Belinda jammed her foot on the brake, and the impact was so strong, it literally snapped the bone of her heel. Never trust an insurance claims adjuster. Instead, when a client calls to speak to the attorney, he is immediately given a time slot on his lawyer’s calendar within the next twenty-four business hours. I always conduct myself with professionalism and courtesy to everyone involved in my clients’ claims. In a previous article, I mentioned the “Independent Medical Examination” or IME.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
- Brian W. Rush
- William A. Dean
- Eric M. Terry
- Paul J. Fina
- John H. Bredell
- Thomas K. Neill
- Craig W. Carlson
- Michael T. van der Veen
- Brian S. Nelson
- Michael S. Phillips
- Michael H. Kooshoian
- Eric D. Miller
Brian W. Rush
I am a personal injury lawyer serving clients in the Orlando and Tampa Bay areas. I am passionate about helping my clients navigate the personal injury process and obtain maximum compensation for their injuries, medical bills and lost wages. My clients and their families always receive the personal one-on-one attention that every case deserves!,Choosing a driven, dedicated and experienced attorney is one of the most important decisions an injured person can make. I have worked very hard at developing a reputation of excellence, and because of this several attorneys consistently refer their most difficult cases directly to me. It is truly an honor and a privilege to level the playing field and help injured clients get back on their feet.I began my career as a trial attorney defending insurance companies against personal injury lawsuits. I handled cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), negligent security, sexual assault, nursing home abuse, defective products, medical malpractice, and serious automobile accidents. I was mentored by Board Certified attorneys, beginning with the initial investigation all the way through trial. These experiences provided me with tremendous insight into the strategies that are so critical to delivering an extraordinary result. I graduated with honors from the University of Florida and accepted an academic scholarship to the University of Florida Levin College of Law. I have been practicing in Orlando and Tampa Bay since 2011, and in that time I have been able to develop valuable relationships with doctors, testifying experts and others in the local legal communities. I am currently a member of the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association and other prominent organizations focused on protecting the rights of injured Floridians.I love what I do, and I look forward to serving you!
William A. Dean
William A. Dean is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Dean is the managing partner of the law firm Ford, Dean & Rotundo P.A. located in Aventura, Florida. As a plaintiffs trial attorney, Mr. Dean represents victims of nursing home and ALF abuse and neglect, medical malpractice, patients who have suffered the development and deterioartion of bed sores, catastrophic accidents and sexual abuse. Over Mr. Deans career, he has obtained in excess of $100 Million Dollars in settlments and jury verdicts for his clients.Mr. Deans successes have earned him several awards and honors. In addition to receiving an AV rating from his peers, he is also a member of the Multimillion Dollar Advocates Forum, awarded to attorneys who have won multimillion dollar verdicts on behalf of their clients. Mr. Dean has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 Florida Top Lawyers Rising Stars and has been a member of Florida Top Lawyers from 2010 to present. Florida Trend magazine selected him as one of the Florida Legal Elite in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and he was selected as a Top Lawyers in the South Florida Legal Guide from 2013 to present. Mr. Dean was also admitted into the Daily Busineiss Review 2014 Florida Verdicts Hall of Fame. Mr. Dean lectures nationally on nursing home litigation topics.Mr. Dean graduated from New York Law School with honors after completing undergraduate studies in History at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Mr. Dean is admitted to practice before the State of Florida, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the State of New York, the State of Georgia, and the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of the U.S. District Court of Florida and the United States Supreme Court.CV, BV, and AV 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.
Eric M. Terry
As a plaintiffs personal injury lawyer, Eric Terry primarily concentrates his practice on advocating for clients who have been harmed by others, through no fault of their own. This can include but is not limited to, negligence on the part of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, a car accident, or exposure to a deadly chemical at a workplace.He has represented clients in cases involving a multitude of prescription drugs and medical devices, including robotic surgical systems, Pradaxa, Januvia, vaginal mesh and Yaz. Eric continues to lead in recovering millions of dollars for injured victims from the pharmaceutical companies.Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for more than 10 years as a parole officer. During his decade of work as a parole officer, Eric enjoyed helping offenders live positive lives and felt personal satisfaction when his hard work resulted in former convicted criminals transform themselves into contributing members of society. While working as a probation officer, he saw many people turn to a life of crime after becoming involved with drugs, even prescription drugs. It was in his role as a probation officer that Eric educated himself about the massive pharmaceutical industry and the injustice that occurs when these conglomerates prioritize profit over consumer safety. Eric decided to return to law school to become a consumer advocate in the courtroom.
