Even where there are specific rules, such as traffic laws, or construction safety codes, violation of those rules in Washington may only be considered by a jury as “evidence of negligence.” Ultimately, it is up to the jury to determine whether a defendant exercised “reasonable care.” Instead, I continued the injections and physical therapy. If you’re not sure what to do, call a personal injury lawyer for help. The attorney-client relationship can be an intensely personal one, and it can continue for years.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
- Jeffrey B. Miller
- Gregory A. Gold
- Patrick Tomasiewicz
- Jedediah A. Main
- Charles R. Lipcon
- Jeffrey S. Hasson
- Thomas F. Keating, Jr.
- Johann Hall
- Jason E. Luckasevic
- Joseph G. Price
- Edward J. Rutyna
- John Yannone
Jeffrey B. Miller
Jeffrey B. Miller is an attorney representing clients in the metro Phoenix area. Mr. Miller is experienced in all types of personal injury litigation, including medical malpractice. He is certified as a specialist by the State Bar of Arizona in the fields of personal injury and wrongful death law. His entire practice is exclusively devoted to clients who have suffered severe personal injury. He is passionate about seeking justice and financial compensation for clients who have been victimized by the negligence of another.In 2005, Mr. Miller was successful in securing a $28 million verdict in a complex medical malpractice case. He is extensively skilled in navigating the complex legal issues involved with personal injury cases including birth injuries, nursing home abuse or neglect, medical malpractice and trucking accidents. He is particularly passionate about quality medical care for children and babies, especially children diagnosed with conditions such as cerebral palsy. Mr. Miller is an avid motorcycle rider and has a family history based in construction, two facts that lend themselves to his tenacious pursuit of justice in the field of law. A graduate of Harvard College and New York University Law School, Mr. Miller has chosen to exclusively serve clients in the Phoenix area. In addition to his legal work, he is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona Medical SchoolPhoenix, where he presents on elder abuse and neglect issues.Mr. Miller is an active member of several well-known legal associations, including the American Association for Justice, Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, The Nursing Home Litigation Group, the Maricopa County Bar Association and The National Citizens Coalition for Nursing Home Reform. In any type of traumatic personal injury case, the experience, compassion and skill of Jeffrey Miller is a distinct advantage to clients seeking legal assistance.
Gregory A. Gold
Gregory A. Gold is the founding attorney of The Gold Law Firm. Located in Greenwood, Colorado, the law firm serves clients throughout Denver, including the South Denver metro area. He represents clients who were injured due to the negligence of another person, business or governmental entity. The areas of law in which Mr. Gold concentrates pertain to premises liability, pedestrian accidents, car accidents, commercial truck accidents, bicycle accidents and motorcycle accidents. Some cases that he handles include claims of brain injuries and wrongful death. He also handles insurance cases including uninsured motorists claim, insurance bad faith claims, insurance disputes and cases involving Colorado insurance law.Mr. Gold is committed to providing thoughtful and effective legal representation to his clients. He listens to clients about each claim attentively and then uses his professional experience to assess the best course of action. With over 10 years of experience in personal injury practice, Mr. Gold has the experience and knowledge necessary to give clients a realistic outlook on the potential for a successful outcome and how much recovery may be forthcoming.Mr. Gold has received professional recognition from the legal community. He was honored as the Young Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He and his clients have also been featured in the national spotlight on Good Morning America and in Lawyers Weekly USA. Denver media forms have also recognized Mr. Gold in his professional capacity by showcasing him in The Denver Post and the Westword. He stays committed to maintaining a professional reputation by frequently lecturing at multiple Colorado Bar Association functions and seminars for the National Business Institute and legal associations. He has lectured across the state regarding insurance bad faith claims as well as in other arenas regarding his personal injury practice.
7375 East Orchard Road, Suite 300,, ENGLEWOOD CO 80111
Patrick Tomasiewicz has been the sole owner of Fazzano & Tomasiewicz, LLC, since 1997. Founded in 1958 by Joseph Fazzano, the firm specializes in medical, hospital and nursing care negligence, car accidents, dram shop claims, wrongful death, criminal defense including murder, violent assault, sexual assault, white-collar defense, narcotics offenses and employment law in state and federal courts. The firm is noted for its dedicated service to unions in Connecticut, including serving as counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #30.Attorney Tomasiewicz is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for civil litigation. He is a member of the American Civil Justice Foundation and the National Trial Lawyers Association, serves as Treasurer of the Hartford County Bar Association, and sits on the Board of Governors for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He teaches criminal law as an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford.With over thirty years of experience, Attorney Tomasiewicz is dedicated to serving the needs of his clients and providing them with compassionate yet vigorous legal representation. Of note, he recently successfully co-represented a physician who was charged with sexually assaulting eleven patients, resulting in the full dismissal of the cases.Attorney Tomasiewicz has been named as a Top Lawyer annually since 2007.
