You don’t know what your rights are or how to protect them. Sadly, this campaign has been relatively successful in creating a stigma around personal injury claims and the attorneys who represent injured claimants. I advised her that he was under no obligation to give a statement at any time, but that he certainly should not speak to the insurance company under those circumstances. This type of coverage is specifically designed to pay for your damages when the person who caused the accident is uninsured or underinsured.Read More
Neck Whiplash Injury
Reckless or negligent driving results in car accidents that occur with alarming frequency throughout North Carolina. Even apparently minor crashes or collisions may possibly injure you and have the potential to be detrimental to your health and well being.
Medical attention is absolutely necessary in order to rule out potential injuries if you are involved in an accident. As suggested by Mayo Clinic, whiplash symptoms may take some time to appear, ranging from a few hours to days. However, the effects of whiplash can last for many months after the accident. Some of the symptoms are as follows:
- Stiffness and pain in the neck that worsens with movement
- Reduced range of motion in the neck, head, or arms
- Regular headaches, weakness, or giddiness
- Pin pricks or numbness in the hands; and/or
- Soreness and pain in the arms, back, and shoulders
How to file an insurance claim involving Whiplash? In North Carolina, negligent and reckless drivers can be held legally accountable for the harm they cause in car crashes and resultant injuries. In the event of an accident, it is advised by the North Carolina Department of Insurance that drivers do the following:
- Stop driving and pull over to a safe place at or near the accident
- Call and inform the local enforcement agency or the North Carolina State Highway Patrol
- Obtain the driver’s contact information including the driver’s license number and vehicle registration number, and insurance details like policy number and name of their insurer
- Go to a hospital immediately and get medical attention even if the injuries seem minor to you; and
- Notify your insurer at the earliest so that you can file a whiplash injury claim
Getting compensation through a Whiplash personal injury claim: In order to be compensated through a Whiplash personal injury claim, you will need to provide a few things first. They are as follows:
- Medical records and bills – Collect any and all records provided by the hospital and the doctor that highlight your symptoms, diagnosis, test results, treatment, and follow-up care. Also collect the bills and the receipts for prescription medication and over-the-counter medicines.
- Statements provided by the doctor – Get a statement from your doctor that highlights the nature of your injury and the treatment recommended for recovery. In case your injury has impacted your health permanently, ask your doctor to give a detailed account of the type of care that will be required in the future.
If you decide to hire a whiplash lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the neck whiplash injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Our injury lawyers 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
- Scott Zwillinger
- Antonio Ponvert, III
- Thomas K. Herren
- Kevin T. Grennan
- Michael C. Barrows
- Kimberly Wilson White
- Thomas R. Kline
- Russell R. Ghitterman
- Jason P. Amala
- Richard L. Jaklitsch
- Ryan M. Froelich
- Mary Aunita Prebula
As shareholder and attorney of Goldman & Zwillinger PLLC, Scott Zwillinger is committed to representing clients in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona, as well as their surrounding areas. He focuses his practice on cases that include the following matters: complex business and commercial law involving transactions and litigation, serious accidents and injuries, wrongful death, civil rights and tort claims.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from The City University of New York in 1995, where he graduated cum laude, Mr. Zwillinger went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School in 1998. He then served as a law clerk to Judge Mary H. Murguia, who presently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Mr. Zwillinger has more than 17 years of experience representing a variety of clients, including financial institutions, real estate companies and licensed individuals. He represented an attorney who was accused of unethical behavior while serving with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office, and the case is considered the most difficult matter in U.S. history that involves attorney discipline. Additionally, Mr. Zwillinger has developed expertise in the governance of closely held corporations, as well as claims brought under the Federal Civil Rights Act and the Federal Tort Claims Act.Active in the legal community, Mr. Zwillinger is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He has also served as a judge pro tempore of the Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County. When not serving his private clients, Mr. Zwillinger is committed to volunteering his time and skills, helping indigent individuals facing foreclosure through the Community Legal Services, Inc. Volunteer Lawyers Program.
