Did you fail to get photos of the accident scene and the damages? Are you concerned that your insurance company or the other driver’s insurance company might be taking advantage of you? You will learn about what happens after a lawsuit is filed, including the discovery period when each side gets to learn what the other knows. Finally, you will learn how you get your money at the conclusion of the case, and what happens after your claim is closed.Read More
Taxi/Cab Accident Injury
Did You Get Injured in a Cab Accident? Here is What You Should Do. Car accidents are dangerous events. The victims could suffer substantial wounds. Many of these injuries could change the victim’s life forever. If these happen, you have to think about pressing charges against the negligent party.
Common Carrier law makes these claims a straightforward process. In the following paragraph, you will find out why.
Which states that all public transportation drivers, must do their work with the highest degree of care and skill. They have to whatever it takes to avoid any kind of dangerous situation; ensuring their passengers' safety during the extension of the trip.
If the taxi driver is involved in an accident, you must show proof that he was negligent. As said before, this is an easy process. Taxi drivers must drive with a higher level of care than a normal driver. They are responsible for their passenger health. If they make even a slight mistake, they are responsible for all the consequences.
Making a Claim? Hire an Accident Attorney!
To have higher chances of getting compensation for all medical bills, you have to hire a accident attorney. He will make sure that your claim gets approved. Meaning that you won't have to pay for all expenses. The sooner you make your claim; the better. this way you will avoid losing important witnesses and evidence. Call us today for a free and confidential consultation.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Steven J. Seidman
- Joseph M. Sayler
- Mitchel H. Ashley
- Keith S. Erbstein
- Thomas D. Berret
- Bradley R. Bolinger
- Cathryn G. Fund
- P. Payton Kashani
- Neama Rahmani
- Michael P. Lyons
- John Maniscalco
- Craig W. Carlson
Steven J. Seidman
Steven J. Seidman is the founding attorney of the ,Seidman Law Offices ,in downtown Chicago and Deerfield, Illinois. An experienced trial lawyer, he focuses exclusively on providing dedicated, compassionate representation for ,personal injury, victims and their families. From ,catastrophic accidents ,to ,medical negligence ,cases, he has obtained many million- and multimillion-dollar ,verdicts and settlements ,on behalf of his clients.Mr. Seidman prepares every case as though it will go to trial, in the knowledge that the willingness to go to trial can often lead to a fair settlement without litigation. He has obtained several successful results on behalf of his clients in court. Most recently, the firm obtained a $26 million gross verdict ($23 million net verdict) by jury trial on behalf of an ,injured trucker,.Mr. Seidman is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers Compensation Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice before all state courts in Illinois, the U.S. District Court of Illinois, Northern District, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Joseph M. Sayler
Joe aggressively represents seriously injured individuals and their families, primarily in North Dakota and Minnesota. Joe is sought after, by both individuals and attorneys from other states, for highly specialized cases such as those harmed by railroads, liquor establishments, medical providers, and toxic products such as asbestos. Joe represents people in serious injury claims, such as those suffering from traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and severe burns.While he primarily represents individuals in Minnesota and North Dakota (where he is from), Joe has litigated cases in twenty-four states with a great deal of success, including several record settlements and verdicts, including extensive experience litigating railroad injury and wrongful death cases across the country. He has been named a Top Lawyer for personal injury litigation and is licensed in North Dakota and Minnesota.Joe also teaches torts (including personal injury) to law students at William Mitchell College of Law. He has been asked to author several professional articles about important legal issues by law reviews and other prestigious publications. Joe has been involved in many large verdicts and settlements in Minnesota. This includes a judgement of $21.1 million dollars for a severely injured railroad worker, the largest such verdict in Minnesota history and one of the largest nation-wide. In a landmark railroad case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Joe authored an amicus curiae brief that was twice cited by Justice Ginsburg in her majority opinion. Joe has also volunteered with the Pet Project Rescue, Volunteer Lawyers Network, the Minnesota State Bar Association – Civic Education Committee, the American Red Cross, and in New Orleans on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims.
Mitchel H. Ashley
As founder of The Ashley Law Firm, PLLC, Mitchel H. Ashley represents the rights of people in New York City. He commits his practice to personal injury, handling cases that involve medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, workers compensation and product liability.After earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Rochester, Mr. Ashley went on to receive a law degree from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He was admitted to the New York State Bar Association in 1994.With more than two decades of experience, Mr. Ashley is dedicated to litigating on behalf of his clients. He understands that suffering an injury from someone elses negligence is a difficult situation to be in. Not only do victims need to heal physically, but they may also have suffered emotionally as well. Mr. Ashley works tirelessly to compile evidence and build compelling cases. He has garnered a number of multimillion-dollar verdicts. In a case involving a pedestrian accident in which a child was killed and the mother severely injured, Mr. Ashley secured more than $6 million in compensation. He also fought for almost 25 years on behalf of families who lost loved ones due to toxic waste, recovering $12 million for his clients.Mr. Ashley is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. During his career, he has served on the organizations board of directors and chaired its Partnership for Justice. In addition to his legal accomplishments, Mr. Ashley proudly carried the Olympic flame through New York City in 2002.
