The fact is that you don’t have to speak to the liability insurer, but it doesn’t want you to know that. Following a motor vehicle collision, your PIP coverage is primary. If you do choose the chiropractic route, make sure you periodically check in with your primary care doctor, and make sure he or she knows you are receiving treatment from a chiropractor. When and if they do make you an offer, you can be sure it won’t be for the full value of your claim.Read More
Personal Injury Claim
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident.
Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in . Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling us or fill up a quick form to schedule a call back.
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Recent legal blog posts
The first example we will discuss is the PIP IME. Maybe your family and other personal relationships have been affected. However, even if you are partly at fault for your bicycle accident, you can still make a recovery for your injuries. Occasionally, a herniated disc can result in bowel or bladder problems. Negligence: The failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances.Read More
I suppose I learned best how to work with people when tragedy strikes from watching my father. Get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the wreck. Also, it is wrong to assume that the investigation only occurs at the beginning of the case. 00 for the total loss of the car. There is no authority that supports the proposition that the most a vehicle can lose in market value due to a wreck and repair is 10%.Read More
If you describe all of your injuries, the medical professionals will document them in their records. Someone was negligent in causing the wreck. As I mentioned in the chapter regarding your injuries and medical treatment, this may be the time for you to seek an opinion from another doctor. Insurance companies know - based upon their years of experience and all their past settlement data - that if someone has a pile of unpaid medical bills filling their mail box each day, along with other “past due” bills because the injured victim was not able to work, they can often dangle a small financial carrot in front of that person and they will be forced to take it.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.
- Peter A. Cantwell
- Seth A. Gladstein
- Linda Armatti-Epstein
- Raymond Panek
- Marc Stanley Whitehead
- Alton C. Todd
- Gary Zucker
- Robert C. Hilliard
- David J. Hungeling
- Ryan Johnson
- John D. Christy
Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr.
As a partner at Corboy & Demetrio, P.C. Philip Harnett Corboy, Jr. is dedicated to representing clients in Chicago, Cook County and throughout the state of Illinois. He commits his practice to personal injury cases that involve the following matters: construction litigation, medical and professional negligence, wrongful death, aviation litigation, claims brought under the Federal Employers Liability Act, product liability, premises liability, railroad negligence and vehicular accidents.After earning a Bachelor of Science from Villanova University, Philip Corboy, Jr. went on to receive a Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in 1977.With nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Corboy aggressively pursues justice on behalf of clients who have suffered due to someone elses negligence. He has secured more than 60 awards or settlements of $1 million or more, including an $11 million settlement for a victim burned in an automobile accident and a $22.5 million settlement for a womans family after she died from a train derailment accident.Mr. Corboy has been named in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 10 years; the American College of Trial Lawyers has inducted him as a member; Leading Lawyers has listed him in the top 5 percent of Illinois attorneys; and the DePaul University College of Law honored him as its Distinguished Alumnus in 2011. He has made several appearances on local and national media such as Good Morning America and MSNBC. Additionally, Mr. Corboy delivers lectures throughout the country and has served on several panels.As past president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Corboy remains active in the legal community, holding memberships with the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois State Bar Association and The Chicago Bar Association. When not in the courtroom, Mr. Corboy devotes time to charitable organizations. The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
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Peter A. Cantwell
Handling family law, commercial law, business, securities and real estate cases, Peter A. Cantwell is the managing partner at Cantwell & Cantwell. He represents clients in Chicago, Illinois, providing them with advice through matters such as divorce and advocating for them in litigation.In 1971, Mr. Cantwell earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, going on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law in 1974.Regarded as a client-centered attorney, Mr. Cantwell caters his approach to each case based on the unique circumstances involved. He has gone to arbitration and to court to ensure the case is resolved fairly. Licensed in Illinois since 1974, Mr. Cantwell is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Tax Court.For his accomplishments, Mr. Cantwell holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Cantwell is a member of the American Bar Associations Family Law, Business Law, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice, and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law sections; The Chicago Bar Association; and the Illinois State Bar Associations Commercial Banking, Collections and Bankruptcy, Family Law, and Business and Securities Law sections.Having prosecuted and defended securities issues, Mr. Cantwell is well-versed in the regulations that govern these cases. He has advised investors, brokerage firms and small businesses on compliance and the steps to take when facing litigation. 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.