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Antonio Ponvert, III
Since joining the Bridgeport, Connecticut law firm of Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder in 1999, Antonio has achieved record-breaking verdicts and settlements for his clients, including the second largest personal injury verdict in Connecticut history ($41.75 Million) on behalf of a young woman who contracted Tick-Borne Encephilitis on an overseas school trip, a $20 Million verdict agains at rabbi for child sexual abuse, and the one and only wrongful death settlement with the manufacturer of Skoal smokeless tobacco on behalf of the surviving wife and children of a man who died from tongue cancer. More than half of Antonios current caseload involves representing victims of child sexual abuse against molestors and the entities that enable them.Antonio has won numerous awards for mentally ill prisoners and state psychiatric patients, including the largest amount ever paid in Connecticut for the death of an inmate, substantial compensation for the families of inmates and patients who committed suicide while in custody, and countless settlements and verdicts for prisonsers killed and abused by guards. For more than a decade, Antonio represented the Guardians Black Police Officers Association against the City of Bridgeport in one of the longest-running racial discrimination cases in the nation. In 2014, the federal judges of the Connecticut District Court awarded Antonio the Pro Bono Award for service to indigent clients. He is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Thomas K. Herren
Attorney Thomas K. Herren, of the Lexington, Kentucky-based Law Offices of Herren & Adams LLP, has a practice focusing on personal injury law. Mr. Herren represents clients throughout the state of Kentucky who are victims of car wrecks, nursing home abuse and neglect, trucking accidents and other types of tragedies. He and the firm also handle medical malpractice matters through referrals from other attorneys.After earning a bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky, Mr. Herren graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law and later received a certification in civil trial law from the National Board of Trial Advocacy in 1994. He has been admitted to practice law in Kentucky since 1980.Over the course of his career, Mr. Herren has been involved in several significant injury cases that have resulted in million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts. In addition, he has presented at seminars for the Kentucky Justice Association.Mr. Herren has received recognition for his contributions to the legal profession, including being named a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. In addition, he has been a member of the board of governors of the Kentucky Academy of Trial Lawyers for many years.Mr. Herren is a member of professional organizations including the Fayette County Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky Justice Association and the American Association for Justice. He serves his community as a Little League baseball coach, serves as a board member for Metro Group Homes, Inc. and is on the administrative board of Southern Hills United Methodist Church.
Kevin T. Grennan
Kevin Grennan represents residents of New York City, and Nassau and Suffolk counties and the surrounding areas as the founder of the Law Offices of Kevin T. Grennan, PLLC. With former experience working for a major insurance carriers in-house counsel office, he is uniquely prepared to handle personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, construction site accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, premises liability accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and abuse, and wrongful death. He also handles legal matters involving commercial litigation, employment law and civil rights litigation. Mr. Grennan is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier lawyers from each state. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process with membership extended only to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications, leadership skills, and results.With a passion for protecting the rights of the injured and a solid reputation as a hard-working attorney, Mr. Grennan is strongly recommended by his peers. He is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice.Focused on professionalism and responsiveness, Mr. Grennan always strives to be available to his clients. With over 20 years of experience as an attorney, he is committed to recovering damages for those who have suffered personal injuries at the hands of another.
Michael C. Barrows
Experienced attorney Michael C. Barrows is an associate at The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola. From the firms Williston Park, New York, law office, Mr. Barrows proudly represents the needs of clients from across New York City, including those living in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island and Long Islands Suffolk and Nassau counties, in a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters, including:,• Personal injury cases such as car accidents caused by negligent drivers,• Premises liability, including slip-and-fall accidents,• Construction accidents,• Religious discrimination,• Breach of contract,• Shareholder disputes,• Fraud and fraudulent inducement,• Mismanagement,• Theft,• Unlawful transfer of assets,• Breach of fiduciary duty,• Employer-employee disputes,• Commercial collections,Mr. Barrows began his legal career in 2004 after earning his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and his approval to practice law in New York state. In the 10-plus years that have passed since he began practicing law, he has distinguished himself in several notable cases involving a variety of legal challenges. In one such suit, he negotiated an $850,000 settlement for a client who suffered religious discrimination.As a result of his successes both in and outside of the courtroom, he has earned much recognition for his legal abilities. He holds an Excellent Avvo rating and is the recipient of both the Avvo Clients Choice award and the Avvo Top Contributor award. In addition, he is client-rated as 5.0 out of 5.0 according to Martindale-Hubbell.Attorney Barrows is not only an invaluable ally during a legal battle but also an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the New York Attorney Networking and Referral Group, among others.
