The answer, of course, is that I didn’t do it alone. He had a bulging disc in his neck that required surgery and essentially prevented him from working. A personal injury claim is not as simple as you might think. What you do in the minutes and hours following a motor vehicle collision can have a dramatic effect on how your personal injury claim goes. Even if you don’t think you are seriously hurt, you should always call the police.Read More
Premises Liability in Pago Pago
I bet once in life you got caught into a situation where you slipped and fell over a sidewalk, and that you wondered: Can I sue someone because of this? And who would be liable? Now, if you are already looking for a guilty one, stop right there! Because you must think about what happened twice after making assumptions.
Remember! You must be careful about picking the right municipal department because some states are highly strict with public sues, and if you do commit any mistake, they can discard your claim.
If you want to win your slip and fall case, you will have to be able to prove that the sidewalk’s property owner did something that made you fell into it (as an example, you can point out that he did not place the respective sign indicating that the ground was wet.) And of course, how would you know that?
Let’s talk about your time & notice deadlines for claiming against your city/town. As I mentioned, these deadlines could differ depending on the state, but you can guide yourself with this guide:
- Do not exceed a 30-day deadline after you got injured, and if it is possible, go and make your sue the day after the events.
- You have to go to the proper law department, and once you are there, you must follow these steps:
- Write the exact location where you had this accident.
- Try to be thorough while you explain the events, and be careful to not omit any important detail.
- Describe precisely the sidewalk’s circumstances and point out exactly how they did affect in your accident.
- Depending on your case, the maximum amount of money that you could ask for should not be above the 100,000$
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. Getting most of these awful experiences will save you a lot of financial problems.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Steven P. Combs
- Craig W. Carlson
- Kimberly Wilson White
- Joseph A. Kacyon
- Kenneth F. Fulginiti
- Guy Levy
- Keith Evan Rodenhuis
- Anthony De Los Reyes
- Kay L. Van Wey
- Julie Jordan DiPalma
- Roderick E. Edmond, M.D.
- Brian C. McCarthy
Steven P. Combs
Attorney Steven P. Combs is a shareholder with the Combs Greene law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. Serving a diverse range of clients throughout the greater Jacksonville metro region and surrounding areas, Mr. Combs focuses his practice primarily on family law and personal injury matters; however, he also handles a variety of other legal areas, including physicians legal services, business law and contracts, criminal defense, estate planning, appeals, health care law, bankruptcy and foreclosures, and more.A top-rated lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Combs has held a number of roles during his time practicing, including serving as a local court magistrate, where he presided over 14,000 hearings. Throughout his illustrious career, he has earned a reputation for his abiding passion for the law as well as for delivering the quality, personalized legal counsel his clients deserve during some of the most difficult times in their lives.Recognized for his success and impeccable professionalism, Mr. Combs holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell as well as a listing in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, he has received many other awards and honors from his peers as well as top reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients, including Superb ratings on Avvo for a variety of practice areas.A 1987 graduate of the University of Florida, Mr. Combs returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1991. While in law school, he served as editor-in-chief for the Journal of Law and Public Policy, and he received Book Awards in Civil Procedure and Torts. Along with practicing before all Florida state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.Regarded as a leader in his field, Mr. Combs has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across his region, and he maintains active involvement in his legal community through his extensive involvement with The Florida Bar and other local, state and national legal organizations.A staunch advocate for the rights and safety of children, Mr. Combs has received the Clay County Child Advocate of the Year award for several years, and he helped establish the only Family Law Night Court in 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.
Craig W. Carlson
As a partner at The Carlson Law Firm, Craig W. Carlson brings decades of experience fighting for his clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice, military law, product liability and mass torts in the Killeen, Texas, area. His time in the military has given him a working knowledge of military law, but he is also adept in handling civilian trials throughout the state. He has experience with mass torts and medical malpractice cases across the country.Mr. Carlson received his bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the Nebraska College of Law in 1989. The same year, he became licensed to practice law in Nebraska. He enlisted in the United States Army JAG Corps, serving as a claims officer, prosecutor, and trial defense officer from 1989 to 1994, and shortly after, he became licensed to practice law in Texas. Mr. Carlson is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces and the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.Widely recognized by his peers, Mr. Carlson has earned an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He additionally holds a Superb rating from his peers through Avvo. Having represented clients in cases resulting in substantial settlements and awards, Mr. Carlson is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.In order to continually improve his practice, Mr. Carlson participates as a member of multiple legal organizations, including the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the American, Bell County and Fort Hood bar associations. He is additionally a member of the Christian Legal Society, the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, L.L.C. and the Association of the United States Army.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.
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).
