The reason is that sometimes “accidents” just happen, but most motor vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” They result from someone doing something wrong. I stayed in my car until the medics arrived, and they placed me into a cervical collar and backboard. My chiropractor sent me for a lumbar spine MRI, which showed disc bulges and protrusions at multiple levels. The camp itself is rustic, but pretty well-established. While we are on your side, we will not sugarcoat the truth.Read More
Child Injury in Pago Pago
If your child has been seriously injured because of someone else's negligence, the combination of feelings of grief at the tragic event can be amplified by those of betrayal and deep anger. When we send our children to school, day care centers, nurseries and to visit friends, we understandably expect they will be cared for. All too many children are tragically injured because of carelessness in these settings.
We hope that our children never fall victim to serious accidents or injuries. Unfortunately, negligent individuals, property owners, and companies cause thousands of children to suffer fatal injuries each year in the United States. The livelihood and well-being of our most vulnerable population is often taken for granted for the sake of turning a profit, neglecting proper safety procedures and protocols in the process.
Where Was Your Child Injured? We child injury lawyers are equipped to bring years of legal experience to work to acquire the accountability, justice and compensation to which you are entitled if your child has been seriously injured because of carelessness. Our lawyers and team know that we cannot undo these tragic events.
Taking Action To Assert Your Rights: Parents should not have to fear for their child’s safety when on the roadways, in the hospital, or on another person’s property. When the unthinkable happens to your child, you need a personal injury lawyer with the legal resources and experienced team of legal professionals to handle your case.
If you decide to hire a lawyer, he will be able to survey through this list and add the items that fit with your case. This will aid in the personal injury calculation and setting the right amount of money. Our child injury lawyers will bring their extensive experience and expertise to allow in the pursuit of justice for you and your child.
Recent legal blog posts
In the previous article, I talked about your right and responsibility to make the major decisions in your case, hopefully with the assistance and advice of a good attorney. I call these “insurance medical exams” because there’s really nothing independent about them. Instead, if the insurance company wants to cut off your payments, it must have a medical opinion that the treatment does not meet the policy’s requirements. You need to pay careful attention to what the doctor is asking and answer only the questions asked.Read More
By “eating slowly,” your lawyer applies a process to preparing your case. The three primary forms of ADR are negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. There are many benefits to this program. If certain steps aren’t taken right away, your ability to make a full recovery for your loss may be compromised. REPAIRS: Now the insurance company has taken responsibility for their driver causing the wreck.Read More
The insurance company DOES NOT CARE how much you owe to your creditor for your vehicle. In a lot of rear-end collisions, our clients sustain injuries to the neck and the back when they are thrown forward, stopped, and then move backward rapidly. Damages: When we prove that the Defendant was negligent and his negligence was the proximate cause of the wreck, we must now prove what damages were inflicted upon you. In addition, they would have an additional $475,000.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Joseph R. Bryant
- Michael Brevda
- Mark F. Gallagher
- James R. Keller
- Thomas K. Herren
- Amy M. Orsi
- D. Patrick McCullough
- Julio C. Romero
- Andrew Sher
- Raphael E. Ferris
- Steven T. Reich
- Steven T. Caya
Joseph R. Bryant
Joseph R. Bryant is an attorney at the Tampa office of Morgan & Morgan PA. He now focuses his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the metropolitan area. Mr. Bryant has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Board of Legal Specialization and Education of The Florida Bar. He has been admitted to practice before all Florida state courts since 1986, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.Born and raised in Tampa, Mr. Bryant provides advice and counsel to people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of matters that he has handled have included motor vehicle crashes, premises liability, and railroad accidents, and he has been able to obtain many sizable negotiated settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of his plaintiff clients. Mr. Bryants successful track record and high degree of ethics have led to a great deal of recognition from his fellow professionals, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Bryant attended Florida State University in Tallahassee as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Science in 1982. He then pursued his legal education at the University of Mississippi School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1985. After graduation, Mr. Bryant joined the Florida Office of the Attorney General, where he spent years working on criminal appeals. He then was an attorney with a major insurance company and then was with an insurance defense law firm before becoming a plaintiffs attorney.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.
201 North Franklin Street, 7th Floor,, Tampa FL 33602
Michael Brevda is nationally recognized as an attorney specializing in nursing home negligence cases. Mr. Brevda is the Managing Partner of Senior Justice Law Firm. Senior Justice Law Firm represents victims of elder abuse, nursing home neglect and assisted living negligence across the United States.The types of cases that Mr. Brevda has handled have largely arisen out of incidents involving nursing home abuse, assisted living facility neglect, medical malpractice, and serious personal injury. Common injuries include bed sores, falls, broken bones, weight loss and wrongful death. He has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients, both as a result of jury awards and negotiated settlements, and he has accordingly been made a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have won seven-figure settlements or verdicts. Mr. Brevda has earned a great deal of other recognition from his colleagues as well. A recipient of both an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, he has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 every year since 2014, and Trend magazine has named him to its annual Legal Elite Up & Comers list on several occasions. He is also recognized as one of the top nursing home abuse attorneys by Trial Lawyer magazine.Mr. Brevda is frequently asked to deliver presentations on nursing home abuse and other topics related to his practice area, and he had several articles published as well. His professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice, the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar and the Florida Justice Association. Mr. Brevda obtained his legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.Representing clients throughout the state, he focuses his practice solely on nursing home abuse, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, assisting people who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. Admitted to practice in both Florida and the District of Columbia, Mr. Brevda is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.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.