Kimberly Wilson White
Kimberly Wilson White, Managing Shareholder of Wilson Law, P.A. is an experienced litigation attorney representing individuals who have been catastrophically injured as a result of ,motor vehicle accidents,, ,defective products,, ,dangerous drugs, or ,defective medical devices,. Ms. White also represents individuals with ,vaccine injury claims,. She is a member of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association. Ms. White has spent over 20 years practicing in areas where there is an intersection of the law and medicine. She is now providing mediation and settlement consulting services. Ms. White received her undergraduate (1991) and law (1995) degrees from West Virginia University. She later went on to earn a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. Ms. White founded Wilson Law, P.A. in 2012. She is a member of the American Association for Justice and North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Ms. White was elected by her fellow NCAJ members to the Board of Governors for a three-year term. She also serves as a Trustee for the NCAJ Political Action Committee.Ms. White has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Her success in obtaining settlement amounts in excess of $2 million have earned her membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum as well as the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She has been named a North Carolina SuperLawyer on three occasions.(Disclaimer: Membership to these forums should not create an expectation that million dollar or multi-million dollar results are achieved in every case for every client).
Thomas R. Kline
In three decades of practicing personal injury law, Thomas R. Kline has forged an incomparable record of courtroom victoriessome with remarkable results against seemingly incredible odds. As a result Kline has received a litany of accolades and recognition, including his elected position as immediate past president of the ,Inner Circle of Advocates,, described by ,The Washington Post, as a select group of 100 of the nations most celebrated trial lawyers.,Kline also has been honored for nine consecutive years, 2004 through 2012, as the No. 1 attorney in Pennsylvania by ,Top Lawyers, magazine. He was also chosen in 2010 as among the top 500 Leading Lawyers in America and as the leading personal injury plaintiffs lawyer in Pennsylvaniaby the survey group ,Lawdragon,, which also called Kline one of Philadelphias legendary litigators.The publication ,Best Lawyers, selected Kline as ,Philadelphia Personal Injury Litigator of the Year for 2009, and ,Philadelphia Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year for 2010, while listing him among the nations best lawyers every year since 1995. Kline was named to the ,National Law Journals, Winners Hall of Fame. And Kline was referred to recently by the Editorial Board of the ,The Philadelphia Inquirer, as the high-powered plaintiffs attorney... who has won a number of eight-figure awards for clients injured or killed due to negligence or incompetence by businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit health-care providers.,Yet Kline, a former sixth grade school teacher from Hazleton, Pa. counts among his greatest honors the letters of thanks he has received from people and families he has represented, clients who suffered severe injuries or the loss of a loved one, clients for whom he was able to obtain a measure of justice.Kline has appeared on hundreds of television news programs and been featured or quoted in hundreds more newspaper and magazine articles. In a cover story, the ,Philadelphia Daily News, summarized Klines career in a profile titled ,Wheels of Justice: The lawyer who beat SEPTA,, an article in which Kline was described as the Babe Ruth of personal injury litigation. The newspaper story followed the celebrated ,Hall v. SEPTA case,, which resulted in a $51 million verdict for a four-year-old boy whose foot was torn off in a subway escalator. The 1999 case against the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority also resulted in Klines selection to the Winners edition of ,The National Law Journal,, which included him among Ten of Americas Top Litigators. In 2009 the publication selected Kline to its Winning Hall of Fame as one of fewer than 100 lawyers selected for compiling significant bench or jury trial verdicts and who has a record of success over many years.”
Russell R. Ghitterman
As a partner at Ghitterman, Ghitterman & Feld, Russell R. Ghitterman provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Ventura and Kern Counties, with offices located in Santa Barbara, Bakersfield, Santa Maria and Oxnard. He focuses his practice on workers compensation and county disability retirement claims under the 1937 CERL. He also handles personal injury claims in a wide variety of occupations and circumstances, including farming, construciton, law enforcement, car crashes, construction accidents, and repetitive stress injuries among others.Mr. Ghitterman completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of West Los Angeles School of Law.Since 1997, Mr. Ghitterman has dedicated himself to fighting for the rights of injured workers. He understands the devastating effects that work-related accidents can have on employees and their families. For that reason, he strives to help his clients obtain the best results possible for their legal issues.Certified in workers compensation by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Ghitterman has represented clients in numerous significant workers compensation cases, including a number of appeals before the Supreme Court of California. His dedication to maintaining high standards of legal ethics, while providing quality representation, has garnered Mr. Ghitterman the respect of his clients and his peers. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Ghitterman is an active member of the legal community. He regularly shares his knowledge with others as a speaker and presenter at numerous workers compensation-related events, including speaking at a statewide convention for the California Applicants Attorneys Association.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.
