The first step in optimizing your insurance coverage is to know what you already have. Ultimately, we had to arbitrate the claim before a panel of three arbitrators. However, the ER personnel are not particularly concerned about less severe injuries that may cause you significant pain and disability for months. In fact, he was still hurt when he came to see me, and he was actively receiving treatment. But there is so much to learn, so many rules that must be followed, and so many rights that insurance companies are more than willing to violate if you let them, that the expense of hiring an attorney is almost always justified.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
- John P. Torgenson
- Varun Ramnarine
- Maria K. Patterson
- Mark I. Bronson
- Joel Wayne Garber
- Robert L. Lovett
- Brian D. Elston
- Brian A. Murray
- David J. Langsam
- John R. Walton
- Dean Standish Perkins
- Christopher A. Duesing
John P. Torgenson
The founder and managing partner of Torgenson Law, John P. Torgenson focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he assists clients throughout the metropolitan area who have suffered losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Torgenson handles arise out of medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, defective products, premises liability and animal bites, among others. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients during his career.A Utah native, Mr. Torgenson attended The University of Utah as an undergraduate, where he majored in speech communication and pre-law. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2001, he pursued his legal education at Notre Dame Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2004.Mr. Torgenson started his legal career at the Phoenix office of a leading Mountain West regional law firm, where he spent five years as a litigation associate. While there, Mr. Torgenson handled a variety of matters, including personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as mortgage fraud and construction disputes. He co-founded the predecessor to his current firm in 2010. Admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts, Mr. Torgenson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Mr. Torgenson is an active participant in the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association as well as the Arizona Association for Justice, and he donates his time and services to several local civic organizations.
Varun Ramnarine is an attorney at the Orlando, Florida, based law firm of Morgan & Morgan. Mr. Ramnarine devotes his practice to personal injury law and represents injury victims and their families throughout the Orlando region. He handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death matters including those involving automobile accidents, premises liability and other catastrophes caused by negligence.Mr. Ramnarine has several years of legal experience and is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals injured due to negligence. He is committed to providing compassionate, yet aggressive, representation to his clients and helping them attain all available compensation. He strives to protect the rights of his clients and be a voice for injured individuals who are often intimidated by large corporations or insurance companies.Before joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Ramnarine practiced with another Florida-based law firm. He defended corporations and insurance companies in lawsuits involving legal malpractice, medical malpractice, personal injury, professional liability and wrongful death. He uses the knowledge, experience and insights gained in that position to provide the best possible representation in his new role representing injury victims.Mr. Ramnarine earned a bachelors degree in finance from the University of Florida. He received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He obtained his license to practice law in 2011. He holds an active license to appear before all Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. He is an active member of The Florida Bar.
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Maria K. Patterson
Focusing her practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation but with extensive criminal defense and family law experience as well, Maria K. Patterson is an attorney at Patterson Law, LLC. From the firms office in Bowie, Maryland, she provides representation to clients throughout the state as well as in the District of Columbia, and she is admitted to practice in both jurisdictions.In her personal injury practice, Ms. Patterson provides advice and counsel to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties. The types of cases that she has handled have arisen out of incidents involving truck, motorcycle, other motor vehicle crashes, auto-pedestrian accidents, dog bites and premises liability, and she has been able to obtain many sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of her plaintiff clients. Ms. Pattersons family law experience has included both pursuing and defending against the issuance of domestic violence protective orders based on assault, stalking and other similar matters. The quality of her work in all of these areas has earned her the recognition of her colleagues, including a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, she has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 on numerous occasions.Majoring in criminal justice, Ms. Patterson attended the University of Delaware as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1993. She subsequently went on to pursue her legal education at The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1997. After working for an insurance defense law firm, Ms. Patterson joined a leading insurance company, where as in-house counsel, she defended personal injury and wrongful death claims. She then spent more than two years as a state prosecutor before entering private practice.
Mark I. Bronson
Mark I. Bronson represents the people of Missouri in personal injury cases, including professional liability, products liability, class action mass torts, and transportation and maritime law. As managing partner at Newman Bronson & Wallis, he has spent the last four decades advocating for victims of truck, car, plane and train crashes, and dangerous products, medical devices and drugs.A graduate of the University of Denver, Mr. Bronson earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration and accounting and then obtained a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Board Certified Pretrial Advocate, he was named by Missouri Lawyers Weekly in 2009 and 2012 as lawyer of the year and given the same award in 2012 by The Public Justice Foundation.Mr. Bronson is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois, and has been admitted in the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. For his high ethical standards and a long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Bronson is a member of the Missouri Assoication of Trial Lawyers where he is on the Board of Governors, the American Assoication for Justice where he is a member of the Leaders Forum, The Public Justice Foundation, the American Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Academy of Trial Advocacy and the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America where he is a member of the National Advisory Board. He is a member of the Missouri and Illinois Bar Associations.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.
