After all these years, it’s easy for me to assume that everyone knows the basics of personal injury law. We will address that coverage next. I usually refer to these as insurance medical examinations because all of the insurance companies routinely use the same few doctors for these examinations, and those doctors know where their bread is buttered. You need to approach this situation the same way. He also documented muscle spasms and diminished range of motion.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
- Kenneth E. Riley
- Heidi A. Hillyer
- Stephanie A. Taylor
- Amber N. Williams
- Joseph F. Gaar, Jr.
- Kristen K. Naros
- David Houliston
- Corey M. Stern
- David S. Casey, Jr.
- John A. O'Leary
- James H. Price, III
- Bethaney Embry Jones
Kenneth E. Riley
Ken Riley was born and raised in Alexander City, Alabama. After obtaining his business degree at the University of Alabama, Mr. Riley went on to complete his legal studies at Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.For over eighteen years, Mr. Riley has dedicated his law practice to helping injured victims obtain fair and just settlements and verdicts. With a self-described love of trying cases”, Mr. Riley believes his most important role as a plaintiffs attorney is to follow a course of action that results in the best overall outcomes for clients. Mr. Riley tailors his practice to not only focus on people involved in catastrophic accidents, but also those injured by defective medical devices, child-related accidents, as well as victims of nursing home abuse.
Heidi A. Hillyer
Attorney Heidi A. Hillyer is the founder of Heidi A. Hillyer, P.A. in Winter Springs, Florida. Ms. Hillyer practices personal injury law, handling matters involving motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. She serves plaintiffs throughout the Orlando metropolitan region.Dedicated to providing personalized service and representation, Ms. Hillyer understands the impact a catastrophic injury can have on an individual and their family. She delivers effective solutions and works vigorously to ensure her clients receive fair and adequate compensation.Ms. Hillyer is passionate about giving back to her community. In recognition of her pro bono work, the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society presented her with a pro bono service award in 2016 and 2017, and an advocate of the year award in 2018.Ms. Hillyer belongs to several professional organizations, including the Seminole County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. She is also a member of the Seminole County Florida Association for Women Lawyers.Ms. Hillyer graduated summa cum laude from DeVry University in Atlanta, Georgia, with a bachelors degree. She earned her law degree from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida, graduating magna cum laude, and received her license to practice law in 2015. She is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.Before her legal career, Ms. Hillyer spent more than a decade as an Atlanta-based direct marketing project manager. This role involved managing direct mail, email and print marketing campaigns for prominent clients.
Stephanie A. Taylor
As one of the founding partners of Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A. Stephanie Taylor practices law in cases involving insurance disputes, disability law, Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), serious injury, and wrongful death. She serves clients in the Pensacola, Florida, area.Prior to beginning her law career, Ms. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado in 1988 and her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 1993. She served as president of the Florida State College of Law Student Bar Association. Having earned her law degree with honors and received the Book Award in Elder Law during her law school career, she went on to begin her career as an associate at McKenzie and Soloway, P.A. where she later became a partner in 1998. In 2006, she along with two other attorneys from the firm formed Taylor, Warren & Weidner, P.A.Ms. Taylor is admitted the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is also admitted to the Florida and California state courts.As an active contributor to the legal community, Ms. Taylor is a member of several professional associations, including the Florida Justice Association, the Escambia-Santa Rosa County Bar Association, the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the American Association for Justice. She contributes to her community by also taking part in pro bono activities as a board member for the Mental Health Association of West Florida.
Amber N. Williams
An attorney at the Coye Law Firm, Amber N. Williams divides her practice primarily among estate planning, probate and estate administration, and family law, She also has general civil litigation and homeowners association experience.Born and raised in Jupiter, Florida, Ms. Williams majored in economics at the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Science in 2007. She then enrolled at Stetson University College of Law, and while she was pursuing her legal education, she also studied business administration. In 2011, Ms. Williams was awarded both her Juris Doctor and her Master of Business Administration. While in law school, she was a law clerk at Coye Law Firm firm, which she joined after graduation.In her practice, Ms. Williams regularly prepares living, irrevocable, charitable, and other forms of trusts, as well as wills and financial and health care powers of attorney. She guides clients through the probate process after they have lost a loved one, and she has experience with will contests and other probate disputes.Ms. Williams also represents people who are facing the end of their marriages and who need advice and counsel on such divorce-related issues as the division of assets and debts, child custody and visitation, and alimony and child support. While she is a forceful advocate for her clients in the courtroom, she often helps them reach an accord on some of these issues through alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiations and mediation.Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, Ms. Williams has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo (2017), a 10 Best Female Family Law Attorneys award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2016), a Rising Star award from Top Lawyers (2016), and an Award of Excellence from Young Lawyer Section of Orange County Bar Association (2016).
Joseph F. Gaar, Jr.
