If possible, take a picture of the other driver’s license and insurance card. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had clients who swear there was a witness, but they failed to take down his or her name and number. If they refuse to do so, they could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in additional damages. What do you do if there are multiple accidents, or multiple vehicles involved in the accident? I believe in being a strong and aggressive advocate for my clients.Read More
Accident Injury Claim in Pago Pago
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
As soon as you contact a qualified lawyer the better. We will be delighted to help you, so call us or schedule a call back to set up a free consultation today!
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Jordan R. Wagner
- Eric C. Ragatz
- Seth J. Bloom
- Nickolas A. Daniels
- Robert G. Norfleet
- Charles I. Coant
- Christopher J. Gorayeb
- Adam Carlson
- Jonathan J. Russell
- Kevin M. Pearl
- Gregory A. Gellner
- Kenneth L. Shigley
Jordan R. Wagner
Attorney Jordan R. Wagner is a partner at the Stuart law firm of Kibbey Wagner. Since joining the firm, Mr. Wagner has used his experience as both an insurance defense lawyer and a personal injury attorney to benefit his clients from Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties. Thanks to his dedication and long record of success, clients from throughout South Florida know to turn to him for assistance as they pursue personal injury or wrongful death compensation related to the following:,• Motor vehicle accidents,• Medical malpractice,• Nursing home abuse,• Premises liability,• Product liability,• Class actions,Mr. Wagner began his legal career in 2005 after earning his law degree from University of Minnesota Law School and his admission to The Florida Bar. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of Floridas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida have also issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.Although Mr. Wagner was a successful prosecutor and a respected insurance defense lawyer, his abilities as a personal injury lawyer are what have earned him his excellent reputation. The Florida Bars Board of Legal Specialization and Education recognizes him as a board-certified civil trial attorney. In addition, he has a Superb rating from Avvo, and The National Trial Lawyers has included him on its list of the Top 40 under 40.Attorney Wagner is an active member of the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Martin County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County Justice Association.
Eric C. Ragatz
As a partner at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida, Eric C. Ragatz focuses his practice on complex civil litigation and personal injury, including medical malpractice and products liability as well as matters involving wrongful death claims and nursing home negligence. During his more than 15 years of experience, Mr. Ragatz has arbitrated numerous products liability claims involving defective medical equipment and secured several settlements in excess of $1 million in personal injury cases before various federal courts. He serves clients throughout the state of Florida.After earning a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University in 1992, Mr. Ragatz received his Juris Doctor with honors from Stetson University College of Law in 1996. Admitted to practice law in Florida and Georgia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.Mr. Ragatz holds numerous prestigious memberships and, as a testament to the regard in which he is held by his peers, has been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a recipient of its AV-Preeminent rating. He is an active participant in the Jacksonville Justice Association, the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, the Florida Justice Association and the Jacksonville Bar Association. Mr. Ragatz was also instrumental in authoring several sections in the seventh edition of The Florida Bars Florida Civil Trial Practice,a practitioners guide offering practical advice to attorneys on each stage of the trial process in the state of Florida.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.
4401 Salisbury Road, Suite 200,, Jacksonville FL 32216
Seth J. Bloom
Mr. Bloom is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has lived in New Orleans for almost eleven years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and family roots brought him to New Orleans and Loyola University Law School where he served on the Honor Board and received his J.D. He is a member of the American Bar Association, State of Louisiana Bar Association, Eastern District of Louisiana Federal Bar Association, Fifth Circuit Court of Federal Appeals, New Orleans Bar Association, Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, New Orleans Federal Bar Association (the largest federal bar association in the United States) and is on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers New Orleans Federal Bar Association. He is also a New Orleans Civil Sheriff and a notary public.
Nickolas A. Daniels
Nickolas A. Daniels has a passion for protecting peoples rights. Whether hes representing a personal injury victim or preparing a solid defense for a client accused of a crime, Mr. Daniels makes it a point to keep his clients best interests in mind. He understands that this may be a difficult time for clients and their families, so he strives to treat each of them with the compassion and understanding they deserve. His law firm, the Law Offices of Nickolas Daniels and Associates, is based in Clinton Township and takes cases in the metropolitan Detroit area and Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties.Mr. Daniels focuses his practice on criminal law, DUI/DWI, divorce, personal injury and wills. He greatly enjoys pursuing justice for people who were injured as the result of another partys negligence, and putting together a strong case for those who were wrongly accused of a crime or received unnecessarily harsh charges. His experience has afforded him the opportunity to develop great empathy for the stress and fear his clients are undergoing, and to put their minds at ease.Also experienced in the complicated matters of family law and divorce, Mr. Daniels always focuses on what is best for his client. When possible, he seeks a favorable settlement outside of court, but if litigation is necessary, Mr. Daniels is prepared to aggressively fight for his clients rights. When it comes to wills and estate matters, Mr. Daniels provides sound advice and solid documents that effectively carry out the wishes of his clients and protect their loved ones from those who would try to take advantage of their inheritance.