Joseph A. Kacyon
As a partner and the leading attorney for probate, bankruptcy, business and personal injury practice groups at Hoover Kacyon, Joseph A. Kacyon serves clients in the Cuyahoga Falls and Akron areas. A dedicated advocate, Mr. Kacyon works hard to secure favorable outcomes for his clients in legal issues which are often sensitive. Mr. Kacyon completed both his masters in business administration and law degree at the University of Akron in 2009. During his time at university, he gained tremendous experience working for a U.S. circuit court appeals judge as well as a U.S. federal district court judge. He was a participant in the law review and graduated Magna Cum Laude in the top 10 in his class. He began his legal career as an associate at the law firm of Noel Kacyon in 2009 and soon after began his own law firm. In 2016, Mr. Kacyon partnered with Corinne Hoover Six to create Hoover Kacyon. During his career, Mr. Kacyon has proven to be a talented legal researcher and litigator and has secured many significant victories in the courtroom. Through Hoover Kacyon, Mr. Kacyon provides a full-service law firm that is prepared to handle most any type of legal issue. His goal is to offer guidance in the areas that matter most to families and to provide a team approach to every legal counsel opportunity. Mr. Kacyons firm was named one of the Top 10 Best for Client Satisfaction in 2015 and 2016 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and he serves as a member of the Akron Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
2745 Nesbitt Ave, Akron OH 44319
Kenneth F. Fulginiti
Kenneth F. Fulginiti is an attorney at the law firm of Duffy + Fulginiti in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he devotes his practice to personal injury law. He represents victims of catastrophic injury in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties and has handled matters involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability and many other issues.Mr. Fulginiti was educated at the University of Delaware, where he earned two bachelors degrees. He acquired his law degree from Villanova University School of Law and has been admitted to practice in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1990. He is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.Over the course of his career, Mr. Fulginiti has successfully argued on behalf of his clients against corporations, insurance companies and other law firms, helping his clients to recover numerous significant verdicts or settlements. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization comprised of attorneys who have helped their clients to recover verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more and has been rated AV Preeminent by the respected peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest available rating.Active in professional organizations, Mr. Fulginiti participates in the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, the Philadelphia Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also holds membership in the American 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.
One Liberty Place, 1650 Market St, 55th Floor,, Philadelphia PA 19103
Attorney Guy Levy is the founding partner of Guy Levy Law located in San Diego, California. A top-rated attorney with more than 20 years of successful legal experience, Mr. Levy devotes his practice to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of a workplace accident or as the result of an accident caused by someone elses negligence, carelessness or unlawful actions.Serving a diverse range of clients throughout San Diego County and the surrounding areas of Southern California, Mr. Levy has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those in need. Over the course of his career, he has recovered millions of dollars for his plaintiff clients, including many multimillion-dollar settlements and awards.Through this success, he has earned membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he has received numerous other awards and honors as well for his professionalism and service, including a Superb rating from Avvo as well as five-star ratings from Yelp, Google and other client-reviewed sources. He also holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.A 1994 graduate of San Diego State University, Mr. Levy attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1997, graduating in the top 8 percent of his class. While in law school, he published an article with the schools law review and completed an externship with the Hon. Herbert Hoffman of the San Diego Superior Court. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice in 1997.Mr. Levy began his legal career practicing civil litigation and handling workers compensation cases as a partner with another area law firm before forming his current practice. He maintains active involvement with several professional legal organizations, including the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the San Diego County 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.
Keith Evan Rodenhuis
At the KER Legal Group, Keith Evan Rodenhuis represents clients in Irvine, California, in legal matters related to catastrophic personal injury, business law and estate planning. He takes pride in providing peace of mind with high-quality legal representation to individuals and business owners of all sizes. A graduate of Whittier Law School with over a decade of experience, he is committed to protecting the rights of every individual who requires his help.Admitted to practice by The State Bar of California, Mr. Rodenhuis understands the pain and suffering that those who have been injured deal with. From loss of income to mounting medical bills, he works to obtain compensation for these things while clients focus on healing and recovering. He is prepared to take any case to trial if a settlement cannot be reached that is beneficial to his clients beforehand.Most individuals do not like to consider the end of their life, but Mr. Rodenhuis understands just how crucial it is to have affairs in order before the unthinkable happens. From home ownership to custody of children, he helps his clients prepare their assets, belongings and the people they love so their loved ones can avoid a court battle if they were to pass away unexpectedly.In business law, Mr. Rodenhuis is an ally and support to anyone who dares undertake the process of starting or forming a business. With a deep understanding of unknown risks and the critical decisions that must be made quickly, he provides expedient document preparation and personalized legal advice to increase chances of success.
