In most cases, your recovery will be limited by the other driver’s policy limits because he simply doesn’t have any assets worth going after. As I briefly mentioned, one of the biggest reasons people don’t get the treatment they need is the very legitimate concern about how their bills will be paid. DECIDING WHETHER YOU NEED A LAWYER Some wait a bit downstream and grab the salmon who have failed to make the jump and fallen back into the river. When I meet with an accident victim for the first time, I often tell her it’s okay if she chooses not to hire me, but it’s imperative that she find a lawyer she feels comfortable with to represent her in her claim.Read More
Accidents at School
Because they spend a big part of the day inside it, schools are often the second home for children. Either because they are studying or engaged in other extracurricular activities. As they spend so much time inside the school, there are greater chances for accidents. The validity of your claim will depend on the events that cause the injuries. For example, if the school was responsible for the accident, you can sue the owner or school manager. Both public and private schools must take care of all its students and keep the property at top conditions.
Common Accidents and Injuries at School: Even when your children are going to school they are in a potentially dangerous situation. School bus rides are one of the most common sources for school accidents. As school buses typically carry a lot of passengers, the same accident can hurt many people.
Last but not least, food poisoning is another, fairly common accident in schools. If the cafeteria undercooks the food, or don't follow hygiene standards during cooking and serving, it poses a great threat to the students' health.
The most common intentional harm accident is related to bullying. This is a big and rising problem, not just in schools, but in society as well. In these cases, the parents of the bully and the school could be responsible. The plaintiff must prove that the school was aware of the student's misbehavior. But as simple as it may seem, it is very difficult. That is why, most times, this goes unpunished.
When the injury is not so serious, the claim can be settled by direct agreement. But if the defendant wants to abuse you, or the injuries are severe, you must get a lawyer immediately. He will choose the right path of action, and set the strategies for a successful claim.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Benjamin R. Couture
- Jared O’Connor
- Jeffrey B. Bloom
- Benjamin H. Whitley
- Peter W. Marmaros
- John A. Girardi
- Timothy Gonzales
- Margery N. Somers
- David T. Pearlman
- Michael B. Ely
- Daniel F. Farnsworth
- Christopher Simon
Benjamin R. Couture
Benjamin R. Couture is a founding partner of Weinstein Couture, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Couture focuses his practice on personal injury and handles cases involving dangerous drugs, defective medical devices, mesothelioma and pharmaceutical litigation. He serves individuals and families throughout Washington, Idaho and California.Mr. Couture earned a bachelors degree in English from Indiana University Bloomington. He went on to graduate cum laude from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas. While attending law school, he served as articles editor for the Southern Methodist University Law Review Association and was a member of the law schools board of advocates.Following law school, Mr. Couture practiced law at a private Dallas-based firm, gaining experience in personal injury matters involving asbestos, mesothelioma and pharmaceuticals. While practicing in Dallas, he belonged to the leadership class of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He later relocated to the Seattle area and worked for another private firm before co-founding Weinstein Couture, PLLC.Mr. Couture has been licensed to practice law since 2007 and is licensed in Washington and Idaho. He consistently advocates for victims of mesothelioma, testifying on their behalf for government bodies including the Idaho House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee.Outside of his practice, Mr. Couture is an active member of his legal community. He is a member of professional organizations including the Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, the Idaho State Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice.
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Jared OConnor is an attorney at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. where he focuses his practice on workers compensation and personal injurylitigation. His background also includes general civil appellate work. Located in the firms office in Manchester, New Hampshire, Mr. OConnor is admitted to practice before all New Hampshire state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire. He has been with his current firm since September 2015.In his workers compensation practice, Mr. OConnor represents clients throughout the state who have been injured in a workplace accident. While he often assists them with the preparation and filing of the required claim documentation, he also provides advocacy on their behalf in appeals hearings as well as in the courtroom in the event that the claims are disputed, delayed or denied by their employers or the insurance carriers. Mr. OConnors personal injury background comes into play in the event that the accident was caused by the negligence or recklessness of a nonemployer third party, which in some cases can lead to a lawsuit separate and distinct from the workers compensation claim.As an undergraduate, Mr. OConnor attended the University of New Hampshire, where he majored in English and philosophy and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 1995. He subsequently decided to pursue a legal education and enrolled at Boston College Law School. He was the editor of the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003.