Mark F. Gallagher
The founder of his own law firm in Kailua, Hawaii, Mark F. Gallagher has zealously represented people throughout the state who have been injured by the negligent and careless acts of others for over 20 years. The cases he has handled have included motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, motorcycle accidents, product liability claims, slip-and-falls, insurance claims and other significant personal injury cases involving brain injury, paralysis, burn injuries and other damages. He also represented numerous adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in claims brought against perpetrators and responsible institutions under Hawaiis window statute. Mr. Gallagher attended Tufts University, earning his bachelors degree in economics in 1985. He then pursued his legal education at Boston University School of Law, where he served as a case and note editor for the schools Review of Banking & Financial Law. Mr. Gallagher was awarded his law degree in 1988 and was admitted to practice law in Massachusetts the same year. He was later admitted to practice in Georgia and Hawaii. Mr. Gallagher is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. , Recognized by his fellow professionals for his excellent track record and superb ethics, Mr. Gallagher has earned many awards and accolades. They include a Distinguished BV rating from his peers through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer-review rating through Avvo. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Brain Injury Association of Hawaii. , 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.
James R. Keller
James R. Kellers practice, Keller & Keller, focuses exclusively on serious personal injury claims, specifically helping victims of ,car accidents, and ,semi-truck accidents,.Mr. Keller received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and went on to obtain his Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He is a current member of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Keller is active in community and civic organizations, including serving as President of the Samantha House Foundation in Indianapolis and acting as an executive member of the Indiana University Hillel Board. Away from the office, Mr. Keller enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
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.
Amy M. Orsi
A partner at The Law Offices of Markey & Orsi since 2009, Amy M. Orsi is an accomplished civil trial attorney. Located in Towson, Maryland, she focuses her practice primarily on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other parties. The cases that Ms. Orsi has been involved in have arisen out of legal, medical and other professional malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle crashes, and premises liability. She also has experience in landlord-tenant disputes as well as other general civil litigation matters.Ms. Orsi has received recognition from her fellow professionals for her professionalism and successful track record. She holds a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo, and she has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice before all Maryland state courts, Ms. Orsi is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit. The Secretary of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. she is also a member of The Bar Association of Baltimore City and the American Association for Justice.As an undergraduate, Ms. Orsi attended the University at Buffalo and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1998. She then went on to attend the University of Baltimore School of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2002. Ms. Orsi is often asked to deliver presentations on personal injury topics to groups of attorneys, and she has moderated and lectured seminars sponsored by the Auto Negligence Section of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc.
D. Patrick McCullough
Attorney D. Patrick McCullough was admitted to Minnesota State Bar in 1971 after graduating from William Mitchell College of Law. His Saint Paul, Minnesota, firm, McCullough & Associates, P.A. was also founded in 1971. Since that time he has concentrated his expertise in the areas of personal injury and family law.Mr. McCullough has represented clients with cases involving personal injury, traffic accidents, truck and semi accidents, wrongful death, dog bites, slip-and-fall, divorce, custody and child support. He is certified in civil trial by the Minnesota State Bar Association and represents clients in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota.Since the inception of the Minnesota Supreme Courts Continuing Legal Education Program, Mr. McCullough has helped formulate the program and to teach district court judges, referees and magistrates. He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys and is a contributing author to numerous legal publications.
Julio C. Romero
A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Julio C. Romero is an associate at Martinez, Hart, Thompson & Sanchez, P.C. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or companies. The types of cases that Mr. Romero has been involved in have included those arising out of truck and other motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, nursing home abuse or neglect, construction site accidents, and birth injuries and other forms of medical malpractice. He has been able to negotiate favorable settlements outside of the courtroom and obtain sizable jury awards on behalf of his clients. In addition, Mr. Romero has experience in insurance litigation, including the representation of policy holders whose claims have been denied by their insurance companies in bad faith. He also files civil lawsuits on behalf of people who have been injured during the commission of a crime by another person. Bilingual in English and Spanish, Mr. Romero attended The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as an undergraduate, and in 2008 he received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude with a major in history and a minor in chemistry. He then pursued his legal studies at The University of New Mexico School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2014. While he was in law school, Mr. Romero was the student articles editor on the New Mexico Law Review. He also served as a teaching assistant in civil procedure. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for a judge on the New Mexico Supreme Court. Admitted to practice in New Mexico, Mr. Romero is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico.
