Insurance is the only product that both the seller and buyer hope is never actually used. Less than three months later, my father-in-law was seriously injured in an accident. It just might make the difference in the event of an unexpected accident. At this point, I was pretty sure my primary injury was just a strain to my neck and upper back. In the next article, we will discuss how to find the lawyer who is the right fit for you and your family.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
- Timothy W. Heath
- Matthew Schiller
- Rob Sullivan
- Adam C. Wilner
- David L. Winnett
- Mark L. Newman
- Perry B. DeLoach, Jr.
- Tab E. Lawhorn
- Donald W. Marcari
- Stephanie E. Grana
- Jason R. Manton
- Bryan C. Ramos
Timothy W. Heath
As one of the shareholders of Heath & Heath, P.C. Mr. Timothy W. Heath is committed to representing clients in the Chicagoland area. He focuses his practice on personal injury and workers compensation, handling cases that involve the following matters: simple negligence, car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, machinery accidents, catastrophic injuries, dog bites, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, wrongful death, the Federal Employers Liability Act, emotional distress, child injuries, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.After receiving an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Heath went on to earn a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.Mr. Heath has more than 30 years of experience representing a variety of clients and his successes include a $30 million verdict for the wrongful death of a baby 16 days after his birth as a result of medical malpractice, a $6.65 million settlement for a young woman going blind as a result of medical malpractice, a $3.8 million arbitration award for an independent contractors employee who suffered a severe work-related injury. That award was reduced to $2.3 million by a 40 percent contributory. Mr. Heath also secured a $5.8 million arbitration award for a client who was injured at a retirement home in a slip-and-fall. That award was reduced to $5.2 million by a 10 percent contributory. He obtained a $500,000 verdict on behalf of his client injured in a low-impact, rear-end collision by a PACE bus. He has obtained a number of 7 and 8 figure awards or settlements on behalf of his clients. Mr. Heath has the legal knowledge to handle even the most complex cases and takes a focused approach to every matter. On behalf of clients, he tenaciously litigates in the courtroom or negotiates to reach a settlement that is of the greatest advantage to them. In order to secure the best possible outcome, Mr. Heath works closely with clients to understand their goals for their case and keeps them informed throughout the legal process. For his achievements, Chicago Magazine has named him as one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois for plaintiffs personal injury medical malpractice.Mr. Heath is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association.
The founder of Schiller Law Offices, Matthew Schiller focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. Also possessing experience in workers compensation matters, Mr. Schiller is admitted to practice in Indiana and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.The types of personal injury cases that Mr. Schiller has worked on during his career have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, and animal bites. He has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar jury awards and negotiated settlements in this regard, and his fellow professionals have taken note of his successful track record. The recipient of a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, Mr. Schiller has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has included him in its list of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Indiana.After attending Butler University, Mr. Schiller transferred to Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. He subsequently pursued his legal education at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2002. Mr. Schiller is frequently asked to speak at seminars on topics related to his practice area, and he is the author of an Avvo guide on automobile insurance coverage. His memberships include the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association.
