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District of Columbia Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in District of Columbia
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving District of Columbia
- Kenneth M. Trombly
- Seth J. Price
- Nathan D. Finch
- Allan M. Siegel
- Joseph Cammarata
- Ira Sherman
- Barry J. Nace
- Roger C. Johnson
- Christopher Nace
- Jack H. Olender
- David Haynes
- Patrick A. Malone
Kenneth M. Trombly
A partner at Trombly & Singer, PLLC, located in Washington, D.C. Kenneth M. Trombly has provided zealous advocacy to his clients for more than 40 years. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death matters, he represents plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and birth injuries.After obtaining his bachelors degree from The George Washington University in 1970, Mr. Trombly went on to attend The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Trombly has received an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, an honor reserved for lawyers demonstrating the highest level of legal acumen and ethics. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America, and in 2010, he was named as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Throughout his years of practice, Mr. Trombly has had many six and seven-figure cases, a number of which have received national coverage.Mr. Trombly has delivered presentations on various topics relating to his practice areas to many attoney groups. He is an active participant in numerous legal organizations, including the Trial Lawyers Associaiton for the DC Metropolitan Area, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the DC Bar.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC
Seth J. Price
As one of the founders and the managing partner of Price Benowitz LLP, Seth Price focuses on representing clients in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death and workers compensation cases throughout the Washington, D.C. area. He has been admitted to the bar in both the District of Columbia and New York.Mr. Price received a bachelors degree in economics and international relations at the University of Pennsylvania before obtaining his Juris Doctor from George Washington University, graduating with honors. He then began working with the prestigious firm of Swindler & Berlin as an insurance litigator. After his tenure at Swindler & Berlin, he created the innovative legal website USLaw.com, which helps consumers across the nation find local information, attorneys and forms.Recognized by his peers as exemplary in his field, Mr. Price has garnered the top ranking of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to his ethics and high professional standards, and he has a perfect Avvo rating of 10/10. He was also honored by Amtrak Magazine as one of the top 50 lawyers in the Northeast. Currently, he serves on the executive board of the National Trial Lawyers Association, a distinguished group that has included him among Washington, D.C.s 100 best attorneys.Mr. Price is also dedicated to his community. For six years, he volunteered as the Board Chair of KIPP Baltimore, a national group of more than 100 charter schools across the nation. He also serves as the Board Chair of Ed Village, an organization that educates schools globally on optimal teaching practices.AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Nathan D. Finch
With a diverse background in complex civil litigation, Nate Finch brings almost twenty years of trial experience and strong negotiation skills to Motley Rice. He represents clients in various asbestos, toxic tort, commercial, securities fraud and other complex cases.Nate has served as the lead trial attorney for his clients in many federal and state courts and is sought after by co-counsel for advice on challenging cases and complex legal matters. His thorough knowledge of asbestos and medical issues is an asset to the firms occupational disease and toxic tort clients. He has obtained plaintiffs verdicts in cases against asbestos product manufacturer defendants and cigarette makers. He has extensive experience trying cases involving a wide variety of asbestos-containing products, including gaskets, automotive brakes, floor tiles, joint compounds, and various forms of insulation. He also has years of experience representing individuals, companies and creditors committees in personal injury litigation, mass torts products liability litigation, securities and financial fraud litigation and an array of other complex litigation cases ranging from single plaintiffs products liability cases to high-stakes business disputes.Prior to joining Motley Rice, Nate was a partner for more than ten years in a Washington, D.C.-based law firm and frequently collaborated with Motley Rice attorneys in trials and negotiations to resolve large asbestos product manufacturers bankruptcies. He tried numerous cases in federal district courts focusing on the medical and scientific factors associated with asbestos-related diseases and asbestos exposure. During this time, he also tried and helped to resolve in favor of his clients five asbestos bankruptcy cases, each having more than $1 billion at stake. In addition, Nate worked closely with Motley Rice attorneys on behalf of investors in ,In re MBNA Securities Litigation, and ,In re Vivendi Universal, S.A. Securities Litigation.Nates understanding of the factual and legal challenges inherent in complex cases, combined with his trial experience, has positioned him as a considerable resource within many practice areas. A frequently invited speaker regarding a variety of legal matters, he has spoken at many asbestos litigation and bankruptcy conferences and has been a guest lecturer at the Georgetown University, George Washington University and University of Baltimore law schools on topics relating to civil procedure, mass tort litigation and the differences between litigating in Article III and Article I courts.Recognized as a Martindale Hubbell® ,AV® rated, attorney, Nate has served his community for many years through volunteer activities coordinated by Greater D.C. Cares, an organization committed to connecting volunteers with community service groups. Nate was a member of the ,Virginia Law Review, and the Order of the Coif, and is a former scholarship track and cross country athlete at UVA.
