Not all injuries result from negligence, and not all negligence causes injuries. It is possible that no harm would have come from Alex giving a recorded statement to the claims adjuster from his hospital bed while on pain medication, but you can be sure the insurance company wanted to blame the accident on him. This is really a shame because the lawyer being fired might be an excellent advocate, but without good communication, the attorney-client relationship can suffer irreparable harm.Read More
Child Injury in Miami
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.
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.
Families should be afforded all resources to heal as best as possible. You can file for a compensation claim if your child has been injured on/due to:
- School buses
- Field trips
- Child sexual abuse
- Day care centers
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.
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
While I have found that most attorneys share this value and attempt to treat me and my clients with courtesy and respect even while disputing the claim, some claims adjusters and attorneys are consistently rude and antagonistic for no good reason. Make sure you share all of these concerns with your attorney. If I were to tell the jury that the Cadillac struck Jane above the knee, but it actually struck her below the knee, that could damage my credibility with the jury, and it could hurt her chances to make a good recovery.Read More
If your car is towed from the scene of the wreck, YOU are ultimately responsible for the bill if the liability insurer does not accept responsibility for the wreck. In this chapter, we will break down a typical medical record, and put in layman’s language some of the common terms we see in patient’s charts. An MRI is performed on your neck (cervical MRI), and thankfully the test does not show any kind of bulging or herniated disk. Because of this, the adjusters will claim that the patient is sometimes “exaggerating” or “faking” their symptoms.Read More
He does not see you and he attempts to turn left in front of your car and crashes into your vehicle. For example, he may have been a truck driver with an 8th grade education and no transferrable skills. What awards or honors has the attorney received? For example, I have previously been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by other lawyers. I can honestly tell you that the substantial majority of people doing this kind of work are genuinely good, honest, and fair people.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Ryan McPhie
- Paul Englander
- Mason Bradshaw
- Steven S. Guy
- Mark A. Raczkowski
- Richard L. Righi
- John P. Torgenson
- Tanveer Shah
- James L. Williams
- Bryan F. Murphy
- Theodore (Todd) Julian, Jr.
- Michael W. Herzog
Ryan McPhie is the founder of McPhie Law, located in Gilbert, Arizona. Representing clients throughout the state, he divides his practice between plaintiffs personal injury litigation and criminal defense. The types of personal injury matters he handles include motor vehicle accidents, dog bites and premises liability, while his criminal defense practice ranges from driving under the influence to drug possession and distribution to assault and other violent crimes.Mr. McPhie received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Brigham Young University in 2004. After running a home security business for three years, he enrolled at Arizona State University Sandra Day OConnor College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011. While in law school, he served externships with the Maricopa County Superior Court, the Arizona Supreme Court and the City of Scottsdale City Attorneys Office. After graduation, Mr. McPhie was an attorney with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office before founding McPhie Law in March 2014. He is admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts.During his relatively brief career in private practice, Mr. McPhie has earned the high regard from his fellow professionals for his superior track record and high degree of ethics. He has been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40, an invitation-only organization composed of the top young plaintiffs personal injury and criminal defense lawyers from each state. Mr. McPhie has also been selected to the National Academy of Jurisprudences list of Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, and he has received a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. He stays abreast of current developments in his practice areas through his memberships in the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the Arizona Association for Justice.
