As he was crossing, a pickup truck pulled out of a parking lot and turned left onto the roadway. Instead, you need only show that the treatment you are claiming was reasonable, medically necessary, and causally related to the collision, and the bills will be paid, up to the limits of your coverage. Perhaps an auto accident weakened a joint that started causing you pain much later. I believe my clients’ energies are best spent on healing their physical and emotional injuries, and on spending time at their jobs and with their families, not worrying over a rude defense attorney.Read More
Truck Accident Injury
Most heavy vehicle accidents involve trucks than any other type of accident. Weighing approximately 12,100 to 80,000 pounds, a tractor-trailer is 25 times heavier than an average car. Trucks are dangerous to small passenger cars and are harder to bring to a halt, especially when they are being driven at 65 miles per hour on the highway. Trucks and tractor-trailers are harder to steer mainly because of their sheer size and mass, especially when road and weather conditions are ill suited for driving.
Sometimes the reason for the accident is the violation of federal regulations by the negligent truck driver, such as driving an overloaded truck or not taking breaks necessary during long drives. The victims can file their personal injury lawsuit based on negligence on the part of the driver, or negligence per se. According to this theory, if the truck driver has violated a safety decree that has led to the accident, negligence will be inferred, given that the victim is a member of the class that the safety decree was made to protect. This allows the victim to prove his case easily.
The victim can also file a case against the trucking company using many other theories. The employer of the truck driver can indirectly be held accountable according to the theory of respondeat superior. According to this theory, the employer is also responsible since the accident occurred during the course of the truck driver’s employment.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) concedes that truck-related accidents account for only 3% of all motor vehicle accidents. But, the fact that such accidents cause a lot more harm than the average car accidents cannot be overlooked. The federal laws maintain rigorous and extensive standards that the drivers and the trucking companies are required to meet. These regulations are summed up in the Code of Federal Regulation under Title 49.
If you decide to hire a truck accident injury lawyer, he or she will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the calculation and setting the right amount of money. Our truck accident injury attorneys will bring their extensive experience and expertise to allow in the pursuit of justice for you and your family.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Craig A. Knapp
- Jedediah A. Main
- Thomas W. Carey
- Peter A. Cantwell
- Marc E. Chapdelaine
- Marc A. Johnston
- Patrick J. Loughren
- Conal Doyle
- Charles M. Love, IV
- Willard P. Techmeier
- Michael J. Warshauer
- Carl Varnedoe
Craig A. Knapp
Craig Knapp is a founding partner of the Arizona personal injury law firm of Knapp & Roberts. The firm is based in Scottsdale, Arizona with offices in Phoenix as well. Mr. Knapp has represented hundreds of individuals harmed by the negligence of others and is highly committed to personalized and responsive service in achieving your desired results, whether through settlement or trial. Compassion, experience, and intergrity are the hallmarks of our law practice.The firm handles cases throughout the State of Arizona involving wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury including, but not limited to:medical malpractice,,nursing home abuse,, car and truck accidents, pharmaceutical drug injuries, sexual assault, group home abuse, work related injuries, and product liability matters. Every case accepted by Knapp & Roberts is thoroughly investigated, carefully prepared, and aggressively litigated.As lead trial counsel, Mr. Knapp has successfully litigated many multimillion-dollar personal injury and wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, sexual assault, product liability, defective drugs, work related injuries, and other matters. One of his many high-profile cases resulted in a $45.5 million verdict for the family of a disabled woman who drowned while in the care of a group home.Mr. Knapp is the President-Elect of the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law (1990), an M.B.A. from the University of Arizona (1992), and a B.S. (finance) from Arizona State University (1986). He has been a guest lecturer at the Arizona State University College of Law on mass tort litigation and teaches continuing legal education courses for the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the Maricopa County Bar Association, as well as other organizations.For more information about Knapp & Roberts, contact them at 480-991-7677.
