney in Louisiana in 2002 and has more than 15 years of experience helping Louisiana residents with their legal needs.Raised in Metairie, Louisiana, Mr. Sclafani is admitted before all Louisiana state and federal courts as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Before starting his firm, he worked for two New Orleans-based defense firms, handling construction law, insurance defense and premises liability matters. He also worked for a firm representing plaintiffs in automobile accident cases.In addition to his practice, Mr. Sclafani owns and operates the gas station and convenience store, Lake Terrace Crossing. He is an active member of the Louisiana legal community and belongs to the New Orleans Bar Association and the Louisiana State Bar Association.Mr. Sclafani is dedicated to providing New Orleans area residents with high quality and efficient legal services. His hard work on behalf of clients has resulted in an AV Preeminent peer review rating with Martindale-Hubbell.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.
4130 Canal Street, New Orleans LA 70119
Charles P. Kazarian
Attorney Charles P. Kazarian is founder and lead attorney at Kazarian Law in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Kazarian focuses his practice on attorney and legal malpractice and has extensive experience in business matters, civil rights and personal injury law.Mr. Kazarian serves clients in Boston and cities including Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Concord, Framingham, Lawrence, Needham, Plymouth, Quincy, Springfield, Stoughton, Waltham, Woburn and Worcester. He practices in Barnstable, Bristol, Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties as well as throughout New England in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Rhode Island communities.In addition to all Massachusetts state courts, Mr. Kazarian is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He has more than three decades of experience serving individuals and businesses who are the victims of malpractice by attorneys who have mishandled bankruptcy, business, divorce, employment rights,personal injury and other types of matters.Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Kazarian has recovered substantial compensation for the clients he serves. His success and accomplishments have earned him the highest rating of AV Preeminent by the respected peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell, rating of Superb by AVVO, and of course Top Lawyer in the field of plaintiffs professional negligence litigation.Active in the legal community, Mr. Kazarian is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and belongs to the organizations Civil Litigation Section. He is also an active member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice. He is a frequent invited speaker at legal education seminars, and is regularly asked for comment by journalists covering legal malpractice news.Mr. Kazarian graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelors degree in English and earned his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law. At Northeastern, he received the high honor of being elected valedictorian of the class of 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.
Patrick J. Moro
Patrick J. Moro has been an attorney at Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co. L.P.A. since April 2016. Based in the firms office in Youngstown, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the state in a variety of different legal areas. In his personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, Mr. Moro furnishes knowledgeable advice and counsel to people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases arising out of truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability and construction site accidents. Prior to joining his current firm, he was an associate at a Columbus law firm, and his experience there defending insurers has helped him anticipate the types of defense strategies that might be utilized against his plaintiff clients.Mr. Moro also defends people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanor or felony offenses such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, assault, fraud and other white collar crimes, sex offenses, traffic violations, domestic violence, and drug possession and distribution. In this area of his practice, he has been able to obtain favorable results, both through acquittals as well as through negotiated plea agreements. In addition, Mr. Moro assists people who have been injured on the job or who are otherwise unable to return to work and who are pursuing their rightful workers compensation or Social Security Disability benefits.Mr. Moro is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio. An Ohio native, he received a bachelors degree from Walsh University in North Canton in 2009. Mr. Moros legal education came at Capital University Law School in Columbus, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2012.
54 Westchester Drive, Suite 10, Youngstown OH 44515
Sydney S. McLafferty
A partner at GBM Law, Sydney S. McLafferty represents those in the state of Ohio who seek compensation for a personal injury. She focuses her efforts on cases related to vehicle injuries, auto accidents, semitruck and 18-wheeler accidents, but also handles injury cases of motorcycle, airplane and school bus accidents, medical negligence and malpractice, hospital errors, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, fault and liability, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, drunk driving, slip and falls, dog bites, workers compensation, Social Security Disability, nursing home abuse and insurance bad faith.Ms. McLafferty earned a Bachelor of Arts from The Ohio State University in 2000 before earning a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 2003. An active member of the community, she supports Franklin County Childrens Services Holiday Wish program, Childrens Hospital, the YWCA Family Center, Nationwide Childrens Hospital Cleft Lip and Palate Center and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Professional memberships held by Ms. McLafferty extend to the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Central Ohio Association for Justice. She has also earned her place as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In the decade that Ms. McLafferty has been practicing law, she has many prestigious achievements. She is a current member of the Advocates Circle and the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Association for Justice. Previously, she was the chair of the Womens Caucus and a member of the Lawyers Caucus for the same organization. A member of the Board of Directors for the Central Ohio Association for Justice, she was also on the Capital Associates Planning Committee.