Jedediah A. Main
As founder of The Main Law Firm, Jedediah A. Main is passionate about protecting the rights of injured clients in a wide range of legal matters. In addition to motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents, Mr. Main has extensive experience in workers compensation, premises liability, boating accidents, and defective and dangerous products. He accepts clients throughout Florida.After graduating with honors from Florida State University, where he majored in both finance and insurance/risk management, Mr. Main earned his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.While in law school, Mr. Main gained experience clerking at Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, later going on to hone his courtroom skills as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange and Osceola counties. His prior experience in prosecution and defending insurance companies has given him a unique advantage in effectively predicting and countering the tactics of the opposing counsel and large insurance companies that attempt to avoid responsibility in their role in being a party to serious injuries.Mr. Mains commitment to the highest legal ethics and quality customer service has earned him the respect of his peers. In addition to a rating of AV Preeminent with Martindale-Hubbell, the agencys highest peer reviewed distinction, he was listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.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.
Charles R. Lipcon
As the firms founding maritime lawyer, Charles R. Lipcon handles cases of cruise line sexual assault, wrongful death and personal injury at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman PA. Those in Miami and Fort Lauderdale who have been injured or harmed on a ship benefit from his four-plus decades of experience. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.As a National Merit Scholar, he graduated in 1968 from the University of Miami. He then graduated from the same school with a Juris Doctor in 1971. Mr. Lipcon has an Avvo Superbrating, is a Recommended Attorney by Global Law Experts, and a member of the Multi-Million Advocates Forum and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.An extremely experienced maritime lawyer in Florida, Mr. Lipcon is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th and 5th Circuits, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Along with these many admissions, he is also admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Florida.Mr. Lipcon is a member of Mensa, the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Association of Justice, the Dade County Bar Association, the American Bar Association and The Florida Bar. For analysis of newsworthy events regarding the cruise industry, he regularly appears on television media outlets and is interviewed by national print media. 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 Biscayne Tower, Suite 1776, Two South Biscayne Boulevard,, Miami FL 33131
Jeffrey S. Hasson
Jeffrey S. Hasson, founder of the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. is a well-known and strong litigator for his clients in Teaneck, New Jersey, and throughout Bergen county and all of New Jersey. Mr. Hasson divides his varied practice among plaintiffs ,personal injury,, ,criminal defense,, workers compensation and employment matters. Representative cases include ,motor vehicle accidents,, defective products, medical malpractice, drug offenses, ,driving under the influence,, traffic violations and wrongful termination.After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University in 1990, Mr. Hasson pursued his legal studies at what is now known as Temple University Beasley School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1993. He is admitted to practice in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.Mr. Hasson has amassed a strong record of success for his clients. In 2014, he won the second-largest jury verdict for the year in a slip-and-fall injury case. The jury awarded his client $2.75 million for her injuries. He is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, organizations whose memberships are limited to attorneys who have won million and multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements. Mr. Hasson is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization that is composed of the top civil plaintiff and criminal defense attorneys from each state. To stay abreast of developments in his fields of practice and to forge connections with fellow members of the bar, Mr. Hasson is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the New Jersey Association for Justice.
Thomas F. Keating, Jr.
The founder of his own law firm located in San Rafael, California, Thomas F. Keating Jr. focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. In that regard, he assists clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and other parts of the state who have suffered economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Keating has handled have arisen out of incidents involving premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, big rig and other motor vehicle crashes, elder abuse and construction site accidents.Mr. Keating has been able to obtain numerous favorable results on behalf of his clients, and he often uses his experience as a mediator in order to reach an accord without a lengthy trial. However, he is unafraid to take these cases to the courtroom where necessary or advisable, and his previous experience representing insurance companies in these types of claims has enabled him to anticipate the tactics that defendants will attempt to utilize. Mr. Keatings successful track record has not gone unnoticed by his colleagues. He has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo.Mr. Keating is admitted to practice before all California state courts as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. He is frequently asked to deliver presentations at conferences on topics related to his practice areas. Mr. Keating received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and his legal education came at the University of San Francisco School of Law. His professional associations include the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association and Consumer Attorneys of California.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.
Attorney Johann Hall is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Johann Hall in Santa Rosa, California. A zealous legal advocate with more than 13 years of legal experience, Mr. Hall focuses his practice on representing the rights, liberties and entitlements of a diverse range of clients throughout Sonoma, Marin, Mendocino, Lake and Napa counties, and the surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay Area who have serious and complex legal challenges involving personal injury and criminal defense.A native of the area, Mr. Hall has a genuine concern for the legal matters that affect the residents of his community the most, and he has a driving mission for ensuring his community is a safe and welcoming environment for all. As a legal advocate, Mr. Hall is passionate about fighting for the underdog and providing a voice to those in need to help them obtain the justice they deserve. In all cases, Mr. Hall provides the personalized attention his clients need during their difficult and uncertain times, and he always strives to secure the most favorable outcomes possible on their behalf.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional service, Mr. Hall has earned several awards and honors from his peers as well as many positive reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.Mr. Hall earned his Associate of Arts and graduated with honors from Santa Rosa Junior College. He then attended Empire College School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2006. While pursuing his legal degree, Mr. Hall interned with the Sonoma County District Attorneys Office, where he gained invaluable insight into the areas criminal justice system. He then honed his legal skills at other criminal defense firms in the region before establishing his own practice in 2010.
