Insurance companies have been doing this for a long time, and they are very good at it. Making things even more confusing, different rules apply to different defendants. But being aggressive toward the other driver, yelling at him or getting in his face, will not help your cause. Sometimes, it can be appropriate to try representing yourself without the help of a lawyer. But who was the claim against?Read More
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
You must remember that in almost every personal injury case, there is an immense possibility of negligence; so, if you do think that you are not the one to blame, you need to be careful about this.
Remember! You must be careful about picking the right municipal department because some states are highly strict with public sues, and if you do commit any mistake, they can discard your claim.
Some people try to repair all the infrastructure damage after someone can demand, so you need to be quick and cunning, and make sure that you have all the evidence at the right moment.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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But this solution may only cause you the same problem down the road if you are in another wreck. A copy of the police report is also attached. Sometimes adjusters can be hardened to soft tissue injury claims and they will try and group them into one big bunch. Unfortunately, a lot of people do just that. I’ll throw in an extra $200 for your hassle.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Brandon R. Scheele
- Lee D. Gunn IV
- Steven P. Combs
- Chet G. Boudreaux
- Andrew M. Abraham
- Frederick E. Kaiser
- John E. Hill
- Andje M. Medina
- Richard Alexander
- Craig V. Morton
- John R. Vincent
- Brian P. Adams
Brandon R. Scheele
At Morgan & Morgan PA, Brandon R. Scheele represents clients in Florida in matters of personal injury. Those may include cases of wrongful death, spinal cord injuries, slip and falls, insurance disputes, insurance claims, first-party litigation, civil trial litigation, trucking accidents, car accidents and brain injuries. Throughout his career, he has tried to verdict more than 70 jury trials in cases of serious injury, quadriplegic cases and wrongful death cases. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.In 1999, Mr. Scheele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with honors and a business administration degree with a philosophy minor. He then attended Florida State University College of Law, where he again graduated with honors and his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was founding member and president of the American Trial Lawyers Associations Florida State University branch and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Team.Mr. Scheele is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association and serves as a board member for the Trial Lawyers Section. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Supreme Court.The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization has given Mr. Scheele the distinction of being board-certified as a civil trial lawyer. One of his largest cases was a $41 verdict, the largest Hernando County. He helped to hold a local bar accountable for serving alcohol to an underage person who was in a very serious car accident after drinking there. 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.
201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor,, Tampa FL 33602
Lee D. Gunn IV
Attorney Lee D. Gunn is board certified in civil trial by The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocates. He focuses his practice of law on the preservation and pursuit of the rights of injured persons and insurance policyholders. These cases frequently involve substantial matters such as wrongful death, serious personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, construction accidents and property insurance coverage claims, including hurricane damage and bad faith. Mr. Gunns law firm, Gunn Law Group, is located in Tampa, Florida.Prior to protecting the rights of individuals, Mr. Gunn defended hospitals, major corporations and insurance carriers for 17 years. In 2000 he commenced representation of plaintiffs and since that time has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar settlements on their behalf.Mr. Gunn is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named to Florida Trend Magazines Legal Elite as among the leading American attorneys by his peers. He has given presentations and been published on a number of legal subjects, including product liability, insurance bad faith, trial advocacy, improving settlements and the ethical preservation of policyholder rights.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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Steven P. Combs
Attorney Steven P. Combs is a shareholder with the Combs Greene law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Jacksonville metro region and surrounding areas, Mr. Combs focuses his practice primarily on family law and personal injury matters; however, he also handles a variety of other legal areas, including physicians legal services, business law and contracts, criminal defense, estate planning, appeals, health care law, bankruptcy and foreclosures, and more.A top-rated lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Combs has held a number of roles during his time practicing, including serving as a local court magistrate, where he presided over 14,000 hearings. Throughout his illustrious career, he has earned a reputation for his abiding passion for the law as well as for delivering the quality, personalized legal counsel his clients deserve during some of the most difficult times in their lives.Recognized for his success and impeccable professionalism, Mr. Combs holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, he has received many other awards and honors from his peers as well as top reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, including Superb ratings on Avvo for a variety of practice areas.A 1987 graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Combs returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1991. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he received Book Awards in Civil Procedure and Torts. Along with practicing before all Florida state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Combs has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region, and he maintains active involvement in his legal community through his extensive involvement with The Florida Bar and other local, state and national legal organizations.A staunch advocate for the rights and safety of children, Mr. Combs has received the Clay County Child Advocate of the Year award for several years, and he helped establish the only Family Law Night Court in Florida.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.