Allan M. Siegel
Allan M. Siegel is a partner at the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. where his practice is primarily concentrated in the area of serious personal injury resulting from automobile and tractor-trailer negligence, premises liability, and medical malpractice. He is a Past President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (DC-TLA). Mr. Siegel has dedicated his entire legal career to representing victims injured as a result of the negligence of others. He has successfully tried and settled hundreds of cases in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. He has distinguished himself in the D.C. metropolitan legal community by routinely taking what others have deemed to be ordinary, or even impossible cases and attaining extraordinary results. His dedication and perseverance, combined with his courtroom skills, have earned him respect among his peers. In addition to being selected for inclusion in the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions of ,Washington DC Top Lawyers,he has been named one of Washingtons Top Lawyers by ,Washingtonian Magazine, in every year that the magazine has compiled this list since 2004. (2004, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017)The Washingtonian, compiles this list by contacting local attorneys in the personal injury field and asking them who they would choose to represent them if they needed legal assistance. Prior to serving as President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Mr. Siegel served as President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and spent six years on the Board of Governors of this organization. He also co-chaired the membership committee and served two years as the co-chairman of the education committee, planning, organizing, and moderating educational programs presented to other lawyers throughout the D.C. Metropolitan Area. Mr. Siegel is an active member of The American Association for Justice and currently serves as DC-TLAs delegate to that organization. Mr. Siegel is a 1991 graduate of The George Washington University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He obtained his J.D. from The George Washington Universitys National Law Center in 1994 where he graduated with honors. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
Mr. Cammarata is a prominent, dual Board Certified civil trial attorney whose practice is concentrated in the areas of serious personal injury, brain injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. He has successfully litigated against insurance companies, governmental entities and even the President of the United States, winning millions of dollars in verdicts for his clients. He has appeared many times on every major network and cable television station and in national and international newspapers, magazines, and radio shows. Washingtonian magazine has named him one of the areas top attorneys in every survey year since 1997. He is President of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, D.C. Licensed in Washington, D.C. Maryland, Virginia, and New York.
I have been a trial lawyer since 1974. I completed 5 years in the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Labor and departed in the position of a Senior Trial Attorney. I litigated numerous class action civil rights enforcement cases seeking compliance with the obligation of federal contractors not to discriminate and to take affirmative action. One such case was against Uniroyal Tire & Rubber Co. Inc. alleging that approximately 1,200 women and minorities were subjected to discriminatory employment practices. My team of attorneys were successful and Uniroyal was debarred”, by Order of President Gerald Ford, from engaging in contracts with the United States until they came into compliance with their civil rights obligations.I began at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. in 1980. I became the Managing Partner in 2000. I have represented thousands of individuals injured as a result of the carelessness of others. I have focused my practice on the representation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. I am a founding member of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. (BIADC). I currently serve on the Board of Directors of BIADC. I assisted in the drafting of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011 – a District of Columbia law that protects youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from reentering play unless cleared by a healthcare provider. BIADC sponsors a support group for victims of TBI. The support group meets monthly at the National Institute of Health. The group has now met for approximately 110 months in a row and provides incalculable value to the attendees.I represented approximately 15 of the families of developmentally disabled wards of the District of Columbia that died in the D.C. operated group home system. A plaque memorializing the deaths of these individuals has been placed in their honor, as a result of this litigation, outside the door of the Director of HHS of the District of Columbia.I have represented numerous children that suffered brain injury at birth as well as individuals that suffered profound brain injury as a result of the use of cyanoacrylate (the chemical equivalent of Superglue®) as an embolization device. I have also successfully represented a 6-year-old child that suffered profound brain injury as a result of near drowning.In December 2012, I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of America. In January 2014, I was elected to a 2-year term as Treasurer of the Brain Injury Association of America. I continue to serve on the Board of Directors and, as the longest serving member of the