Although there’s no way to know those things until your treatment is finished, the liability insurer (the defendant’s insurance company) will want to speak to you right away, and it will possibly offer you a settlement, before your treatment has concluded. As for the first concern, the criteria insurance companies use to make rate determinations are a mystery, but in general, your rates should not go up for an incident that was not your fault. It’s a simple truth: attorneys can be difficult to reach.Read More
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
You must remember that in almost every personal injury case, there is an immense possibility of negligence; so, if you do think that you are not the one to blame, you need to be careful about this.
Remember! You must be careful about picking the right municipal department because some states are highly strict with public sues, and if you do commit any mistake, they can discard your claim.
Some people try to repair all the infrastructure damage after someone can demand, so you need to be quick and cunning, and make sure that you have all the evidence at the right moment.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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You have to listen to them and find out what they want; then you need to make a compelling case that it is in their own best interest to offer you a fair settlement. I advise my clients never, never, ever to accept the insurance company’s opening offer. Your life has been an open article, with strangers poring through your medical records and your whole life while they looked for arguments to use against you at trial. Little did she know that her life was about to change in ways she couldn’t even imagine.Read More
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Top Lawyers Pick
- John Kelly
- Sarah K. Hibbard
- Steven R. Levin
- Robert I. Feinberg
- Daniella Levi
- Joseph M. Lichtenstein
- C. Douglas Maynard, Jr.
- Chad J. Vilushis
- Arnold W. Gross
- Matt Kyle
- Steven B. Goff
- Gay Woodhouse
Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, John Kelly is the founder of the Kelly Law Team. Based in Phoenix and representing clients throughout Arizona, he assists people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Kelly has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, workplace injuries, defective medical and other products, medical malpractice, dog bites, assaults, and truck and other motor vehicle crashes.Some of the representative results that Mr. Kelly has been able to obtain on behalf of his clients include a settlement in the amount of $2.25 million for a motorcyclist who was rear-ended and who needed multiple surgeries on his leg. His successes have earned him a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Kelly has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Fluent in both Spanish and English, he is admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts.Mr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and he spent part of his senior year abroad studying economics at the University of Oxford before returning and receiving a Bachelor of Science in 2003. His legal education was obtained at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Kelly worked for the Nebraska Attorney Generals office, where he handled a variety of consumer affairs cases. He then spent time prosecuting criminal cases at the Douglas County Attorneys office. Mr. Kellys professional memberships include the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Arizona Association for Justice.
1 E Washington Street, Suite 500,, Phoenix AZ 85004
Sarah K. Hibbard
Focusing her practice on insurance coverage matters, Sarah R. Hibbard is an attorney at Morgan & Morgan. Practicing out of the firms office in Tampa, Florida, she represents individual and business clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Ms. Hibbard is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.Ms. Hibbard has been a member of the firms First Party Litigation department since 2011. As opposed to third-party insurance, which protects policyholders against claims from other parties, such as automobile liability insurance, first-party claims are brought by policyholders against their insurance carriers. This can arise, for example, when a homeowners property is damaged by fire or other events, and the insurance company denies a subsequent claim in bad faith or otherwise does not live up to its obligations as set forth in the applicable policy. Ms. Hibbard has successfully represented clients who have been in this type of a situation, and she has worked with business owners whose claims have been rejected or who have received inadequate offers of compensation from their insurers. She has also assisted people who have been financially damaged due to sinkholes on their property and whose insurers have failed to conduct the proper testing before denying their claims.Born and raised in Indiana, Ms. Hibbard attended Butler University in Indianapolis, and she received a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. Moving to Florida for her legal education, she enrolled at Stetson University College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2005. Her experience has also encompassed real estate matters and Social Security Disability claims.
201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor,, Tampa FL 33602
Steven R. Levin
Advocating for construction workers and others in personal injury cases, Steven R. Levin has a history of helping people get back on their feet after an accident. As an attorney at Levin Riback Adelman & Flangel, PC, he represents people in Cook County and the collar counties around Chicago, Illinois.Providing outstanding representation requires an attorney who truly cares. Mr. Levin not only devotes countless hours to his practice, but he also shares his experiences with others through speaking engagements for the Chicago Bar Association. Additionally, Mr. Levin is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, each of which provides him with the opportunity to learn new tactics and have access to invaluable resources.Keenly aware of the dangers on construction sites, Mr. Levin knows how to spot unsafe conditions and third-party irresponsibility. He personally digs through case details to put together a comprehensive argument that outlines the extensive damages these workers often suffer. Workers compensation only addresses certain losses, and employees may have rights to pursue a lawsuit to recover an award.Mr. Levins dedication to clients has resulted in millions of dollars for union workers and others. Furthermore, it is his intention to ensure that the unsafe conditions are corrected and the mistakes that were made are not repeated. He has taken more than 30 cases to trial.For his accomplishments, Mr. Levin holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University in 1979 and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School in 1981.Outside his practice, Mr. Levin worked as a volunteer scuba diver at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago for over a decade. 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.