Joel Wayne Garber
Joel Wayne Garber has been at the helm of Garber Law since 1986. From his office in Voorhees, New Jersey, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation representing residents of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of matters that Mr. Garber handles include medical malpractice, motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, nursing home neglect, defective products and construction site accidents. His prior experience as an attorney with a casualty insurance company has given him an insight into the types of tactics that personal injury defendants will use in his cases. Mr. Garber also has experience in employment litigation and in representing policy holders whose claims have been denied in bad faith. During his career as a plaintiffs attorney, Mr. Garber has successfully obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients, including a $10 million settlement in a case involving a leg amputation and a $5 million award for a client who was injured in a truck accident. These results and others have gained him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to trial attorneys who have obtained at least one seven-figure verdict or settlement. As an undergraduate, Mr. Garber attended Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1979. He then enrolled at the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, graduating in 1984 with his Juris Doctor. Admitted to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Mr. Garber is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Robert L. Lovett
Robert L. Lovett is an attorney at the Lovett Law Firm in El Paso, Texas. Mr. Lovett has more than 20 years of experience in the area of personal injury law. He handles all types of personal injury matters, including those involving car accidents, commercial vehicle accidents, premises liability, products liability, trucking accidents, workplace injuries and wrongful death.Mr. Lovett serves plaintiffs throughout Texas and New Mexico with a focus on El Paso, Las Cruces. Over the course of his career, he has successfully settled and litigated tens of thousands of cases, resulting in major recoveries for his clients.Recognizing his accomplishments, The National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Lovett one of the top 100 trial lawyersin 2015. That same year, the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys named him a top 10 personal injury lawyerin New Mexico.An active member of his community, Mr. Lovett is a member of the El Paso Bar Association, the El Paso Trial Lawyers Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association and the American Board of Trial Advocates. He volunteers with the Miracle League of El Paso and is a former board member for the El Paso chapter of the National Association for Retarded Citizens.Mr. Lovett graduated magna cum laude from Howard Payne University with bachelors degrees in history, political science and social sciences. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law, graduating cum laude.Mr. Lovett obtained his license to practice law in Texas in 1994 and New Mexico in 1995. He also holds an active license before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
Brian D. Elston
Brian D. Elston is the founder of Brian Elston Law. Located in Asheville, North Carolina, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout the state on a variety of matters. Admitted to practice before all North Carolina state courts, Mr. Elston is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his professionalism and successful track record, he has received a Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Elston divides his practice among personal injury and wrongful death cases, general civil and commercial litigation, workers compensation, and employment law. His personal injury experience has included premises liability, medical malpractice, pedestrian knockdowns, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents, and he has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury awards on behalf of his plaintiff clients. In his employment law practice, Mr. Elston provides representation to former, prospective and current employees who have faced unlawful hiring or workplace discrimination in cases falling under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. He also assists victims of sexual harassment, and his experience encompasses wage and hour violations and Family and Medical Leave Act disputes as well.In the workers compensation area, Mr. Elston represents people who have been injured on the job, and he knows how to evaluate offers and negotiate settlements for the maximum amount of benefits. Another part of Mr. Elstons practice involves the representation of area motorcycle clubs in issues regarding trademarks and the negotiation of contracts. A graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he studied law at North Carolina Central University School of Law and was a senior editor of the North Carolina Central Law Review before being awarded his Juris Doctor magna cum laude.
Brian A. Murray
Brian A. Murray is an attorney at Zukerman Lear & Murray Co. L.P.A. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area in a variety of disciplines. Mr. Murray focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, assisting people who have been charged with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of cases that he has handled have included drug possession and distribution, assault, domestic violence, driving under the influence, sex offenses, weapons violations, fraud and other white collar crimes, and computer crimes. Mr. Murray has been able to obtain acquittals in many of these cases, while in others, he has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.Mr. Murray has a family law practice as well, in which he represents area residents who are going through a divorce and who need assistance in resolving such issues as child custody and visitation, alimony, child support, and the division of complex assets and debts. He also helps clients to obtain the enforcement of or modifications to existing divorce orders. Finally, in his personal injury and wrongful death practice, he assists people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have led Mr. Murray to be named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.Mr. Murray attended the University of Dayton as an undergraduate and received a bachelors degree cum laude in 2002. His legal education was obtained at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2005. Mr. Murray is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts.