41700 Hayes Road, Suite A,, Clinton Township MI 48038
Robert G. Norfleet
A partner at Fowler Pickert Eisenmenger Norfleet, Robert G. Norfleet focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Kansas City, Missouri, he provides representation to clients residing in the greater metropolitan area who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses as a result of the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Norfleet has been involved in have arisen out of nursing home abuse, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, boating accidents, and surgical and medication errors and other forms of medical malpractice.Mr. Norfleet has been able to obtain numerous high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Some of his notable successes have included a $2 million settlement for a client whose spinal cord was damaged during a surgical procedure and a $700,000 jury verdict for a victim of a motorcycle accident.A native of Missouri, Mr. Norfleet attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City on an academic scholarship as an undergraduate, and he received several school awards before obtaining a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 2004. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal studies at the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law, also on an academic scholarship, and he served on the Moot Court Executive Board before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2007.Admitted to practice in both Missouri and Kansas, Mr. Norfleet is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. His professional affiliations include the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.
Charles I. Coant
Charles I. Coant specializes in representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury law, representing injured workers in work related accidents, and defendants in criminal law. He has been named in in both New Jersey Magazine and South Jersey Magazine for his accomplishments in the fields of personal injury law and workers compensation law. He co-authored the petition for Writ of Certiorari, and subsequent briefs in the United States Supreme Court case of ,Apprendi v. New Jersey,, 530 U.S. 466 (2000), a decision that changed federal and state sentencing laws. Mr. Coant earned his bachelors degree with honors in Biology from the University of Chicago, and his law degree from Temple University, where he was on the staff of the Temple International & Comparative Law Journal, and received distinction for comparative constitutional law. He is a member of both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey State Bar Associations (Executive Committee Member of the Workers Compensation Section), and he is on the Executive Board of the Cumberland County Bar Association, where he is the treasurer.
Christopher J. Gorayeb
Christopher J. Gorayeb is the managing attorney at Gorayeb & Associates, P.C. in New York, New York, where he focuses his practice on personal injury. In his more than 20 years of practice, he has successfully represented the injured in Manhattan and throughout the state of New York in cases involving automobile accidents, construction accidents, lead poisoning, malpractice, negligence, product liability and more. He handles all major trials for his law firm.A graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Mr. Gorayeb went on to earn his law degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He is admitted to practice in all of the New York state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.Mr. Gorayeb has helped a large number of clients to attain million-dollar and multimillion-dollar verdicts, including many verdicts or settlements that were more than $10 million. As a result of his achievements, his firm has been included in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations comprised exclusively of attorneys who have achieved large settlements or verdicts for their clients.In addition to maintaining his thriving legal practice, Mr. Gorayeb belongs to a variety of professional organizations. He is a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the New York State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He serves on the board of trustees for his alma mater, Bates College.
100 William Street, 19th Floor,, New York NY 10038
Attorney Adam M. Carlson brings ample knowledge and skills to the legal team of Walnut Creek personal injury lawyers at Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook. While he is skilled in various areas of law, he focuses the majority of his practice handling cases related to wrongful death, civil rights, personal injury and professional negligence law. In each case, he leaves no stone unturned and works diligently to handle each detail to develop the strongest case on behalf of his clients. He believes that tailoring each case to each clients needs is key to providing aggressive and compassionate legal representation.He sees it as his greatest victory when he is able to win a trial for a client whose odds were stacked against them from the beginning of their case. Due to his dedication and high level of skill, he has been selected for inclusion in theTop Lawyers® Rising Stars®,. Additionally, he has achieved inclusion in the Earl Warren American Inn of Court Award for Program Excellence Best Program in 2015-16.Before becoming an Associate Attorney, Carlson served as an intake assistant for our team, where he was responsible for fielding calls from potential clients. It was at this time that Carlson decided he wanted to do more. He found that he was passionate about helping individuals who suffered injuries and illness due to another persons negligence, recklessness, or carelessness. After this realization, he enrolled in law school, where he pursued his passion for helping others facing serious and difficult legal matters.Prior to committing his life to legal work, Carlson attended Middlebury College where he completed his undergraduate coursework. Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies, he enrolled at the University of San Francisco School of Law where he achieved his Juris Doctorate. Following law school Carlson spent several years as a dedicated attorney for the Alameda County Public Defenders Office before joining our team. Currently, he holds memberships in various associations, including the State Bar of California, the US District Court Northern District of California, the US District Court Eastern District of California, the Earl Warren American Inn of Court, the Contra Costa County Bar Association, the Alameda-Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of California.When Carlson is not practicing law, he can be found competing as an elite amateur in triathlons. Triathlons are an important part of his life as they allow him to empathize with clients who are deprived of their livelihood due to their injuries caused by other persons.
