Check your insurance now to make sure you have the best possible UM/UIM and PIP coverage. By March, 2004, I had lost over thirty pounds of excess fat and strengthened my core considerably. When you are making a claim for an injury, you need to prove not only that the accident took place and that it was the other guy’s fault, but that you were injured and that your injuries were caused by the accident. This insurance is provided by your employer or purchased for 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
- Dereck G. Capaz
- Robert D. Ihrie
- Christopher J. Zellers
- Marc A. Saggese
- Angelicque M. Moreno
- Chanda L. Brown
- Daniel W. Munley
- Keith Lovendosky
- John H. Howard
- Omar Z. Malik
- Anthony J. Cervi
- James Gooding
Dereck G. Capaz
Dereck Capaz is an AV® Preeminent™ rated attorney. The AV® Preeminent™ designation is Martindale-Hubbells highest peer review rating of a legal professionals skills and ethics. Mr. Capaz focuses his practice in the areas of plaintiffs personal injury, insurance claims and civil litigation.Mr. Capaz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. He received a Master of Business Administration degree and Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of The Florida Bar, Hillsborough County Bar Association and Florida Justice Association.Following graduation from law school, Mr. Capaz was sworn in as a criminal prosecutor for the State of Florida. While at the Hillsborough County State Attorneys Office, he developed a reputation as a thorough, successful and well-respected trial attorney. Mr. Capaz was a lead trial attorney of a felony division, handling crimes from DUI with serious injury, drug trafficking, armed robbery, gun crimes, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, sex crimes, attempted murder and 10/20/Life cases.After his tenure at the State Attorneys office, Mr. Capaz accepted a job at well-respected civil law firm in Tampa, Florida representing large corporations, local businesses, and individuals, in a wide variety of legal areas, involving transportation litigation, trucking accidents, corporate negligence, premises liability, and defense of catastrophic injury claims.Mr. Capaz is admitted to practice by The Florida Bar, United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and The United States Supreme Court. He is a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members of this highly sought after recognition.
Robert D. Ihrie
The senior partner of Ihrie OBrien, located in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Robert D. Ihrie represents clients throughout the Detroit metropolitan area and across the state. He has a diverse practice, including criminal defense, family law, estate planning and administration, probate and elder law issues. Mr. Ihrie is also active in the firms governmental law section, providing advice and counsel to local municipalities in a variety of matters, including defending them against lawsuits and drafting parental responsibility and other ordinances.As an undergraduate, Mr. Ihrie attended Wayne State University in Detroit and received a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He then pursued his legal studies at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. He is admitted to practice before all Michigan state courts.The high degree of ethics that Mr. Ihrie has exhibited throughout his career as well as his excellent track record on behalf of his clients has earned him the esteem of his fellow attorneys. This is evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Ihrie has spoken on several topics for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the education provider of the State Bar of Michigan, in order to help other attorneys improve their own practices. He is also an active participant in several legal organizations, including the Michigan Association of Municipal Attorneys and the State Bar of Michigan. A former member of the board of directors of the Macomb County Bar Association, Mr. Ihrie has also served on the board of directors of Cops for Kids, Inc. a nonprofit organization.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.
24055 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 2000,, SAINT CLAIR SHORES MI 48080
Christopher J. Zellers
Christopher J. Zellers is an associate attorney with the Sindel Noble law firm in St. Louis, Missouri. A fierce legal advocate for those in need, Mr. Zellers splits his practice between representing those facing serious criminal charges and helping innocent accident victims recover their rightful compensation and benefits following a debilitating injury or devastating loss.Recognized as an emerging leader in criminal defense, Mr. Zellers works hard to protect the rights and liberties of those charged with DWI and DUI or any other type of felony or misdemeanor. Using his extensive knowledge of criminal law along with a network of professional resources, Mr. Zellers strives to devise the most effective defense strategies possible for those he serves.As a personal injury attorney, Mr. Zellers advocates strongly on behalf of those adversely affected by car, truck and motorcycle accidents; dangerous property conditions; defective products; dog bites; and other acts of negligence or wrongdoing. Throughout the course of his career, he has successfully secured substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients while holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions.A 2008 graduate of St. Louis University with a bachelors degree in political science, Mr. Zellers returned to his alma mater and attended St. Louis University School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 2012. During his time in law school, he was a member of the Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honors Fraternity, and he received certificates for his academic work involving civil litigation. He also served with the law schools legal clinic.In 2012, Mr. Zellers received his license to practice from The Missouri Bar, and he remains active in the organization as well as with the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He is also licensed to practice in Illinois.