Keith S. Erbstein
Attorney Keith S. Erbstein, of Young Ricchiuti Caldwell & Heller, LLC, has decades of experience representing clients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area with personal injury-related cases. Mr. Erbstein focuses his practice on medical malpractice, car accidents, products liability, aviation accidents, premises liability, employment discrimination and insurance litigation. This allows him to bring a wealth of knowledge and skill to every case he handles in Philadelphia and throughout the surrounding areas of Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties.Mr. Erbstein received his law degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he served on the law review and on the editorial board of the Temple Law Quarterly.Throughout his career, Mr. Erbstein has won numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, including one of the largest verdicts in an insurance bad faith case in the state of Pennsylvania. Other cases he has handled have helped to change the course of state law and some have attracted national media attention.Mr. Erbsteins efforts on behalf of his clients have not gone unrecognized by his peers in the legal profession. Among other honors, he has received the rating of AV Preeminent from the review service Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating from that organization.Mr. Erbstein is admitted to practice law in all state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, two federal appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.In addition to his law practice, Mr. Erbstein participates in a number of professional organizations, including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.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.
Thomas D. Berret
Thomas D. Berret is a partner at Hal K. Waldman and Associates and focuses his practice almost entirely on helping clients with serious personal injury claims. His experience includes all types of motor vehicle accidents; dog bites, slip-and-falls and other premises liability claims; and medical negligence. He has also represented those with workers compensation claims, commercial and civil disputes and landlord-tenant issues.Mr. Berret is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to those who have recovered verdicts or settlements in excess of $1 million on behalf of their clients. He is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Allegheny County Bar Association.Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Berret clerked for the Honorable Charles Alexander, P.J. Court of Common Pleas in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, and worked at a private small personal injury firm in Pittsburgh. He received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law and is licensed to practice in the common pleas courts and Superior Courts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Bradley R. Bolinger
As president and partner of Pennsylvania law firm DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bolinger, P.C. Bradley R. Bolinger represents clients injured in motor vehicle or work-related accidents. He has extensive experience in workers compensation law, as well as a variety of personal injury matters, and devotes his practice entirely to litigation. Mr. Bolinger accepts clients in Franklin County, the Harrisburg-Lebanon-Carlisle Metro area and the surrounding counties.Mr. Bolinger is committed to helping injured clients receive the compensation theyve been denied. He has a strong track record of achieving benefits for clients in workers compensation cases and was one of the first lawyers in the state to become a certified specialist in workers compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Mr. Bolinger understands the difficulties that clients and their families endure after an accident and prides himself in the ability to provide aggressive, effective service.After graduating cum laude from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, Mr. Bolinger earned his Juris Doctor from The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law. While in law school, he participated in the universitys moot court. Mr. Bolinger gained experience as an assistant district attorney with the Franklin County District Attorney, prosecuting numerous criminal cases, before changing his focus to personal injury law. He is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and Florida.Mr. Bolingers dedication to high legal standards has resulted in a rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell by his peers. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Franklin County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice 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.
Cathryn G. Fund
Cathryn G. Fund is an attorney at JML Law, A Professional Law Corporation. Located in Woodland Hills, California, she divides her practice between employment law matters, personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Admitted to practice before all California state courts, Ms. Fund is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.In her employment law practice, Ms. Fund only represents former, current and prospective employees. Many of her cases involve violations of federal and state discrimination laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Ms. Funds experience in this area also includes sexual harassment claims, wage and hour violations arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act, wrongful termination and other forms of retaliation, and disputes under the California Family Rights Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Ms. Funds personal injury and wrongful death practice encompasses the representation of people who have suffered catastrophic harm due to the negligence of other persons or entities in motor vehicle crashes and other incidents.Raised in upstate New York, Ms. Fund pursued her undergraduate education at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and legal studies in 2006. She subsequently went on to attend New England Law | Boston, and while she was there, she made the Deans List each year and received the New England School of Law Service Award before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 2013. Ms. Fund has been with her current firm since 2015.