Jason P. Amala
Seattle attorney Jason Paul Amala is a named partner at the highly respected Washington state law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Jason dedicates his law practice to helping individuals and businesses who have been victimized by others. His clients and cases span a diverse range, from representing survivors of childhood sexual abuse to employees and consumers injured by defective products.While past success is no guarantee of future success, Jason has recovered millions of dollars for his past clients. He has also been one of the lead appellate lawyers on a number of important issues that have expanded the rights of his clients and others. Since 2010, Jason has been annually recognized as a Rising Staror Superlawyerby Washington Law and Politics.
Richard L. Jaklitsch
Rick Jaklitsch is a nationally acclaimed plaintiff personal injury lawyer who handles nothing but car, truck or train crashes. He has been honored by Top Lawyers every single year it has published rankings in both Maryland and D.C. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America, has held the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been featured in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers in America (reserved for the top 1% of lawyers in the country) for 20 consecutive years, and in Whos Who in American Law for the last 23 years. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named Rick as one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyersseven different years, and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has repeatedly awarded Rick its prestigious Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.”,This year, the Big Dogs from the Small Firmwon the Litigator of the Year Award for Personal Injury from The Trial Lawyer Board of Regents which, according to the organization is the nations most coveted symbol of litigation achievementfor which nearly 1.1 million lawyers were considered.Rick is also a member of the Ten Million Dollar Advocates Forum, called the most prestigious group of Trial Lawyers in the United States”, as one of the Top Trial Lawyers in America”. Rick served for many years on the Marylands State Bar Associations Judicial Selection Committee, and as a Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, was appointed by Marylands Governor to the Judicial Nominating Commission, and worked for many years on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.Rick is an Honors Graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He is Past-President of the Terrapin Club and is President of the Maryland Gridiron Network. He also co-hosted the popular radio show Terp Talkwhich was heard every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. on AM 1580, The Big Talker”.He has taken on many summer interns over the years and has mentored Maryland Association for Justice members and other young lawyers. Rick has also served for more than 35 years as a voting alumni for Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and mentored undergraduates interested in law school or careers in the law. He has also been involved with mentoring undergraduate athletes at the University of Maryland in his role as President of the Maryland Gridiron Network, and he participates in a program that sets aside one Saturday in the off season for football players to talk to business professionals about careers and graduate school.For 11 years he ran the Prince Georges County Bar Associations golf tournament which raised money to grant wishes for terminally ill children.Rick was a youth baseball coach in Annapolis for more than 10 years. He helped organize the Peninsula Athletic Leagues baseball program in the late 1990s. He also served on the Archbishop Spalding High Schools Board of Directors.
Ryan M. Froelich
Ryan Froelich is a trial attorney for injured people in Northeast Wisconsin. His focus is personal injury, workers compensation and general civil litigation. Since 2006, Ryan has had extensive experience in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and workplace injuries.Before representing injured people, Ryan worked for 12 years on behalf of insurance companies when they were sued in personal injury matters. He knows exactly how insurers defend cases and evaluate injuries. Ryan is armed with a unique and deep understanding of the insurance defense industry as he fights for injured people.When you or a loved one has been injured and you question how to move forward, Ryan is here to provide counsel, represent you and place your interests first. He will tirelessly advocate on your behalf and work to ensure that you receive fair and reasonable compensation.Ryan has successfully tried numerous cases to juries throughout Wisconsin but has also resolved countless matters before trial by settling with the people and insurance companies involved.Before beginning his career in Wisconsin, Ryan served as a Judge Advocate General in the United States Air Force. During his time in the military, he was also appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney. As a student at Marquette University Law School, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Charles B. Schudson of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Milwaukee).
Mary Aunita Prebula
Mary Aunita Prebula is an attorney with Prebula & Associates LLC who represents clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Prebula handles matters of business litigation, family law, employment litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage, and estate planning and probate. Within those areas she has deep experience in unfair competition, federal civil practice, ERISA, sex discrimination and products liability.In 1974, Ms. Prebula graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She then attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she obtained a Master of Education in 1978. Her education completed with a Juris Doctor she obtained in 1984 from Emory University School of Law.Ms. Prebula is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. For her high ethical standards and long list of successful results, Ms. Prebula holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.A member of the State Bar of Georgia, Ms. Prebula is also actively involved in the Atlanta Bar Association and the Gwinnett County Bar Association. In her effort to improve her practice and the legal profession, she holds memberships with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the Georgia Association for Women Lawyers and the American Bar Association. 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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