If you cannot leave your car at the scene of the accident, pull safely to the side of the road and remain in your vehicle. If you were injured in an accident, there are almost always ways you can get the treatment you need. An attorney should be able to explain generally what those costs will be and how you will pay for them. Be aware, however, that some courts have ruled your social media accounts are not private and you may be forced to disclose them to the insurance company lawyers if you proceed to trial.Read More
Retail Store Injury Claim
When you get out to the local store you expect to have a nice and pleasant day, you want to want to find everything you need for your everyday routine. But sometimes the journey turns sideways, making you wish you never left the house. Sadly, accidents on retail stores are fairly common, being the classic slip and fall the most frequent accident.
If either the manager or the store owner failed to correct and hazardous situation, and as a result, someone gets injured, they can be at-fault for the accident. In other words, if the owner’s (or manager’s) negligent actions cause the accident, they must answer for any damages made to the visitor. The word negligence is used when someone fails to act with the due level of care and responsibility that is needed. In this case, when the owner knowing that the elevator is damaged, let the people use it without repairing it.
When a Personal Injury Lawyer is Needed? The injuries themselves will make the difference between hiring a lawyer or making the claim alone. For example, if you suffer a minor accident with minor injuries, there is no need of hiring a lawyer to fill up your claim. You can settle everything directly with the store insurance company, you just have to follow Luis’ case.
Bear in mind that any user, regardless of the reason to be inside the facility, has the same right to be protected. For example, contractors, wholesalers, truck drivers, and even the people that are just looking at the merchandise are entitled to care and legal protection.
Don’t forget to make the claim quickly. All store injury 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
- Richard I. Levin
- Matthew Lockaby
- Burt M. Kahn
- Melvyn D. Saperstein
- Patrick W. Murray
- Christopher B. Dolan
- Sharen H. Ghatan
- Ryan K. Lee
- David J. Taffany
- Howard Raphaelson
- W. Jesse Forbes
- Robert Hughes, Jr.
Richard I. Levin
Attorney Richard I. Levin of the Levin Riback Law Group, PC, has several years of experience representing clients in Chicago and throughout Cook County, Illinois. He handles a variety of matters involving construction law, motor vehicle accidents, personal injury and plaintiff sex crimes.Mr. Levin holds a bachelors degree in insurance and real estate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he earned his law degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law. Licensed to practice in the state of Illinois since 1986, he has extensive litigation experience and has both tried and settled many significant cases over the course of his career.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Levin greatly enjoys educating others. He is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University and serves as an instructor for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, teaching courses for the institute at various educational facilities throughout the country. He has also presented for several professional organizations, including the Chicago Bar Association, the American Board of Quality Assurance. Along with his teaching and speaking roles, Mr. Levin has authored articles that have appeared in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, the Chicago Bar Association Journal Teaching and the Chicago Bar Association Record.Mr. Levin has also served in leadership roles in such professional groups. From 1995 to 1998, he was co-chair of the trial techniques division of the young lawyers section of the Chicago Bar Association and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.
Matt Lockaby is the founder and managing partner of Lockaby PLLC in Lexington, Kentucky. He focuses his practice on employment law, representing both employees and employers throughout Kentucky in nearly every aspect of workplace law, and class action litigation, representing consumers and victims who are harmed, physically or economically, by corporate conduct.Matt graduated from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and earned his law degree, ,cum laude,, from Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law. As a law student, he served as executive editor of the Northern Kentucky Law Review, mentored first-year law students, and worked as an extern for a former U.S magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.Matt is admitted to practice in the state courts of Ohio and Kentucky, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Matts accomplishments have earned the respect of his peers. He has been voted as a Kentucky Top Lawyers ,Rising Star, since 2013, and the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.Matt is a member of the American Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. He regularly speaks on employment law topics at conferences and seminars for groups such as the National Business Institute. And he has authored a variety of articles for bar association and other publications.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used 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 practice standards.