5855 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 300,, Woodland Hills CA 91367
P. Payton Kashani
When he founded Kashani Law, P. Payton Kashani knew he wanted to guide people throughout Southern California through the difficult circumstances that personal injury incidents create. He has spent years advocating for clients during some of their most vulnerable moments. Combining compassion for their situation and an unrelenting drive to recover compensation, he has helped countless people get back on their feet.In 2004, Mr. Kashani received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He then obtained a Juris Doctor in 2011 from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.Handling a personal injury case requires strict attention to detail and a readiness to investigate every possible angle. Mr. Kashani does just that, meticulously creating customized legal strategies for clients. He is well-networked with legal and medical professionals. Additionally, he has access to a wealth of resources through memberships with groups such as the American Bar Association, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys of California.As a direct result of his methodical preparation, Mr. Kashani has returned significant verdicts and settlements for clients. He holds an Avvo Superbrating, he has been listed in the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10, he has been named in the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best, and he has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Mr. Kashani is licensed to practice before state and federal courts. He is also adept at resolving matters pretrial through effective negotiation.
Attorney Neama Rahmani is the co-founder and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Rahmani devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing individuals who have been injured or lost loved ones due to car accidents and other catastrophic accidents. He serves clients in Los Angeles, Orange County and California statewide.Mr. Rahmani has more than 15 years of experience. Before co-founding his practice, he worked for a firm in Los Angeles and represented major companies including Disney and Marriot. He also served as director of enforcement for the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and practiced as a federal prosecutor for the Office of the United States Attorneys, successfully prosecuting many drug and human trafficking matters.Since focusing his practice on personal injury law, Mr. Rahmani has successfully litigated countless cases against large corporations. He has recovered billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts and has extensive experience arguing before state and federal courts.Along with running his law practice, Mr. Rahmani has spoken at Southwestern Law School and the Iranian American Bar Association National Conference. He is an active member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.Mr. Rahmani earned a bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and received his law degree from Harvard Law School. He graduated from law school at age 22, becoming one of the youngest graduates in Harvard Law Schools history. He obtained his license to practice law in California in 2001, permitting him to appear before all California superior courts.
350 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3350,, Los Angeles CA 90071
Michael P. Lyons
One of the founding partners of the Dallas-based litigation firm Deans & Lyons, Michael P. Lyons focuses primarily on complex civil litigation matters for clients nationally, Texas, and through the Dallas / Fort-Worth area. Licensed to practice before both state and federal courts in Texas, he represents plaintiffs and defendants alike in diverse cases involving business disputes, commercial litigation, products liability, construction accidents, oil and gas, personal injury and wrongful death claims and medical malpractice. With 14 years experience, Mr. Lyons provides vigorous and responsive representation to all of his clients, whether they are large corporations, small businesses or individuals.In 1995, Mr. Lyons obtained a bachelors degree from the University of Texas. He then went on to receive his law degree, ,cum laude,, from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he graduated as a member of the Order of the Lytae while serving as an assistant editor for the Corporate Counsel Law Review. Mr. Lyons has contributed to the legal continuing education community by publishing various articles and presenting speeches on obtaining, presenting and excluding evidence during trial for the University of Houstons Continuing Legal Education Program.Mr. Lyons has cultivated a strong presence in his legal community as well. He has received Martindale-Hubbells top rating of AV-Preeminent, and he serves as a member of several committees for the Dallas Bar Association and formerly served as a Director of the Dallas Chapter of Texas Exes. He is additionally a member of the American Bar Associations Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section and the Dallas Bar Association. In 2008, he was recognized for his philanthropic work in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by KTVT Channel 11, which named him a Texan with Character. He has also been named to the Dallas Bar Foundation. Lyons has been named as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine multiple times, has been recognized as a Rising Star seven previous times, and has been named a Top Lawyer as recently as 2013.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.
Attorney John Maniscalco is a partner at Gette Law PLLC in Frisco, Texas. Mr. Maniscalco devotes his practice to personal injury law, handling large loss subrogation matters involving cyber loss and recovery. He also handles business disputes, commercial litigation, insurance coverage and product liability cases. He represents clients throughout the Frisco, Texas, region.Mr. Maniscalco has several years of experience negotiating and litigating cases involving catastrophes such as fires, hurricanes, generator failures and industrial explosions. He provides advice on a variety of legal topics such as appraisals, coverage, damage and repairs. Over the course of his years in practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals injured due to catastrophic injuries caused by negligence.As a result of his success, The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the top 40 under 40and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the top 10 under 40attorneys. In addition to his practice, he provides pro bono representation to Frisco residents in matters involving bankruptcy, insurance and real property.Mr. Maniscalco graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with a bachelors degree. He received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, also graduating cum laude. He earned his law license in 2011.Mr. Maniscalco is qualified to practice in all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Prior to becoming a partner at Gette Law PLLC, he practiced at two Texas-based law firms.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.