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Sarnie Randle has been an attorney since 1975 and board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1984. He is highly regarded as a competent trial lawyer with over 30 years experience representing injured victims in personal injury claims. Many of them have had auto accidents, truck accidents or motorcycle accidents, as well as injuries from pedestrian accidents, premises liabilities, products liabilities, slip-n-falls, breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse\negligence, and wrongful death cases. Sarnie Randle is committed to fighting for the rights of individuals, and their families, who have suffered injuries and wrongful deaths due to the negligent conduct of others. Attorney Randle will handle the insurance adjusters and work hard to obtain the maximum for your injury.

Personal injury law is complex and negligence can be difficult to prove. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can effectively establish and present the facts of your case to ensure that you receive fair compensation. If you have been hurt because of another person or company’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages from those responsible. Sarnie Randle will thoroughly analyze your case and offer advice as to your best legal options. Whether he is working with you to reach a fair and equitable settlement, or is aggressively pursuing litigation, he acts in your best interest.

Because of the Statute of Limitations, it is important that you act quickly or you may permanently lose your right to file a claim. The sooner you call attorney Randle, the sooner he can go to work on your behalf. Remember, time is on the side of the insurance companies. The longer you wait, the weaker your personal injury case becomes. Witnesses forget or move, physical evidence is removed, and claims filing deadlines run out. You need to act now.

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Keith, Shapiro Ford has practiced bankruptcy law on Long Island for over 25 years. We believe in aggressive representation and have never accepted the proposition that some things ‘just are’ and cannot be changed. We make our voice heard so your voice is heard. Our goal to make a difference not just a series of Court appearances.

Bankruptcy has become more complex. The sweeping overhaul of the bankruptcy law and regulations has taken what was once a simple, straightforward path to a fresh start and turned it into a complex minefield that requires experienced guidance to allow for successful navigation and an ultimate realization of your desired goal. Often bankruptcy cases require knowledge of other fields of law, such as criminal law, real estate commercial law. We have partners and associates that are immediately available for consultation in these areas when needed.

Like everything else in life, your bankruptcy matter requires a plan of action consistent with goals that the you set. From the beginning we will work with you to develop an approach focused on your goals which we believe will help meet those goals in the most effective and expeditious manner.

We maintain offices on Long island, in Nassau County and Queens County. We offer free in-office consultations so that you can get a better sense of the process generally and what is likely to happen in your matter specifically. We can make emergency filing to stop foreclosure and bank account and wage attachment. If you are planning on filing bankruptcy on Long island, give us a call, it might be the most productive and informative hour you have spent in a long time.

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Calculating Benefits


Under the Missouri workers compensation law, ther are a variety of benefits that may be provided. This page provides a number of interactive calculators that you can use to help estimate the benefits that may be available under the Missouri work comp law. Users should take care that these calculators only provide a generaly guide and are no substitute for competent legal advice. There are other factors which could impact the benefits owed to an injuried worker depending on that individual’s particualr situation.

Generally speaking, and as discussed on the Benefits Overview page, there are several types of benefits available. This page should help you to calculate the benefits that are available under the law.


One of the hallmarks of the worker compensation system in Missouri is the use of equations to calculate most of the various benefits that are available. These equations are an outgrowth of the Grand Bargain that forms the backbone of the workers compensation system. That is, an employer is strictly liable for accidental injuries arising out of an employee’s work, regardless of negligence or fault. In exchange, an employee cannot seek tort damages through the court system. Rather, the employee is limited to specific, statutorily-scheduled benefits which are usually calculated through an equation.


The basis for most benefits in the MO workers compensation system is the compensation rate (or comp rate ). The compensation rate is a function of the employee’s average weekly wage. Section 287.250 of the workers compensation act sets out how an employee’s average weekly wage is calculated. Specifically, the average weekly wage is calculated by looking at the thirteen weeks prior to the date of injury (assuming the employee had been working for the particular employer for more than thirteen weeks on the date of injury).

To calculate the average weekly wage, all of the employee’s wages earned during the thirteen week period are added up and then divided by thirteen. If the employee had not been working for the employer for a full thirteen weeks, then the employees total wages are added up and divided by the number of weeks that the employee had worked for the employer.

Once this calculation is complete, you have the average weekly wage (or AWW ). An employee can use this figure to begin the calculation for most benefits recoverable in a Missouri worker related injury.

The next step is to determine the applicable compensation rate for the type of benefits being analyzed. As a general rule, the compensation rate is two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wage as of the date of injury up to a certain maximum amount. The maximum amount is adjusted each year and is different for permanent partial disability than from temporary total disability, permanent total disability, or death benefits.

This calculator can help you determine your compensation rate for the various benefits available under the Missouri Workers Compensation law:


Permanent Partial Disability is calculated in Missouri using a three-variable equation:

[Compensation Rate] x [Level] x [percentage of disability] = [Permanent Partial Disability Award]

The first variable, compensation rate, is described above. The level of the injury is the part fo the body suffering the disability. The Missouri Division of Worker’s Compensation has a chart which shows the values that were assigned to the various body parts by the legislature when it crafted the workers compensation law. When calculating a Permanent Partial Disability Award it is important to certain on which body part is at issue. The general rule is that you use the body part on the leg, foot, arm, or hand if applicable. If the injury does not fit within one of the scheduled levels, then the disability can be analyzed based on the whole person (sometimes called Body as a Whole ).