After seven years at one of the Nations top product liability and personal injury law firms, the last two years as a partner, Rob opened his own law firm in 2009, eventually renamed Sullivan Law LLC in 2013. Throughout his legal career, Rob has handled wrongful death cases, as well as serious injury cases in a variety of areas, including products liability, railroad crossing accidents and automotive negligence. Robs practice is exclusively dedicated to representing injured persons and their families and is primarily focused in the area of products liability, trucking and railroad crossing litigation. As lead counsel, Rob has obtained a number of favorable results on behalf of injured people and their families. Rob was counsel in a 2005 verdict against Ford Motor Company where his client was awarded $17 million in damages due to a defect in a Ford vehicle; at the time, the highest personal injury award ever in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Rob obtained a seven-figure verdict against Ryder Truck Rental that was listed as one of the Top 20 verdicts of 2006 in Missouri. Rob also represented a family that was awarded a $7 million wrongful death verdict in a trucking case in Arkansas Federal Court in 2011, one of the highest wrongful death awards ever in that venue. Rob obtained another record verdict when his client was awarded a $15 million verdict in a boat explosion case, the highest plaintiffs verdict in Missouri for 2014 and the highest personal injury verdict ever awarded in that venue. In 2015 Rob obtained another record verdict with a $2.5 million award against Ryobi in a wrongful death case involving a lawnmower explosion in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a notoriously difficult venue for injury cases. In 2016, in Kansas City, Rob obtained a verdict against CrossFit Inc. becoming the first attorney ever to secure a verdict holding the international CrossFit Inc. responsible for injuries to a participant at one its 15,000+ worldwide affiliates. Rob is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected as a Top 100 Litigator every year since 2007 by The American Trial Lawyers Association. The cases Rob has been involved in have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $100 million. Rob is a former member of the Board of Governors for the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, serving for over ten years, and is the former Chair of the Executive Committee for the Railroad Law Section of the American Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Rob has had numerous speaking engagements on a local and national level and has published several articles including articles published in the national publication Trial Magazine. Rob currently handles cases from coast to coast, including cases in Missouri, Maryland, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas, California, Oklahoma, Vermont and Illinois.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Adam C. Wilner
Attorney Adam C. Wilner is a partner with the Greenberg & Wilner law firm in New York, New York. A top-rated attorney with over 19 years of legal experience, Mr. Wilner is fully committed to protecting the rights and entitlements of clients dealing with serious and complex legal matters involving a wide range of areas, including each of the following:,· Real estate transactions and litigation,· Personal injury and wrongful death,· General civil litigation,· Estate planning and litigation,· Business law and transactions as well as commercial litigation,· Criminal defense,An effective mediator, Mr. Wilner devotes his time and resources to helping his clients achieve the most favorable outcomes for their situations efficiently, and he strives to help his clients resolve their disputes and reach agreements through negotiations whenever possible. However, he will not hesitate to advocate on behalf of his clients in court, and he has achieved notable success in this area, having earned recognition from The National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the country since 2013.Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Wilner writes extensively and conducts lectures across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he is highly active in his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with several local, state and national bar associations.A 1995 graduate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with a Bachelor of Science in administration of justice, Mr. Wilner earned his certificate in criminology from Rutgers that same year. He then attended The City University of New York School of Law at Queens College, where he served as editor for The City University of New York Law Review.He obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998, and he is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey. In addition, he also practices before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 4000,, New York NY 10165
David L. Winnett
David L. Winnett is a skilled trial attorney representing catastrophically injured plaintiffs. Since starting his career as a prosecutor over 20 years ago, he has tried dozens of civil and criminal cases to verdict. Earlier this year, he was a finalist for SFTLAs Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is also a graduate of CAOCs Leadership Academy and a Fellow of the New Leaders Council.In addition to his time as a prosecutor, Mr. Winnett was previously a partner at an Am Law 200 firm. His varied professional background, including his time spent as a prosecutor and as a civil defense lawyer, provides him with a unique perspective on the many legal challenges our clients often face and strategies for confronting those challenges.Mr. Winnett lives in Novato with his wife and three daughters. They are active in the Bay Area softball community and Marin School of the Arts and enjoy cooking and traveling together as a family.
Mark L. Newman
The founder of his own law firm, Mark L. Newman represents his clients in greater Cincinnati, Ohio, in the area of workers compensation law, Social Security Disability and personal injury law. He is a certified workers compensation law specialist through the Ohio State Bar Association and has advocated for his injured clients for nearly three decades.Mr. Newman pursued his undergraduate education at Indiana University Bloomington and received a Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1986. He then went on to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1989. While in law school, he served on the University of Cincinnati Law Review. After graduation, he was an attorney at various area law firms before founding his own firm. Admitted to practice in Ohio, Mr. Newman is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.During his career, Mr. Newman has successfully obtained workers compensation benefits for his clients, including temporary partial, permanent partial and permanent total disability. He has also helped his clients to recover lost wages due to their inability to return to work. Mr. Newman brings the same dedication and focus to his clients who are in the process of trying to secure Social Security Disability benefits. He assists them with navigating through the complicated application process and represents them on their appeals before administrative law judges.Mr. Newman is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the Cincinnati Bar Association, the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys, he has received a perfect 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.