Jeffrey B. Bloom
As a partner at the law firm of ,Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, in New York Citys Financial District, Jeffrey B. Bloom has established a reputation as an astute litigator in his nearly 35 years of practice. Representing clients throughout the New York metropolitan area and statewide, Mr. Bloom largely concentrates his practice on medical malpractice, a field in which he has distinguished himself, but he also takes on other personal injury matters, including product liability, auto accidents and construction accidents, in addition to legal malpractice litigation.Mr. Blooms extensive record as a trial lawyer includes numerous significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His most notable cases include a $9.2 million settlement ,in a medical malpractice case in which doctors and hospital employees fail to timely diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction, an $8.85 million settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered from preventable blindness, and a $3 million settlement for a child afflicted with Erbs palsy due to a botched delivery.He has also handles several substantial legal malpractice cases.A 1976 alumnus of Lehigh Universitys College of Business and Economics, earning a B.S. in Economics. Mr. Bloom completed his Juris Doctor in 1979 at Hofstra University School of Law. While there, he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence. He gained admittance to practice in New York in 1980.On account of his successes, Mr. Bloom has received numerous accolades, including membership in the elite International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization of only 500 lawyers worldwide. Throughout his career, Mr. Bloom has dedicated himself to advancements in his field as a Co-Chair of the Medical Malpractice Committee of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and as a member of the legal organizations board of directors. From 2007 to present, and is the Co-chair and a Trustee of the organizations political action committee, LawPAC NY, and he has contributed dozens of technical papers to New York legal publications.Jeff Bloom has lectured extensively to law students and fellow lawyers on the preparation and trial of medical malpractice andpersonal injury, lawsuits at such places as Hofstra and Fordham Law Schools and at programs sponsored by bar associations. He has also served as the Chairperson and lecturer in New York State Bar Association-sponsored programs entitled ,Medical and Legal Issues in Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancers and Surgery, and ,Womans Health Issues and Malpractice,. He has also appeared as a commentator on Court TV. He also lectures extensively to fellow lawyers at bar association programs and to physicians at hospital sponsored programs and rounds.For the past several years, Jeff Bloom has been named inBest Lawyers in America, and New York MagazinesBest Lawyers in New York, in 4 specialties:,Medical Malpractice,,Personal Injury,,Legal Malpractice,, and Professional Malpractice.
Benjamin H. Whitley
Benjamin H. Whitley concentrates his practice on general personal injury claims and workers compensation claims. He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. at Mississippi College School of Law. Benjamin is a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and former Chair of the New Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. In 2012, Benjamin was named in the Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He represents clients throughout the State of North Carolina.
Peter W. Marmaros
Peter W. Marmaros is a founding attorney and partner of Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, in Beachwood, Ohio. Mr. Marmaros has more than 35 years of experience representing individuals and families in matters involving birth injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries. His clients come from throughout the state of Ohio and nationwide.An experienced litigator, Mr. Marmaros represents victims of catastrophic injury, recovering millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. In addition to running his practice, he is a former grand jury foreman. Mr. Marmaros earned a bachelors degree from Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, and received his law degree from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He obtained his law license in 1983, qualifying him to practice in all Ohio state courts.An AV Preeminent peer review rated lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell, Mr. Marmaros is one of the top 100 trial lawyersaccording to the American Association for Justice. He is also listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in America.”,Before founding Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, Mr. Marmaros practiced at another Ohio-based law firm, defending hospitals and physicians against claims of medical negligence or malpractice. He opened his own law firm in 1994 and formed Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, in 2005.Mr. Marmaros stays involved in his legal community through membership in various professional organizations. He belongs to the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He gives back to his community through participation in the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Alumni 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.
