We could take the kid to court and get a judgment against him, but realistically, Sandy would never see any of that money. Share it with your friends and relatives. Emergency rooms are required to provide medical evaluation and appropriate treatment to everyone who presents with a legitimate medical problem. Based on his treatment records, we were able to obtain a recovery that was more than adequate to pay all of the outstanding medical bills and to compensate Justin for his pain and for the emotional anguish that the injury caused for his whole family.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.
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However, a good lawyer can objectively provide the injured person and his family with all of the available options and make recommendations based on probabilities and hard experience. We were able to obtain the video of the investigation from the police. Following the collision, Ellie’s care was managed by her primary care doctor at Virginia Mason Medical Center. For more information on the McDonald’s case and how it has been used to dismantle the protections of the civil justice system, I highly recommend the documentary Hot Coffee.Read More
You were hurt in an accident maybe years ago. Occasionally, a herniated disc can result in bowel or bladder problems. Depending on the circumstances of the case, this period could vary. Benefits paid under a qualified ERISA plan may be exempt from Washington insurance law. Does the driver of the other vehicle appear to be intoxicated or impaired in any way? If so, describe the behavior to the police officer and insist on further testing.Read More
EEG (Electroencephalogram): This is a test that will measure and record any electrical activity in the patient’s brain. Femoral Nerve Stretch: This test is used to detect disk problems in the lower back - mainly between the third and fourth lumbar verterbrae. He may claim that the wreck would not have occurred if you were not at fault as well for causing the collision. It can be very problematic, however, if someone misses time from work but is paid “under the table” and there is no record on the articles.Read More
Top Lawyers Pick
- Kent J. Hammond
- Mack T. Jones
- Jack H. Hirsch
- J. Blake Mayes
- Steven C. Dawson
- Steven Plitt
- Mark A. Raczkowski
- James L. Williams
- Wendi A. Sorensen
- Michael W. Pearson
- Leonard J. Mark
- Theodore (Todd) Julian, Jr.
Kent J. Hammond
Kent Hammond is partner at the firm of Rudolph & Hammond, LLC in Scottsdale, Arizona. As trial counsel, Mr. Hammond has successfully litigated numerous personal injury and wrongful death cases involving auto accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and trucking litigation. Mr. Hammond received his J.D.with honors, from Drake University School of Law (1993), and B.S. in Finance from Truman State University (1989). Mr. Hammonds professional memberships include the the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Association for Justice, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For more information about Rudolph & Hammond, LLC, contact them at 480-951-9700.
Mack T. Jones
Attorney Mack T. Jones has been a practicing civil attorney in Arizona for more than 30 years. He is certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in personal injury and wrongful death litigation with his firm Jones|Raczkowski, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona.Mr. Jones focuses on the representation of individuals injured through negligence and misconduct of others. He has represented clients who were injured on the property of others, in public transportation, in vehicle collisions and through defective products. Mr. Jones has lectured to legal groups on premises injury law and trial practice techniques.Having received the highest rating of AV by the Martindale-Hubbell peer lawyer-rating service, Mr. Jones has won settlements and judgments totaling millions of dollars for his clients. He works for the public good by promoting corporate and governmental responsibility, safe premises and products, and by safeguarding the rights of individuals and their families. Mr. Jones is admitted to practice in all Arizona state courts, the U.S. District Court for Arizona, and the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jack H. Hirsch
Jack H. Hirsch, partner at Hirsch and Lyon in Phoenix, is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death by the State Bar of AZ. Mr. Hirsch represents clients throughout Arizona who have been injured due to motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites and more. He also handles premises liability, property damage and wrongful death matters. Mr. Hirsch has more than three decades of legal experience and has litigated and settled million- and multimillion-dollar cases for clients.An Arizona native, Mr. Hirsch received his bachelors degree from the University of Arizona and earned his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He has been admitted to practice law in Arizona since 1988 and is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona.Before becoming a practicing attorney, Mr. Hirsch was employed in the insurance defense industry and uses the knowledge he gained in this role to more completely serve his clients. In 1992, he opened the Law Office of Jack H. Hirsch as a way of giving back to his local community. Over the course of his legal career, he has litigated numerous cases and has earned a reputation as a hard-working trial lawyer. In early 2017, he started his next chapter at Hirsch and Lyon where he will continue representing his clients with the highest standard.Along with his law practice, Mr. Hirsch is actively involved in various professional and legal organizations. He has been a sustaining member of the Arizona Association for Justice since 1993 and is a sustaining member of Arizonas Finest Lawyers. He is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been selected into Americas Top 100 Attorneys.
1212 East Osborn Road, Suite 200,, Phoenix AZ 85014
J. Blake Mayes
As a partner at Mayes Telles, J. Blake Mayes provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Phoenix, Arizona, and throughout Maricopa County and the state. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, generally handling cases that involve assault, domestic violence, sex crimes, theft, white collar crimes, DUI and drug offenses. Mr. Mayes also represents clients in personal injury cases.In 2000, Mr. Mayes graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Arizona State University. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, again graduating cum laude.Over the course of his career, Mr. Mayes has committed himself to pursuing justice for those facing misdemeanor and felony offenses. With each case he handles, Mr. Mayes works tirelessly on his clients behalf and fights to see that their rights are upheld. He puts an emphasis on communication and informs his clients of what is going on at every step of the legal process. Mr. Mayes is dedicated to maintaining high standards of ethics, while providing representation that his clients can depend on. He has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and has an Avvo Superbrating. Mr. Mayes was named in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Mayes believes in giving back to the community. He regularly volunteers his services, taking on pro bono cases. Mr. Mayes also helps high risk youth in the community, volunteering as a mentor with New Pathways for Youth.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.