Perry B. DeLoach, Jr.
The Law Offices of Perry B. DeLoach, Jr. is located in Greenville, South Carolina, but we represent clients from all across the State. Our staff strives to work with our clients and gain a deep personal understanding of each of their legal situations. We greatly value our clients, and we work every day to meet each of their needs. While our Firm focuses primarily on personal injury actions, automobile accidents, federal criminal cases, state criminal cases, and DUI cases, we practice in other areas as well. Please do not hesitate to call us regardless of your legal needs.
Tab E. Lawhorn
Tab E. Lawhorn is an attorney at Findlay Craft PC in Tyler, Texas. Mr. Lawhorn represents clients in Tyler and throughout Smith County who are victims of a personal injury caused by negligence. He regularly handles matters involving car wrecks, trucking accidents, wrongful death and other catastrophes.After graduating from Baylor University with a bachelors degree in business administration, Mr. Lawhorn earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law Houston. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 2003 and has several years of experience litigating in state and federal courts throughout the state. In addition to practicing personal injury law, he has experience with criminal defense law and plaintiff civil litigation.Over the course of his career, Mr. Lawhorn has developed a strong reputation in the East Texas legal community and has received significant recognition from various organizations. He has been listed as one of the top 10 personal injury attorneysin Texas by Attorney and Practice magazine and one of the 10 best attorneysin Texas by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.Mr. Lawhorn was also named one of the 10 best attorneysin criminal defense by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and one of the top 10 personal injury lawyers under 40in north Texas by the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He was recognized by Legal Network and the National Law Journal, and was named one of the top 100 trial lawyersby the National Trial Lawyers for multiple years.
Donald W. Marcari
Don Marcari began his legal career as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) Trial Team Attorney with the United States Navy. As a young JAG he represented a U.S. Marine stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba which became the basis for the movie A Few Good Men.The story exemplifies the lengths to which Mr. Marcari will go in order to protect his clients interest and obtain the justice they deserve. Since 1985, Don Marcari has been fighting for seriously injured people throughout North Carolina and Virginia concentrating in Plaintiff Personal Injury Law, Civil Litigation and Medical Malpractice. In addition, Mr. Marcari continues to defend select members of the military service each year—mainly Navy and Marine Corps members. Mr. Marcari is a highly recognized attorney who has tried over 200 jury trials and has handled cases against Ford, Firestone, American Honda, Home Depot and several national trucking companies. He also represented a client whose case became the foundation for the movie, The Paula Coughlin Storyand book entitled The Story of the U.S. Navys Tailhook Scandal.”
Stephanie E. Grana
As a Partner at Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, Stephanie E. Grana brings a wealth of legal experience and a passion for securing fair compensation for the injured. After more than 26 years as a top Richmond personal injury lawyer, she has recovered over 45 settlements and verdicts totaling more than $1 million on behalf of plaintiffs. Known for her particular skill in navigating complex medical malpractice and brain injury cases, she is AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has received dozens of awards over the years, including Influential Women of Lawby Virginia Lawyers Weekly. She has also served as the President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and continues to serve in several high-ranking positions within the Virginia State Bar.Her professional integrity and ability to secure results for her clients has earned her an AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, a leading lawyer rating directory. She has personally handled numerous high-profile, high-stakes personal injury cases, and has successfully guided her clients to victory. She has been selected to ,Best Lawyers in America,® specifically for her excellent work in handling medical malpractice cases.Stephanie has often been recognized for her incredible track record from the very beginning of her career. She was selected for inclusion in the Top Lawyers® Rising Stars list in 2009, 2008, and 2007, and was selected by her peers to the Top Lawyers® list every year since 2009. Stephanie has also consistently appeared in its list of the top 100 lawyers in Virginia, top 50 female lawyers in Virginia and top 50 lawyers in Richmond.She has received numerous awards and accolades from many other organizations and publications, such as the Top 40 Under 40award from Style Weekly (2008), the Influential Women of the Yearaward from Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2010), the Woman of Achievement award from the Metropolitan Richmond Womens Bar Association (2012), Influential Women of Lawaward from Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2019) and she has been inducted as a Virginia Law Foundation fellow.Stephanie is deeply committed to service to her profession and has been voted by her