Joseph F. Gaar, JR. is an attorney at Gaar Law Firm in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Gaar devotes his practice to personal injury and maritime law, representing plaintiffs injured due to car or other types of accidents. He serves clients in Lafayette, Lake Charles and the surrounding areas.Mr. Gaar has more than 30 years of experience. He has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years. In recognition of his outstanding legal service, Martindale-Hubbell awarded him an AV Preeminent peer review rating and The National Trial Lawyers listed him among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.”,In addition, Mr. Gaar is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named him one of the 10 bestin Louisiana in 2014 and 2015. He is active in the Louisiana Association for Justice and serves on the associations board of directors.Mr. Gaar belongs to include several professional organizations, including the Lafayette Bar Association, the St. Landry Parish Bar Association, the New Orleans Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Mr. Gaar received a bachelors degree from Louisiana State University and earned his law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He holds a law license in Louisiana and Texas, as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th 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.
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Kristen K. Naros
For 27 years, Kris Naros has practiced plaintiffs personal injury litigation, obtaining numerous six-figure recoveries, showing compassion for her clients while being fiercely passionate about obtaining fair and just results on their behalf. Kris has successfully defended civil actions against high-profile entertainment and sports figures, as well as professionals accused of wrongdoing by their respective licensure boards. Kris also sucessfully and aggressively defends those accused of crimes, from misdemeanor to felony, obtaining numerous dismissals, reduced charges and lower sentences. Kris is a prior member of the Board of Governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice and a frequent lecturer for the organization; a Master in the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court; co-founded Juris Divas featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper; and is a member of MSBA and HCBA. Kris is a graduate of the University of Minnesotas Carlson School of Management and William Mitchell College of Law, ,cum laude,. She is a mulit-time Top Lawyer and Top 100 Women Lawyers in Minnesota. She has a great reverence for the law, fariness, honesty and trustworthiness. She will be your greatest advocate.
David M. Houliston represents the rights of people in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He focuses his practice on catastrophic personal injury, products liability (including hip replacement claims), insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, construction site accidents, trucking litigation and construction defect.In 1983 Mr. Houliston received his Bachelor of Business Administration in economics and finance from New Mexico State University. Graduate school was the next step to further his business studies, but after a year there, Mr. Houliston decided to pursue a career in law. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated in 1987 with his Juris Doctor.During his legal career, Mr. Houliston worked for multi-national insurance carriers and large corporations, defending them against insurance claims. He now uses that knowledge and experience to help injured victims obtain the financial compensation that they need in order to move forward with their lives. People who are injured through the negligence of another often face many challenges, and Mr. Houliston acts as a compassionate advocate on their behalf.Mr. Houliston has handled over 120 cases that went to trial, and he is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. Furthermore, his superior legal skills and adherence to ethics have earned him the highest rating possible of AV-Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell.A former member of the board for the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association & Foundation, Mr. Houliston is sought after as a lecturer and he often conducts presentations on trial tactics and techniques. When he is not involved in the legal community, Mr. Houliston enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, coaching and cooking. 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.
Corey M. Stern
Corey is a Partner with Levy Konigsberg, LLP, where he manages various areas of the firms complex litigation practice, including the following types of cases: Lead Poisoning, Qui Tam, Medical Malpractice, Construction Injuries and Child Advocacy.Corey represents individuals who have been catastrophically injured, with an emphasis on children that have suffered brain damage from lead poisoning. He also represents people that have been injured through medical malpractice and construction injuries. Corey has recovered tens of millions of dollars for his clients in verdicts and settlements and has garnered a national reputation for his work on lead poisoning cases. Prior to joining LK, Corey practiced extensively in the areas of complex negligence, civil rights and product liability in Atlanta, GA, with an emphasis on cases involving children.Corey regularly serves as first chair”/lead trial attorney in complex personal injury trials.In addition to his trial work, Corey has written, argued, and won important legal rulings in New York State related to lead exposure and medical malpractice.Corey is an innovator in national lead poisoning cases. He is currently representing more than 2000 children (on an individual, case-by-case basis) who were lead poisoned in Flint, Michigan, from the consumption of water from the Flint River.On November 15, 2016, Corey was appointed Lead Counselfor all plaintiffs maintaining claims in the Circuit Court of Genesee County for personal injuries and property damage sustained as a result of the Flint Water Crisis. Eight months later, on July 27, 2017, Corey was appointed Liaison Counselin the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, for all individual personal injury and property damage cases pending before the Court arising out of the crisis.Corey has spent half his life in New York and half his life in Georgia, having grown up in Mount Sinai, New York, and then attending the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree in history and his juris doctorate. Corey practiced law in Atlanta for twelve years before coming hometo New York in 2014, where he continues to fight for individuals, including children, who dont have an adequate voice.Corey traveled the world for one year after graduating from high school, including visits to concentration camps in Poland, where he was moved by the stories of the children that perished during the Holocaust. Since then, Corey has tried to live his life in a way that honors those who died, which permeates his law practice today.
David S. Casey, Jr.
