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Personal injury attorney Martin Miller Poynter is a survivor of a serious auto accident himself. Back in 1991, he was rear ended by a tractor trailer on the interstate and was ejected onto the center lane, landing him in the hospital for days. Had the doctors not caught the blood clot behind his right eye, the injuries from this accident could very well have been fatal. "I was knocked unconscious and the first thing I remember was the nurse at the hospital asking me if I knew where I was. I know firsthand just how frightening a serious car accident can be. When I first started practicing law, I worked for the insurance companies and learned how they evaluate cases and deny claims that should be paid. Now I fight the insurance companies when they try to deny victims the fair compensation they're entitled to."

 


 

 

Do I Need an Attorney?

If you have been injured, you might believe that it will be a simple process to get the at-fault party and their insurance company to pay up.  In fact, if the adjuster is offering you money without an attorney, they are very likely not offering you anywhere close to what your case is worth. Insurance companies make their money, in part, by denying claims outright and by trying to pay you as little as they possibly can.  They're good at dodging responsibility and shifting blame. Don't let them put you at a disadvantage. Hire an attorney and rest assured knowing that your legal rights are fully and comprehensively protected.

 

Types of Injuries

There are many different types of injuries that you could have sustained in your personal injury accident. From brain injuries such as concussions to spinal cord injuries and burn injuries, these types of catastrophic injuries are costly and can take a considerable amount of time to heal. If you have sustained an injury of this nature from the actions of a third party, it is in your best interests to get a lawyer on your side that you trust to protect your legal rights.

 

What is a Settlement?

In some cases, an out-of-court settlement may be able to be achieved between the injured and the at-fault party. This is often more desirable as it can allow for the injured party to avoid the time, cost and emotional distress associated with a trial. At Martin Miller Poynter, I  know the importance of dealing with things such as this and I am fully prepared to help my clients fight for this possibility.

 


 

 

Car Accident

Accidents involving cars are among the leading causes of injury and death to Americans. No matter whether the car accident injuries that you sustained were the fault of a distracted driver who was texting while driving or a rear-end accident caused by a drunk driving, you should not be forced to suffer in silence. These are serious injuries that could forever alter your future.

 

 

Drunk Driving Accident

One of the biggest known hazards on the road is that of drunk drivers. When intoxicated by too much alcohol or under the influence of drugs, these drivers simply do not possess the cognitive ability to handle the rigors of the road. They can easily doze, can become distracted and just do not have the ability to react to the changing conditions. Have you been injured by a drunk driver? Get me involved and rest assured knowing that I will fight for you.

 

 

Motorcycle Accident

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, regardless of the injuries that you have sustained, you can rest assured knowing that you will have a reliable advocate in your should you choose to work with me. I know how difficult these cases can be and I am prepared to go the distance in my efforts to help my clients defend their legal rights and fight for the maximum compensation that they deserve. Give me a call today to discuss your case.

 

 

Other Accidents

There are many different types of accidents that I am prepared to handle. From those that occur on local waterways, such as boating accidents and jet ski accidents, to those on land, such as pedestrian accidents, construction accidents and bicycle accidents, I have the experience and the know-how necessary to provide my clients with the reliable legal representation that they truly deserve.

 

 

Truck Accident

Large commercial trucks are a common sight on our nation's roadways, however, they are not always without their dangers. Should a tractor trailer be operated by a tired driver, for example, it could be the cause of horrendous accidents – such as rollovers or T-bone accidents. In these cases, you will not only be dealing with an individual driver – you could very well be dealing with the insurance company of a large company. One with large pockets and a big reason to avoid a big settlement.

 

 


Birth Injury

The birth of a child is meant to be the most celebratory time within a parent's life. Unfortunately, this process does not always go according to plan. In fact, it can go completely awry in some situations – causing serious complications that can have detrimental impact on your child. If you have a child that has suffered a birth injury that was caused by the negligence or carelessness of a third party, you could have grounds to pursue a personal injury claim.

 

Child Abuse

The abuse of a child is not something that should ever be tolerated. If your child has suffered abuse from the hands of a daycare supervisor, from a medical professional or someone who has been put in charge of their well-being, you could pursue compensation to cover the damages that your loved one has suffered. At our firm, we are here to help.