Paul J. Fina
Attorney Paul J. Fina founded his law firm, Fina Law Offices, with the goal of protecting the rights of victims of negligence living in northeastern Illinois. From his firms two law offices in downtown Chicago and Downers Grove, Mr. Fina provides representation, support and guidance to clients pursuing personal injury, wrongful death and workers compensation related to the following:,• Car and motorcycle accidents,• Wrongful death,• Slip-and-fall accidents,• Product liability,• Medical malpractice,• Dog bites,• Bicycle and pedestrian accidents,• Nursing home abuse and neglect,• Workplace accidents,Mr. Fina began his legal career in 1988 after earning his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law, where he went on to earn his Master of Laws. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade have also approved him to practice in their courtrooms.Over the past nearly 30 years, Mr. Finas many courtroom successes have earned him the respect of the legal community. As a result, he is the recipient of a number of honors, including an Excellent rating from Avvo, membership in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and inclusion among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.Attorney Fina is not only active in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of legal associations, including the American Bar Association and the DuPage County Bar Association.
5205 Washington Street, Downers Grove IL 60515
John H. Bredell
John Bredell has extensive experience and expertise in representing injured individuals in all types of serious personal injury claims, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury. John and his wife and partner, Lynn Marie Bredell, have been practicing law for more than 25 years and founded Bredell & Bredell in 1991. Legal services are provided with the highest care and concern for clients, and actions are pursued aggressively and competently, with excellent results. John was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1984. He was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Attorney Award by the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association, holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Thomas K. Neill
Thomas K. Neill practices primarily in civil litigation, including personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, Federal Employers Liability Act, and consumer class actions. He is admitted to practice in Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois.Mr. Neills work for his clients has been recognized on numerous occasions. In 2013, he received the St. Louis County Bar Associations Roy F. Essen Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, given annually to an attorney under 36 years of age who has demonstrated excellent and distinguished work as a lawyer, distinguished service to the organized bar, and unselfish service to the community.In 2018, he was a member of the trial team that won a $4.69 billion verdict on behalf of 22 plaintiffs against Johnson & Johnson over its asbestos-laden talcum powder. It was named the Top Plaintiff s Verdict in 2018 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. In 2014, Mr. Neill was part of a trial team that obtained the Top Plaintiffs Settlement designation from that same publication.Mr. Neil has an AV Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which is the highest given. He is listed inThe Best Lawyers in America, for Mass Torts Litigation/Class Action – Plaintiffs. He has been annually selected toMissouri & Kansas Top Lawyers[among the top 5 percent of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas] since 2013, in the area of Personal Injury Plaintiff-General Litigation. He has been cited as a Top 50 St. Louis attorney by the same publication, and as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Associations Top 40 Under 40. He was the 2012 recipient ofMissouri Lawyers Weeklys, Appellate Advocacy Award.Mr. Neill has served in numerous leadership roles for the Bar. Since 2013, he has served on the Joint Commission on Women in the Profession. The role of the commission and its members is to identify gender barriers, combat bias in the justice system, and secure full and equal participation of women in the legal profession. Mr. Neill has been on the Executive Committee of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis since 2009, and served as President of the Association in 2014-2015.In 2017, he was elected to the Appellate Judicial Commission for the Eastern District of Missouri for a six-year term. In 2015, he was elected by members of The Missouri Bar to the five-member 22nd Circuit Judicial Commission.Mr. Neill graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 2002, where he was selected a National member of the Order of Barristers, was a national finalist in the Board of Advocates Client Counseling Competition, and received the William H. Howard Award in Conflict of Laws. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1999.He is the author of the Voir Dire and Jury Selectionchapter of the Missouri Civil Trial Practice (3rd edition) 2014 Supp. This publication is used as a practice reference by attorneys throughout Missouri.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
Michael T. van der Veen
The founder of van der Veen, ONeill, Hartshorn & Levin, Michael T. van der veen, represents the rights of people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and its surrounding towns and counties. He focuses his practice on personal injury plaintiff and criminal defense, and handles cases involving construction accidents, sex offenses, forgery and fraud, car accidents, murder, white collar crimes, slip-and-falls, DUI, medical errors, drug offenses, truck accidents, vehicular homicide and product liability.In 1985, Mr. van der veen graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. He then attended Quinnipiac University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1988. He continued his study of the law, first at the National Criminal Defense College and second, at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he earned a Master of Laws in 1995.Mr. van der veen knows the challenges that come with an unexpected injury or criminal charge. He is known for his compassion to clients as well as his tenacity in protecting their rights and pursuing justice. One case, involving a person in a car accident who was left a paraplegic, resulted in a $31.5 million award. Another client was accused of killing his mother and acquitted.Community involvement is important to Mr. van der veen. He has been involved with the American Diabetes Associations Philadelphia chapter, served as a childrens coach and mentor, worked with numerous charity events and is currently on Montgomery Schools board of trustees in Chester Springs. Recently, Mr. van der veen was elected to serve on the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations board of directors. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Brian S. Nelson
Brian Nelson has been practicing Personal Injury Law for over 28 years and his firm is rated 10 out of 10. The Law Offices of Brian Nelson provides exceptional representation which results in the maximum recovery for clients. The office is conveniently located off the 405 and 10 freeways in Beverly Hills. Valet parking is provided for all clients and potential clients.
