Without some other source of insurance, the recovery could be limited to the liability insurance limits. The Emergency Room is focused on ruling out permanent and life-threatening injuries. Sometimes, doctors aggressively refuse to bill insurance, threatening to withhold or terminate treatment unless the patient and his or her lawyer agree in writing that the doctor’s bills will be paid in full, regardless of insurance coverage. If there is insurance that can be used to pay your bills, your lawyer will make sure the insurance company does so.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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The doctor can also render an opinion as to whether or not your injuries are permanent. ” They have friends that work in the department that handles police reports. Our firm uses a form called “Verification of Lost Wages” that we have the employer complete for our client. The insurance company may not make you any offer, or at least not a fair offer, as they think that delay can work to their advantage. The injured victim needs money for medical bills or for lost wages.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Robert J. Adelman
- Michael L. Teich
- John H. Bredell
- James G. Butler, Jr.
- Charles P. Hehmeyer
- Susan A. Owen
- D. Michael Kelly
- Mark C. Tanenbaum
- Marcos M. Garza
- James H. Furman
- John Baker
- Bryan Prince-Olsen
Robert J. Adelman
Robert J. Adelman is an attorney with the Chicago-based Levin Riback Law Group, P.C. which is a practice dedicated to protecting the rights of the seriously injured. Mr. Adelman joined this legal team in 2001 after first starting his career in public service and made partner at the firm in 2007 because of his continued success. Dedicated to positive results, he provides experienced representation to clients in Chicago, throughout Cook County and the entire state of Illinois in cases pertaining to:,Personal injury,Plaintiff abuse,Construction law,Following his graduation from DePaul University College of Law in 1999, he received admittance to the Illinois State Bar Association. Throughout his career, he has combined his compassion for his clients with a determination to obtain justice on their behalves, resulting in an impressive record of success. It is this success that resulted in significant recognition in the legal community and beyond, such as his inclusion on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin list of 40 Under Forty and The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40.Employing both his tenacious litigation and negotiation skills, he has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his personal injury clients. Attorney Adelman holds active memberships in the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to his successful work in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, he continues to employ his close knowledge and appreciation of the law by teaching courses for future attorneys at The John Marshall Law School.
Michael L. Teich
A partner at Chicago, Illinois-based Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. Michael L. Teich focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout Cook, DuPage, Lake and Kane counties, he assists those who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in cases involving medical malpractice, defective products, aviation accidents, motor vehicle crashes and construction site accidents.As an undergraduate, Mr. Teich earned a Bachelor of Science in applied economics and management from Cornell University in 1990. He then pursued his legal education at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. After graduation, Mr. Teich spent two years as counsel to the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives before entering private practice. He has been with his current firm since 2017.Throughout his career, Mr. Teich has been instrumental in obtaining many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients. These have included a $7.1 million verdict in a case involving a regional airline crash, a $1.9 million settlement for a client injured by a defective truck part and a $2.25 million verdict for the family of a man killed by a distracted driver. His fellow professionals have taken note of his successes and have given him a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Mr. Teich is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
John H. Bredell
John Bredell has extensive experience and expertise in representing injured individuals in all types of serious personal injury claims, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury. John and his wife and partner, Lynn Marie Bredell, have been practicing law for more than 25 years and founded Bredell & Bredell in 1991. Legal services are provided with the highest care and concern for clients, and actions are pursued aggressively and competently, with excellent results. John was admitted to the Michigan State Bar in 1984. He was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Attorney Award by the Washtenaw Trial Lawyers Association, holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
James G. Butler, Jr.
As a partner at Butler Viadro, LLP, James G. Butler, Jr. is dedicated to serving clients in San Francisco and Oakland, California. He also represents people throughout the Bay Area as well as in Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco counties. Mr. Butler focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, generally handling cases that involve the following: auto accidents, dangerous or defective products, elevator accidents, industrial accidents, maritime accidents, professional negligence matters and refinery accidents. He also accepts workers compensation and longshore and harborworkers litigation cases. He predominantly represents union members.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, Mr. Butler went on to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law. From there, he earned a Juris Doctor in 1987.For 31 years, Mr. Butler has committed himself to advocating for his clients and their rights. Having been seriously injured, himself, in a hit-and-run accident as a teen where the driver was never caught, he has a personal understanding of the devastating impact that injuries resulting from the negligence and intentional actions of others can have on victims. For that reason, Mr. Butler strives to reach favorable resolutions and obtain adequate compensation awards for his clients. He works closely with his clients and listens to their needs, to better serve them with the informed guidance they deserve. In recognition of his success, Mr. Butler has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell continuously since 1987. He is also a certified workers compensation specialist through The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.Outside the courtroom, Mr. Butler is an active member of the legal community. He is a past president of both the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and the California Applicants Attorneys Association (a group of leading laywers representing workers in California).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.