1795 Alysheba Way, Suite 4207,, Lexington KY 40509
Burt M. Kahn
Burt M. Kahn is the managing director of the law firm of Joseph Greenwald & Laake, P.A. located in Greenbelt, and Rockville, Maryland. Although the firm offers a wide range of legal services to its clients, Mr. Kahn focuses his practice primarily on medical malpractice and personal injury cases.After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Brook University in 1970, Mr. Kahn attended the American University Washington College of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor in 1974. Both the Maryland State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar admitted him to practice that same year.In 1975, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia admitted him to practice, as did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The U.S. Supreme Court admitted him in 1978.For the past 43 years, Mr. Kahn has advocated on behalf of personal injury and medical malpractice victims and their families, securing millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients. Known for his determination at asserting his clients rights while subverting the defendants arguments, Mr. Kahn has established himself as a formidable litigator who gets results. Through his success, he has earned the respect of both his clients and peers as evidenced by his numerous awards, honors and referrals.Committed to every aspect of his clients lawsuits, Mr. Kahn takes a hands-on approach when preparing his cases. He fully investigates the incident and prepares seamless presentations that simplify the matter for the members of the court. Equally committed to his career, Mr. Kahn remains active in several professional associations.
Melvyn D. Saperstein
Melvyn D. Saperstein is an attorney at Fried Saperstein Sakwa, PC, in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Mr. Saperstein has more than 50 years of experience and devotes his practice to all aspects of personal injury law. He serves injured clients in Bingham Farms, Franklin, Southfield and the metropolitan Detroit region.Mr. Saperstein is a highly respected personal injury attorney and member of his legal community. He handles matters involving automobile accidents and other catastrophic injuries. He provides a high standard of personalized service to his clients and works with all major insurance companies.Over the course of his career, Mr. Saperstein has successfully recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He maximizes his clients no-fault benefits and ultimate recoveries through all available legal reimbursements, including assisted care, uninsured motorist and work loss claims. In addition to his experience as a litigator, he is regularly appointed to arbitrate or mediate pending matters by both plaintiff and defense attorneys.Outside of running his law firm, Mr. Saperstein is active in his legal and professional communities. Over the years, he has served in various roles and is a former member of the executive board of the Michigan Association for Justice. In honor of his successful career, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent rating.Mr. Saperstein received a bachelors degree from Michigan State University and earned his law degree from Michigan State University College of Law. He acquired his license to practice law in 1966, which made him eligible to appear before all Michigan state courts.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.
31700 Telegraph Rd, Suite 120,, FRANKLIN MI 48025
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.
Christopher B. Dolan
A Champion of Justice,Recognized as one of the top plaintiffs lawyers in California and Top 100 Northern California Top Lawyer for the past 11 consecutive years, Chris Dolan spearheads many of the most significant and challenging lawsuits in California against insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies, cities, school districts, public agencies, and product manufacturers. Under his leadership, the Dolan Law Firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients.One of Californias premier plaintiffs firms representing the injured and employees who were harassed, discriminated against or wrongfully terminated, Chris and the Dolan Law Firm represent clients across California in a wide range of cases including:,Personal Injury,Car Accidents,Truck Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Bicycle Accidents,Product Liability,Premises Liability,Uber/Lyft Car Accidents,Employment Law,Sexual Harassment,Discrimination,Wrongful Termination,Wage & Hour Law,Extraordinary Results and Record Verdicts,Possessing a history of winning multi-million judgments for his clients, as noted by theSan Francisco Business Times,, Chris has successfully tried over 45 cases and settled hundreds of lawsuits on favorable terms for his clients.Chris supervises all cases litigated by the Dolan Law Firm. He has obtained jury verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million in an additional 20 cases. His unparalleled success in civil litigation includes the largest verdict - $61 million - ever in U.S. history for individuals subjected to racial and ethnic discrimination and harassment in violation of their civil rights.Demonstrating his passion for justice and commitment to his clients no matter the prejudice in society, Chris took the case after 10 other law firms, the NAACP, and ACLU all had rejected it. For his outstanding success in the case,California Lawyer, magazine awarded Chris its prestigious California Lawyer of the Year Award.In 2016, he and co-counsel obtained the largest verdict, $20 million, in an individual employment case in California.A Leader Among Trial Lawyers,Chris has been recognized by numerous California and national publications as one of the foremost trial lawyers and skilled negotiators in California. TheDaily Journal,, the leading legal newspaper in California, has repeated selected Chris as one of Californias Top Plaintiffs Lawyers. Top Lawyers, andBest Lawyers, have ranked Chris as a premier personal injury and