Educated at U of Arizona, admitted to practice in 1980, admitted to the State Bar of Arizona December 22, 1980,.Paul Englander is committed to representing clients who have been injured or lost a loved one as a result of someone elses negligence or misconduct. Paul has over thirty years of experience as a trial attorney. He has been a ,State Bar of Arizona Certified Specialist in Personal Injury & Wrongful Death ,since 1991. Only one percent of Arizona attorneys are certified as personal injury specialist by the State Bar of Arizona. Paul is a certified member of the ,Million Dollar Advocate Forum.Paul was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1976, and the University Of Arizona College of Law in 1979. Paul received a Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship and worked as an attorney for Iowa Legal Services and Southern Arizona Legal Aid. Since 1983, Paul has dedicated his practice to representing personal injury victims.Paul is a sustaining member of the ,Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice,, and the ,American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) ,Damages that victims may suffer include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and serious physical and emotional injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can make a significant difference when representing an injured victim, so that the wrongdoer is held accountable for his conduct, and so that fair and just compensation for the losses and expenses is paid. When the death of a loved one occurs due to someone elses negligence or wrongful conduct an experienced personal injury attorney will work to hold the wrongdoer accountable, to pay for the financial and emotional losses of the surviving spouse, parents and children.Paul has also been recognized by ,Southwest Top Lawyers,, and ,Arizonas Finest Lawyers,, and ,Best Lawyers in America,, he is committed to providing personal service and fighting hard for his clients. There are no attorneys fees unless a settlement is obtained. Home and hospital visits are available. If you or a loved one need an ,experienced personal injury attorney ,on your side, please contact Paul Englander ,[email protected]
A partner at The Bradshaw Firm, Mason Bradshaw focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms office in Mesa, Arizona, he provides representation to residents of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area who have incurred economic and noneconomic harm due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that Mr. Bradshaw has handled have stemmed from incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle crashes, auto-pedestrian accidents and premises liability.During his career, Mr. Bradshaw has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, whether in the form of sizable jury awards or through the negotiation of favorable settlement terms with defendants and their insurance companies. Admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. In order to stay abreast of current developments in his practice area and to forge connections with his fellow attorneys Mr. Bradshaw is a member of the Arizona Association for Justice and other professional groups.Majoring in English, Mr. Bradshaw attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville. While he was in law school, Mr. Bradshaw was a member and then president of the schools J. Reuben Clark Law Society chapter and a member of the schools Moot Court Honor Board. He also clerked for a local law firm before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2011.
Steven S. Guy
Steve Guys practice and experience cover a wide spectrum of commercial, contract and tort litigation representing both individual and corporate plaintiffs and defendants, with many such matters involving claims in the multiple millions of dollars. While for over 25 years Steves practice has been concentrated in insurance litigation, including representation of insurers and policyholders in complex coverage, declaratory judgment, and bad faith suits, he has also frequently represented both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, property damage, as well as business tort and contract claims and disputes. Steve served as lead counsel for a major trucking company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit that resulted in a recovery in excess of $65 million. He was also lead counsel for a food processing company in an insurance bad faith lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million recovery. Other representative cases include representing an executive whistleblower that was wrongfully terminated resulting in a settlement of multiple millions of dollars; successfully defending substantial wage claims; representing plaintiffs in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and disability and health insurance claims resulting in recoveries in the millions of dollars. Steves practice also includes defense of insurance brokers, accountants, and lawyers in professional liability matters and mediation and arbitration (as party-selected neutral) of litigated disputes.
Mark A. Raczkowski
Mark A. Raczkowski has spent more than a decade helping individuals faced with life-altering injuries caused by the carelessness of others. His clients know him as a skilled counselor who takes pride in explaining the law and answering the numerous questions that manifest after an unexpected traumatic event. Over the course of his career, Mark has represented clients in a variety of disciplines including personal injury, family law, probate, and misdemeanor criminal matters. He eventually narrowed his practice to personal injury cases and has developed considerable experience in premises liability litigation, including cases involving slip and falls, trip and falls, negligent property and facilities maintenance, unsafe stairways and walkways, elevator and escalator injuries, inadequate lighting, defective equipment, hotel and casino incidents, and falling merchandise. In addition, he prosecutes negligence claims arising from auto collisions, dog bites, foodborne illnesses, and wrongful death. His litigation practice spans across state, federal, and tribal courts and has involved multiple jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. After graduating from Northern Arizona University, Mark received his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers School of Law in Tucson, Arizona, and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) post-graduate degree in Trial Advocacy from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. He became a name partner at Jones|Raczkowski PC in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California. Mark was recognized as a Southwest Top Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and has given lectures on topics such as premises liability, trial evidence, and technology in the legal field. He is also an active member of the Publications Committee for the Arizona Association of Justice (AzAJ), has published articles regarding premises liability litigation, and co-authors a regular column in the AzAJs ,Advocate, focused on emerging technology for trial attorneys.