Seth A. Gladstein
At the Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC, in Louisville, Kentucky, Seth Gladstein provides robust representation to injured individuals and their families throughout the Louisville area in a broad range of personal injury matters. Mr. Gladstein draws on his rich experience representing some of the nations preeminent medical facilities and practitioners on the other side of the docket to obtain justice for patients injured by medical negligence, and he also takes on claims pertaining to car accidents, wrongful death, nursing home abuse, burns and brain injury. He established the firm in 2011 after working at prominent medical malpractice defense firms in New York City and Louisville.Mr. Gladstein practices before all state courts in New York and Kentucky, and he also appears before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky. A member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice, he also holds membership in several other city and state bar associations. For three years, he has served as a barrister with the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court, and he has participated in the leadership program of the Louisville Bar Association for two years.As an avid golfer, Mr. Gladstein organized the fundraising program Go For the Green, which provides funds for diversity-based scholarships every year. He is also very active in volunteer efforts on behalf of Louisvilles Jewish community. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1997 and his Juris Doctor from the Illinois Institute of Technologys Chicago-Kent School of Law in 2001. Mr. Gladstein and his wife have two young sons.
Attorney Linda Armatti-Epstein is a partner with the Jacoby & Meyers law firm that has office locations throughout New York and New Jersey. Working out of the firms New York City law office, Ms. Armatti-Epstein serves clients throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area as well as Long Island who suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.Handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Ms. Armatti-Epstein has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need. Among her most recent successes, she secured a verdict of over $1 million for a client injured as the result of the actions of an improperly trained ambulette driver as well as another million-dollar verdict on behalf of a motorcyclist whose crash was the result of an inattentive truck driver.She has also obtained a substantial settlement in excess of $4.5 million from the city for an individual injured in a wreck caused by the negligence of New York City police officers, and she has secured numerous other six- and seven-figure awards for her clients in a wide range of cases, including pedestrian accidents, construction defects and more.A magna cum laude graduate of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ms. Armatti-Epstein attended Southwestern Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1983. Along with practicing before all of New Yorks state courts, Ms. Armatti-Epstein is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.A consummate professional, Ms. Armatti-Epstein is an active member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. Committed to her local community as well as her practice, Ms. Armatti-Epstein regularly volunteers her time with New York Cares.
Attorney Raymond Panek is a senior partner at Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek in New York, New York. Mr. Panek practices civil rights and personal injury law and is experienced in matters of construction accidents, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home negligence, premises liability, products liability, slip-and-fall, wrongful death and more. He serves clients in Brooklyn and throughout the greater New York City region.A proud Brooklyn native and the son of a construction worker, Mr. Panek is committed to providing strong representation to his clients. He began his career at Elefterakis Elefterakis & Panek as a trial attorney and has worked diligently to become a senior partner.Today, Mr. Panek is one of New York Citys most well-known litigators and fights on behalf of individuals who have been severely injured and are unable to obtain adequate compensation. Throughout his career, he has handled many jury trials and obtained millions of dollars worth of verdicts and settlements for his clients.Mr. Panek received a bachelors degree from Haverford College and earned his law degree from the Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He is licensed before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and has been admitted to practice law in New York since 2012.Mr. Panek is passionate about sharing his legal knowledge and has given presentations on topics such as litigation and courtroom procedure to his peers within the legal profession. He has received recognition for his achievements, including being named one of the Top 40 under 40by The National Trial Lawyers.