Marc A. Saggese
The founder of Saggese & Associates, Ltd, and based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Marc A. Saggese divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation for his clients throughout Clark County. Recognized by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and his high degree of ethics, Mr. Saggese has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Nevada.Mr. Saggese provides dedicated representation to clients who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of truck or other motor vehicle crashes, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice, and he has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards in that regard. In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Saggese assists people who have been charged by the state of Nevada with felonies or misdemeanors. The types of allegations that he has had experience with have included driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and distribution, larceny, assault, sex crimes, theft, domestic violence, and forgery.Mr. Saggese is admitted to practice before all Nevada, Texas and Georgia state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 5th and 9th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. His previous experience as an attorney with the Judge Advocate Generals Corps has also led to him being admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Mr. Saggese holds a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.
Angelicque M. Moreno
An attorney at Avanzino & Moreno and based in Brooklyn, New York, Angelicque M. Moreno focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout all five New York City boroughs, she helps people who have suffered economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Ms. Moreno has handled have included medical malpractice, motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, nursing home neglect, defective products and construction site accidents.Throughout her career, Ms. Moreno has been able to obtain several large settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of her plaintiff clients. Some of her representative successes have included a $2.75 million settlement for a construction worker who was injured on the job, a $3 million settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and who suffered a back injury requiring lumbar fusion, and an $8.8 million jury award for a client who suffered a brain injury. Her fellow attorneys have taken note of Ms. Morenos track record, and she has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2015, the Brooklyn Womens Bar Association gave her its annual Amy Wren award for her work on behalf of the legal profession.Fluent in Spanish as well as in English, Ms. Moreno is a 1990 Bachelor of Arts recipient from the State University of New York at Binghamton. She then went on to attend Northeastern University School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1993. Admitted to practice before all New York state courts, Ms. Moreno is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Brooklyn Bar Association. She is also a past president of the Brooklyn Bridge Rotary Club.
Chanda L. Brown
Attorney Chanda L. Brown, of Walton + Brown LLP in Columbus, Ohio, devotes her practice to employment and personal injury law. Ms. Brown serves clients in Columbus and throughout central Ohio who have been injured by motor vehicles and other types of accidents due to anothers negligence. She is dedicated to advocating for her clients and helping them fight for fair and just compensation.Ms. Brown holds a bachelors degree in computer information systems from Alabama State University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She earned her law degree from the University of Dayton School of Law. Her prior legal experience includes clerking for a federal judge and working for the U.S. Department of Labor and a private Columbus-based personal injury firm, where she served as lead trial attorney. She has been licensed to practice law in Ohio since 2006.Ms. Brown has received numerous awards for her work as an attorney. She was named one of the top 100and top 40 under 40attorneys by the National Black Lawyers and one of the top 100 trial lawyersby the National Trial Lawyers. She has also been selected for inclusion into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization of attorneys who have secured million or multimillion-dollar verdicts for clients they have served.Ms. Brown belongs to several professional groups including the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. She is also a member of the Columbus chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and participates on the groups social action committee.
Daniel W. Munley
For 20 years, Daniel Munley has been fighting for his clients in personal injury cases throughout northeast Pennsylvania. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in PA by the National Trial Lawyers Association, listed in Best Lawyers in America, and is a board-certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Daniel is a past chairperson of the American Association of Justices Trucking Litigation Group and is a current executive board member of the AAJs Trucking Litigation Group. Daniel holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law where he won the American Jurisprudence Award of Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Daniel also holds a Bachelor of Sciences from the University of Scranton.
Since he earned his law degree from UCLA and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1980, Keith Lovendosky has been successfully representing his clients in a wide-variety of cases in innumerable courtrooms. He has also earned a reputation as a skilled negotiator who has secured numerous victories for his clients, many of whom never had to step foot in a courtroom. If taking a case to trial is necessary, few attorneys have the trial experience and commitment to preparation that Mr. Lovendosky does. But if avoiding trial is in the best interests of his clients, that will be the path he takes.When the resources and exemplary legal support team at Bailey & Partners is combined with Mr. Lovendoskys experience, diligence, and skill, there is nearly no area of personal injury law for which he is not prepared. When other well-respected law firms in the nation encounter cases with particularly complex legal challenges, they often refer clients to Bailey & Partners. Our record of success—like the recent 4.5 million dollar verdict in our clients favor for a traumaticbrain injury,, or the 7.8 million dollar aviation settlement reached in our clients favor—we have a reputation for success in the highest stakes cases. Mr. Lovendosky is a major reason for this record of success.His areas of expertise include personal injuries,, product liability,, general aircraft accidents vehicle accidents, and carbon monoxide poisoning. He also has particular experience with cases involving severeburn injuries,. These are often uniquely challenging because the compensation a burn victim deserves is far in excess of what an insurer or organization responsible for the burns is willing to pay. Mr. Lovendosky has been tireless in his quest for justice on behalf of his clients. His reputation and the success of Bailey & Partners prove that, often, his tireless work is justified. In addition to his personal injury experience, Mr. Lovendosky has also aided countless clients withwrongful death, suits and probate law challenges.