peers to numerous leadership positions in both local and statewide organizations. She is past President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, leading a 2,000+ member voluntary association of trial lawyers from across Virginia. She is a past president of the Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is a past-president of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. America Inn of Court and the Metro Richmond Womens Bar Association and is a member of the American Association of Justice. Stephanie was selected by The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve on the Virginia Model Jury Instruction Committee, which writes and edits jury instructions for all Virginia cases. She is currently an active member of the Boyd-Graves Conference and the Virginia State Bar Future of Law Practice Study Committee. She served for eight years as a member of the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee for the Third District and is an active member of the Virginia State Bar Council for the 14th Circuit.In addition to her trial work, Stephanie is often selected to teach other lawyers on various topics, including medical malpractice, brain injury, trial practice, and personal injury litigation at conferences around Virginia. Her skill and experience are routinely sought by lawyers who want to gain insight into the trial process, as well as how to secure larger verdicts and settlements for their clients.Despite her decades of success for her clients and the awards and accolades from her peers, Stephanie is most proud to simply be Mom to her three amazing teenage children: Nicole, Garrett, and Dakota. She is also incredibly appreciative to have a supportive husband, Scott who, as a lawyer, understands the demands on her time and that for Stephanie, being a trial lawyer is more than a job—its her calling.
7130 Glen Forest Drive, Suite 400,, Richmond VA 23226
Jason R. Manton
As the founding partner of The Manton Law Firm, LLC, in Cumming, Georgia, attorney Jason R. Manton has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of innocent accident victims and their families throughout the greater Atlanta metro region and surrounding areas. An attorney since 1998, he opened his practice in 2006, and he has recovered numerous substantial awards and settlements for those adversely affected by any of the following and more:,Defective products,Automobile accidents,Trucking accidents,Motorcycle accidents,Pedestrian and bicycle accidents,Nursing home abuse and neglect,Medical malpractice,Slip-and-fall accidents,Dog bites,Insurance bad faith claims,Among his most notable successes, Mr. Manton secured a $550,000 verdict for the victim of medical malpractice, and he obtained a landmark appellate verdict from the Supreme Court of Georgia that helped establish medical privacy rules for plaintiff personal injury victims. In recognition for his professionalism and success, The National Trial Lawyers voted him among Georgias Top 40 Under 40, and he has earned numerous other awards and honors from both his clients and his peers alike.A 1995 graduate of Furman University with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration, Mr. Manton attended Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1998. Fully committed to his practice, he is an active member of several local, state and national legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Atlanta Bar Association, where he has served on the board of directors.In addition, Mr. Manton has also served as president of the Atlanta Council of Young Lawyers, treasurer of the Cobb County Bar Associations Elder Law Section and secretary of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also active with Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Civil Justice PAC of Georgia.
Bryan C. Ramos
Bryan Ramos is consistently named a Top Attorney in Georgia, as published by Atlanta Magazine, for his professionalism and effectiveness in handling Georgia workers compensation claims in the Greater-Metro Atlanta area and statewide. He is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as being an AV Preeminent lawyer, designating the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards in representing Georgias working class. Mr. Ramos is an alumnus of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, and is a graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences at the Florida State University. He is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Northern District Court, Georgia Supreme Court, and Georgia Court of Appeals. He is a frequent lecturer on workers compensation issues and his legal articles have been published in several national and regional magazines.Most recently, Mr. Ramos served on the lobbying team instrumental to securing the Congressional Gold Medal recognition for Filipino Veterans of World War II. He is a three-time honoree as being one of the 25 Most Influential Asian-Americans in Georgia, as selected by the Georgia Asian Times. Mr. Ramos has been invited to the White House to serve on various civic engagement working-committees, as well briefings for Filipino-American leaders. In 2018, Mr. Ramos was accredited by the Republic of the Philippines to serve as notarial officer in the State of Georgia.Mr. Ramos is committed to achieving the most favorable results for his clients. Together with his legal team of dedicated professionals, Mr. Ramos prides himself being an effective advocate for Georgias injured worker and civil justice.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.