Fortunately, my clients had purchased uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UIM) with their own auto insurance. This is not a no-fault coverage, so you still need to prove that the person who caused the accident was negligent, and that your injuries were caused by that negligence, and your insurance company will often fight you on that. The law is complex and an unrepresented person could miss something important or give away information she is not legally required to provide.Read More
Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Conti Moore Smith
- Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr.
- Brian K. Harris
- Andrew R. Gillin
- Frank W. Frasier, III
- Gary J. James
- Elizabeth C. Savage
- Sharen H. Ghatan
- Bruce W. Bannister
- Alex Saharovich
- Les Weisbrod
- Dax F. Garza
Conti Moore Smith
Admitted to practice in both Florida and Nevada, Conti Moore Smith is managing partner at Conti Moore Law, PLLC. Ms. Smith represents clients in Orlando and Melbourne, and the surrounding areas in legal matters related to personal injury, business law, criminal law and family law. In 2010, the National Bar Association recognized her as one of the 40 Under 40 Nations Best Advocates. For her extensive work with the community, Ms. Smith has also been given the Excellence in Service Award.Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in computer information systems with a business minor from Florida A&M University before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, she was successful as a member of the FSU Mock Trial Team and a member of the Florida State University Journal of Transnational Law & Policy.Throughout her career, Ms. Smith has earned a reputation as an aggressive advocate for her clients from the beginning to the end of a case. Her focus on cost-effective, excellent service has built her a large clientele that come to her for everything from landlord and tenant disputes to employment discrimination. The strategic, exceptional legal representation she provides is proven by her successful record.In 2018, Ms. Smith was recognized for her pro bono work by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada and the Clark County Bar Association; she was also given the countys Lied Award for Most Pro Bono Hours. As she moved her practice and career to Florida, Ms. Smith adopted the motto Stress less, choose Mooreand has let this principle guide her throughout her career.
Ronald F. Wittmeyer, Jr.
Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. is a law firm in Arlington Heights, Illinois, founded by attorney Ronald F. Wittmeyer Jr. Mr. Wittmeyer concentrates his practice on personal injury law, serving individuals and families throughout the Chicago metropolitan region injured due to car, construction, motorcycle, pedestrian, slip-and-fall, truck and workplace accidents.Mr. Wittmeyer has more than 35 years of experience. He has recovered significant settlements and verdicts for Illinois residents who have been injured or lost a loved one due to a catastrophic injury.In recognition of his accomplishments representing plaintiffs in personal injury actions, the Northwest Suburban Bar Association presented Mr. Wittmeyer with its Excellence in Public Serviceaward for his guidance in setting up the Rolling Meadows Courthouse Self-Help Center. In addition to his practice, he regularly writes and speaks on various personal injury and litigation topics.Mr. Wittmeyer graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. He holds an active law license before all Illinois state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is an active member of the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, previously serving as president and chairperson of the civil litigation committee of the association.Following law school, Mr. Wittmeyer practiced law with a defense firm after graduating from law school and opened his own firm in 1984. Before practicing law, he worked as an insurance adjuster for national insurance agencies.
Brian K. Harris
Brian K. Harris is Managing Partner of the Las Vegas, Nevada law firm of Harris & Harris Lawyers. He and wife Heather E. Harris, also an attorney, started their personal injury law practice in 2003 in order to provide exceptional legal representation to clients in Nevada, Utah and California who have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one to wrongful death.Mr. Harris is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which recognizes outstanding trial lawyers throughout the nation who have achieved multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He holds a BV-Distinguished rating in the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. He has been named a Mountain States Rising Star (2011) and a Nevada Rising Star (2008) by Top Lawyers magazine. He has been honored for outstanding achievements by National Trial Lawyers.Mr. Harris is an active member of the Utah State Bar, Nevada State Bar, American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Utah Trial Lawyers Association, Nevada Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors from 2005 to present), and Clark County Bar Association.Attorney Harris graduated from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2000. After his admittance to the Bar, he was appointed Washington County Public Defender in St. George, Utah. In 2002, Mr. Harris joined one of Nevadas premier personal injury law firms.