3636 North Central Avenue, Suite 1000,, Phoenix AZ 85012
Steven C. Dawson
Steven C. Dawson is a founding partner of Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C. located in Sedona, Arizona. Focusing his practice primarily on bad faith insurance litigation, he represents policy holders throughout the state as well as in California who have been wrongfully denied their rightful benefits under their health care, homeowners, disability, automobile or commercial liability coverage. In addition, Mr. Dawson handles personal injury and wrongful death litigation for people who have been seriously harmed by the negligence of other parties in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents.As an undergraduate, Mr. Dawson attended Arizona State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in 1978. Staying in Tempe, he went on to attend what was then known as the Arizona State University College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1981. After graduation, Mr. Dawson spent several years with a Phoenix firm that handled bad faith litigation, eventually ending up as a partner, before leaving to co-found his current firm in 1995. Admitted to practice in Arizona, Mr. Dawson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.Highly regarded by his fellow professionals for his successful track record and superb ethics, Mr. Dawson has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a Superb peer review rating though Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A member of the Insurance Law Section of the American Association for Justice, Mr. Dawson is also an active participant in the Arizona 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 Plitt, Insurance Expert, is an attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, with over three decades of experience handling cases of insurance coverage, professional liability and personal injury defense. A consultant for both insureds and insurance companies, Steven Plitt is extensively experienced in litigation and trial and has taken numerous cases to verdict. He has also served as coverage counsel for many insurance companies.The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance has certified Mr. Plitt as a Certified Litigation Management Professional, and he is a licensed insurance broker in the state of Arizona in accident, health, life, property and casualty insurance. A past adjunct law professor teaching insurance law curriculum for the Sandra Day OConnor College of Law at Arizona State University, he currently teaches insurance law at The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He is also the senior author of the COUCH ON INSURANCE 3D series.Mr. Plitt graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science and major in political science, then went on to earn a Juris Doctor in 1982 from The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. At the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2012, he earned an LL.M. with a major in insurance law.Admitted to practice in Arizona and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, Mr. Plitt also provides insurance companies with in-house training and direct instruction. He is also a member of the State Bar of Arizona and the Chairman of that associations Young Lawyers Section.
1850 North Central Avenue, Suite 2400,, Phoenix AZ 85004
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.
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.
Wendi A. Sorensen
Wendi has been certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law due to her nearly three decades of litigation experience in both state and federal court. Her practice focuses on aggravated liability and damages matters, including Federal Motor Carrier (trucking accident) cases, vehicular products liability matters, construction site injury and death matters, and premises liability cases. She has been recognized among Arizonas Finest Lawyers and currently serves as a member of the Arizona State Bar committee responsible for conferring certification status in the area of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death law.Prior to joining Burch & Cracchiolo, Wendi served as Chief Trial Attorney and Major Case Counsel for one of the largest commercial insurance carriers in the world. Wendi is licensed to practice law in both Arizona and California.
Michael W. Pearson
Michael Pearson handles a wide variety of litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. Clients include family members of the 19 Granite Mountain firefighters who lost their lives in the sixth-deadliest firefighter disaster in American history, as well as persons catastrophically injured or killed due to the negligence of others. His aviation clients include those injured in airplane and helicopter accidents, as well as airlines, entities and airmen accused by the FAA of violating the Federal Aviation Regulations. General litigation clients range from large business entities to everyday individuals who have lost property or have been unfairly treated. Mikes aviation law textbook, ,Foundations of Aviation Law,,is used by students in numerous institutions of higher learning. He is a graduate of the Department of Transportation aviation accident investigation program, a certified air traffic control specialist (CPC) and a professor at Arizona State University, where he has taught aviation law, aviation regulations, and other legal subjects since 1993. Since the firms inception Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC has successfully tried, and settled, multiple seven figure cases.Employment and Industry Experience,:,Certified Professional Air Traffic Control Specialist (Tower/TRACON)(1984- 2010); Control Tower Operator (1984-2010); FAA Quality Assurance Specialist (1992-1994); Private Pilot; Professor, Aviation Law, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1991-1994); Professor, Aviation Law, Arizona State University, 1994— current. Author: Foundations of Aviation Law, Ashgate Publishing, Fall 2014.Industry and Peer Ratings,:,AV Rated; Top Lawyers; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Arizonas Finest Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Association- Top 100 Trial Attorneys; AVVO 10 rating, Americas Top 100 Attorneys, Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.
Leonard J. Mark
Primary practice areas are Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation and Family Law. Concerning Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation, I have been involved in substantial and complex cases involving negligence, premises liability, products liability, and medical malpractice, and the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization has certified me as a lawyer specializing in Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation. My Family Law practice includes cases involving large community property estates and child custody issues, and the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization has also certified me as a specialist in Family Law.
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.