Richard L. Righi
A seasoned trial attorney, Richard L. Righi defends clients against personal injury suits and in construction litigation. As a founding member of Righi Fitch Law Group, he serves people in Phoenix, Arizona, in cases that involve issues such as defective products, insurance litigation, professional malpractice and premises liability.There is no cut-and-dry path to resolution. As a mediator and arbitrator, Mr. Righi caters his approach to every case based on the circumstances involved and the needs of clients. Reaching a settlement is often optimal, as it conserves resources. If that is not possible, Mr. Righi, a former prosecutor, is known for his courtroom presence and has taken more than 60 cases to verdict.In one specific case involving a contract claim worth $850,000, Mr. Righi secured a defense verdict. Further, in more than 90 percent of his cases concerning civil matters, Mr. Righi has returned awards that are less than the pretrial offers made.For accomplishments such as these, Mr. Righi holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been listed in the A.M. Best Company, Inc. Bests Recommended Insurance Attorneys.After receiving a Bachelor of Science from Miami University, Mr. Righi earned a Juris Doctor in 1992 from Capital University Law School, where he participated in moot court competitions.Mr. Righi is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Associations Construction Law Section, the State Bar of Arizona, the Defense Research Institute (DRI) – The Voice of the Defense Bar, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. He is also a published author. 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.
John P. Torgenson
The founder and managing partner of Torgenson Law, John P. Torgenson focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, he assists clients throughout the metropolitan area who have suffered losses due to the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Torgenson handles arise out of medical malpractice, motor vehicle collisions, defective products, premises liability and animal bites, among others. He has been able to obtain numerous sizable settlements and jury awards on behalf of his clients during his career.A Utah native, Mr. Torgenson attended The University of Utah as an undergraduate, where he majored in speech communication and pre-law. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 2001, he pursued his legal education at Notre Dame Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2004.Mr. Torgenson started his legal career at the Phoenix office of a leading Mountain West regional law firm, where he spent five years as a litigation associate. While there, Mr. Torgenson handled a variety of matters, including personal injury and wrongful death cases as well as mortgage fraud and construction disputes. He co-founded the predecessor to his current firm in 2010. Admitted to practice before all Arizona state courts, Mr. Torgenson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Mr. Torgenson is an active participant in the Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association as well as the Arizona Association for Justice, and he donates his time and services to several local civic organizations.
Attorney Tanveer Shah is the founding member of the Viper Law Group in Scottsdale, Arizona. Passionate about helping people in need, Mr. Shah devotes his practice to advocating on behalf of those who suffered an injury or loss caused by another partys negligent, careless or unlawful actions. Aside from his sucess on behalf of his injured clients, he has also achieved unprecedented success battling insurance providers who breach their duties to their insureds and commit bad faith by treating their insureds unfairly. He has won a number of these cases and recovered the maximum amount possible for his clients. With both of these skill sets, he holds insurance companies accountable to do the right thing for those who are injured.Serving individuals and families throughout the greater Phoenix metro area and across the entire State, Mr. Shah fights hard to protect his clients rights and entitlements in the face of complex personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from any of the following:,· Motor vehicle accidents,· Medical malpractice,· Nursing home abuse,· Birth injuries,· Brain and head injuries,· Dangerous drug reactions,· Defective products,· Slip-and-fall accidents,· Dog bites,· Other claims of negligence or wrongdoing,A 2005 graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Mr. Shah obtained his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2010. He received his license to practice from the State Bar of Arizona after he moved to Arizona in 2013 and he is a highly active in a number of professional legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the Arizona Association for Justice, where he is a member of the publications committee.He also serves on the board of the Arizona Center for Law In the Public Interest, is also co-President of the South Asian Bar Association of North America, and he is a member of the SouthEast Valley Regional Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS.Named one of the Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Mr. Shah has received numerous awards and honors for his professionalism and service. In 2015, the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys voted him among the 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, and he has received several Clients Choice awards from Avvo for personal injury, car accidents and brain injuries. He has been named AVVO.coms clients choice award winner four years in a row starting in 2015 to 2019. Attorney Shah has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients throughout his career, but his distinguished career is distinct from other attorneys in that he is also a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership in these illustrious organizations is offered to less than 1% of all attorneys in the country. To be considered, members must have earned a million dollar verdict or award to be members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and a multi-million dollar verdict or award to be members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Shah has been truly fortunate to do both several times on behalf of his clients.Should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing legal representation for an injury or wrongful death claim, call Attorney Shah right away. He takes great pride in his firms unparalleled level of customer service. He offers free consultations and every client that is retained has his personal cell phone number so that they can always be informed of the status of their case.