8777 North Gainey Center Drive, Suite 165,, Scottsdale AZ 85258
Jedediah A. Main
As founder of The Main Law Firm, Jedediah A. Main is passionate about protecting the rights of injured clients in a wide range of legal matters. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, Mr. Main has extensive experience in workers compensation, premises liability, boating accidents, and defective and dangerous products. He accepts clients throughout Florida.After graduating with honors from Florida State University, where he majored in both finance and insurance/risk management, Mr. Main earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.While in law school, Mr. Main gained experience clerking at Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, later going on to hone his courtroom skills as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange and Osceola counties. His prior experience in prosecution and defending insurance companies has given him a unique advantage in effectively predicting and countering the tactics of the opposing counsel and large insurance companies that attempt to avoid responsibility in their role in being a party to serious injuries.Mr. Mains commitment to the highest legal ethics and quality customer service has earned him the respect of his peers. In addition to a rating of AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell, the agencys highest peer reviewed distinction, he was listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.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.
Thomas W. Carey
Thomas W. Carey is driven to protect the rights of clients injured by the negligence of others. He handles a wide variety of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, catastrophic injury, wrongful death and funeral home malpractice. He is certified by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and The Florida Bars Board of Legal Specialization and Education in civil trial law. As senior partner of Carey & Leisure, Mr. Carey accepts clients in Clearwater, Florida, and in Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando counties.Mr. Carey has a special interest in representing victims hurt in alcohol-related accidents, having tragically lost his wife to a drunk driver. He is actively involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving and is the past president of the organizations Pinellas County Chapter. Mr. Carey is also co-founder of Remove Intoxicated Drivers in Tampa Bay.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University in 1972, Mr. Carey earned his Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, graduating cum laude. He went on to earn a Master of Laws degree in 1979, majoring in taxation, from New York University School of Law. Mr. Carey is licensed to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and is admitted before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Tax Court.A strong commitment to legal ethics and quality representation has earned Mr. Carey the respect of his peers. He has the highest rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum; and he has been recognized numerous times in The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Mr. Carey has served as an adjunct professor of trial practice at Stetson University College of Law.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,® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
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.
Marc E. Chapdelaine
Attorney Marc E. Chapdelaine founded the Chapdelaine Law Office in 2005. He received his J.D. in 2002 from Syracuse University College of Law and his B.A. from Stonehill College in 1999.Attorney Chapdelaine was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts in 2002. He was admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts in 2003. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and trials, personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and catastrophic injury. He is a member of theMassachusetts Bar Association,, the ,Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys,, the ,Essex County Bar Association,, as well as the ,Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association,.Marc Chapdelaine has earned the ,2019 Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion Award. Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved this honor, recognizing only attorneys who excel at service declared strictly by clients. The award, based on the quantity and quality of Martindale-Hubbell client reviews, demonstrates an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent client service.Attorney Chapdelaine has been granted an AV Preeminent Ratingby ,Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings,. The AV Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Marc has been rated by Judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. The AV Preeminentrating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.In 2017, Attorney Chapdelaine was the recipient of the ,Melvin Jones Fellowship, from the ,Saugus Lions Club,, where he has been an active member for over 15 years. Attorney Chapdelaine has been named as aTop Lawyer by the New England Top Lawyers, and is rated by ,AVVO.com as 10-Top Attorney,.
Marc A. Johnston
Marc A. Johnston is a successful trial attorney and owner of the Johnston Law Firm, LLC in Portland, Oregon. Marcs primary focus is standing up for and protecting the rights of individuals who have been hurt or killed by the negligence of another. Marc is a lawyer for the people, representing individuals and their families against dangerous drivers, negligent physicians, corporations who endanger consumers and anyone violating the societal safety rules which protect us all. Marcs winning trial and arbitration record is a testament to his tenacity, preparation and legal skill, as well as his belief in promoting community safety and positive social change through the legal process. Marc also represents people when their health insurance company denies their claims. ,Marc and his firm take a client centric approach to practicing law. This has resulted in many of Marcs clients becoming lifelong friends of the Johnston Law Firm. Marcs clients appreciate his approachability, availability and his dedication to winning their case.Marc is a cum laude graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law. He later founded and became the head coach of the national award winning mock trial program at Reed College. Marcs other professional activities include his membership in several organizations, including the American Association for Justice, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association and the Oregon State Bar. Marc is a college basketball fan, and an avid fisherman and white water rafting enthusiast.