Chet G. Boudreaux
As an attorney at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Chet G. Boudreaux is committed to representing clients in Lafayette, Baton Rouge and throughout the state of Louisiana as well as in Texas and Mississippi. He focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death cases that involve the following matters: motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites, 18-wheeler accidents, chemical exposure, offshore and maritime cases, bus accidents, premises liability and land contamination.Mr. Boudreaux earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, graduating with honors. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor and graduate magna cum laude from the Southern University Law Center in 2003. During law school, Mr. Boudreaux was a recipient of the Whos Who Among Students scholastic honor. In 2016, Mr. Boudreaux was inducted into the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame.With more than a decade of experience helping victims of negligence, Mr. Boudreaux is dedicated to securing the highest amount of compensation available for clients. He understands that suffering an injury can be emotionally and physically devastating, which is why he approaches every case with compassion for the client and tenacity for justice. Among Mr. Boudreauxs successes is a $2.855 million verdict in a wrongful death case from a bus accident. In addition, Mr. Boudreaux has handled multimillion dollar cases involving construction accidents, farm trucks and tractor trailer accidents. For his achievements, he has been named in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Mr. Boudreaux holds memberships with the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Louisiana Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Appeals Court for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Andrew M. Abraham
Attorney Andrew M. Abraham is a partner with the Keches Law Group, which has six office locations across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Serving clients throughout Massachusetts, Mr. Abraham devotes his practice to personal injury law, and he has achieved notable success assisting clients with obtaining the maximum amount of compensation they deserve for the injuries and losses they suffered as the result of someone elses negligence.Although he has handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout his career, Mr. Abraham has maintained a particular focus on claims involving traumatic brain injuries, tractor-trailer accidents, construction site accidents and defective products. From his efforts, he has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards, including many seven-figure verdicts that stand as among the largest ever awarded in the state.A 1988 graduate of the Deerfield Academy, Mr. Abraham received his Bachelor of Arts from Bates College in 1992. He then attended Suffolk University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1995. The Massachusetts Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and Mr. Abraham has devoted his entire legal career to advocating on behalf of personal injury victims and their families.Widely regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Abraham has conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of topics. An engaging speaker, he has received many positive reviews from those who attended his lectures for his in-depth knowledge and insightfulness, particularly in the area of neuroimaging as it relates to traumatic brain injuries.In addition, Mr. Abraham once served as president of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and he holds the designation of being the youngest attorney to ever hold the position. He has also served as chair for the organizations Education Committee. Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. Abraham is a member of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts and the North American Brain Injury Society. He is also highly active with the American Association for Justice and the organizations Product Liability, Tractor Trailer Crash and Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation groups.
Frederick E. Kaiser
Attorney Frederick E. Kaiser is a partner at the law firm of Hansen Dordell in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Kaiser devotes his practice to workers compensation law, representing plaintiffs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, including Hennepin, Ramsey and Washington counties.Mr. Kaiser has been a licensed attorney since 1975 and has more than 40 years of experience. He is admitted in Minnesota and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. In addition to his litigation practice, he serves as an arbitrator and mediator in various matters.Over the course of his career, Mr. Kaiser has successfully handled numerous workers compensation cases. He also has experience in the areas of insurance defense and personal injury law. He is a strong advocate for his clients and a skilled negotiator, dedicated to providing the best possible service while maintaining a sense of respect and civility for everyone involved in the legal process.Before becoming a partner at Hansen Dordell, Mr. Kaiser spent more than 25 years as The Hartfords managing attorney. In addition to practicing law, he served as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.Mr. Kaiser earned a bachelors degree in political science with minors in management finance and sociology from St. Cloud State University and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. He gained valuable legal experience during law school by interning for a senator. In this role, he authored several position papers. He also authored a police manual during his law school career.
3900 Northwoods Drive, Suite 250,, SAINT PAUL MN 55112
John E. Hill
Attorney John Hill has proudly and effectively represented clients in the San Francisco Bay area of California for more than 40 years. Located in Oakland, the Law Offices of John E. Hill is dedicated to providing personal client service and pursuing cost-effective solutions to every clients legal problem.Mr. Hills practice focuses on personal injury litigation, including cases involving product liability, premises liability, medical malpractice and wrongful death.In addition to equipping him to handle any challenge his clients may have, Mr. Hills decades of hands-on trial experience have earned him the respect of colleagues and clients alike. Furthermore, he is board-certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate. He is a member of the Americn Board of Trial Advocates.Mr. Hill currently serves on the board of directors of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named to the Top Lawyers list every year since 2006.
Andje M. Medina
Andje M. Medina is an attorney and partner at Altair Law in San Francisco, California. Ms. Medina devotes her practice to personal injury law and serves clients throughout northern California. She has experience with cases involving automobile accidents, brain injury, construction accidents, industrial accidents, professional negligence, public entity liability and wrongful death.Ms. Medina was a member of the honors program and earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law and has been licensed to practice law since 2007. Over the course of her career, she has recovered numerous verdicts and settlements for those she represents.As a complement to her practice, Ms. Medina has lectured and authored extensively on various personal injury topics. Her accomplishments have earned her numerous honors and awards from organizations including the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the National Trial Lawyers. She has been featured in the publication The Best Lawyers in Americaand attained an AV Preeminent rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell.Ms. Medina is a board member of the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the Bar Association of San Francisco, the American Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of San Francisco Inn of Court and the American Association for Justice. She was named by the Daily Journal as a Top 40 Attorney under 40 in California in 2017.Ms. Medina is passionate about giving back to the community through volunteer and pro bono work. She volunteers her time as a mock trial and oral advocacy judge as well as at food banks and other 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.