Robert I. Feinberg
Robert Feinbergs recently obtained $7.8 million victory was the largest personal injury verdict in Massachusetts over the last five years (excluding medical malpractice). He has been litigating personal injury cases for almost 35 years. Mr. Feinberg is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has received numerous other accolades, including being selected to the National Trial Lawyers Organization.A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Robert is also licensed to practice in Florida. He is a partner of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. (Boston and Brookline), a firm started by his father and which he joined in 1984. Robert has authored more than 300 blogs on trial practice, evidence, and personal injury, including 50 video blogs. They can be found at www.feinbergalban.com. He and the firm are AV rated® and he has a perfect 10.0 AVVO rating.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished, are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
A top-rated Queens injury attorney, Daniella Levi is the founder of Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C. From the firms office in Fresh Meadows, New York, she focuses her practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients in Queens, the Bronx and throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area. Ms. Levi has been admitted to practice before all New York state courts since 2002, and she is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew as well as in English.Ms. Levi assists people who have been injured and have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that she has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian knockdowns, medical malpractice, construction site accidents, traumatic brain injuries and premises liability. Throughout her career, Ms. Levi has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for her plaintiff clients, both through verdicts after jury trials as well as through settlements that she has been able to negotiate with defendants and their insurance companies. Prior to becoming a personal injury attorney, she was an associate with a New York City law firm where she was involved in corporate transactions and securities law.As an undergraduate, Ms. Levi attended the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where she majored in finance and marketing, and received a Bachelor of Science in 1995. After graduation, she joined the New York City office of an Israeli bank and rose to the level of vice president before deciding to pursue a legal career. Accordingly, she enrolled at St. Johns University School of Law in Queens and in 1995 was awarded her Juris Doctor cum laude.
Joseph M. Lichtenstein
Joseph M. Lichtenstein founded The Law Offices of Joseph M. Lichtenstein, PC, in 1997. From his offices in Mineola, New York, he offers representation to clients in several boroughs within the greater New York City area as well as in Suffolk and Nassau counties. Mr. Lichtenstein focuses his practice on the representation of plaintiffs who have suffered personal injuries, with approximately 70 percent of his cases related to medical malpractice, 10 percent related to product liability and the balance involving general liability issues. His practice includes advocacy for clients who have suffered birth injuries or brain injuries as well as the representation of families in wrongful death matters. Frequently invited to be a guest lecturer by various groups, Mr. Lichtenstein has spoken to numerous audiences on matters related to his practice area over the years. He delivered a lecture at the 2011 annual convention of the American Association for Justice on litigating Erbs palsy birth injury cases, and he has written articles on medical malpractice litigation for the New York Law Journal.Joseph Lichtenstein takes great pride in prosecuting unusually difficult yet meritorious cases involving catastrophic injuries. He has a significant track record of succeeding in such cases, which were, in many instances, rejected by other firms. He is hardworking, ethical, and works tirelessly when on trial to obtain verdicts in favor of his clients.
C. Douglas Maynard, Jr.
Charles Douglas Maynard, Jr. is an attorney and partner at Maynard & Harris Attorneys at Law, PLLC, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Mr. Maynard practices environmental litigation, insurance law and personal injury law. He represents clients throughout the state of North Carolina.Mr. Maynard has experience with matters involving automobile, bicycle, commercial vehicle, construction site, delivery truck, dog bite, electrocution, motorcycle, pedestrian and tractor-trailer injuries, as well as all other types of catastrophic personal injury claims. He also takes on cases involving bad faith insurance claims, beneficiary claims, dram shop liability, life insurance denials, uninsured or underinsured motorist claims, unfair trade practices, workers compensation, wrongful death and general insurance coverage disputes.Over the course of his career, Mr. Maynard has attained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients. He has been a licensed attorney since 1992 and is admitted before all North Carolina state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.Outside of his practice, Mr. Maynard lectures at various seminars on insurance law topics and serves as editor of a North Carolina legal treatise on uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage. He has also published numerous articles on these topics for magazines and newsletters.Mr. Maynard received a bachelors degree from Duke University and earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He is a member of the Forsyth County Bar Association, the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina, the North Carolina Bar Association, North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and has served in leadership positions for the organizations over the years.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.