Marc Stanley Whitehead
As a founding partner at Marc Whitehead & Associates, Attorneys at Law LLP, Marc Stanley Whitehead represents people in Houston, Texas. He commits his practice to Social Security Disability, handling cases that involve the following matters: employee benefits, life insurance denials, disability insurance claims, Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims, bad faith insurance denials, Supplemental Security Income, veterans disability benefits, long-term disability as well as pharmaceutical and medical device litigation.In 1989, Mr. Whitehead graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University where he made the presidents list. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992, graduating in the top 25 percent of his class.With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Whitehead is dedicated to helping people secure disability benefits. He has shared his legal knowledge with others as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and as an instructor with both the National Business Institute and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified Mr. Whitehead in personal injury trial law, and he is also board-certified in Social Security Disability by the National Board of Social Security Disabilty Advocacy. For his successes, he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. H Texas magazine named Mr. Whitehead to its Top Lawyers list as well as its Top 100 Professionals list.Mr. Whitehead is on the board of directors for the Houston Trial Lawyers Association and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and holds memberships with organizations including the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, the State Bar of Texas and the American Association for 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Alton C. Todd
Alton C. Todd has built a solid reputation in his more than 35 years as a practicing attorney.Through his practice, the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood, Texas, he has ably served clients in general civil trial and employment law, as well as in negligence, personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice cases. The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd also handles personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death cases and business litigation.Mr. Todd was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1971 after earning his law degree at Southern Methodist University. He practiced with a Galveston, Texas, insurance defense firm before joining the law firm of Wellborn, Britt and Brown in Alvin, Texas.After 25 years representing clients through his personal injury practice in Alvin, Mr. Todd founded the Law Firm of Alton C. Todd. In 2000, he moved his practice to Friendswood.Mr. Todd is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas and the Western District of Arkansas. He is among fewer than 2 percent of lawyers certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in personal injury and civil trial law.Over the years, Mr. Todd has been active in several professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Court, the Brazoria County Bar Association, the Galveston County Bar Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Texas Association of Civil Trial & Appellate Specialists, the Texas Bar Foundation, the American Association for Justice, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the AARP Legal Services Network.Further, Mr. Todd has been a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association board of directors and director of college of the State Bar of Texas. He is a member and diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an American College of Trial Lawyers fellow, and an inductee of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2010, he served as District 5 nominating chairman for the Texas Bar Foundation.During his career, Mr. Todd has received several impressive awards. He was selected the Best Civil Trial and Top Personal Injury Lawyer by Galveston County attorneys and among attorneys named to the Top 100 of the American Association for Justice.Further, Mr. Todd was recognized by Texas Top Lawyers in 2003 through 2009 and Top 100 Houston Area Top Lawyers in 2006 through 2008.
Gary Zucker is a partner with the Brooklyn, New York, law firm of Zucker & Bennett, where he focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death. In practice for more than 30 years, he has extensive experience with cases involving auto accidents, construction accidents, birth injuries, brain injuries, cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy. He represents clients in Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs including Queens, Bronx and Manhattan.A graduate of Syracuse University, Mr. Zucker earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania state courts, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the southern and eastern districts of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.In his decades of practice, Mr. Zucker has acquired a reputation for recovering substantial awards or settlements on behalf of his clients. The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave him its highest rating, AV Preeminent.,Mr. Zucker belongs to various professional organizations, including the Brooklyn Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. His writing has been published in legal publications, including an article on evidence in sexual assault cases that appeared in Brooklyn Barrister, an official publication of the Brooklyn Bar Association.AV®, BV®, 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Robert C. Hilliard
Garnering national acclaim for his work on many high-profile cases, attorney Robert C. Hilliard has achieved unprecedented success advocating on behalf of those suffering as the result of someone elses negligent, careless or unlawful actions.The founding partner of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales L.L.P. in Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. Hilliard represents clients throughout the state and across the country in a wide range of mass torts, personal injury and wrongful death claims as well as business and commercial litigation. He currently serves as co-lead counsel in the multidistrict General Motors ignition switch class action, regarded as one of the largest product liability suits in American history.A lawyer for more than 35 years and holding dual certifications in personal injury trial law and civil trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Hilliard possesses extensive knowledge and insight into many areas of the law, and he frequently serves as a leading legal analyst for numerous national and international print and televised news outlets.A 1980 summa cum laude graduate of St. Edwards University, Mr. Hilliard began his legal career after obtaining his Juris Doctor from St. Marys University School of Law in 1983 and his license to practice from the State Bar of Texas that same year. Truly a national lawyer, Mr. Hilliard also practices before federal courts throughout the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and he is also licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.Recognized as one of the nations top attorneys, Mr. Hilliard served as chairman for the National Ethics Committee from 1992-1995, and in 2016, he received the Distinguished Alumni award from St. Edwards University. The subject of numerous features and cover stories for a variety of legal publications, Mr. Hilliard has earned a reputation as a bulldog for his aggressive trial tactics and unrelenting pursuit of justice.
