After twenty years practicing personal injury law, I can tell you there is no such thing as a sure thing. After I hire you, what will happen? At the Law Offices of Matthew D. It took a lot of work, and more than a year, but we finally got Enrique a full recovery for his injuries. I worried I wouldn’t be as good a provider for my family and that I wouldn’t be as fun to be around.Read More
Slip and Fall Accidents
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.
Let’s talk about your time & notice deadlines for claiming against your city/town. As I mentioned, these deadlines could differ depending on the state, but you can guide yourself with this guide:
- Do not exceed a 30-day deadline after you got injured, and if it is possible, go and make your sue the day after the events.
- You have to go to the proper law department, and once you are there, you must follow these steps:
- Write the exact location where you had this accident.
- Try to be thorough while you explain the events, and be careful to not omit any important detail.
- Describe precisely the sidewalk’s circumstances and point out exactly how they did affect in your accident.
- Depending on your case, the maximum amount of money that you could ask for should not be above the 100,000$
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.
Then, you have to prove that the property owner was intentionally negligent and that he knew about the situation, but he did not want to take action about this. As an example, you can prove that he was avoiding the payment for the repairs.
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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Top Lawyers Pick
- Adam M. Balkan
- Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr.
- Patrick E. Mahoney
- Robert F. Ritter
- N. Gershon Abramoff
- Thomas M. Garberson
- Stephen E. Palmer
- Spencer D. Kelly
- Mark J. LeWinter
- James Matthew Brown
- Stephen R. Coffey
- David S. Ballard
Adam M. Balkan
Adam Balkan was born and raised in Huntington, New York. In 1991, he graduated from Western New England College and from the Nova Southeastern School of Law in 1994. After two successful internships with the Suffolk County District Attorneys office, he became a prosecutor in the Broward County State Attorneys office in April of 1995. As a prosecutor, Adam was dedicated to helping and protecting victims of crime. He successfully tried and convicted many of Browards worst criminals, trying over 100 jury and dozens of non-jury trials. Adam left the State Attorneys office in 2000, but never stopped helping the injured and their families. He joined Carman, Beauchamp and Sang, P.A. a prestigious litigation boutique in Boca Raton, Florida, where he established a successful plaintiff practice. In addition to his work on behalf of plaintiffs, Adam gained valuable experience defending insurance companies and corporations in multi-million dollar lawsuits. Today, that experience is being used exclusively to help consumers, insurance policyholders, the injured and their families, and people who have been wronged due to negligence or intentional acts. Adam is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law, a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has achieved an AV Rating, a classification that signifies an attorney has reached the highest level of ability and ethics and is considered a preeminent attorney by his peers.
1877 South Federal Highway, Suite 100,, Boca Raton FL 33432
Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr.
Thomas P. Scarritt, Jr. is founder and president of Scarritt Law Group and represents clients in Tampa, Florida. His practice includes personal injury cases involving products liability, negligence, police excessive force, wrongful death, automobile accidents, negligent security, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, premises liability, malicious prosecution, false arrest, civil assault and civil battery. Business disputes such as unfair trade practices, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, fraud, libel, slander, third-party beneficiary to contract, disputes between property owner associations and homeowners, and fee disputes are also included in his law focus.In 1979, Mr. Scarritt graduated with honors from The University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts. On a Rotary Club International Graduate Fellowship scholarship, he then attended the Université Grenoble Alpes in France for one year. At Florida State University College of Law, he again graduated with honors, earning his Juris Doctor. While in law school, he was a student intern, staff editor of the schools law review and the Student Supreme Courts chief justice.Mr. Scarritt is admitted to practice in the state of Florida and before the Florida Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.A member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Scarritt has received several prestigious awards, including the Freedom Fighter Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award as a Top 100 Attorney and a Top 100 High Stakes Litigator. He is on the Board of Legal Counsel for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. 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.