product liability attorney in Northern California. He has received a rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell for very high ethical standards and professional excellence as evaluated by his peers in the legal community.In 2010, Chris served as President of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), the largest statewide association of trial lawyers in the U.S. In 2013, the CAOC honored Chris with an award for his many years of dedication, outstanding efforts, and effectiveness in advancing the rights of the injured and consumers in California. In 2016, Chris served as President of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association (SFTLA). Both the CAOC and SFTLA have honored him with their ,trial lawyer of the year awards,, including by the SFTLA in 2006 and 2017.Chris speaks at multiple California and national legal conferences each year educating lawyers on best practices in the courtroom and emerging trends in the law. Chris is often called upon as a legal expert for national and local television and radio programs includingCNN, Fox News, Dateline NBC,, andNPR,. He also writes a weekly column forthe San Francisco Examiner, in which he answers reader questions on new legislation and legal issues in the news.Promoting Safety, Ending Discrimination, And Safeguarding Our Constitutional Rights,While obtaining the maximum financial recovery allowed under the law for his clients remains a constant focus of Chris practice, he knows that justice means more than money. Working closely with his clients, Chris has forced cities and counties to fix dangerous streets and intersections and manufacturers to produce safer products.For over 20 years, Chris has worked tirelessly on behalf of his clients to stop discrimination embedded in workplace polices and practices that caused them deep emotional pain and prevented their career advancement. In 2016,The Advocate, has selected Chris as one of the top 25 Attorneys Fighting For Trans Rights, helping transgender persons secure their equal rights.In the words of the CAOC, Chris puts his heart and soul into preserving access to the courthouse for all Californians and has worked unrelentingly to change unjust laws. He frequently testifies before California legislative committees in support of legislation advancing consumer rights.In 2014, Chris played an instrumental role in convincing the ,Legislature to adopt a statute requiring ride share companies Uber and Lyft to provide $1 million in insurance coverage, so that anyone injured due to the fault of a ride share driver would obtain just compensation for his or her injuries.
Sharen H. Ghatan
Attorney Sharen H. Ghatan is the founder and lead counsel at California Legal Counsel in Los Angeles, California. Ms. Ghatan concentrates her practice in criminal defense and personal injury law, representing clients in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California.With several years of experience, Ms. Ghatan handles personal injury matters involving car accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, dog bites, motorcycle accidents, premises liability and slip and falls. Her criminal law experience includes defending clients charged with drug crimes, juvenile cases, sex crimes, violent crimes and white collar crimes. She has experience with all aspects of the criminal process including expungements, pardons, sealing of records and warrants.Before founding her firm, Ms. Ghatan practiced at a personal injury firm in Beverly Hills recovering multimillion-dollar settlements for her clients. She also practiced at a criminal defense and personal injury firm in Santa Monica.Over the course of her career, Ms. Ghatan has received numerous honors and awards for her various legal accomplishments. She holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Outside of her practice, Ms. Ghatan writes and lectures on various legal topics. She is one of Californias most highly regarded attorneys and appears as a legal analyst on various media outlets. She is also member of numerous professional organizations including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.Ms. Ghatan earned a bachelors degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and received her law degree from Whittier Law School. She attained her law license in 2001 and is qualified to practice before all California state courts.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.
1100 Glendon Avenue, 17th Floor,, Los Angeles CA 90024
Ryan K. Lee
Ryan K. Lee is a principal at Smith & Lee Lawyers, in Rockwall, Texas. Mr. Lee focuses his practice on business litigation, criminal defense and personal injury and has experience with complex personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and wrongful death. He also handles matters involving contracts, debts and liens and defends those charged with both felonies and misdemeanors.While Mr. Lee is a Rockwall native, he graduated from San Diego State University and earned his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Admitted to practice in all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, he represents clients in Rockwall, Collin, Dallas, Hunt and Kaufman counties, throughout the greater north Texas area, and has traveled statewide to assist clients.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Lee served as general counsel for the Texas Senate Committee on Jurisprudence during the 2013 legislative session. This role gave him the opportunity to work with numerous members of the legislature and the Supreme Court of Texas, as well as address the concerns of members of the public and key stakeholders regarding proposed laws.Mr. Lee is an active member of various professional organizations including the Rockwall County Bar Association, the Rockwall Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. He also belongs to the American Association of Justice and the Texas Bar College, a prominent honor society made up of Texas attorneys who complete double the amount of the required continuing legal education credits.
