ABOUT HURT911®

HURT911® is a:

  • Free personal injury research web site with information and categorized links to other informational websites for the public, plaintiff lawyers. defense lawyers, insurance company claim representatives, doctors, other medical providers and anyone else.

  • Lawyer advertising program and personal injury lawyer directory with listings much like advertising in a yellow page phone book except that lawyers who are listed in the HURT911® directory have advised us that they practice primarily in personal injury law.  Lawyers listed in the directory either have a free nonexclusive listing or pay a license fee to exclusively advertise with 1-800-HURT-911 and receive an exclusive listing on the directory for their territory.

The HURT911® website is operated by 1-800-HURT-911, Inc. 42 Davis Lane, Roslyn, NY 11576 and seeks to provide the most useful, easy to understand, comprehensive and balanced information to anyone HURT in an accident and personal injury lawyers.  Even medical doctors use HURT911® for  researching information about injuries.

 

DISCLAIMER

By using this web site, you indicate your agreement with the following:

We provide information for personal injury research without charge and do not take any responsibility for it's accuracy. You should always consult a doctor before acting upon any medical information or physical exercises provided on this web site.  No information is provided as legal advice, which can only be provided by a lawyer after reviewing the particular facts of your individual case or accident. Please read our entire disclaimer before using HURT911®.

Parties: This disclaimer applies equally for HURT911.org®, 1-800-HURT-911®, 1-800-HURT-911, Inc. and lawyers listed on the directory, which may be collectively referred to here as HURT911®.

Links:  HURT911® is pleased to provide links from our web site to other sites to assist the reader in locating useful information, however, HURT911® has no control over the content of the information at these other sites and can therefore not be held responsible for the quality, accuracy of content or results, completeness or type of content, any outcome of relying on any of the information provided by these outside sources, or the continued existence of the links, books and articles which are provided on this site.  No link from this web site to the web site of a private, government, educational, or other non-profit entity's web page states or implies the existence of a relationship between this web site and the web site linked to. The fact that HURT911® has included links to providers, internet web sites, books and articles, does not serve as an endorsement and we do not recommend or endorse any opinions on this site or other websites that we link to.  Links are simply provided as a convenience, without charge to the general public, when in the opinion of HURT911® a link may be of interest to users.

Choosing a Lawyer and Lawyer Qualifications:  Please be aware that any information about a lawyer on this website is attorney advertising.  This means that the lawyer is simply advertising to offer his or her services.  The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements, certification, specialization or self-proclaimed expertise.  No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed by any lawyer listed here is greater than the quality of legal services performed by any other lawyers who are not listed here.  A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyers as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.  Lawyers are not certified as a specialist unless the lawyer specifically states that he/she is. All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered.  As a practical matter, HURT911® recommends that prior to retaining a lawyer, either listed on this site or obtained elsewhere, you make confirming telephone calls to the appropriate licensing authorities to verify the lawyer's listed credentials and education.  The competence and licenses of the lawyers participating with 1-800-HURT-911 and listed on the lawyer directory on this web site have not been verified and HURT911® does not undertake any responsibility to verify the accuracy of the information or the credentials or abilities of any lawyer. Lawyers listed on HURT911® are solely responsible for any and all advice they give.  We do not recommend or endorse any lawyers on this site.  No endorsement or warranty is expressed or implied and we do not assume any liability for advice offered by any lawyer listed on this site or contacted through 1-800-HURT-911. Additionally, please see the Disclaimers specific for your state, below.

Contacting a Lawyer:  If a lawyer is listed on the lawyer directory in your county (to find out, just click on your state and then on your county), we recommend that you call 1-800-HURT-911 rather than sending an email, which is inherently unreliable due to Internet interruptions; Internet servers; problems with e-mail servers; spam filters at the ISP, and spam filters and problems with local computers.  HURT911® does not guarantee a response to your email inquiry.  Additionally, sensitive information about your case should not be included in e-mails which are not secure and could be intercepted.If a lawyer is not listed in the lawyer directory for your county, we recommend that you call your local bar association or state Trial Lawyers association (a State Bar Association for personal injury lawyers) to recommend a personal injury lawyer for you.  To find a list of bar associations.