Patrick E. Mahoney
As principal at Mahoney Law PLLC, Patrick E. Mahoney is dedicated to representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Boise, Idaho. He focuses on handling cases that involve medical malpractice, personal injury, defective products, birth injuries, and veterans affairs hospital negligence.Known for his ability to secure high-dollar awards for clients, Mr. Mahoney holds an Avvo Superbrating; he has earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; and he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Though his focus is on helping people in Idaho, Mr. Mahoney has experience in litigation across the country. One of his most notable cases involved a pharmaceutical suit involving clients from multiple districts. Other successes include obtaining a $7.2 million settlement when a baby incurred a brain injury at birth.In 1992, Mr. Mahoney received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Washington. He then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law in 1995. While in law school, Mr. Mahoney received the American Jurisprudence Award for earning the highest grade in his contracts and constitutional law courses. He also served as an editor for the schools law review.A published author, Mr. Mahoney is a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.For the services he provides outside his practice, Mr. Mahoney received the Idaho State Bars Denise ODonnell Day Pro Bono Award. 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.
Capitol Gateway Plaza, 1211 W. Myrtle Street, Suite 350,, Boise ID 83702
Robert F. Ritter
Robert F. Ritter is Chairman of Gray, Ritter & Graham, PC, located in St. Louis, Missouri. His practice focuses on civil litigation, representing plaintiffs throughout Missouri in matters involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, product and premises liability, and wrongful death, as well as complex commercial litigation.Mr. Ritter has received numerous awards within the legal profession, including the Award of Honor from the Lawyers Association of St. Louis, the Award of Merit from the National Conference of Metropolitan Courts, and the Award of Merit and the Award of Achievement from the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.Listed in Best Lawyers of America in numerous practice categories. He has been named the Best Lawyers 2019 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year,Best Lawyers 2014 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year,Best Lawyers 2012 St. Louis Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year,Best Lawyers 2011 St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation Lawyer of the Year,Best Lawyers 2010 St. Louis Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year,and Best Lawyers 2009 St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year.”,Mr. Ritter has an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Following his graduation from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, Mr. Ritter attended Saint Louis University School of Law, receiving his law degree in 1968. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Armed Forces, and the Supreme Court of the United States.A Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trial Lawyers, he a past member of the board of governors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and a past president of the Lawyers Association of St. Louis.
N. Gershon Abramoff
N. Gershon Abramoff is an attorney at Alan Ripka & Associates, where he focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in New York City, he provides representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities.The types of cases that Mr. Abramoff has handled on behalf of his clients have primarily included motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, and construction site and other workplace accidents, and he has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury verdicts on their behalf. In one notable case, he was able to defeat a motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death case that was brought against a New York City health care institution by his client, the estate of one of its employees who was killed on the job. Fluent in French as well as in English, he is admitted to practice before all New York state courts.Born in Paris, Mr. Abramoff moved to New York City with his parents as a young child. He attended New York University as an undergraduate, where he majored in history and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. After interning with a French banking institution, he then went on to pursue his legal education at Brooklyn Law School, and he was a member of its International Law Society before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2012. While in law school, Mr. Abramoff also was a summer associate with a prominent Paris corporate law firm and was a translator for a student-run political asylum program.
Thomas M. Garberson
Mr. Garbersons practice focuses on the areas of medical, hospital, and long-term care liability defense, including related licensing and administrative matters. Mr. Garberson also provides pro bono arbitration services for attorney-client fee disputes through the Sacramento County Bar Association and serves on the Senior Citizens Advisory Commission for the City of Davis. He is a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada.
Stephen E. Palmer
Attorney Stephen E. Palmer is the owner and partner of Yavitch & Palmer Co. L.P.A. in Columbus, Ohio. A top-rated trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Palmer devotes his practice exclusively to criminal law, and he fiercely advocates on behalf of the rights and liberties of his clients throughout the Columbus area and across the state who face serious felony to misdemeanor charges.Drawing upon his extensive experience serving as counsel for the accused, Mr. Palmer addresses all aspects of his clients situations in order to provide the personalized solutions they need aimed at achieving the favorable outcomes they expect and deserve. Over the course of his career, he has built a vast network of professional resources, including investigators, consultants and other industry experts, that he relies on to help him devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those he serves.Widely regarded as one of the areas leading criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Palmer appears weekly on a local radio broadcast, where he offers invaluable legal advice to callers with a wide range of legal issues. He is also the host of a popular legal and current events podcast, Lawyer Talk: Off the Record. He maintains an active presence with several professional legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Ohio State Bar Association, where he routinely conducts lectures and seminars on a variety of topics related to criminal law.A 1992 graduate of The College of Wooster, Mr. Palmer obtained his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Capital University Law School in 1995, where he was a member of Law Review and Order of the Curia. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.Recognized for his exceptional legal abilities and high ethical standards, Mr. Palmer has held an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 13 years as well as perfect ratings from AVVO, and he has received numerous other awards and honors for his professionalism and service.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.