Jual F. Reyes
Attorney Jual F. Reyes is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Jual F. Reyes, which has offices in Los Angeles and Glendale, California. A Los Angeles native, Mr. Reyes genuinely cares about the legal matters that affect the members of his community, and he delivers unmatched advocacy and support to aggrieved employees as well as to individuals and families suffering from someone elses negligent, reckless or unlawful actions.Along with handling all types of employment law and personal injury claims, Mr. Reyes delivers exceptional counsel to business owners for their legal issues involving entity formation and planning, contracts, commercial transactions, business litigation, and more.A licensed real estate broker, he also has extensive experience in real estate law, including landlord-tenant law, and he delivers comprehensive, effective estate planning options to those looking to protect themselves, their companies and their loved ones for the future.A cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Reyes returned to his alma mater and attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2004. While in law school, he was active with the La Raza Law Students Association and the moot court competition, and he served as managing editor for the Chicano-Latino Law Review.Mr. Reyes is licensed to practice before all California state courts, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.Since entering private practice, Mr. Reyes has remained active in several professional legal organizations, including the Mexican American Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He holds a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo and is a member of The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers.
1875 Century Park East, Suite 600,, Los Angeles CA 90067
David R. Williams
As an attorney at Williams & Williams, David R. Williams is dedicated to serving clients in the Orangeburg, South Carolina, area. He focuses his practice of law in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, family law and construction law. He accepts a wide variety of cases, including automobile accidents, tractor-trailer and trucking/motor carrier accidents, motorcycle accidents, DUI and drug defense, nursing home abuse and neglect, insurance bad faith, premises liability, slip-and-fall accidents, product liability, wrongful death and marital litigation matters.Mr. Williams graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College in 2006 and went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2009. He was a law clerk at Nexsen Pruet, LLC, in 2007 and a law clerk at Ellis Lawhorne & Sims, P.A. in 2008. He joined Williams & Williams in 2009. In an Employees vs. Employer matter, he recovered more than $53.5 million for his clients.With over eight years of experience in the legal field, Mr. Williams dedicates 99 percent of his practice to litigation. He is admitted to practice law in the state of South Carolina as well as before the District Court of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Recognized for his excellent legal skills and ethics, Mr. Williams has earned the highest possible peer-review rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He enjoys a 10.0 Superb rating from his peers through Avvo.Volunteering his legal skills to the local community in Orangeburg, Mr. Williams provides pro bono legal services to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. He is an instructor at the Law School for Non-Lawyers and Trial Advocacy.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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
PO Box 1084, 1281 Russell Street,, Orangeburg SC 29116
Focusing his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Leonid Leo Kishinevsky is the founder of his own firm located in Houston, Texas. Providing representation to clients throughout the area, he assists people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses and harm through the negligence of other persons or entities. His cases have included motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, workplace injuries caused by nonemployer third parties or not otherwise covered by workers compensation insurance, premises liability, and defective products, and he sued governmental entities as well as private parties. Mr. Kishinevsky also helps policyholders whose claims have been denied in bad faith by their insurance companies, and in his employment law practice he provides advice and counsel to employees in situations involving wrongful termination, workplace discrimination and sexual harassment.In 2006, Mr. Kishinevsky received both a Bachelor of Arts in political science and government and a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of Notre Dame. He then pursued his legal education at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. In his final semester there, he was a visiting student at South Texas College of Law Houston. Mr. Kishinevsky started his career as a criminal defense attorney before transitioning to civil litigation, and he formed his current firm in April 2015.Born in Russia, Mr. Kishinevsky is fluent in that language as well as Spanish and English. He is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. In addition to the State Bar of Texas, his professional memberships include the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.