Jason E. Luckasevic
From the moment he became an attorney, Jason E. Luckasevic began representing people who had suffered due to asbestos exposure. As a shareholder at Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C. he serves people in Pennsylvania in a range of personal injury cases, including those that involve the following matters: harmful chemical exposure, toxic torts, brain injuries, medical malpractice, occupational disease and mesothelioma.In two of his most notable cases, Mr. Luckasevic brought the international spotlight to concussions in sports. On behalf of more than 120 retired players, he filed lawsuits against the National Football League for its role in the plaintiffs chronic traumatic encephalopathy brain injuries. These claims catapulted Mr. Luckasevic into a position in which he is internationally sought in brain injury cases as well as for media reports. Additionally, he teaches students at Carnegie Mellon University in a course about sports concussions.Having prepared hundreds of cases for litigation, Mr. Luckasevic has recovered millions of dollars for victims of negligence. He has excellent rapport with medical experts, whom he relies on for testimony and information regarding the injury cases he handles.As a testament to his successes, Mr. Luckasevic has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 and the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys Top 10 Personal Injury Attorneys Under 40.In 1997, Mr. Luckasevic earned a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Jefferson College. He then received a Juris Doctor in 2000 from the Duquesne University School of Law.Mr. Luckasevic is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the American Bar Association, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Washington County Bar Association. He is also on the board of directors for the Brain Injury Association of Pennsylvania.
Joseph G. Price
A co-managing partner at Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP, Joseph G. Price is a highly regarded civil litigation attorney. Located at the firms office in Moosic, Pennsylvania, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have suffered harm due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Price has obtained favorable outcomes in have arisen out of medical malpractice, defective products, nursing home negligence, and truck and other motor vehicle accidents. His successes have drawn the notice of his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Price has also been selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has been certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.Admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania state courts since 1980, Mr. Price is an active participant in a variety of professional organizations. He is a past president of the Lackawanna Bar Association, and his other memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice.Mr. Prices community involvement includes his service in 2014 as co-chair of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. He has also been an officer of the Scranton Canoe Club, and he is a former member of the board of directors of St. Josephs Center, a nonprofit organization based in Scranton that serves individuals and families who have special needs. Mr. Price majored in sociology at The University of Scranton and received a bachelors degree in 1977. He obtained his legal education at Temple University Beasley School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1980.
Edward J. Rutyna
Attorney Edward J. Rutyna is the founder and owner of Edward J. Rutyna, Attorney at Law, in Huntington Beach, California. A highly seasoned trial attorney with more than 30 years of legal experience, Mr. Rutyna focuses his practice almost exclusively on workers compensation law and fighting on behalf of injured and disabled workers throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of Southern California who seek their rightful benefits when they can no longer work.Along with having tried more than 200 workers compensation cases, he has successfully authored and presented more than 20 appellate briefs before the California courts of appeal. Through his efforts and successes for helping workers recover the compensation they deserve, he has become one of the leading workers compensation attorneys in the region, and he has earned top ratings on Avvo and other peer- and client-reviewed sources for his impeccable professionalism and service.A 1982 graduate of Boston College, Mr. Rutyna attended George Washington University National Law Center, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1985. The State Bar of California admitted him to practice in 1986, and he joined the Huntington Beach City Attorneys Office, where he served two years as a deputy attorney. He then worked as an outside attorney, working on a contract basis until 2003 when he decided to further his education. He enrolled at Chapman University School of Law and earned his Master of Law degree in 2007.Following this, Mr. Rutyna worked as an insurance defense attorney for two prominent insurance carriers. This experience provided him with invaluable insight into the industry, which helps him build the strongest cases possible for his plaintiff injury clients.Along with maintaining a successful legal practice, Mr. Rutyna is currently a judge pro tem with the Long Beach District Offices Division of Workers Compensation. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Associations Workers Compensation Section and has been involved in several homeowners associations. He holds a Superb rating on Avvo for workers compensation, and he has received numerous other awards for his professionalism and service.
16162 Beach Blvd., Suite 300,, Huntington Beach CA 92647
John Yannone is a member of Price Benowitz LLP, with offices located in Baltimore, Rockville and Ellicott City, Maryland. Focusing his practice exclusively on litigation, he represents clients throughout Maryland and ,Washington, DC,, who have been injured as a result of the negligent acts or omissions of others in matters involving medical malpractice, ,car accidents,, defective products and workplace accidents. Mr. Yannone has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in state and federal courts and has obtained millions of dollars through verdicts and settlements for his clients during his career.A cum laude graduate of Loyola University, Mr. Yannone attended the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1987. Admitted to practice in ,Maryland, and in the District of Columbia, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.Mr. Yannone firmly believes in vigorously pursuing his clients rights in the courtroom if a proposed settlement will not fully compensate them for the damages that they have incurred, and this attitude has not gone unnoticed. As a measure of the high regard in which he is held by his peers and clients, he has received a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, the online legal directory and forum. As a result of his successful track record and standing, Mr. Yannone is honored to be a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier civil and criminal trial lawyers in each state who meet superior and stringent leadership, reputation, influence and stature qualifications and requirements.
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 301,, Rockville MD 20850