Patrick J. Loughren
Patrick J. Loughren is a trial lawyer who practices with his father, Lou, and brother, Matt, in the firm of Loughren, Loughren & Loughren, P.C. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in 1994 and his Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1997. Mr. Loughren was admitted to the practice of law in 1997 and has an active civil trial practice representing plaintiffs in actions involving medical negligence, personal injury, products liability, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Loughren has tried jury trials in counties across Pennsylvania as well as in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Loughren is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Allegheny County Bar Association. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of PAJ as well as the Duquesne University School of Law Alumni Association (2007-2008) In 2005, Mr. Loughren was inducted into the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County becoming the organizations youngest member. That same year, he was selected to Pennsylvania ,Top Lawyers, (,www.superlawyer.com,), and then again in 2007, 2008, and 2011. Mr. Loughren is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of trial lawyers who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements. In November 2018, after a trial lasting weeks, a jury awarded Mr. Loughrens clients the highest verdict in a medical negligence case in Allegheny County in the past 20 years.In addition to representing injured people, Mr. Loughren has taken on cases of special interest where he believes wrongful conduct has been committed on widespread basis. InLoughren v. Lion,, Mr. Loughren filed an action in Allegheny County seeking to enjoin the practice of non-lawyers engaging in the unauthorized practice of law by filing foreclosure actions throughout Pennsylvania that have not been written by a lawyer, signed by a lawyer, filed by a lawyer, or even read by a lawyer. In the suit, Mr. Loughren seeks to stop this practice, and to restore all of the attorneys fees that homeowners in Pennsylvania have paid in foreclosures actions that were filed in violation of law.Outside the practice of law, Mr. Loughren enjoys traveling around the world, reading, and songwriting.
Conal Doyle is an award winning trial lawyer who has received national recognition for his courtroom victories that have had broad reaching impact on society. He is one of the few attorneys in history to argue before the United States Supreme Court and obtain multiple seven and eight figure jury verdicts.His international human rights victory in ,Castaneda v. United States, was a catalyst for the reform of the United States immigration healthcare system. His role as lead trial counsel in ,Castaneda, garnered widespread acclaim from his peers, legal publications and the international media.For example, he received the 2012 California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) Award in Human Rights, and the 2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). He has been listed in both ,Best Lawyers in America, and ,Superlawyers, for the past six years, and his courtroom victories have been chronicled in newspapers around the world, including a piece on the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes.”,Conals reputation as one of the finest trial attorneys in America was further cemented with two stunning back-to-back verdicts in Kern County, California, one of Californias most conservativejurisdictions.In December 2013, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $26.8 million medical malpractice jury verdict in ,McKnight v. Spain,. This result was the largest medical malpractice verdict in County history and was recognized by ,The Daily Journal, as a Top 10 Verdict in California for 2013. The ,National Law Journal, recognized the verdict as a Top 100 Verdict nationally and the Consumer Attorneys Association of California (CAOC) named him a Finalist for the 2014 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award. The highest pre-trial offer by the defense was $300,000.In March 2014, Conal obtained as lead trial counsel a $3.8 million jury verdict in ,Didone v. Jack In The Box,. In this premises liability case, the highest pre-trial offer was $200,000.The foundation of this success is a passion for justice and a commitment to client service. Conal was born without his right leg, and like many of his clients, has overcome great obstacles and endured daily struggles. These experiences provide him a unique insight into his clients challenges, and help him guide his clients through difficult times.Conal devotes a significant portion of his practice to public interest work and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Justice Foundation, a non-profit public interest law firm. Mr. Doyle frequently acts as lead cooperating counselon cases with Public Justice, where he donates a portion of his fees as a pro bono contribution to the organization. Conal is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities (LATLC), an organization that raises money to help local Los Angeles charitable organizations.Conal is well known as an advocate for amputees in injury and bad faith insurance claims. His article, Glimpsing the Future for an Amputee,is used as a guide for litigating limb loss cases by attorneys across the country.