Anthony De Los Reyes
Anthony De Los Reyes is a leading Los Angeles trial lawyer who represents people who have suffered serious personal injuries or the families of those who lost a loved one to a wrongful death because of the carelessness or negligence of another.From the beginning of his career, Tony De Los Reyes established himself as a passionate advocate for people in aviation accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death and in insurance matters. He has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.Tony De Los Reyes has represented clients in state and federal courts throughout California, as well as in Wisconsin, Washington and Nevada. His accomplishments are testaments to his dedication to assisting injured parties obtain rightful compensation to ease financial worries and to assisting clients in starting their lives over.Tony De Los Reyes is admitted to practice in all state courts of California, the Eastern and Central U.S. District Courts of California, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. His firm, Pocrass & De Los Reyes LLP, is in Los Angeles, California.
Kay L. Van Wey
Attorney Kay L. Van Wey is the owner and founder of Van Wey Law, PLLC, in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Van Wey has more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury matters against negligent corporations. She handles matters involving defective medical products, harmful prescription drugs, hospital mistakes, medical mistakes, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death and other serious personal injuries, representing clients throughout Dallas.Over the course of her time practicing personal injury law, Ms. Van Wey has been involved in many significant cases resulting in substantial verdicts and settlements. In recognition of her achievements, she is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. D magazine also included her on their D bestlist multiple years in a row, and Martindale-Hubbell awarded her their highest possible rating of AV Preeminent.As a personal injury victim herself, Ms. Van Wey is passionate about pursuing justice for her clients. She provides personalized service to everyone she serves. She is firmly committed to helping her clients through the process of pursuing a personal injury claim and attaining justice and compensation for their injury or loss.Ms. Van Wey earned her law degree from Oklahoma City University School of Law. She holds an active law license in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. She is board certified in personal injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.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.
Julie Jordan DiPalma
Julie Jordan DiPalma is an attorney and the founder of The Law Offices of Jordan DiPalma PLLC in Pittsford, New York. Ms. DiPalma focuses her practice on medical malpractice, serving individuals and families injured due to negligence. She represents clients throughout the Rochester metropolitan region.Ms. DiPalma has more than a decade of experience. During that time, she has successfully litigated and settled numerous cases, leading to acknowledgement from The Best Lawyers in Americain the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. The National Trial Lawyers named her one of the top 40 under 40trial lawyers in New York, and she is the recipient of awards and recognition from The Daily Record in Rochester and Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.In addition to running her law firm, Ms. DiPalma lectures statewide on medical malpractice and other legal topics. She sits on the board of directors of the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers and is the Rochester Mental Health Associations chair of the board.Ms. DiPalma earned dual degrees in political science and health and society from the University of Rochester, graduating with honors. She went on to graduate cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in 2005 and, which qualified her to appear before all New York state courts.Prior to founding her solo firm, Ms. DiPalma practiced in the litigation department of a Rochester-based law firm. While in these roles, she represented individuals and businesses at the state and federal levels, allowing her to develop her litigation experience.
Roderick E. Edmond, M.D.
As founding and managing partner at Edmond Lindsay & Atkins, LLP, Roderick E. Edmond, M.D. holds negligent parties across Georgia responsible for the damages they cause in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has successfully handled matters that include trucking accidents, medical malpractice, defective products and premises liability. Additionally, his practice includes employment discrimination and commercial litigation.In 1983, Dr. Edmond received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Morehouse College. He then graduated with a medical degree from Duke University and served as a captain, physician and surgeon for the U.S. Army for five years. In 1993, he earned a Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law.In the early part of his career, Dr. Edmond was a medical director at an Atlanta jail, and he operated a medical-legal consulting company for years. It goes without saying that Dr. Edmonds medical background is invaluable when handling nursing home abuse, medical negligence and other catastrophic injury cases. He has an eye for when physicians and other medical personnel stray from the standard of care. Additionally, he has an extensive network of peers whom he turns to as expert witnesses who can attest to a clients damages.Among his accomplishments, Dr. Edmond secured one of the largest medical malpractice settlements in a South Carolina county in a case involving a diagnostic error. In fact, he has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of victims of negligence. Just as importantly, he treats the people he represents with compassion and integrity.Dr. Edmond is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Medical Association, the American Medical Association and the American Association for Justice.Outside his practice, Dr. Edmond enjoys spending time with family and coaching youth sports.
Brian C. McCarthy
As an undergraduate, Mr. McCarthy attended the University of Notre Dame and received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1995. He then moved to Georgia and received a Master of Science in sports administration in 2001 and then a Master of Business Administration in 2003, both from Georgia State University. While he was pursuing his M.B.A. Mr. McCarthy was also attending Georgia State University College of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2003 as well. Admitted to practice in Georgia, Mr. McCarthy is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area and to forge connections with fellow attorneys, Mr. McCarthy is an active participant in several professional organizations. He also sits on the advisory council of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School.