11400 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 200,, Los Angeles CA 90064
John H. Howard
John H. Howard represents individuals in California and nationwide who have been injured or have lost loved ones in incidents caused by the wrongful actions of others. His past cases have involved sexual abuse; campus safety and retail store security abuses; and car, bus and train accidents. Mr. Howard has also represented clients who have suffered discrimination in the workplace due to age, sex, race or religion.Recognized for the successful representation of his clients, which includes numerous verdicts and settlements far in excess of $1 million, Mr. Howard was named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers and he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and 2016 and the California Coast Chapter of ABOTA in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Martindale-Hubbell has honored him with its AV-Preeminent rating on account of his record and high ethical standards.An active participant in numerous professional organizations, Mr. Howard is a member of and has occupied executive positions in the California and Ventura County bar associations as well as the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association. He has also served on the Ventura County Bar Associations Judicial Nominations Evaluation Committee and has been a presenter in several Masters in Trial programs put on by the American Board of Trial Advocates.John was a Lt. Commander in the United States Naval Reserve serving from 1987-1999. In 1987 John served as President of the Ventura County branch serving the Southern California Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and has coached Varsity Football and Baseball for Villanova Prepatory School from 2003 to 2014. 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.
Omar Z. Malik
Omar Z. Malik is a personal injury attorney at Morgan & Morgan, in Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Malik handles various personal injury matters, particularly in the area of nursing home and elder abuse, serving clients throughout Memphis.Mr. Malik has several years of litigation experience. Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, he spent 8 years as an assistant district attorney in Shelby County, Tennessee. During that time, he litigated dozens of jury trials involving misdemeanors and felonies. He also served in offices domestic violence and special prosecution units.Mr. Malik now uses his acquired knowledge and experience to help Tennessee residents and their families in personal injury and nursing home abuse matters. He is dedicated to advocating on behalf of nursing home patients and their families and ensuring that justice is achieved.Outside of the office, Mr. Malik stays involved in the Tennessee legal community through maintaining active membership in various professional legal organizations. He is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court.After growing up in Memphis, Mr. Malik earned a bachelors degree in political science with a minor in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his law degree from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. While pursuing his law degree, he served as vice-president of the Student Bar Association and participated in mock trial.Mr. Malik obtained his license to practice law in 2010. He is eligible to appear before all Tennessee state courts.
One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main Street, 26th Floor,, Memphis TN 38103
Anthony J. Cervi
Attorney Anthony J. Cervi is a sole practitioner at Anthony J. Cervi, Attorney at Law in Buffalo, New York. Mr. Cervi practices in the areas of family law, personal injury law, probate law and real estate law. He has experience with general civil and commercial litigation matters and handles cases involving divorce and child custody, as well as with representing plaintiffs in catastrophic injury matters.Mr. Cervi serves clients in the Buffalo and Niagara metropolitan areas, including Amherst, Clarence, Depew, East Aurora, Grand Island, Hamburg, Kenmore, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lewiston, Lockport, Niagara Falls, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, West Seneca and Williamsville. He has more than 15 years of experience and is dedicated to protecting the best interests of his clients.In addition to running his law firm, Mr. Cervi is a judge in the Town of Lancaster drug court. He is a U.S. Army veteran, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a former school board member for the Maryvale School System. He is involved in his legal community as well and an active member of the Bar Association of Erie County, the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Defenders Association.Mr. Cervi received a bachelors degree, dual majoring in criminal justice and political science, from Buffalos Canisius College, and earned his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. He holds an active license in New York and before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York.
Jim Gooding learned the practice of personal injury law from his father in Kent, Washington, where together they represented clients from all walks of life. During those years Jim gained respect for the problems and issues his clients faced, and learned how to best counsel and represent them while achieving justice for their cause.Jims practice eventually brought him to New York City, where he became trial counsel for various firms who sent their difficult cases to him when they knew the case was going to be tried to a jury. There, Jim successfully tried 75+ personal injury jury cases, earning his clients over $40 million dollars in trial verdicts and case settlements.Jim is is admitted to the bar in Washington, California, New Jersey, and New York. He is a member of Trial Lawyers Care (pro bono for victims of September 11), was a member of the New York County Lawyers Association Ethics Committee, and has served on the Washington State Bar Association Court Rules Committee. He is an EAGLE member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ). Jim is one of only a handful of attorneys in the Pacific Northwest who is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, a distinction which requires verifiable trial results, and a review process including testimonials by Judges and attorneys who have opposed him at trial. Jim has been voted a Washington State Top Lawyerseven years in row, including being in the Top 100 in 2018. He has also achieved Top 100 Trial Lawyersdistinction from 2012-2019 and has obtained the highest rating of 10.0 on Avvo.com.Jims recent results include one of the largest nursing home abuse recoveries and one of the largest ankle fracture recoveries ever in the State of Washington. He is a dedicated trial lawyer who takes a personal interest in each of his clients cases, and does whatever can possibly be done to achieve justice.