9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 608,, Beverly Hills CA 90212
Charles M. Love, IV
Attorney Charles M. Love, IV, is the founder of The Love Law Firm in Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Love devotes his practice to personal injury law, representing West Virginia clients in matters involving commercial truck accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect, premises liability, products liability, wrongful termination and other catastrophic injuries.Mr. Love has been licensed to practice law since 1997. He is admitted before all West Virginia state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.In addition to running his practice, Mr. Love is active in his local and professional communities. He is a member of The West Virginia State Bar and serves as a Kanawha County representative to the organizations board of governors. He also belongs to the West Virginia Association for Justice and the West Virginia Law Institute.Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. Love has served his community through activities such as coaching youth soccer. He has also been involved with various charitable organizations in the Charleston region. Mr. Love graduated cum laude from Denison University with bachelors degrees in French and economics. He went on to earn his law degree from West Virginia University College of Law and spent many years working for a private West Virginia-based law firm before founding his own practice in 2014.
Willard P. Techmeier
Willard P. Techmeier is the senior partner of The Cochran FirmWisconsin LLP. From his office in Milwaukee, he handles complex personal injury litigation cases, including mass torts, class action, pharmaceutical litigation and other types of personal injury accidents.Mr. Techmeier is an AV-rated attorney and has obtained numerous million- and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. One of his personal successes was the recovery of $25.2 million for a single injury case, one of the largest in Wisconsin history. He is also a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a certified civil pretrial practice advocate by the National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy.An active participant in the legal community, Mr. Techmeier is a director for the Wisconsin Association of Justice and one of its past presidents. He is a member of several legal associations, including the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin State Bar and the Milwaukee Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the National Trial Lawyers Association and the Class Action Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Techmeier received his law degree from Marquette University School of Law and is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. CV, BV, and AV 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.
Michael J. Warshauer
I am proud to be one of only a handful of Board Certified Civil Trial Advocates who limit their practice to the representation of catastrophically injured individuals, and the families of those killed by the carelessness of others. On multiple occasions I have helped my clients recover record verdicts and settlements. Because of my experience trying dozens of cases against railroads (among the most vigorously defended corporations in America), I am well prepared to help my clients in cases involving defective products, medical malpractice and truck wrecks against large corporations and health care conglomerates. Our firm uses a team approach to handling cases in which we involve at least two lawyers, a highly trained paralegal, and sometimes our firms in house medical doctor.My peers elected me to be president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and I have served several terms on the Executive Committee of the American Association for Justice. I regularly teach continuing legal education courses and lead seminars for non-lawyers seeking to learn about the law.
As a partner in the law firm Jones Osteen & Jones, Carl Varnedoe provides exemplary personal injury services to his clients throughout the state of Georgia. He has extensive trial experience in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle collisions, premises liability, dangerous products, wrongful death and eminent domain.Mr. Varnedoe obtained a bachelors in business administration in 1999 from the University of Georgia, after which he earned his Juris Doctor from Mercer University in 2003. Today, he is licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia.A keen understanding of how to address the emotional and financial needs of his clients combined with an outstanding dedication to legal ethics has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions for Mr. Varnedoe. He has been recognized by the Daily Reports On the Risein its Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 list, and he has also been included in The National Trial Lawyers prestigious Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Mr. Varnedoe has received the State Bar of Georgias Award of Achievement for Outstanding Service to the Bar on numerous occasions.Mr. Varnedoe has a strong commitment to serving in his legal community. He is an active member of the State Bar of Georgia, where he currently serves on its board of governors, and is a member of the bars Advisory Committee on Legislation. Formerly, he served on the bars board of directors, Young Lawyers Division from 2004 to 2011 and co-chaired the Young Lawyers Division Leadership Academy from 2008 to 2011.