John A. Girardi
John Girardi is a trial lawyer who has represented the interests of plaintiffs for over four decades and is one of the founding members of Girardi Keese. ,He has tried over 100 civil jury and non-jury matters, representing the interests of individuals or businesses that have suffered a loss at the hands of another. ,He specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, employment, product liability including automobile design, government entity liability, negligence matters and class actions.Girardi has been honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of Loyola Law School where he serves on the Board of Directors, Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Southern California SuperLawyers since 2006 by ,Los Angeles Magazine, and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California in the area of personal injury. ,He has also been nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. ,He has over 175 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1,000,000. ,In 2016, he received the American Board of Trial Advocates Lee B. Wenzel Civility and Professionalism Award. ,He has been recognized for his work as a volunteer mediator by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. ,He has received the Cahalan Award as an alumnus of his high school, Loyola High School of Los Angeles, where he has served on the Board of Directors since 2009 and was Chairman of that schools Sesquicentennial celebration committee. ,Girardi is one of the founding Board members of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School. ,He also serves as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Football Foundation, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Loyola Productions, Inc. is Board Secretary of the Pacific Institute for Community Organization and, since 2014, has served on the Board of Save the Children Action Network, a national organization advocating on behalf of childrens issues. ,Girardi is involved with several other Boards while maintaining a full time practice of law. ,He is also a co-host of the nationally syndicated ABC radio program, ,The LawBusiness Insider,. ,Girardi and his wife, Denise, have two sons, Patrick, who is the newly appointment Manager of Alumni Relations at Loyola High School and Vincent, who is working in hockey operations for the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Professional, helpful and extremely knowledgeable in personal injury and employment law matters, Timothy Gonzales of Brock & Gonzales, LLP, represents people from all over California against corporations; public entities; negligent individuals; and harassing, discriminatory and retaliatory employers. As founder of the firm, he commits to justly and fully representing the rights of his clients and to keeping their best interests at the front of the case.Mr. Gonzales handles employment law matters such as age discrimination, disability discrimination, gender discrimination, medical condition discrimination, meal and rest break violations, pregnancy rights violations, religious discrimination, race discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, sexual orientation discrimination, whistleblower retaliation and wrongful termination. Whether through trial or settlement, he is committed to getting his clients the compensation they deserve.Throughout the early years of his career, Mr. Gonzales learned how employers and insurance companies evaluate and operate during lawsuits as a defense lawyer, and he passes this experience down to represent his clients more effectively. Those who have been wrongfully terminated or severely injured by the actions of another benefit from his aggressive, yet tactical, approach to legal representation.Mr. Gonzales is currently a member of the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.In 2001, Mr. Gonzales earned his Bachelor of Arts with a major in business administration from Loyola Marymount University, then went on to Santa Clara Law School to earn a Juris Doctor in 2004.
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Margery N. Somers
Margery Somers has been with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg for over 15 years. She specializes in employment law, handling wrongful termination and cases dealing with discrimination because of gender, race, age, pregnancy, and sexual harassment. A strong advocate for the disabled, Ms. Somers has emphasized supporting disabled employees in asserting their rights throughout her legal career. She additionally works with employees who are denied accommodations in the workplace. Her extensive background in public service helps her better understand her clients special needs, especially the needs of those who have suffered harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Ms. Somers is committed to representing high-level executives in sensitive employment situations.
David T. Pearlman
Born and having lived in Charleston all his life, David Pearlman has spent his entire life observing the dignity and respect of the law. Davids father, the Honorable Gus H. Pearlman, was Probate Judge for Charleston County for 35 years. He taught me that everybody deserves respect, dignity, and equal justice no matter their background.David Pearlman has spent his entire career trying to ensure that justice for allmeans just that.While in college at University of Georgia and George Washington University, David marched for civil and workers rights. After obtaining his law degree from the University Of South Carolina Law School, he joined theSteinberg Law Firm, in 1976. He then became a partner in 1980. Irving Steinberg founded the firm to help the working people of South Carolina,he says, Its always been a perfect place for me to practice law.”,David has been a member of the South Carolina Bar for more than 40 years. He has won landmark cases before the South Carolina Court of Appeals and the South Carolina Supreme Court. He has been credited with successful victories protecting working people against some of the countrys largest corporations.David has lectured and