Finance Committee.Some highlights of 2018 and 2019 include the continued successful management of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and the mentoring of all partners and associates regarding trial technique and litigation strategies, as well as the approaches most likely to lead to the successful resolution of cases with values of $1,000,000.00 or more.The most noteworthy resolution of a case in 2018 is the settlement of the class action Jane Doe 2, et al. v. Georgetown Kesher Israel, et al. Case No.: 2015 CA 008073 B, regarding the surreptitious videotaping of women in the nude, while they were participating in a religious ritual bath known as a Mikvah.The defendants included the Kesher Israel Synagogue, Rabbi Bernard Fruendel, and the National Capital Mikvah. As lead counsel for Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. I was instrumental in obtaining the successful resolution of this complicated litigation. The Honorable Brian Holeman approved the settlement. As of this date, the class members have all received proceeds from the settlement.The most significant litigation-related success of 2019 occurred in Tamara Green, et al. v. William Cosby, et al. Case No.: 314-cv-30211 MGM, a case which sought compensation for injuries to the reputation of seven (7) Plaintiffs as a result of the alleged defamatory comments by Defendant William BillCosby and/or his agents. The parties successfully negotiated a settlement of all seven claims. Thereafter, Mr. Cosby dismissed each of the seven counterclaims against each Plaintiff.In short, my entire career has been dedicated to successfully representing those that have been adversely affected by the careless behavior of others.
Barry J. Nace
Barry J. Nace is the senior partner at Paulson & Nace, PLLC, one of the leading law firms in Washington, D.C. A nationally known and highly respected trial lawyer, Mr. Nace has represented countless plaintiffs in drug product liability and medical malpractice jury trials. He and his firm are proud of their impressive track record of helping many personal injury victims to secure multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements.Mr. Nace set a new record in Washington, D.C. when he won the two largest individual jury verdicts in the districts history. Today, he continues to set new standards of excellence in the courtroom and fight for justice for each and every client.Because of his distinguished credentials and impressive advocacy results, Mr. Nace was the first attorney elected to serve two terms as president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Nace is the only U.S. attorney to have served as both president of the American Association for Justice and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.In 1965, Mr. Nace earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. In 1994, the same school awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree.
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Roger C. Johnson
Roger C. Johnson founded the law firm ofKoonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, in September of 1979. His practice focuses on plaintiffs personal injury litigation. Mr. Johnson handles cases in the following areas: •Asbestos Related Illness,•Assault/Battery,•Auto Accidents,•Bicycle Accidents,•Birth Trauma,•Burn Injuries,•Bus Accidents,•Class Actions,•Construction Accidents,•Defective Product Liability,•Dog Bite Injuries,•Electrical Accidents,•Elevator/Escalator Accidents,•Federal Government Liability,•Foodborne Illness,•Gas Fire & Explosions,•Inadequate Security,•Lead-Paint Poisoning,•Motorcycle Accidents,•Nursing Home Liability,•Pedestrian Accidents,•Personal Injury,•Premises Liability,•Railroad/Subway Accidents,•Slip/Trip & Fall Accidents,•Social Security Disability,•Spinal Cord Injuries,•State/Local Government Liability,•Tap Water Burns,•Toxic Torts,•Truck Accidents,•Traumatic Brain Injury,•Workers Compensation,•Wrongful Death
Attorney Christopher Nace joined the law firm of Paulson & Nace, PLLC, in 2007, bringing with him years of experience in business litigation, complex patent infringement disputes and employment liability matters. He now works in all practice areas of the law firm, including the following:,· Medical malpractice,· Drug or product liability,· Motor vehicle accidents,· Wrongful death,· Negligence,· Personal injury matters,A graduate of Georgetown University, he earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003. While at Emory, he received recognition as a Rothfeder Family Scholar and received the Emory University School of Law Deans Public Service Award. Since then, Mr. Nace has built a reputation of success in high profile and complex personal injury cases. He has secured positive verdicts for clients in medical malpractice trials heard in Washington, D.C. Maryland and West Virginia.Actively involved in the legal community, he is a member of the American Association for Justice Board of Governors and is also the chair of the Compliance Committee for the American Association for Justice. In addition, he currently serves as the vice president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, is a trustee at the Pound Civil Justice Institute and is a member of the board of governors of the Public Justice Foundation.The legal community recognizes Christopher Naces contributions and extensive record of success, awarding him with the American Association for Justice Distinguished Service Award and an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has also received recognition by the Best Lawyers in America and Washingtonian magazine and was selected to be included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.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.