Charles P. Hehmeyer
With passion and perseverance, Charles Hehmeyer knows how to make a significant difference in medical negligence cases. Through his focus on representing malpractice victims, Mr. Hehmeyer is a respected leader in this field, often serving as lead counsel for major cases throughout the United States.An unyielding champion of children suffering from medical negligence, Mr. Hehmeyer has secured many seven and eight-figure settlements in birth injury and other cases where children were severely injured by substandard hospital or physician treatment. The relief helps children receive the best treatment and care for the rest of their lives and gives families peace of mind.As the only lawyer who regularly represents families nationwide who have a child with a metabolic disorder or inborn error of metabolism, he helped facilitate important improvements in newborn care. One month after Mr. Hehmeyer filed suit against a Philadelphia-area hospital for failing to screen a newborn child who had a treatable metabolic disorder, the hospital announced it would change its practices. That led all Philadelphia hospitals to change their policies to include this screening. A case filed by Mr. Hehmeyer and co-counsel in San Francisco resulted in a front-page article in the Wall Street Journal that helped change newborn screening practices in California.Mr. Hehmeyer devotes fifty percent of his practice to representing victims of medical malpractice in Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania – he has represented clients whose care involved virtually every medical specialty, including pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, surgery, cardiology, oncology, and ophthalmology. Mr. Hehmeyer also maintains a national practice, representing children who have suffered birth injuries or mistreatment of rare or complex medical conditions.Having focused on cases involving medical malpractice for almost thirty years, Mr. Hehmeyer has earned the respect of the finest medical experts across America. Mr. Hehmeyer strongly believes that lawsuits should only be brought if they have merit; he certainly will not sue doctors frivolously. No case is instituted unless multiple highly-qualified physicians support the matter fully.Mr. Hehmeyer is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and Washington State and has represented clients in medical negligence cases in the following other states: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, North Carolina, California, Arizona, and Colorado.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
Susan A. Owen
As Managing Partner of Owen, Patterson & Owen, Susan Owen significantly impacts the firms success in the courtroom. She has extensive experience in a variety of areas in the personal injury field, including product liability, general negligence, wrongful termination, harassment and discrimination, and wrongful death. Throughout her nearly 20-year career of representing injured victims, she has been instrumental in obtaining substantial awards for the firms clients.In addition to overseeing the direction of all of the cases handled by the firm, she manages the smooth flow of negotiations and litigation of the cases as she becomes intimately involved with the details of each case from inception to conclusion. While she has spent considerable time in the courtroom since she began practicing law in 1989, Susys expertise is in determining the superior legal arguments to utilize when faced with challenges. From the moment the firm is engaged by a new client, Susy supervises all aspects of case management and provides the trial team with the legal tools and documents necessary to settle the case or to win at trial.Susy was instrumental in obtaining a multi-million dollar settlement for a couple who took a vacation in their motor home, which was struck by a Freightliner 18-wheeler on the Golden State Freeway. One of the clients was paralyzed when his spinal cord was severed, and his wifes face was crushed from the impact. Susy Owen was able to convince the defendants to settle days after the lawsuit was filed, obtaining sufficient funds to provide sufficient medical care for these clients for the rest of their lives.Susy also was the driving force in obtaining a high six-figure settlement for a bicyclist who was seriously injured when an integral part of his bicycle failed as a result of a manufacturing defect. When he fell, his face smashed into the concrete pavement. He suffered extensive facial and skull fractures and was in a coma for several days. It was Susy and the case management teams research and detailed preparation for trial that motivated the bicycle manufacturer to settle this clients significant claims, providing him with a future that would have been bleak without OPOs aid.Susys commitment to the legal profession and her desire to provide a guiding light for innocent victims came very close to home when a young girl was severely injured by a pole in the parking lot of a grocery store. She is exactly the age of Susys son, Beau and, in fact, her birthday is just one day earlier. The pole, which was old and rusted, broke in the heavy winds of a Palmdale winter, striking this 10-year old in the head. She endured several months of intensive medical treatment and, for Susy, every day she lives is a victory. Susy accompanied this family on their terrifying journey from near-death on several occasions to the day they could bring their child home. The family often looked to Greg and Susy for advice and guidance in facing each days challenges with their seriously injured daughter. This case confirmed Susys conviction that the goal of her practice is much more than financial success. Her desire is to make each clients world a better place. Because of the settlement that was obtained in this case, this young woman continues to grow and thrive with around-the-clock nursing care, a special vehicle that can transport her easily, and a handicapped-accessible home. Each year, Susy and her team honor this client on her birthday, as every day for her is special.With six children, Susy has a special affinity for cases involving children who have been injured. Even on those cases that other attorneys may decline