1801 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque NM 87104
As founder of The Sher Law Firm, PLLC, Andrew Sher is committed to representing clients in Houston, Texas. He focuses his practice on handling matters such as plaintiff personal injury cases, product liability and environmental litigation.In 1991, Mr. Sher received a Bachelor in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. He then earned a Juris Doctor in 1993 from the University of Houston Law Center.Early in his career, Mr. Sher gained invaluable litigation experience working for a civil law firm. Today, he uses the skills he gained there and his knowledge of the law to protect the rights of his clients, whether they have been victims of negligence or have spotted an environmental wrongdoing. From the initial consultation and through the appeals process, clients can expect to receive personalized and comprehensive representation. Mr. Sher has worked with people from all walks of life, including government entities, individuals, and public and private companies.Over the course of his decades-long career, Mr. Sher has time and again obtained favorable verdicts and settlements for clients. For his achievements, he holds an Avvo Superb rating; he has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell; and H-Texas Magazine included him in the list of its top lawyers.Sharing his legal knowledge with others, Mr. Sher is a frequent guest speaker. A life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, he is a member of the Fort Bend County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.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. 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 Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.
Raphael E. Ferris
As a partner at Ferris & Eakin, P.C. located in Roanoke, Virginia, Raphael E. Ray Ferris handles criminal and civil litigation for clients in Roanoke and the surrounding communities. Rays primary areas of focus include criminal and traffic defense, personal injury/wrongful death litigation as well as estate administration and litigation. His experience as a former prosecutor enriches the perspective that Mr. Ferris brings to his criminal defense practice.Mr. Ferris graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1976 and subsequently enrolled in the University of Richmond School of Law, from where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1982. Admitted to practice in Virginia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Supreme Court of the United States.Always seeking to stay current with developments in his practice areas, Mr. Ferris is an active participant in several professional organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Between 1998 and 2002, he served on the Board of Governors for the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.Formerly on the faculty of the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Mr. Ferris has been listed in Best Lawyers in America, has a BV Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been identified by Virginia Business Magazine as a member of Virginias Legal Elite. He is a former member of the Roanoke City Council, where he served as Chair of both the Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization and the City Councils Legislative Committee. Mr. Ferris is a Paul Harris Fellow and an active member of the Rotary Club of Roanoke Valley.The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC,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.
Steven T. Reich
Highly respected attorney Steven T. Reich is a partner at the Washington state law firm of Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC. Mr. Reich joined the firm in 2013, and he has since focused his practice on representing the interests of victims from Seattle, Tacoma and the surrounding areas in Washington state in cases related to the following:,Personal injury,Childhood sexual abuse,After earning his law degree from Gonzaga University, Mr. Reich began his legal career when the Idaho State Bar granted him admission in 1994. In addition to his approval to practice law in Idaho, Washington state, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court have all issued their approvals for him to practice in their courtrooms.For more than 20 years, Mr. Reich has dedicated his career to protecting his clients rights, and his many successes have earned him not only an excellent reputation but also a number of honors and awards. He has an Excellent rating from Avvo, and he has received a Distinguished peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, he has appeared multiple times on Seattle area television as a commentator on legal topics.When Mr. Reich is not in the courtroom, advocating on behalf of victims, he is often found at legal functions. He is a member of numerous legal associations on local, state and national levels, including the Washington State Bar Association, the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Association for Justice.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.
Steven T. Caya
Personal injury attorney Steven T. Caya is a partner with the Nowlan & Mouat LLP law firm located in Janesville, Wisconsin. A highly rated attorney with over 28 years of legal experience, Mr. Caya devotes his efforts to helping innocent accident victims throughout Wisconsin recover the damages they incurred as the result of another partys negligence or wrongdoing.An avid motorcyclist, Mr. Caya was once seriously injured in a motorcycle accident caused by an inattentive driver, so he understands the struggles and challenges accident victims face. Using this experience coupled with his extensive legal knowledge and resources, Mr. Caya is fully committed to delivering the effective advocacy his clients deserve in order to help them rebuild their lives after an unexpected tragedy.Having served as an insurance defense lawyer for 13 years early in his career, Mr. Caya understands how insurance companies think, and he uses this insight to devise the most effective strategies possible to secure the maximum amount of compensation for his plaintiff clients.Widely regarded as one of the top personal injury attorneys in the state, Mr. Caya has received numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service. The National Trial Lawyers consistently names him to its list of Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin, and the American Board of Trial Advocates invited him to be a member of its organization. Moreover, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has ranked him among the top 10 percent for client satisfaction since 2014.A 1986 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, Mr. Caya obtained his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 1989. In 1992, the State Bar of Wisconsin admitted him to practice, and he is active in a number of professional legal organizations, including the American Bar Association and the Rock County Bar Association.In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Caya is also committed to his community as evidenced by his involvement in several local and regional organizations, including serving as president of the Friends of Noah, a Wisconsin-based dog and cat rescue organization.