Attorney Richard Alexander is the founder and managing attorney of the Alexander Law Group, LLP, which has office locations in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial advocates in the country, Mr. Alexander devotes his practice to personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions and other preventable tragedies.Backed by more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Alexander has achieved notable success fighting on behalf of those suffering from catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. He has represented plaintiff clients before some of the countrys largest automobile manufacturers, retail establishments, chemical companies, utility and power companies, insurance providers and others, including the California Department of Transportation.From his efforts, he has secured many million-dollar and multimillion-dollar settlements and awards for those he has served, and he has earned numerous awards and honors not only from his peers but also from his clients alike. Among his most notable accolades, Mr. Alexander holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as designation as among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America from the American Trial Lawyers Association.In addition, the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association named him Trial Lawyer of the Year, and Consumer Attorneys of California twice nominated him for its Street Fighter of the Year award. He holds Superb client ratings on AVVO, and San Jose Magazine voted him among the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in the region.A 1966 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, Mr. Alexander obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1969. The State Bar of Michigan admitted him to practice that same year, and The State Bar of California admitted him to practice in 1971.A leader in his field, Mr. Alexander served as vice president of the California Trial Lawyers Association from 1995 to 1996, and he served on the organizations board of governors from 1990 to 1994 and then again from 1997 to 1999. He has also served as vice president and on the board of governors for The State Bar of California.Moreover, Mr. Alexander served as president as well as treasurer of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and he is a founding member of both the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.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.
Craig V. Morton
Attorney Craig V. Morton is the co-founder, partner and owner of the Morton & Germany, PLLC, law firm located in Memphis, Tennessee.A highly rated attorney with 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Morton devotes his practice to helping those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. In addition to handling all types of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims, Mr. Morton also provides effective criminal defense strategies for those charged with any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.Devoting the majority of his practice to litigation, Mr. Morton advocates strongly on behalf of those he serves in order to help them recover the maximum amount of compensation for the damages they incurred. Likewise, he fights hard to protect the rights and liberties of the accused in order to mitigate any potential penalties they may face and preserve their freedom.From this high level of commitment to his clients needs, Mr. Morton has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career, and he holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished rating.A 1988 graduate of the University of Memphis, Mr. Morton returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in 1991. The Tennessee Bar Association and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee admitted him to practice that same year.He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, the Western District of Texas and the Eastern District of Missouri, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 6th Circuits.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.
45 North B.B. King Blvd., 2nd Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
John R. Vincent
Attorney John R. Vincent is the founder and member of the Vincent Law Office, which has offices in Riverton, Wyoming, and Columbus, Montana. Working primarily from the firms Riverton office, Mr. Vincent uses his more than 45 years of legal experience to provide the highest level of advocacy and support possible for clients who have legal needs involving any of the following:,· Personal injury and wrongful death,· Oil field injuries,· Insurance bad faith,· Landowner claims,· Energy and natural resources issues,· Business disputes,· General civil litigation,Born in Fremont, Nebraska, Mr. Vincent spent most of his life in Riverton, and he worked in the oil and uranium industries to help pay his way through college and law school. Through this experience, Mr. Vincent gained an appreciation for the hard-working men and women of his state, and he has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a workplace accident.Over the course of his career, he has recovered numerous verdicts in excess of $1 million for his clients, and he has spent a considerable amount of his career lobbying the states legislature for better laws to protect workers rights and safety.In all cases, Mr. Vincent delivers the personalized attention his clients deserve as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes on their behalves. Recognized for his success as well as his impeccable professionalism and service, he holds an AV-Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers® has included him in its list as one of the nations top attorneys. He even received Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year Award in 2012.A 1971 graduate of Montana State University, Mr. Vincent obtained his Juris Doctor from Creighton University in 1974. He is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in Wyoming and Nebraska as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Court.A leader in his field, Mr. Vincent has served as president and secretary-treasurer of the Fremont County Bar Association as well as on the board of director of the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served on a number of committees with the Wyoming Bar Association related to insurance law, legislative reform and other matters, and he is an active member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Wind River Bar Association and the American Judicature Society.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 BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. 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 BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
Brian P. Adams
Attorney Brian P. Adams is the founding partner of Adams Law Firm in Macon, Georgia. Mr. Adams devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing Macon residents in matters involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophic injuries caused by negligence.Mr. Adams has more than a decade of experience litigating in Georgias trial and appellate courts. Over the course of his career, he has successfully litigated and settled lawsuits against large corporations and major insurance companies, resulting in multimillion-dollar recoveries. The National Trial Lawyers recognized his achievements by including him in the top 100 lawyerslist, and the Macon Telegraph acknowledged him one of the areas leading attorneys.Mr. Adams belongs to several professional organizations, including the Macon Bar Association, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In addition, he is an active member of the William A. Bootle American Inn of Court.In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Adams is heavily involved in his community, particularly environmental organizations. He is board president of the Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative and sits on the boards of the Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership, and the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority. He participates in the Georgia Legal Services Program and the Mentors Project of Bibb County.Mr. Adams earned a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Georgia and received his law degree from Mercer University School of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2005, and is qualified to appear before all Georgia trial and appellate courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Georgia.