 

Elder Abuse

Despite good faith efforts by legislation and citizens to help put an end to the abuse of our elderly loved ones, this is not always enough. Those who we trust the most to take care of them are often the ones who are the most guilty of this type of abuse – no matter whether it is financial, physical or emotional in nature. If you begin to notice the warning signs of this type of abuse, it is encourage that you get me involved. I will begin to investigate and pursue the necessary legal action.

 

 

Medical Malpractice

We are placing our trust into the hands of medical professionals every time that we visit a doctor's office, go to a hospital or otherwise deal with a professional in the medical industry. Should these professionals be negligent, careless or reckless, they can cause serious injuries from things such as the failure to diagnose, medication errors, misdiagnosis and errors in the emergency room or surgery. I am prepared to hold these professionals responsible for the damage that they have caused and will seek full financial compensation.

 

Nursing Home Abuse

As our loved ones enter into their golden years, we are often confronted with the need to place them into a nursing home or other care facility. This is simply done with the intentions of providing them more around-the-clock care and to ensure that they can live their lives to the utmost. However, some of these facilities can be downright negligent or even abusive. If this is the case, you simply do not have a moment to lose – get an attorney involved and protect the rights of your loved ones.

 

 


 

 

 

Dog Bite

Animals such as dogs are enjoyable companions, however, they are not always completely safe. There are several large breeds that are notoriously known to be aggressive, but they are not the only danger. Dogs of any breed, age or gender can be aggressive if they are handled, treated or restrained incorrectly. If you have been the victim of a dog bite, the owner of the animal could and should be held liable for their part in the incident.

Premises Liability

Owners of property can be held liable should a visitor suffer an injury or illness that could have been avoided through preventative measures. For example, should a violent crime occur because an owner did not provide adequate security, they could be held partially responsible for the injuries sustained. Similarly, if an owner did not clean up waste, and a visitor tripped and fell, they could also be held responsible.

Product Liability

If you have suffered from a defective product, you could likely have grounds to pursue what is known as a product liability case. This can involved everything from defective tire and can even involve product recalls for medical devices. To ensure that your rights are being fully protected, it is in your best interests to get me involved as soon as possible. I know what is on the line – you can rest assured knowing that I will fight for you.

Slip and Fall

Did you slip and fall on a slippery surface? If this surface was not cleaned and was not a hazard, then the owner of the property could be liable for the incident. I know that these are complex cases and I know that it can be difficult to determine liability and to outline the damages that my clients have suffered. For this reason, I encourage you to get me involved as soon as possible. The sooner that you get me involved, the sooner I can begin my fight for you.

Workers' Compensation

If you were injured while on the job, you could be covered by workers' compensation. This is a type of no-fault coverage that allows for injured employees to seek damages. In exchange, they give up their ability to sue their employers for additional damages, although they can look into the possibility of third party liability.

Wrongful Death

Have you lost a loved one to a preventable accident? If so, you and the surviving family could pursue what is known as a wrongful death claim. This could allow you to seek damages that will cover funeral and burial costs, the loss of income and even the loss of companionship.

 

 


 

 

FAQ

 

There are considerable questions that you will most likely have regarding the personal injury claim. Questions such as why should you hire an attorney? What if your case isn't successful? Why choose our firm? I am prepared and able to handle questions such as this in a comprehensive manner. If you have further questions, I am just a phone call away.

 

Recent Settlements & Verdicts

  • $418,000.00
  • $405,000.00
  • $191,000.00
  • $180,000.00
  • $100,000.00
  • $78,000.00
  • $61,000.00
  • $800,000.00

$418,000.00

Settlement, Life Insurance Dispute

$405,000.00

Settlement, Fall from Roof Case

$191,000.00

Settlement, Injury at Work

$180,000.00

Settlement, Wrongful Death

$100,000.00

Jury Verdict, Car Accident

$78,000.00

Settlement, Wrongful Death

$61,000.00

Settlement, Car Accident

$800,000.00

Settlement, Home Defect