The final variable is the percentage of disability. This is a percentage that us usually set by a medical expert. It is not uncommon for experts to disagree on the correct percentage of disability and there are many times with an Administrative Law Judge must review the evidence in a Hearing to make a determination of the proper percentage of disability.

Once all three variable are determined, the equation is a simple matter of multiplication. This calculator will help you to determine the dollar-value of a permanent partial disability award.


Temporary Total Disability benefits are monies paid to an employee during healing periods when the employee is unable to return to work. TTD benefits are not payable unless the employee has been unable to work for three or more days. After that, the benefits are payable until the employee either returns to work or reaches Maximum Medical Improvement (sometimes called MMI ).

The compensation rate calculator above can help you determine the amount of TTD benefits you may be owed for each full week you are unable to work (after the three-day waiting period).


Permanent Total Disability and Death Benefits are more fully described on other pages of this website. The Compensation Rate Calculator above can help you to determine the weekly benefit amount owed for each week since the employee either became permanent disability or was killed as a result of a work accident.


As mentioned above, these calculators are only general approximations of the benefits available. There are penalties both for and against employees that can significantly impact the amount of benefits available. A full analysis of these penalties is beyond the scope of this webpage and injured workers should seek legal advice from a compenent and experienced Missouri workers’ compensation lawyer in order to be certain the amounts of benefits that may be owed.

For additional information about how you can maximize the amount of benefits you receive, call 573-875-1991 to speak with one of the workers’ compensation attorneys at Lear Werts LLP.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Motor Vehicle Collision Lawyers Assisting Individuals in Baltimore

Although motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular and provide a source of enjoyment for many enthusiasts, they pose unique dangers due to the rider s exposure to external elements, like other vehicles, roadway infrastructure, and trees. The injury attorneys at Lebowitz Mzhen, LLC have represented victims throughout the Baltimore area and elsewhere in Maryland for over 20 years. We work with a team of skilled experts, including accident reconstructionists, and can help you seek the full compensation that you deserve.

Pursuing Damages from a Negligent Driver

A motorcycle accident claim is a type of personal injury case, which usually requires a victim to show that the defendant was acting negligently. To prove negligence, the injured person must first establish that the defendant owed him or her a duty of care. In the content of a motorcycle accident case, the duty of care requires each driver to operate his or her vehicle with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent driver would use in the same or similar circumstances.

Next, the victim must show that the defendant breached this duty by failing to exercise this standard of care. Since motorcycles are typically smaller than other vehicles on the road, many motorists fail to see them or drive too fast when passing motorcyclists. Drivers must drive cautiously when passing motorcycles and avoid driving too close. All too often, a motorcyclist is injured as a result of another person s failure to pay reasonable attention while driving.

The victim must also prove that the defendant s breach was a direct cause of his or her injuries. This means that he or she would not have been hurt if the defendant had met the appropriate standard of care for someone operating a vehicle in that situation, and that the crash was a reasonably foreseeable result of the defendant s carelessness.

Since a motorcyclist is not protected by a vehicle s frame and exterior, a rider who is involved in an accident typically sustains severe harm. Common examples of injuries that result from motorcycle accidents include spinal cord damage, brain trauma, broken bones, and contusions. As a result of these devastating collisions, many motorcyclists must miss a substantial period of work, and in some cases they are unable to return to their previous job in the same capacity. Examples of the categories of damages that an injured motorcyclist may be able to recover often include lost wages, loss of earning capacity, medical expenses, physical therapy, future medical treatment, and pain and suffering.

Consult an Experienced Maryland Attorney for Your Accident Claim

Suffering injuries as the result of a motorcycle crash can be a stressful time for the victim and his or her family. At Lebowitz Mzhen, our car accident lawyers have represented numerous individuals from throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. Our compassionate team of professionals is here to help answer your questions and guide you through the legal process. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, so call us today at 1-800-654-1949 or contact us online to discuss your potential case.

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  • Court Finds Landowner Had No Duty to Prevent Lessee’s Horses from Escaping Leased Property Earlier this month, the Vermont Supreme Court issued an opinion in a personal injury case affirming the lower court’s decision that a landlord who
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  • Porsche Denies Liability in Actor Paul Walker’s Death Two years ago, actor Paul Walker was killed in a car accident when the Porsche he was riding in as a passenger crashed on a California road.
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Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need. John C.

I can’t thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to resolving my case. I also want to thank you for your consistent professional manner, touched with that extra personal care that I sensed whenever we communicated. You are a wonderful person and I wish you continued success. Again, thanks for everything. Hallie W.

I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys. Mark B.

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While all of the cases identified in the Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC website under Our Successes are cases that Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC has handled for its clients, Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC does not represent any of the clients in cases mentioned in our blog. Our law firm is reporting on current events that will likely be of interest to our readers. The content provided is not intended as legal advice.

Our past results are not a guarantee of future results, and they should not be used to predict an outcome in any future case or matter. The merits of each case must be determined based upon the facts and the applicable law of each particular case. Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC is a law firm with lawyers licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland, and a lawyer licensed to practice law in Washington, D.C.

We serve the following localities: Washington DC; Baltimore; Anne Arundel County including Annapolis and Glen Burnie; Prince George’s County including Upper Marlboro, Hyattsville, and Bowie; Carroll County including Westminster and Eldersburg; and Montgomery County including Rockville, Germantown, and Bethesda.

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