James L. Williams
James L. Williams is a director and shareholder of the law firm of Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams, P.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of litigation, business law, products liability litigation, and dispute resolution.PRACTICE AREAS,Litigation | Dispute Resolution | Business Law | Business Transactions,EDUCATION,James earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor University in 2008. While at Baylor, he was a member of the National Championship 2007 AAJ Mock Trial Team, the 2008 AAJ Mock Trial Team, and the Order of the Barristers. He earned second place in Baylors Top Gun Trial Advocacy competition and was named a Top 10 Speaker in Baylors 2006 Intramural Moot Court Competition. James received the Abner McCall Evidence Award as well as the Fraley and Fraley Mock Trial Award. He served as Vice President of the Federalist Society for Baylor Law School. James graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and was a member of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society.PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS,State Bar of Arizona State Bar of Texas United States District Court for the District of Arizona United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,PERSONAL INTERESTS / COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT,James and his wife, Julia, have been married since 2004 and have two children. James is an accomplished musician and photographer. For more than ten years, he has served as a worship leader and musician for church youth, college, and young adult retreats. He has also produced and performed on numerous albums and in countless live shows. James was a professional photographer before obtaining his law degree, and his images have been featured in widespread publications and galleries. James is also active in his church. James also coaches competition mock trial teams for Arizona State Universitys Sandra Day OConnor College of Law.
Bryan F. Murphy
Bryan Murphy has practiced law for more than 30 years and is listed in Martindale Hubbell as an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer-review rated attorney. He has a varied trial practice, focusing on complex litigation in both commercial and personal injury cases. Bryans commercial practice areas include securities litigation, business and partnership controversies, real estate disputes, and attorney malpractice. Personal injury practice areas include wrongful death claims and medical malpractice. Bryan also has an active practice representing physicians in administrative proceedings before the Arizona Medical Board.
Theodore (Todd) Julian, Jr.
Todd Julian is a Partner who has been with Burch & Cracchiolo since 1989. His practice includes both personal injury and insurance defense litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He represents clients in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, negligence, premises liability, auto/trucking, public entity and government liability. He is a certified specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Mr. Julian has also handled personal injury cases in various tribal courts in Arizona and the Western United States. Mr. Julian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona in 1986 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1989 where he was an editor for the ,Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, and received honors for excellence in Moot Court and oral advocacy. He served on the State Bar of Arizona (Communications Advisory Committee, 1996 - 2010, Chair 1998 -2000; Peer Review Committee, 2000 - 2015, Chair 2004 - 2015), and the Maricopa County Bar Association (Bench-Bar Committee, 1995 - present, Chair 2002-2003). Membership in professional associations includes the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Arizona Association for Justice (formerly the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association). Mr. Julian has also been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers as well as Arizonas Finest Lawyers. Bar Admissions include: Arizona (1989); U.S. District Court (1990); 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (1995); Ft. Mojave Tribal Court (1996); Wind River Tribal Court (1997); Quileute Tribal Court (2000); Colorado River Indian Tribal Court (2002); Hualapai Tribal Court (2005); Ak-Chin Community Tribal Court (2007); White Mountain Apache Tribal Court (2010); Cocopah Tribal Court (2013); Yavapai Apache Tribal Court (2014); Fort McDowell Tribal Court (2014) and admissions pro hac vice in various jurisdictions. Mr. Julian is an Arizona native who is active in the community.
Michael W. Herzog
Michael Herzog has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation since 1994. He has represented many of the worlds largest corporations as well as individual litigants in cases venued throughout the State of Arizona. He has extensive trial experience in serious personal injury matters, including death cases. He holds an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, and he is a member of The American Board of Trial Advocates. In 2009, Mr. Herzog established The Herzog Law Firm, P.C. The small size of the firm allows Michael Herzog to be personally involved in the representation of every client. Michael Herzog is lead counsel in the overwhelming majority of all cases handled by the firm, and in every case lead counsel has at least 30 years of experience.In an era where few cases go to trial, Michael Herzog continues to try a large number of cases. In the past few years, Mr. Herzogs clients have prevailed at trial in several cases involving claims for between $1.2 million and $5 million.