Spencer D. Kelly
Attorney Spencer D. Kelly is a partner with the law firm of Welch, Bruun & Green in Portland, Oregon. A highly rated attorney with more than 10 years of legal experience, Mr. Kelly focuses his practice on representing the rights and entitlements of those who are dealing with serious and complex legal challenges involving any of the following:,Workers compensation,Personal injury,Social Security Disability,Collegiate sports law,Over the course of his career, Mr. Kelly has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need, and he has helped secure many substantial settlements and awards for his clients. In addition, he has led a successful workers compensation practice and has helped many injured workers receive workers compensation benefits.A 2005 graduate of Brigham Young University, Mr. Kelly attended Willamette University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2008. The Oregon State Bar admitted him to practice the following year, and he immediately joined Welch, Bruun & Green, where he has effected positive change in the lives of so many throughout his area.Active in his legal community, Mr. Kelly is a member of the Oregon State Bar Workers Compensation Section and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association. He is also fluent in Spanish, which helps him better communicate with his Latino and Hispanic clientele and makes him more effective as their legal advocate.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Kelly has received many positive reviews from his satisfied clients, particularly in the area of workers compensation, and he has also earned the respect of his peers who know that he is a tenacious trial attorney who always has his clients best interests at heart as he aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalf.
Mark J. LeWinter
Its not magic that makes Mark LeWinter so successful representing victims of unsafe product and workplace accidents over the past thirty years, as well as being selected as aTop Lawyer, for the past ten years. Its his deep desire and ability to help clients who are injured. In fact, hes been behind many seven-figure verdicts and settlements against manufacturers of unsafe products where safe design principles were not followed, and where workplace accidents occurred. For instance, Mr. LeWinter is responsible for securing a $14 million verdict for a worker who was catastrophically injured on the job when required safety practices were not followed, a $12.5 million settlement for a U.S. tourist who was rendered quadriplegic at a Jamaican resort, and an $8.5 million settlement for a laborer who was paralyzed due to unsafe scaffolding. He is credited also with a $19 million settlement for a 27-year-old ironworker who became quadriplegic due to a fall.But magic has its place for Mr. LeWinter. An accomplished magician, he has volunteered at St. Christophers Hospital and other Delaware Valley hospitals for the past 20 years. Hes written numerous articles and lectured on courtroom magic where he instructs litigators on how they can integrate magic theory to the courtroom.Mr. LeWinter has lectured at more than 100 seminars on product liability issues as well as the use of demonstrative evidence and technology in the courtroom, including for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the America Association of Justice. He currently serves on the National Board of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Mr. LeWinter was recently selected by his peers for inclusion inBest Lawyers of America,, has been named one of the top 100 lawyers in Philadelphia for four consecutive years, and has received the highest rating in skill and ethics from Martindale-Hubble.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® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
James Matthew Brown
Attorney James Matthew Brown is recognized as one of the finest trial lawyers amongst his peers in the City of San Diego. A representative sample of the areas of his successful representation of his clients include those who have suffered physical, emotional or financial injuries due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. As a personal injury lawyer who has been in private practice since 1981, he has a wealth of experience handling cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, property damage, product liability, medical malpractice and many other areas of civil litigation.Mr. Brown has successfully recovered compensation through verdicts or settlements for numerous automobile accident victims. In some cases, he has won multimillion-dollar judgment.Recent peer accolades include:,Best Law Firms in California-US News and World Report,Nations Top One Percent-National Association of Distinguihed Trial Counsel,2013 San Diego Consumer Attorneys Trial Lawyer of the Year,2009 Top Attorney-Personal Injury-San Diego Daily Transcript,2012 Top Attorney-Personal Injury-San Diego Daily Transcript,2011, 2012 and 2013 Top 100 National Trial Attorneys,2011 and 2012 Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Outstanding Trial Lawyer Awards,Teaching Staff Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College 2011,Trial Lawyers Teaching Staff-2011 Mock Trial; 2012 Trial Skills; Cambria Regional-Discovering the Story,Lecturer at Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Voir Dire,San Diego Inn Of Court-Opening Statement Presenter,Staff Instructor-San Diego Inn of Court 2009-2012,San Diego Inn of Court Board of Directors,Consumer Attorneys of San Diego Board of Directors,Presently, Jim has been honored by his peers who consistently retain his services to try cases on their behalf; or to otherwise consult with them on trial strategies and presentation of cases to juries.