David J. Taffany
Attorney David J. Taffany is a founding member of Anderson, Moschetti & Taffany, PLLC, in Latham, New York. Mr. Taffany dedicates his practice to personal injury and wrongful death matters, serving clients throughout New York who have sustained serious and catastrophic injuries.Mr. Taffany has handled cases involving bicycle accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, burn injuries, bus accidents, car accidents, construction accidents, defective products, dangerous roads, dog bites, explosions, failure to diagnose, falling objects, fires, floods, hip replacements, industrial accidents, laparoscopy injuries, medical negligence, motorcycle accidents, nursing home negligence, rollover accidents, pedestrian accidents, premises liability, products liability, railroad injuries, recalled products, slip and falls, surgical errors, swimming pool accidents, spinal cord injuries, trucking accidents and workplace injuries.Licensed to practice law in New York since 1985, Mr. Taffany is also admitted before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Over the course of his career, he has litigated at the state and appellate levels and serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York.Outside of the office, Mr. Taffany regularly lectures to attorneys and law students at various events. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Association for Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Taffany received a bachelors degree from the State University of New York at Albany, graduating with honors. He earned his law degree from Albany Law School.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.
The founder of Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm in New York, New York, Howard Raphaelson has dedicated his career to the practice of plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Assisting clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties, he handles cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, construction site injuries, toxic exposure and boating accidents.Over the course of his career, Mr. Raphaelsons efforts in the courtroom and at the negotiation table have led to aggregate recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Notable settlements and jury awards have included a $40 million structured settlement in connection with the collapse of a building onto a child, an $8.5 million jury award on behalf of a psychiatric patient who was forcefully knocked to the ground, and a $5 million jury award on behalf of the surviving family members of a young father who was killed in a train accident.Mr. Raphaelson attended Lafayette College and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987. He then enrolled at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, part of Yeshiva University, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1990. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Mr. Raphaelson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.A member of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Raphaelson has served on the board of directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. New York Magazine has named him to its annual New York Areas Lawyers of the Year list.
W. Jesse Forbes
An attorney at Forbes Law Offices, W. Jesse Forbes divides his practice primarily between criminal defense matters, and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Charleston, West Virginia, his background also encompasses consumer protection issues, including his work on a 2012 case involving unfair trade practices by a credit card issuer that resulted in an $18 million settlement for cardholders throughout the state who had seen their accounts wrongly charged. Admitted to practice in West Virginia, Mr. Forbes is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Forbes represents clients who have been charged with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. His experience in this regard has covered white collar crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and trafficking, assault, murder, and burglary. Mr. Forbes also assists people throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents arising out of motor vehicle accidents and medical malpractice. His successful track record throughout his career have earned him the respect of his colleagues, as evidenced by his receipt of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo and a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Forbes has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.Mr. Forbes is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he majored in journalism and received a Bachelor of Science in 2002. His legal education came at Wake Forest University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. After graduation, he clerked for a judge on West Virginias 5th Judicial Circuit before entering private practice. Mr. Forbes is active in several professional and community organizations.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.
Robert Hughes, Jr.
Robert Hughes, Jr. is the founder of Hughes and Associates in Lawrenceville, Georgia. A top-rated, award-winning lawyer with more than 27 years of legal experience, Mr. Hughes represents a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving probate and trust litigation, estate administration, estate planning, business law, commercial litigation, civil litigation and wrongful death.A practical and sensible attorney, Mr. Hughes has earned a reputation for being able to identify potential problems his clients may face and for offering the solid, straightforward advice they need to make the best-informed decisions on the matters that affect their cases. A former business owner himself, he understands the unique struggles and concerns small-business owners can experience, and he strives to be the kind of attorney his clients can rely on to help identify risks and ways to avoid costly mistakes when running their companies.A pragmatic problem-solver, Mr. Hughes prides himself on being able to devise customized strategies and solutions that will help his clients protect themselves, their assets and their businesses with an eye on future success. Along with his litigation practice, he has successfully handled over 20 appellate cases before the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. Many of his cases have set new legal precedents and helped establish new laws in the areas of probate, wills and business torts.Mr. Hughes graduated from Florida State University in 1977 with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. He then helped establish his familys printing company while assisting with its day-to-day operations. Learning firsthand the need so many small-business owners have of finding a quality, trustworthy attorney, Mr. Hughes attended Georgia State University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1992.Along with practicing before all of Georgias state courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court, Mr. Hughes is also admitted to practice before all U.S. District Courts in Georgia as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1993, he received the Gwinnett County Bar Association Pro Bono Project Award, and in 2001, he received the 10 Year Award from the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundations Saturday Lawyer Program.