1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Suite 810,, Washington DC 20007
Jack H. Olender
Jack H. Olender has more than 50 years experience as a champion for justice for those who have been catastrophically injured throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. After receiving his law degree and his master of laws in forensic medicine, Mr. Olender founded Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C. a malpractice law firm focused on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury. He has distinguished himself by being the first lawyer in the District of Columbia to be certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has won or settled more than 200 cases with awards upward of $1 million each.Mr. Olender has been featured on numerous network, cable, and local television and radio programs, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Larry King Live, and MSNBCs Buchanan and Press. He has been recognized in many publications, including the Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times. His many honors include being inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Bar Association, honored as a Champion of Justice by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C. and Champion of Democracy by a D.C. vote.Mr. Olender is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the state of Maryland and the state of Pennsylvania.
As the managing attorney of The Cochran Firm in Washington, D.C. David E. Haynes has been representing clients throughout Washington, D.C. Maryland and Virginia since the firms foundation in 2002. He focuses his practice on cases involving medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Haynes has obtained more than $100 million in recoveries for his clients as lead counsel through verdicts and settlements. Mr. Haynes received his law degree from the University of Richmond. He has since gained significant experience in handling all types of complicated cases such as those concerning gas explosions, police misconduct, drowning and fires. He has won a number of multimillion-dollar victories in both settlement and trial cases, including one of the largest awards in Virginias history in 2006. He pursues victories with determination and persistence as he fights for clients to win just compensation.Along with admission to the bar in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, Mr. Haynes is also admitted to practice law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and the Western Districts of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He is involved in a number of professional organizations, including serving as President-Elect of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Diplomat of the National Trial Lawyers Association, and member of the Maryland Association for Justice, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice.As an active member in his community, Mr. Haynes serves on the Board of Directors for the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation. The nonprofit agency gives scholarships to struggling high school seniors who plan to further their education, and it gives fellowships to law school graduates who accept nonprofit public interest positions.
Patrick A. Malone
With three decades of experience, Patrick Malone is a zealous advocate for patient and consumer safety, representing clients who have been seriously injured through the neglect, wrongdoing or malpractice of government agencies, drug companies, hospitals, doctors and others.Patrick Malone & Associates, P.C. has won numerous verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Washington, D.C. A few of the wrongful death cases Mr. Malone has handled include Semsker v. Lockshin, which resulted in a $5,805,000 verdict against a dermatology practice; Burton v. United States, which resulted in a $2,080,000 verdict against the government; and Jones v. Prince Georges County, Maryland, which resulted in a $3.7 million verdict against the county.Mr. Malone speaks to trial lawyers all over the United States about how to effectively advocate for injured clients in court. He is the author of ,The Fearless Cross-Examiner - Win the Witness, Win the Case(2016). His other trial lawyer advocacy books are:Winning Medical Malpractice Cases with the Rules of the Road Technique, and the best-selling advocacy book: ,Rules of the Road: A Plaintiff Lawyers Guide to Proving Liability(co-author with Rick Friedman). Mr. Malone is the author of the acclaimed book The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care - and Avoiding the Worst, which was featured on The Today Show. He regularly speaks on patient safety issues to doctor groups and patient advocacy organizations.Mr. Malone earned his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1984. He is board-certified as a civil trial advocate by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and he is a member of several invitation-only associations, including the Inner Circle of Advocates, an invitation-only society of 100 top plaintiff lawyers from around the United States, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.In addition, he gives back to the community by regularly participating in pro bono law clinics for the homeless and others without means to hire an attorney.
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