representation because an injury is not severe enough or liability is not clear, Susy is willing to take on the challenge for these young victims. She successfully represented a special needs girl who came home from school one day but was unable to communicate the reason for her pelvic injury, a young boy whose eye was punctured as a result of an uncontrolled classroom environment, and a high school student who was beaten to death by Varsity football players after attending a party with his girlfriend.She has also achieved significant settlements for bicyclists and motorcyclists who dont get out of the way fast enough for the cars and trucks that refuse to share the public roads, resulting in life-altering injuries or death. This year, she was able to obtain a significant settlement for the family of an elderly man who was killed while cycling to maintain his good health as well as for a young man who was hit by a big rig while motorcycle riding with friends and lost his leg.As a lover of dogs, she has great respect for animals and the companionship they provide, as well as for the danger they may present. Susy obtained a significant six figure settlement when she represented a woman whose ear was bitten off by a dog kept by its owners in the gift shop they ran. Susys client, while shopping, was attacked by this pet, only to discover that it was a stray dog with a history of violence that the shop owners adopted only weeks before. In another dog bite case, she was instrumental in obtaining a significant settlement for a 5-year old girl who was attacked by a neighbors dog.While Susy found her niche several years ago in the personal injury legal field, she has been litigating cases since she began practicing law. She began her legal career at the Century City firm of Gibbs, Giden, Locher & Fleming, where she worked directly with senior partners, Kenneth C. Gibbs and Joseph Giden. She became proficient in construction and commercial litigation and title insurance law and ultimately became responsible for over 300 commercial litigation files, which she handled from inception through conclusion by settlement or trial. It was at Gibbs, Giden, et al. that she developed the skills of persuasive writing and innovative case strategies. These strengths have become the ticket to success for her clients.When Susy began the practice of law, the legal profession was still, in many ways, a mans world. It was through hard work and refusing to accept that a woman could not reach the same levels of success as her male counterparts that led her to focus her efforts on cases where women or other minorities received disparate treatment in the workplace because of their gender or race. She has obtained significant recoveries for her female clients who were subjected to sexual harassment. She was able to obtain high six-figure settlements for two women who were sexually harassed and subjected to racial discrimination during their employment with a professional sports team, a dental assistant who was inappropriately touched by her dentist employer, and young women who were forced to show their breasts to their plastic surgeon employer to prove they were good employees, to name a few. She has also represented several female inmates who were sexually battered by the prison guards then intimidated into silence. Susy and her team were able to obtain a different form of justice for these women: monetary compensation as well as a safe haven while serving the remainder of their prison terms.Susy is a graduate of Hastings Law School (J.D. 1989) and was an author for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Journal. Her article examined the disparate treatment of children of unwed parents in the United States and in the (then) Soviet Union. Susy attended University of California, Los Angeles (B.A. cum laude 1986) and was on the Deans List, becoming the first in her family to obtain a professional degree. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley where she attended Chatsworth High School.In addition to her devotion to her professional life and the firm, Susy and her husband, Greg, enjoy spending time with their six children. They are also very involved in local youth sports organizations, including William S. Hart Baseball and Softball League, where all of their children have played over the years.
D. Michael Kelly
D. Michael Kelly is the founder of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina-based Mike Kelly Law Group. Providing representation to clients in Horry County and other parts of the state, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury litigation. His experience also encompasses workers compensation, Social Security Disability, construction defects, insurance coverage, estate planning and administration, and professional licensure defense. Mr. Kelly is admitted to practice in South Carolina and before the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.In his personal injury practice, Mr. Kelly assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that he has worked on have included motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, defective products, and nursing home negligence, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients. Among Mr. Kellys representative results are a $3 million medical malpractice jury verdict, a $3.775 settlement in a truck accident case, and a $1.5 million settlement in a case that involved a defective seat belt.A 1977 graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, Mr. Kelly also represents people who have been injured on the job or who have contracted an occupational disease and who are seeking their rightful benefits under their employers workers compensation insurance. This involves both assisting them with the preparation and submission of the required claim as well as advocating on their behalf if it is disputed or denied. For clients who are no longer able to work due to a disability, Mr. Kelly provides representation in hearings before administrative law judges in the event that the initial SSD claim is denied. His successful track record in all of these areas has earned him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.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.