2121 North California Boulevard, Suite 1020,, Walnut Creek CA 94596
Jonathan J. Russell
Attorney Jonathan J. Russell is a shareholder, director and principal member of Drake, Hileman & Davis, P.C. Since joining the law firm in 1993, Mr. Russell has focused his practice on litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. His firm has five law offices throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, located in Doylestown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and Stroudsburg. The multiple office locations ensure victims of negligence from Philadelphia to the nearby counties of New Jersey can conveniently access his services.Mr. Russell earned his law degree from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 1992. Later that same year, he was admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the District of New Jersey, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.Over the past 25 years, attorney Russell has built a reputation as one of the regions leading personal injury attorneys. As a result, he has a 10 rating from Avvo, and he has received both a BV-Distinguished peer-review rating and a Preeminent client-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, which is an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have secured $1 million or more in a verdict or settlement.Mr. Russell is active not only in the courtroom but also in the legal community. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Bailiwick Office Campus, 252 W. Swamp Road, Suite 15,, Doylestown PA 18901
Kevin M. Pearl
A partner at Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl, LLP, Kevin M. Pearl focuses his practice largely on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms principal office in Weirton, West Virginia, he provides dedicated and astute representation to residents of the surrounding area, including Wheeling, who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities.The types of cases that Mr. Pearl has handled have arisen out of incidents involving medical malpractice such as doctor errors and hospital negligence, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, defective products and construction site accidents. He has been able to obtain favorable results for his plaintiff clients both in jury trials and negotiations outside of the courtroom. Mr. Pearl also has experience in helping people obtain their rightful Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits, and his background also includes employment law matters and general civil litigation.As an undergraduate, Mr. Pearl attended Wheeling Jesuit University, where he majored in political and economic philosophy and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. Deciding to pursue a legal education, he then enrolled at the University of Dayton School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2001. He was in private practice since then, and he has been a partner at Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl, LLP, since January 2017.For several years, Mr. Pearl served as an adjunct professor in business law at his undergraduate alma mater. Admitted to practice in West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.
Gregory A. Gellner
The owner of his own firm in Wheeling, West Virginia, Gregory A. Gellner focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Providing representation to clients throughout the state who have suffered losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities, his cases have been grounded on hospital negligence, pharmaceutical errors and other forms of medical malpractice, mining accidents, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, and other similar types of causes of action. Mr. Gellner has obtained numerous sizable settlements and jury awards, including a $35 million settlement involving an intentional disregard of workplace safety and a verdict in excess of $2 million in a health care privacy case. Other notable settlements have included one for $3 million in a case involving a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Gellner received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from West Liberty University in 1984. He then pursued his legal education at the West Virginia University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1987. After graduation, Mr. Gellner was an associate at a prominent Wheeling law firm before starting his own practice in 1991. Admitted to practice in West Virginia and Ohio, Mr. Gellner is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Avvo. A member of the board of governors of the West Virginia Association for Justice, Mr. Gellner is active in several other legal organizations as well. His memberships include the Ohio County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. In his community, Mr. Gellner has served on the board of directors of a Wheeling youth hockey organization. , 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.
Kenneth L. Shigley
Ken Shigley is Past President of the State Bar of Georgia (2011-12), past chair of the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia (2012-13) and current chair of the American Association for Justice Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section (2015-16).His practice focuses on , commercial truck and bus accident cases,, , automobile accidents,, , defective products, , , dangerous premises,, , professional negligence , and , insurance coverage,. He has special expertise in intermodal container freight trucking litigation.Almost all of his work for individuals and families in , personal injury , and , wrongful death , cases is done on a , contingent fee , (percentage) basis, plus reimbursement of expenses if the client wins. No no payment is required from the client prior to collection of money from the other side.,Consider these points of Mr. Shigleys credentials:, Past President of the State Bar of Georgia ,Lead author of , , Georgia Law of Torts: Trial Preparation & Practice , , (West, 2010-12).Dual board certification in , Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Advocacy from the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (formerly National Board of Trial Advocacy).Chair, Board of Trustees, , Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia,.Frequent speaker on trucking litigation, personal injury and insurance topics at continuing legal education seminars from coast to coast.Secretary, American Association for Justice , Motor Vehicle, Highway & Premises Liability Section.N,ational Conference of Bar Presidents , and Southern Conference of Bar Presidents.One of the rare lawyers who has won a jury verdict for a million dollars more he asked for.Successfully handled many cases involving , wrongful death,, , spinal cord injury,, , brain injury,, , burns , and , back injuries, vertebral fractures,, , herniated cervical discs,, fractured arms, legs, hips and ankles and other injuries arising from auto, , truck and bus accidents,, dangerous premises and defective products.Mr. Shigley began his career as an Assistant District Attorney in a four county rural circuit, then spent several years in small town general practice and a decade in an insurance defense law firm in Atlanta. Since 1991, he has focused on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death cases, insurance coverage disputes, and occasional service as a mediator or arbitrator.Education: Graduate of , Furman University , and , Emory University Law School,. Completed , National College of Advocacy course at Harvard Law School , and an , executive education program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government,.
950 East Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 1625,, Atlanta GA 30326