Attorney David S. Casey, Jr. is the managing partner of the Casey Gerry law firm, which has offices in San Diego and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California. A third-generation lawyer, Mr. Casey now leads his fathers practice, which has recovered more than $25 billion in total compensation for those who suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to another partys negligence or wrongdoing.Nationally recognized as one of the countrys top legal advocates, Mr. Casey has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those with personal injury or wrongful death claims resulting from motor vehicle accidents, defective products, construction accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, maritime and aviation accidents, sexual assault, slip-and-fall accidents, and other preventable tragedies. For his efforts, he has secured numerous substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients, and he recently earned designation as one of the Top 25 Plaintiff Lawyers in California.Among his many other accolades, Mr. Casey has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2006. The Daily Journal also voted him among the Top 100 Lawyers in California as well as a Top Plaintiff Lawyer. Moreover, the San Diego County Bar Association named him Legal Professional of the Year in 2002 and in its list of Legends of the Bar in 2015.Mr. Casey also earned the Presidential Award of Merit from the Consumer Attorneys of California in 2005 and 2014. Additionally, he received the New Lawyers Division Defender of Justice Award from the American Association for Justice as well as a listing in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame of the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. In his honor, the CASD created the David S. Casey Jr. Award to recognize other attorneys who exhibit outstanding advocacy and leadership on behalf of consumers.A 1971 graduate of Trinity College, Mr. Casey obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1974. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and he is an active member of many local, state and national professional legal organizations, including past president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.Best Lawyers® and The Best Lawyers in America© are registered trademarks of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC. The names, logo, and database are protected under the trademark, copyright, and fair use laws of the United States of America. Any use of name, including in electronic form, must be made only by permission and under the guidelines of BL Rankings, LLC d/b/a Best Lawyers and Co. LLC.
John A. O'Leary
Attorney John A. OLeary is the founder of OLeary Associates, P.A. in Columbia, South Carolina. Mr. OLeary practices criminal law at the state and federal levels, handling matters involving drug violations, DUI and other misdemeanors and felonies. He serves clients in Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Orangeburg and Sumter.Mr. OLeary has been a licensed attorney since 1974 and has more than 40 years of legal experience. He is admitted to practice in South Carolina, Florida and Michigan.In addition to running his practice, Mr. OLeary has trained federal law enforcement on high-speed chases and served as an adviser to police and public safety departments throughout the country. He has received appointments to committees for Crime Delinquency and Juvenile Justice, the South Carolina National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the South Carolina Jail Commission. He regularly testifies as an expert witness and gives presentations on DUI and law enforcement topics.Over the course of his career, Mr. OLeary has always been an active member of his legal community. He is a member of the South Carolina Bar, The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Michigan. He is a lifetime member and former chairman of the legal officers section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and previously served as president of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training.Mr. OLeary received a bachelors degree in history from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, for graduate school. He received his law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.
James H. Price, III
Attorney James H. Price is the owner and founder of Price Law Firm, P.A. in Greenville, South Carolina. Mr. Price practices criminal defense and personal injury law, representing the injured and those accused of crimes in both the state and federal courts. With decades of experience as a litigator, he has represented a variety of clients throughout the Greenville area.Mr. Price earned a bachelors degree in English from the University of South Carolina and later obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He has been licensed to practice in South Carolina since 1975 and is also admitted to practice in New York. He is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.Recognized for his long and successful legal career, Mr. Price has earned the rating of AV Preeminent from the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell. Other honors he has received include the Public Citizen award from the South Carolina Association for Justice in 1999 and the Tommy-Thomason award from the Greenville County Bar Association in 2011.Active in various professional organizations, Mr. Price belongs to the South Carolina Bar, the South Carolina Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association, the Cole-Huff DUI Trial Lawyers Group and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a founding member of the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.Mr. Price also devotes a portion of his time to pro bono activities. He served with Special Olympics South Carolina from 1998 to 2014 and continues to volunteer at the Triune Mercy Center, a nondenominational church committed to helping low income and homeless individuals.AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Bethaney Embry Jones
Passionate about the rights of the injured, Bethaney Embry Jones is an integral part of The Embry Law Firm and focuses her practice on personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle and truck accidents, wrongful death, adoption, mediation, and premises liability. A former staff attorney for the DeKalb County Superior Court, she uses the experience gained during her tenure to employ the tactics insurance companies use to obtain favorable results for her clients.Ms. Jones was in the leadership class of the young lawyers division of the State Bar of Georgia in 2014 to 2015. The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association also included her as a LEAD 2015 Class graduate, and in 2014, she was in the leadership academy for the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers. With integrity and sincerity, she represents the rights of her clients while giving back to her community through her volunteer time with several nonprofit organizations.In 2008, Ms. Jones obtained her Juris Doctor, graduating magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law. Before that, she attended Spelman College, where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemistry. Currently, she is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court of Appeals, the State Bar of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the Supreme Court of Georgia.Ms. Jones is a member of the Junior League of Douglas County, The National Black Lawyers Top 100, the American Bar Association and the American Association for justice. As well as serving on the young lawyers division community outreach committee for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, she is Douglas Paulding Chapter President of the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and a member of the Douglas County Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.