David J. Hungeling
As founder of the Law Office of David J. Hungeling PC, Mr. Hungeling has successfully litigated high-profile cases against some of the nations largest entities such as banks, pharmacies, insurance companies and government agencies. He accepts clients in Atlanta, Georgia; Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Cobb, Forsyth, Cherokee and Clayton counties; and throughout Kentucky, Virginia, Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina.Mr. Hungeling focuses his practice on the following legal matters: legal malpractice, securities litigation, insurance coverage disputes, white collar criminal defense, derivative actions, storm water runoff and trespass cases, securities fraud and investment disputes, business litigation and contract disputes, probate and estate disputes, consumer product liability, litigation involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, tax shelter litigation, matters involving the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, covenants not to compete, commercial collections, insurance broker malpractice, professional malpractice, investment fraud, consumer class action, personal injury and negligence, shareholder litigation, federal qui tam litigation and fraudulent conveyances.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Hungeling earned his Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Portland in 1997. Before going on to law school, he volunteered with the University of Notre Dames Alliance for Catholic Education, teaching high school social studies in Jackson, Mississippi. He then earned his Juris Doctor in 2000 from Georgia State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. While in law school, Mr. Hungeling served as managing editor of the Georgia State University Law Review.Staying active in the legal community is important to Mr. Hungeling. He holds memberships in the following organizations: the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Lawyers Foundation of Georgia.
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Serving the people of the Atlanta metropolitan area, Ryan Johnson is an attorney at Ryan A. Johnson, P.C. who handles cases of personal injury including medical malpractice, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Since 2004, he has protected the rights and best interests of the injured in Georgia by seeking compensation from the negligent parties. He has won several large settlements and verdicts, including a $1 million jury verdict in 2017 where he was lead counsel on the case.Mr. Johnson began his education at Florida State University before moving on to Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law, where he earned a Juris Doctor. An active member of the Atlanta Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association and the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Johnson has extensive experience in jury trials and is prepared to take a case as far as necessary to obtain financial compensation and security for his client.Admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, Mr. Johnson has handled many difficult cases while earning an Avvo Superbrating for his work. A member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he is committed to pursuing justice for the injured to cover medical costs, property repair expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income and any other inconvenience or expense that comes from the negligence of another.As a personal injury attorney helping the people of Atlanta, Mr. Johnson handles slip-and-fall accidents, catastrophic injuries, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and DUI accidents. An experienced, compassionate advocate, he provides unparalleled personalized service and legal representation.
John D. Christy
John D. Christy has successfully represented thousands of clients throughout the State of Georgia through his state wide practice. Mr. Christy focuses his practice in the area of Workers Compensation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Alternative Dispute Resolutiuon. He has obtained many significant monetary awards and verdicts for his clients in complex litigation. In addition to his plaintiffs practice, Mr. Christy has served as a mediator in hundreds of claims where he has successfully assisted plaintiffs and defendants resolve disputes. Mr. Christy received a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance and marketing, with a minor in economics, from Mercer University. He then went on to graduate with his Juris Doctor from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Gerogia Supreme Court, United States District Courts and the United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Christy has attained the highest possible rating of AV from Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected by Top Lawyers in Georgia in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.During his more than 30 years in the legal field, Mr. Christy has developed a reputation for his legal skills and the dedication with which he represents his clients. His prior experience representing insurance companies has provided him with special insight into how to successfully represent injured workers and plaintiffs in serious personal injury cases. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how to properly and successfully obtain the maximum possible award for his clients.In addition to his work in the courtroom, Mr. Christy is an active member of the legal community. He is admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and is the past chairman of its Workers Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. Mr. Christy has also served on the Medical Committee of the State Board of Workers Compensation Chairmans Advisory Council. He is a member of a number of associations, including the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Macon Bar Association and the Houston County Bar Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Workers Compensation Claimants Law Section of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Christy frequently speaks at workers compensation legal seminars.