514 South Stratford Road, Suite 321,, WINSTON SALEM NC 27103
Chad J. Vilushis
Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Chad J. Vilushis is a co-founder of McCormick and Vilushis. Providing representation to clients throughout the surrounding area, he focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, with a particular emphasis on assisting people who are facing charges of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Mr. Vilushis has extensive experience in providing defense representation for other crimes as well, including drug possession and distribution, domestic violence, theft, assault, and underage drinking. He also represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice.Mr. Vilushis attended Allegheny College as an undergraduate, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in 2004. He pursued his legal studies at Stetson University College of Law in Florida and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. After graduation, Mr. Vilushis moved back to Pennsylvania and joined the Erie County District Attorneys Office, where he spent six years as a prosecutor and obtained significant jury and bench trial experience. He then entered private practice and was an attorney at a personal injury and criminal defense firm before co-founding his current firm in 2017. Mr. Vilushis is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Florida and the District of Columbia.Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Vilushis has received a Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. A longtime member of the Erie County Bar Association, he has served as chair of its Criminal Law Section. Mr. Vilushis is also a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Arnold W. Gross
Attorney Arnold W. Gross is the senior trial attorney at the State Law Firm in Encino, California. Mr. Gross represents clients who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and more in the Encino, Granada Hills, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Sherman Oaks , Van Nuys, and Ventura County areas.After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Gross earned his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He graduated in the top 1/4 of his class. Throughout his more than four decades of legal experience, he has successfully navigated many major verdicts and settlements for a wide variety of clients.Mr. Gross is an arbitrator and mediator for the Superior Court of California for the County of Ventura and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and also serves as a settlement officer for the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles. He has received national recognition for his role as a litigator and has attained the rating of AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, by the peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell.In addition to his work as an attorney and in the court system, Mr. Gross is and has been a member of several professional organizations including the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, the Ventura County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles. He also belongs to the Jerome H. Berenson branch of the American Inn of Court.Actively involved with his local community, Mr. Gross serves as a mentor for first year law students and various organizations and as a judge for the clinical program at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. He is president of the board of directors of the Klein Chaplaincy Service of the South Bay.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.
Robert Matt Kyle is the founder of the Kyle Law Firm, with offices in New Braunfels and San Marcos, Texas. He represents clients from all over the Hill Country in criminal defense matters, including DUI/DWI, drug charges, conspiracy allegations, theft charges and probation violations. All over Texas, Mr. Kyle represents persons and families injured or killed in tractor-trailer crashes, automobile, boating and motorcycles crashes, defective products and premises liability and other catastrophic injury concerns.Mr. Kyle earned his degree from University of Texas School of Law in 1991, and was admitted to practice law in Texas the same year. After law school, he was a litigator at two well-known Dallas, Texas law firms before founding the Kyle Law Firm in 1998. Mr. Kyle became a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association in 2003, became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law in 2004, and earned board certification in civil trial law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 2009. Highly regarded by his peers, he was voted the Chamber of Commerce Businessperson of the year in 2013.A member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Kyle is also a Life-Member of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which only accepts lawyers who have won verdicts or settlements equal to or in excess of $1 million for their clients. The proud father of six children, Mr. Kyle lives in New Braunfels with his wife and family.
Steven B. Goff
The managing partner of Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd. Steven B. Goff focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in River Falls, Wisconsin, he provides compassionate and skilled representation to clients throughout the western and central portions of the state who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Goff has successfully handled have arisen out of truck and other motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, animal bites, defective products, boating accidents, pedestrian knockdowns and school bus accidents. He has been certified as a specialist in both civil trial law and civil trial prelaw practice by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Goff attended Iowa State University as an undergraduate, where he majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1976. His academic achievements there resulted in his being inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society. After his graduation, Mr. Goff pursued his legal education at the University of Minnesota Law School, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1979. He has been in private practice for his entire career, and he has also served as the city attorney of River Falls. Mr. Goff is admitted to practice before all Wisconsin and Minnesota state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. He is held in high esteem by his colleagues, as attested to by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 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.
The attorney general for the state of Wyoming between 1999 and 2001, Gay Woodhouse is now a member of Woodhouse Roden Nethercott, LLC. Located in Cheyenne, she divides her practice among a variety of areas, including personal injury litigation, business planning and transactions, employment law, estate planning, probate matters, real estate, and criminal defense. Admitted to practice in Wyoming and representing clients throughout the state, Ms. Woodhouse is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Ms. Woodhouse began her career in private practice as a criminal and civil trial attorney, and since that time, she has widened her scope into the other areas mentioned above. In addition to being the states first female attorney general, her public service experience has included several years as an attorney with the U.S. Attorneys Office for the District of Wyoming, where her work involved both civil and criminal investigations and litigation. Ms. Woodhouse also served between 2009 and 2013 on the Laramie County Board of Commissioners and was its chairperson in 2012. A past president of the Wyoming State Bar, she is a member of the Wyoming Judicial Branchs Judicial Nominating Commission, with her term expiring in 2022.After majoring in English at the University of Wyoming and receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors, Ms. Woodhouse remained in Laramie and enrolled at the University of Wyoming College of Law, obtaining her Juris Doctor in 1977. Her professional affiliations include the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. Active in her community as well, Ms. Woodhouse has donated her time and resources to the Wyoming Professional Assistance Program and other nonprofit organizations.