served on numerous committees devoted to workers rights, including serving as Legislative Chairperson for South Carolina Injured Workers Advocates (IWA) for the last 12 years. He is a past recipient of the Gedney M. Howe Jr. Award for Outstanding Public Service. David previously served as an adjunct professor of Workers Compensation Law at the Charleston School of Law for 2 years. He is a 2011 and 2017 honorable recipient of the Leadership in Law by Lawyers Weekly. For over a decade now, he has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America and nominated by his peers as Top Lawyers year after year. Pearlman holds the highest professional and ethical rating (AV) in Martindale-Hubbell, a legal directory. Not only is David highly respected by peers, but he is deeply loved by his staff because of his sincere and remarkable character. His passion and heart for people is why he is the right lawyer for you.David and his wife, Janet, live on Sullivans Island and have two children. He is proud to say his daughter is a lawyer in Chicago, IL and his son is a lawyer in New York, NY.First Year Recognized in Workers Compensation Law – Claimants: 2011 / Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2005-06,If you or a family member been injured, help is available.Contact the Steinberg Law Firm, at (843) 720-2800 to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Our experiencedlegal team, has recovered over $275 million in the last 10 years handling cases involving:,Personal Injury,Medical Malpractice,Wrongful Death,Defective Products,Car Accidents,Truck Accidents,Motorcycle Accidents,Train Accidents,Boating Accidents,Airplane Accidents,Premises Liability (Slip and Fall),Workers Compensation,Criminal & DUI,Social Security Disability
Michael B. Ely
I devote 100% of my practice to representing individuals injured or killed in accidents. I has been rated AV (the highest rating available) by Martindale Hubbell, who rates attorneys for legal ability and ethics. I have been rated a 10 out of 10 on AVVO and I am a rising star on Superlawyers.I have litigated a variety of different cases for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, including:,Aviation crash cases,Gas Explosion cases,FTCA cases (cases involving the United States government as a defendant),Dog bite cases,Automobile accident cases,Trucking accident cases,,Bus crash cases,Property damage cases,Wrongful death cases,False imprisonment cases,,Products liability cases,Dram shop cases,Further, I have litigated cases in 14 different states and a multitude of different Courts.I am licensed to practice law in the following jurisdictions:,Texas (Since 2014),Florida (Since 2010),Maryland (Since 2002),District of Columbia (Since 2005),Military Court of Appeals (Since 2003)
Daniel F. Farnsworth
Daniel Farnsworth is an attorney at Farnsworth & Murphy LLC, which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. An experienced litigator, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, and represents clients throughout the area who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanor and felony offenses, including driving under the influence and drug crimes. In his personal injury practice, he represents plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others. Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Farnsworth has received an Excellent peer-review rating through Avvo, the online legal directory and forum.Mr. Farnsworth attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and political science in 1997. After graduation, he worked for the United States House of Representatives before going on to attend Georgia State University College of Law, where he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Farnsworth was a prosecutor with the Office of the Solicitor General of the State Court of Fulton County, where he handled DUI and other misdemeanor cases. Admitted to practice in Georgia and Florida, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.In order to keep abreast of current developments in his practice areas as well as to forge connections with fellow attorneys, Mr. Farnsworth is an active participant in several professional organizations. A member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, he is also involved with Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College for DUI Defense, and he is a barrister with The Bleckley American Inn of Court.
Christopher Simon dedicates the majority of his Atlanta-based law practice to personal injury cases of all kinds. He is also skilled in handling cases that pertain to business litigation and alternative dispute resolution. A graduate of the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, Mr. Simon has practiced in Georgia since 1997.After a decade working as legal counsel for large insurance companies, Mr. Simon began working with a trucking defense practice. Eventually, he changed his focus from trucking defense to private practice, where he began representing the very same clients he had previously defended against. A unique knowledge of both sides of insurance law gives Mr. Simon an advantage in cases dealing with insurance companies and claims, particularly cases wherein clients have been victimized by truck accidents. His background also gives him a strong compassion for victims of all kinds of accidents, and he is tenaciously dedicated to bringing them justice in the form of financial compensation.Mr. Simon was chosen as one of the Top 100 Lawyers every year from 2014 to 2017 by Superlawyers and a Top 100 Litigator by National Trial Lawyers. He has been on the Superlawyers list every year since 2009. He received his mediation certification from the Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution in 2006 and is an active mediator with BAY Mediation. Chris prides himself in navigating difficult insurance situations and connecting personally with his clients, despite the complex nature of litigation. Accident and injury victims in Atlanta, Georgia, have counted on the firm for the last 21 years to provide personalized service and unparalelled skill.