6060 Richmond Ave, Suite 320,, Houston TX 77057
Tobias A. Cole
Attorney Tobias A. Cole is the founder of the Cole Law Firm in Houston, Texas. Mr. Cole dedicates his practice to all types of catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases. He also handles discrimination, employment and medical malpractice matters, serving clients throughout the Houston area.Mr. Cole earned a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Houston and a masters degree from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business. He received his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1998.In addition, Mr. Cole is also licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury trial law.Actively taking on various legal roles, Mr. Cole is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He is also involved with the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, serving as vice president and on the board of directors of the organization.Mr. Cole enjoys being involved in his local community. He sits on the board of Living Hope Wheelchair Association, the TIRR Foundation and United Spinal Association of Houston. He is also involved with groups, including the Houston Commission on Disabilities and the Houston City Council Accessibility Task Force.
Carlton F. Bennett
As a practitioner of personal injury law, he extends representation to victims of negligence throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Newport News, Williamsburg and Hampton. He guides clients through the process of proving negligence and collecting damages from responsible parties. The pursuit of compensation for people whose lives have been altered by traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and motor vehicle accidents has defined his career.Mr. Bennett distinguished himself serving as co-counsel on a case that resulted in $10.2 million verdict for a traumatic brain injury case. Since becoming licensed as an attorney in 1975, his management of litigation for injury victims has gained multimillion-dollar settlements on many occasions. These achievements have earned him a place within the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum.At the American Association for Justice, he serves as a member of the organizations Traumatic Brain Injury Section. The National Board of Trial Advocacy has granted him board certification in civil trial advocacy. Mr. Bennett also belongs to the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.He practices law before the U.S. District Courts for all districts of Virginia and the Supreme Court of the United States. When waging appeals, he presents cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and 5th Circuits. As a member of The Virginia Bar Association and The Florida Bar, he can represent cases in both of those states. The University of Florida Levin College of Law awarded him a Juris Doctor in 1975, and he maintains a peer review rating of AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell. 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.
120 South Lynnhaven Road, Suite 100,, Virginia Beach VA 23452
As a Plaintiffs lawyer, Miguel specializes in litigating and trying cases, seeking justice for injured survivors of, and families of victims killed in catastrophic collisions and mishaps involving motor vehicles, tractor-trailers, DUI drivers, and premises liability situations.$4,500,000.00 FROM TRACTOR-TRAILER WRECK. Driver for now-defunct tractor-trailer company lost control of tractor-trailer and killed Clients.$4,400,000.00 FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION [$3,700,000 JURY VERDICT + $700,000 ATTORNEYS FEES]. Client was injured when at-fault driver turned left at an intersection. At-fault drivers auto insurer failed to pay their insureds $25,000 policy limit on four (4) separate occasions, despite the the severity of the wreck and Clients injuries.$4,000,000 FROM TRACTOR-TRAILER WRECK. Client was injured when a tractor-trailer crashed into the rear of Clients stopped vehicle.$2,750,000 FROM TRACTOR-TRAILER WRECK. Client was injured when a tractor-trailer crashed into the Clients broken-down vehicle.$2,500,000 FROM TRACTOR-TRAILER WRECK. Client was killed after driving underneath the trailer of a tractor-trailer that suddenly jackknifed while entering the highway.$2,000,000 FROM TRACTOR-TRAILER WRECK. Client was killed after tractor-trailer driver lost control and jackknifed into clients lane.+ $1,200,000 FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION. Client was injured when a commercial/company truck crashed into the Clients vehicle.+ $1,100,000 FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION. Client was injured when a commercial/company truck crashed into the Clients vehicle.$1,050,000 FROM CAR ACCIDENT. Clients were injured when negligent driver crashed head-on into their car.$995,626 FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION. Client was injured when the driver of her vehicle crashed into 3 other vehicles.$900,000 FOR BURN VICTIM. Client suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns when a licensed professional negligently lit a candle.$800,000 FOR PEDESTRIAN. Client was walking to her car in a McDonalds parking lot when she was run-over by 18 yr. old driver.$400,000 FROM MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION. Client was injured when the at-fault driver ran a red light and crashed into Clients vehicle.$350,000 FROM MOTORCYCLE COLLISION. Client was injured when another motorist hit Clients motorcycle and drove away from the scene.