Lawyer/Client Relationship: The information contained in this web site is solely for informational purposes to provide you with the ability to ask intelligent questions of lawyers you interview and eventually hire.  No communication between you and HURT911® or between you and any lawyer listed in the personal injury attorney directory creates an attorney-client relationship, and does not in any way substitute for professional consultation and advice, generally or in a particular case.  Contacting an attorney/lawyer via email does not create an attorney-client privilege. No retainer agreement is created by contacting any of the attorneys listed here unless and until a written retainer agreement is entered into which is a form provided by the attorney which must be signed by the client and returned to the attorney.  A retainer agreement should state that it is a retainer.  No obligations are incurred because of sending an e-mail or fax to any attorney listed here.  No attorney is responsible for advising as to any deadlines absent a formal written retainer.

Legal Advice:   HURT911® does not provide legal advice.  Any legal information provided is meant to provide resource material for further investigation and discussion for the general public and can not anticipate your individual legal situation.  You should always consult a licensed lawyer in your state, as soon as possible, for legal advice concerning your accident.  No endorsement or warranty is expressed or implied and we do not assume any liability for advice or contents of any material provided on this site.

Medical Advice:   HURT911® does not provide medical advice.  Any medical information provided is meant to provide resource material for further investigation and discussion for the general public and can not anticipate your individual medical history.  You should always consult a licensed physician in your state, as soon as possible, for advice concerning medical treatment for injuries you sustained before acting upon any medical information or physical exercises provided on this web site.

Insurance, Financial or Other Legal Advice:   HURT911® does not provide any insurance, financial or other advice.  Any information provided is meant to provide resource material for further investigation and discussion for the general public and can not anticipate your individual situation.  You should always consult a professional in your state for advice concerning your accident or injuries sustained before acting upon any information provided on this web site.

Confidentiality:  Your e-mail address will not be provided to other companies and communications to HURT911® will be kept confidential, however, it cannot be kept confidential within an attorney-client privilege.  You should never disclose sensitive information in an email. HURT911 does not make any warranty either expressed or implied and we do not assume any liability for any such disclosure.

Testimonials and Statements of Verdicts and Settlements:  No testimonial, endorsement, or statement appearing on HURT911® constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the result or outcome of your legal matter.  Any testimonial is given in relation to the person giving the testimonial and does not mean that you will experience the same results, satisfaction or experience.  If a result of any legal matter is portrayed on this web site, please note that the result portrayed on this site was dependent on the complex facts of that particular case, and that the results of your case will be different due to the different facts of your case.  There are hundreds of factors which determine the value of a case and no case can be compared to any other case without an experienced lawyer viewing the entire file.

Warranties, Representations & Damages:  HURT911® has obtained information from sources which it considers reliable, but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information provided. HURT911® MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION FOUND HEREIN, INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  In no event shall HURT911® have any liability for incidental or consequential damages.

Disclaimers Specific for Your State:

Alabama
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. (Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(e) (1997))

Alaska
Rule 7.4. Communication of Fields of Practice and Certification.
A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer does or does not practice in particular fields of law. A lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is a "specialist," "certified," or words of similar import except as follows:
(a) a lawyer admitted to engage in patent practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office may use the designation "Patent lawyer" or a substantially similar designation; and
(b) a lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer has been certified as a specialist in a field of law by a named organization or authority, but only if that certification is granted by an organization or authority whose specialty certification program is accredited by the American Bar Association.
(SCO 1123 effective July 15, 1993; amended by SCO 1370 effective April 15, 2000).

Florida
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to send you free written information about our qualifications and experience. (Florida Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4-7.2(d) (1997)).

Hawaii
A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer is certified as a specialist in a field of law by a named organization, provide that the communication (i) is not false or misleading within the meaning of Rule 7.1, (ii) clearly states the name of the certifying organization, and (iii) is accompanied by a statement that "The Supreme Court of Hawaii grants Hawaii certification only to lawyers in good standing who have successfully completed a specialty program accredited by the American Bar Association." (Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct , Rule 7.4(c)Amended effective July 1, 1999.).

Illinois
The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. (Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c)(2) (1997)).

Massachusetts
If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as "certified" in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (See Massachusetts Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-105(B) (1997)).

Missouri
Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations. (Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1997)).

Nevada
Neither the state bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer's credentials and ability. (Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 198 (1997))

New Jersey
Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field of practice, that does not state that such certification has been granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or by an organization that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been denied approval, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the American Bar Association. (See New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(b) (1997)). All attorney listings are a paid attorney advertisement, and do not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by an approved or authorized lawyer referral service.

New Mexico
Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law. (See New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 16-704(D) (1997)).

Texas
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas lawyers are Not Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.
See Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.04(b)(3) (1999).

Washington
The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award, or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington lawyer to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or qualifications in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington. (See Washington Rules of Professional Responsibility Rule 7.4(b) (1997)).

 

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