David J. Langsam
David J. Langsam is a partner at the Law Firm of Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky PC, located in the firms main office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He focuses his practice exclusively on complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the metropolitan area who have been harmed by the negligence of others. The types of cases that Mr. Langsam has handled have included construction site and other workplace accidents, electrical accidents and defective products. One of the trials that he worked on involved a wrongful death construction site accident that resulted in a $17 million settlement for the decedents surviving family members.Mr. Langsam is a 2007 graduate of Lehigh University, where he received a Bachelor of Science with honors. He pursued his legal studies at the Villanova University School of Law and at Temple University Beasley School of Law (LLM). While he was in law school, Mr. Langsam was a member of the schools Moot Court Board, participated in several competitions around the country, and was a semifinalist in the schools annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition. He also holds an LL.M. with honors from the law schools trial advocacy program. Admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts, Mr. Langsam is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.Mr. Langsam has served on the executive committee of the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society. He is an active participant in several other legal groups as well, including the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
John R. Walton
John R. Walton is well known in Southern California as a business and intellectual property litigator, and also as an advocate for personal injury plaintiffs. In his career with the Walton Law Group, P.C. he has amassed an impressive list of achievements in a variety of legal matters.Mr. Walton has secured many multimillion-dollar judgments and settlements for clients in disputes over patent rights, trade secrets, trademarks, copyright, business torts, breach of contract, shareholder disputes and partnership dissolutions, and catastrophic personal injuries. In a case that exemplifies his ingenuity and skills, Mr. Walton won a verdict for his client totalling $14.4 million after a three-week jury trial, despite having been retained barely two weeks before the start of the trial.Mr. Walton received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and went on to earn a law degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. Having already spent a year in high school and a year and a half in college studying in Japan, Mr. Walton returned there after law school to earn a Master of Laws degree from Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. He is fluent in spoken and written Japanese, and has represented many Japanese clients in litigation in California courts.Admitted to the practice of law in California, Mr. Walton has served the profession as a member of the executive committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California. His contributions to his community include volunteering as a leader in the Cub Scouts.Among other honors he has received during the course of his legal career, Mr. Walton has been named as one of the top lawyers in the region by Pasadena Magazine, and likewise included among the top-rated lawyers in Southern California by The American Lawyer magazine. He has also been recognized for excellence in trial advocacy by the mayor of Lancaster, California.His clients include other lawyers (including partners in international law firms), members of famous families, small- to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs who started life in a different country using a different language, and also a general assortment of individuals who have suffered injury or injustice. Most clients are referred by other lawyers; approximately half of them are later referred by lawyers who were previously Mr. Waltons opposing counsel on another matter.
Dean Standish Perkins
The founder of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates, Dean Standish Perkins has focused his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation since 1986. From the firms offices in both Seattle and Mount Vernon, Washington, he provides representation to clients throughout the western part of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice before all Washington state courts, Mr. Perkins has received recognition from his fellow attorneys for his successful track record and high degree of ethics, including a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has named him as one of Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys in Washington state.Mr. Perkins devotes a significant portion of his practice to truck, car and other motor vehicle crashes. His cases have also included auto-pedestrian, bicycle and boating accidents, and his experience has encompassed lawsuits arising out of unsafe conditions and other aspects of premises liability. During his career, Mr. Perkins has been able to obtain millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, through jury verdicts, arbitration awards and negotiated settlements.Outside the office, Mr. Perkins has spent considerable time mentoring young attorneys through his participation as a director of Seattle University School of Laws Low Bono Incubator Program. This is designed to help sole practitioners as well as attorneys at small firms serve clients who make too much money to qualify for legal aid but who cant afford to pay big law firm fees. Mr. Perkins is a graduate of that law school, having been awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985, and he serves his alma mater as an adjunct professor.
Christopher A. Duesing
Chris Duesing is a shareholder with the firm and the managing partner of its Lake Geneva office. His practice features civil litigation matters in all types of personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, contractor negligence, injuries from animals, slip and fall accidents and other third-party liability claims. Chris has conducted multiple jury trials throughout the State of Wisconsin and has argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.Chris has been named as a top attorney in Wisconsin by Top Lawyers since 2010. Prior to that he was named as a Rising Star between 2007 and 2009. Chris has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2007. He has a five-star rating from clients on Avvo.com and was awarded the Clients Choice Award in 2014.Chris is a past President of the Walworth County Bar Association and continues to be an active member. He was appointed as a temporary Walworth County Court Commissioner in order to serve as a wedding officiant. Chris is a longstanding member in the Wisconsin Association for Justice and American Association for Justice. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Geneva Lakes Family YMCA and was recently elected to serve on its Executive Committee.Chris graduated with Honors from Drake University Law School in 1995. Chris is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin and resides in Burlington with his wife and two children. When not in the office or courtroom, Chris enjoys spending time with his family, going to the YMCA and playing/watching sports. He also volunteers his time with the Burlington Athletic Association and Cross Lutheran Church.