Andrew R. Gillin
Andrew R. Gillin is a founding partner at 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. Andy received his bachelors degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He has written and lectured on personal injury topics, settlement strategies and trial practice for numerous organizations, including California Continuing Education of the Bar. Like other members of GJEL, Andy began his legal career as a public service attorney working for low-income people in need. He sees his long-time, private practice focus on personal injury as an extension of his commitment to that work.Andy practices in both state and federal courts, and he is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the California Trial Lawyers Association and the State Bar of California. In addition to multiple inclusions in Northern California Top Lawyers listings, Andy holds an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in the Best Lawyers in America publication.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are 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 ethical standards.Mr. Gillin is also the author of the highly recognized ,Personal Injury Lawsuit Timeline which addresses how long the average case will take,.
2 Theatre Square, Suite 230,, Orinda CA 94563
Frank W. Frasier, III
Attorney Frank W Frasier, III, is a partner at Frasier, Frasier & Hickman LLP, a personal injury law firm located in in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mr. Frasier practices personal injury and employment law and handles other general civil litigation matters while serving individuals and claimants in Tulsa and throughout the state of Oklahoma.Licensed to practice law in Oklahoma since 1998, Mr. Frasier has two decades of experience. He is admitted before the U.S. Supreme Court and all Oklahoma state courts, federal courts in Oklahoma and Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.Mr. Frasier earned a bachelors degree from The George Washington University and received his law degree from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. While attending law school, he gained legal experience by working for the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs and for a private law firm that focused on representing professional athletes.Following law school, Mr. Frasier worked for a former congressman, providing advice on national security topics, public works and transportation. He later returned to Oklahoma and joined Frasier, Frasier & Hickman LLP, which was founded by his uncle.An active member of his local legal community, Mr. Frasier is a member of various local and statewide professional organizations. He belongs to the Tulsa County Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Association for Justice and is one of Oklahomas Governors (Board) of the American Association for Justice. He belongs to national organizations such as the Attorneys Information Exchange Group and the American Council of Young Political Leaders.
Gary J. James
Gary J. James is an experienced attorney who has helped clients throughout Oklahoma with a wide range of legal matters, including criminal defense in some of the most high-profile cases in the states history. As managing partner of Gary J. James & Associates, P.C. in Oklahoma City, Mr. James defends clients against allegations involving murder, white collar crimes, federal criminal defense, violent crimes, drug offenses, and other criminal matters.As a result of his numerous criminal defense acquittals, Mr. James is currently retained by Law Enforcement Associations and Law Enforcement Agencies to defend Troopers, police officers, and other Law Enforcement personnel. Mr. James devotes a vast majority of his practice to defending Law Enforcement officers in use of force investigations, shootings and defending civil rights lawsuits.A native of Oklahoma, Mr. James received his law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law and quickly began building a reputation in the State for his legal abilities and professionalism.After successfully securing an acquittal for his client in a high-profile murder trial, Mr. James received the 1996 Presidential Award for Outstanding Criminal Advocacy from the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Three years later, Mr. James was selected by the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System to defend Timothy McVeighs criminal charges, including 161 Murder Charges, stemming from the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.Among other honors, Mr. James has received an AV Preeminent rating for over 20 years from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible designation from the peer review service. He has and is included in lists such as the Best Lawyers in America, Outstanding Lawyers of America, Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and US News and World Report; Best Lawyers in America.”Mr. James is engaged in many professional organizations, including the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Association for Justice.A former high school and college football player, Mr. James continues to participate in organizations dedicated to promoting sports and athletics in the state and at the University of Oklahoma.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.,The Best Lawyers in America,® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC.
620 North Robinson Avenue, Suite 207,, Oklahoma City OK 73102
Elizabeth C. Savage
An attorney with Karmel Savage, P.C. Elizabeth C. Savage handles personal injury and family law cases. This includes appellate work and products liability. She is admitted to practice in Oregon and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. A former teacher, Ms. Savage also spent time in the Peace Corps in Cameroon, focusing on womens empowerment and health and AIDS education programs.After graduating from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, Ms. Savage earned her Master of Arts degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Mississippi. For several years, she taught 9 to 12th grade high school students in AP language and composition and literature in New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta. Determined to become a lawyer, she then went back to school at Lewis & Clark Law School, where she graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor. In 2019, Ms. Savage was given the Lewis & Clark Law Schools Rising Star Award.Passionate about professional advancement and becoming the best attorney she can be, Ms. Savage is a member of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, the Multnomah Bar Association and the Oregon Women Lawyers.A member of the Region 5 House of Delegates for the Oregon State Bar, Ms. Savage is also on the litigation, appellate and family law sections of the organization. Her volunteer work includes time as a mentor in the Lewis & Clark Law School Mentorship Program and as a pro bono attorney for the Childrens Representation Project.