Mark C. Tanenbaum
Mark Tanenbaum represents injured victims in civil litigation, including personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, mass torts, class actions, and antitrust actions. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization where admission is by invitation only and reserved for 1 percent of the lawyers in the country and served as State Chair. Selected for The Best Lawyers in America since 1995 and as a Top Lawyer since 2008. Served in the South Carolina Bar House of Delegates and on the Board of Governors and Executive Committee of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association. Past president of the Charleston County Bar Association and the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. B.A. University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill; J.D. University of South Carolina. Trials in all state and federal courts. Many multi miliion dollar recoveries for victims.
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Marcos M. Garza
The founder of his own law firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Marcos M. Garza divides his practice between criminal defense matters and personal injury and wrongful death litigation. His successes in both of these areas, as well as his high degree of ethics, have gained Mr. Garza the respect of his colleagues. Selected to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, he has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Garza provides representation to area residents who have been charged by the state or federal government with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of matters that he has handled have included operating a motor vehicle or boat while under the influence of alcohol, rape, drug possession and trafficking, carjacking, kidnapping, robbery, and murder. Mr. Garzas federal experience has encompassed bank, mail and wire fraud, money laundering, racketeering, and tax evasion. He has in many cases been able to obtain outright acquittals, while in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Mr. Garza also assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. His experience in this regard has included incidents arising out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, and defective products.Mr. Garza holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Vanderbilt University. After obtaining a Master of Science in social work from The University of Tennessee in 1998, he remained in Knoxville to pursue his legal education at the University of Tennessee College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. Admitted to practice in Tennessee, Mr. Garza is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.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.
James H. Furman
James H. Furman is the founder of Furman Law Group in Austin, Texas. Mr. Furman is an aviation attorney and handles matters involving airline, aviation, commuter and military air disasters. He also practices general personal injury law, representing individuals injured in car or other types of accidents. He serves clients throughout the city of Austin.Mr. Furman has over 35 years of legal experience. He has been licensed to practice law since 1981 and is admitted in all Texas state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Over the course of his career, Mr. Furman has litigated airline, airplane and helicopter matters. He previously served as a major in the U.S. Army and spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.Recognition Mr. Furman has achieved for his accomplishments in the legal profession, include being listed in the publication The Best Lawyers in Americaand receiving an AV Preeminent rating from the peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest rating awarded by the respected association.Mr. Furman is active in the aviation sections of the American Association for Justice and has served in various leadership roles for the organization. He also belongs to the Texas Bar College and the International Society of Air Safety Investigators.After earning a bachelors degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mr. Furman received a master of business administration degree from the University of North Florida. He attained his law degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.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.
John Baker graduated from Norfolk Collegiate in Norfolk and went on to obtain his bachelors degree from Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated cum laude. After undergrad, John attended the University of Mississippi School Of Law and graduated in 2010.After passing the bar exam in 2010 John worked for an insurance defense firm for several years. This experience aids greatly in understanding insurance companies tactics and how best to fight them.John Baker joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers in 2018 where he specializes in helping those hurt in auto accidents, as well as other serious injuries and wrongful death cases. He has litigated Hampton Roads car accident and injury cases and helps people hurt in wrecks across Virginia. John Baker lives and works in Norfolk.
Bryan Prince-Olsen joined GLP Attorneys Seattle team as an Associate Attorney in 2010, after graduating Cum Laude from Seattle University School of Law and then serving as a Law Clerk and Bailiff for the Honorable Mary Yu in the King County Superior Court. Bryan also previously worked for GLP Attorneys as a legal intern while in law school. Bryan has represented hundreds of clients on personal injury matters from automobile collisions, insurance bad faith, premises liability, maritime injury, and wrongful death. Bryans commitment to his clients is evidenced by his successful advocacy at over 60 arbitration hearings to date (as part of the Superior Court Civil Arbitration program, and also in binding uninsured motorist hearings).Bryan has been an Eagle member of the Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) since 2011. He previously served as a member of the WSAJ New Member Committee from 2011 to 2012. He co-chairs the WSAJ Downtown Seattle Roundtable. Bryan is a frequent speaker to healthcare providers around Washington State on issues related to personal injury law as it relates to the medical profession.