9401 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 608,, Beverly Hills CA 90212
Michael S. Phillips
Michael S. Phillips is a highly regarded criminal defense attorney at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren. Based in Irvine, California, he focuses his practice on the representation of people throughout Orange County who have been charged with the commission of felonies or misdemeanors related to allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Mr. Phillips has been a member in good standing of The State Bar of California since 2008, and he is accordingly admitted to practice before all California state courts.Mr. Phillips takes the time to research each clients individual situation and then proceeds to construct a strategy to counter the states allegations. In some cases, a challenge can be made to the initial traffic stop itself on the basis that the law enforcement officer did not have the requisite reasonable suspicion that a crime was being committed. In other cases, Mr. Phillips has argued that the field sobriety tests were improperly conducted, and he has questioned the administration of breath tests, including demonstrating that the Breathalyzer or similar device was improperly calibrated.Mr. Phillips has been able to obtain successful outcomes for many of his clients, whether in the courtroom through dismissals or acquittals, or as a result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecutor. His colleagues have taken note of his track record and have awarded him a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Phillips name has been included to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 lists. The recipient of a Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School, he worked for the Office of the District Attorney in Santa Ana before entering private practice.
Michael H. Kooshoian
Michael H. Kooshoian is the founder of The Law Office of Michael H. Kooshoian PLLC in North Tonawanda, New York. Focusing his practice of law in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury and real estate, Mr. Kooshoian handles a wide variety of criminal and civil matters. He offers legal advice and representation to clients who are located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area and throughout Erie and Niagara counties.After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in political science from SUNY Geneseo in 2003, Mr. Kooshoian attended the University at Buffalo School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2007. During law school, he was a member of the National Trial Team and competed in two national competitions. Mr. Kooshoian is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.A New York native, Mr. Kooshoian practiced trial and appellate advocacy as a prosecutor with the Erie County District Attorneys Office before entering private practice in 2011. Dedicated to helping people in Western New York, he founded his own law firm in January 2016. During the course of his legal career, Mr. Kooshoian has defended clients who have been accused of crimes of every degree, including theft, murder, assault and battery, DUI, DWI and white collar crimes.In recognition of his ethics and legal skills, Mr. Kooshoian has earned an Excellent rating from his peers through Avvo. He is a member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Defenders Association.
Eric D. Miller
Attorney Eric D. Miller is the managing partner at the Law Firm of Miller Bonham, LLP, an Atlanta-based firm that represents plaintiffs in personal injury and insurance subrogation matters. An experienced litigator, he represents individual victims of automobile collisions, burn injuries, product defects and construction accidents, as well as insurance companies involved in subrogation matters involving fire damage, faulty construction and other property damage.Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Miller was elected to A.M. BESTs List of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and was named as one of Georgia Trend magazines Legal Elite. He is a past president of the Georgia chapter of the National Association of Subrogation Professionals and a member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Georgia Fire Investigators Association, the State Bar of Georgia and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Miller is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Board Certified Attorneys, an organization which identifes Board Certified Civil Trial Attorneys across the country.Mr. Miller received his law degree from the University of Georgia, where he won the Best Oralist Award in the National Moot Court Regional Competition. He is licensed to practice in Georgia.