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
Bruce W. Bannister
Bruce, W. Bannister is a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a partner of the law firm of Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC. He focuses on family law, eminent domain and complex civil litigation. He has tried cases involving bank fraud, condemnation, personal injury, premises liability, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, planning and land use. Former House Majority Leader, Mr. Bannister now serves as a member of the Ways and Means Committee and was recently named among Best Lawyers in Greenville, S.C. in the practice area of Governmental Relations.A 1995 graduate of Davidson College, Mr. Bannister attended the University of South Carolina School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. The South Carolina Bar admitted him to practice that same year.Widely regarded as one of the leading attorneys in the area, Mr. Bannister holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished peer review rating, and Best Lawyers included him in its list of top attorneys in the region in 2018. He has also facilitated a number of legal courses as an adjunct professor at Greenville Technical College.A native of Greenville, Mr. Bannister gives back to his community through his involvement with various civil and charitable organizations, including Leadership Greenville. He also once served on the board for the Greenville Peace Center and for A Childs Haven, and in 2011, he received the Childrens Hospital Legislative Advocacy Award in recognition for his selfless contributions to the Institute for Child Success.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.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of Woodward/White, Inc. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of Woodward/White, Inc.
Alex Saharovich is a Founding Member and Senior Partner of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Mr. Saharovich obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Tennessee. While in law school, Mr. Saharovich served as Casenote Editor and Assistant Editor of the Tennessee Law Review. He is engaged in a civil trial practice with emphasis in the areas of mass tort litigation, automobile accidents, wrongful death, and workers compensation. Mr. Saharovich was listed as a Top Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Law and Politics Magazine. In the 2008 edition, he was included in the list of top 100 Top Lawyers in Tennessee and Top 50 Top Lawyers in Memphis. Mr. Saharovich has served on numerous boards including Temple Israel, Facing History and Ourselves, Plough Towers, Memphis Jewish Federation, Solomon Schechter Day School of Memphis and the Southeast Regional Anti-Defamation League. He served as president of Plough Towers, is currently a vice president of Temple Israel and is currently a chair on the Mid-South Alumni Admissions Council for Northwestern University.He has been a lecturer at seminars and educational affairs and served on the alumni admissions review committee for Northwestern University and has taught and lectured paralegal programs at Christian Brothers University and Southwest Tennessee Community College (formerly State Technical Institute of Memphis). Mr. Saharovich, who is married with three sons, enjoys riding bikes, running, reading and cheering for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team and the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers.
Les Weisbrod has been dubbed the pit bullof the Texas medical malpractice bar and is recognized nationally and internationally as one of the top plaintiffs medical malpractice trial lawyers in the United States. He has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America from 2010 to 2012, and in Texas Top Lawyers (as published in Texas Monthly) from 2003 to 2012.According to Michael Rustad, a professor of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Les Weisbrod has obtained more medical malpractice punitive damage jury verdicts for his clients than any other attorney in the United States.”,Weisbrod served as President of the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly ATLA) for the 2008-2009 term and was the founding co-chair of AAJs birth trauma litigation group in 1991. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and belongs to the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.The attorneys at Miller Weisbrod are leaders in plaintiffs personal injury law with a strong history of results at trial. Please visit our website MillerWeisbrod.com for details of our proven results and large recoveries.
11551 Forest Central Drive, Suite 300,, Dallas TX 75243
Dax F. Garza
A personal injury case involving a serious accident often requires litigation and many times a trial. Dax F. Garza is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as one of a very small percentage of Texas lawyers qualified to be Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law. Mr. Garza has handled serious injury cases throughout his legal career. He has successfully represented clients against large pharmaceutical companies, maritime employers, trucking companies, insurance companies, and other parties responsible for injuries. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists (TACTAS), and is Past-Chair of The Texas Trial Lawyers Association Board of Advocates, and Past-President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. He considers his relationships with his clients crucial to the success of their cases.
One City Centre, 1021 Main Street, Suite 1400,, Houston TX 77002