Stephen R. Coffey
Steve is the founding partner and chair of the OConnell and Aronowitz Personal Injury and Criminal Defense practices based in Albany, NY. Under his leadership, OConnell and Aronowitz firm has become one of the most active personal injury and criminal defense law firms in upstate New York.Few lawyers in the Capital District area have excelled in both the personal injury and criminal defense fields. With over 35 years experience at the state and federal levels, Steve is considered one of the most successful trial lawyers in these two diverse practice areas. As one of the Capital Districts premiere criminal defense trial lawyers, he has been recognized by his peers for his record setting verdicts and settlements. Steve has justly earned that reputation through his representation of thousands of clients in both street crime cases and highly complex white collar cases.In 1975, Steve became fully committed to champion the cause of those unjustly accused after seeing the unfettered power of the government relentlessly pursue innocent people. His desire to reject the abuse of government has led him to represent the most honest and sincere people, who have remained his friends long after their acquittal. Former jurors have even called Steve over the years to represent them and their loved ones.Known for his fearless approach when confronted with injustice, Steve has enjoyed powerful courtroom victories and has consistently garnered million dollar verdicts for his clients in cases that are often highly complex and high profile. Most recently, Steve obtained a $43 million dollar verdict for a brain-injured woman whose case had been turned down by several attorneys. His second largest brain injury verdict came after representing a child in a highly complex product liability case against a corporate giant. The verdict exceeded $20 million dollars. Steve has obtained verdicts in excess of $1M in ten cases and has obtained countless settlements that have exceeded $1M dollars.Steves knowledge, insight and analytical skill have translated easily from the courtroom to the media. Local television and radio stations have looked to him as a regular commentator for highly publicized local and national criminal cases. A former Assistant District Attorney for Albany County and Chief Felony Prosecutor, Steve was the youngest Felony Bureau Chief to serve in Albany County. He also served as Special Prosecutor in Fulton and Albany Counties. Steve has complimented his civil and criminal trial skill with an extensive appellate practice. He has lectured and written extensively on civil and criminal trial practice. Steve is also an active participant of local and national charitable organizations involving disabled individuals, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Living Resources and The Miracle League.
David S. Ballard
Attorney David S. Ballard is a partner with the Ballard Law Office in Fayetteville, Georgia. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Fayette, Coweta, Henry, Douglas and Clayton counties, Mr. Ballard focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense, including DUI and drug violations, domestic violence, and other felonies and misdemeanors. He also assists clients with finding relief from their overwhelming debt through bankruptcy, and he has extensive experience with civil litigation involving probate disputes, divorce, personal injury, and real estate and business litigation.Working alongside his grandfather, prominent attorney Charles Ballard, David Ballard has helped carry on the tradition of his familys law firm by delivering the highest level of advocacy and support possible to the residents and businesses of his community. Recognized for his exemplary professionalism and service, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has earned numerous other accolades and awards from his peers. Moreover, Mr. Ballard has received Superb client ratings on Avvo along with many positive testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.In 2007, Mr. Ballard graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia, where he earned bachelors degrees in history and political science along with a masters degree in public administration. He then returned to his alma mater and attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2011.During his time in law school, Mr. Ballard was a member of both the editorial board and executive board of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law. He also served as leader of the schools Honor Court, and he received designation as the schools most outstanding Moot Court board member. He also received the William King Meadow Award for his outstanding academic achievements, integrity and high ethical standards.A leader in his field, Mr. Ballard once served as president of the Fayette County Bar Association, where he continues to maintain an active presence. He also serves on the adjunct faculty at Georgia Military College. Active in his local community as well, Mr. Ballard is a member of the Rotary Club of Peachtree City and New Vision Church.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.