“If you have a legitimate need for representation and advocacy, look no further. After surviving getting hit by an at-fault driver while riding my bicycle, I knew that I would need an experienced attorney to assist me in navigating my accident, injuries, and the insurance companies. After contacting several law firms throughout the state of Florida and not being overly impressed with any of them, I decided to do more research. Fortunately, I found Christopher G. Burns, a Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Rated Attorney, who also happens to be an athlete and avid cyclist with his own experiences and injuries due to at-fault motorists. Chris and his team at Florida Cycling Law and Terrell Hogan in Jacksonville will treat you with human kindness, compassion, and will be true advocates not only for your case, but for your health and best interests. If you are injured and struggling with pain and the financial implications of your accident, you may find yourself wanting to give up fighting and advocating for yourself. This is when Chris and his team are able to lift you up and see your case through. I have boundless gratitude and appreciation for Chris and his team.”
“I was waiting on my beach cruiser bike at a signal protected crosswalk. As soon as I saw the signal to walk, I checked that no cars were coming and started across the crosswalk. Unfortunately a woman “did not see me” and made a left turn hitting me. Even worse, when I arrived at the hospital, the police informed me that I was to be sure to give the hospital my car insurance information. That was the beginning of a nightmare. It seems that Florida is a no fault state. Even though the driver was at fault, and I was on a bicycle, my car insurance had to pay my medical expenses. I have excellent health insurance which has always paid doctors and hospitals promptly and with no hassles. Unfortunately, my family doctor would not treat me because her practice would not deal with auto insurance companies….and I got the same answer from almost every other practice.
The medical practice my auto insurance company sent me to was incompetent. What was I to do? I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn. Thankfully, cyclist friends of mine told me to call Chris. I met with him, and from then on he, and his para legal, Ruth, took care of everything. Between bills from the hospital, surgeons, specialists, and Medicare, and conflicts over who paid what, there was a pile of paperwork. Chris did an excellent job representing me and assuring me compensation for my injuries, but it was his understanding and compassion for what I was going through, that set him apart. I was in competent hands. Thanks to Chris, I could just concentrate on healing from my injuries.”
“In June of 2019, a distracted driver hit and very seriously injured me, which resulted in about a year of recovery. Chris Burns and his team did a fantastic job on a very complicated case, which resulted in a large and very equable settlement considering the number of injuries suffered. Chris is highly knowledgeable on bike safety laws and knows how to win cases for cycling accidents. I would highly recommend Chris Burns if you are injured.”
“I cannot say enough about Chris and my experience. He is thoughtful, understanding and really listens to you and to how he can help. Then he follows through. My experience was so great the first time that when I needed attorney service again the first call I made was to Chris. The staff is courteous and thoughtful and his assistant Lauren is fantastic as well. I didn’t feel like just another case. I felt that he cared not only for me but for my family and their impacts as well! If you have an accident and you need a great attorney who cares, give Chris a call at Terrell Hogan.”
“Back in August 2021 I was involved in a serious bicycle accident with a suicidal drunk driver. I was life-flighted to a trauma center with serious injuries but eventually recovered after several months. A few days after my accident I contacted Chris following the recommendation of several friends or fellow cyclists. Best decision I made as from the initial contact with Chris it was nothing but empathy, listening, professionalism and a communication style that was next to known. Of utmost importance was that he was highly competent in this field of bicycle accidents. I watched how he communicated with various folks and it all started by how he treated everyone with respect regardless of which side they were on!! His written communication was efficient, detailed, and to the point such that there was no room for interpretation….I could go on!!
He’s just the ultimate highly competent professional coupled with empathy, kindness, and compassion”
“Chris Burns is an excellent litigation attorney all around. He is well known as a great bike accident attorney but Chris helped me tremendously with my difficult litigation case that was not bike related. Chris kept me informed almost daily of what was happening with my case. I rarely needed to call him with questions because he very thorough with his updates. He is very professional yet someone I was very comfortable with and could really relate to. I totally trusted that Chris always had MY best interest at hand through the entire process. Of all the attorneys and law firms I could have chosen (and there are many) I know that Chris Burns was definitely the right attorney to take care of me and handle my difficult case. Keep in mind that my case was not bike related and he still took it and got me a result that I was very happy with. I must also acknowledge Lauren Marble who is Chris Burns Legal Assistant. She has the same great ethics that Chris has and was a real pleasure to deal with. Both Chris and Lauren took excellent care of me and I can’t say enough great things about them.”
“Fortunately for me I have an acquaintance of a different bicycle club group attorney for 20 years in California. I called him right after the accident and ask if he knew of a good bicycle knowledge attorney in Florida. Without hesitation he said “Christopher Burns, well experienced and knows what he’s doing” period. ”
“Chris Burns is a very talented, competent attorney who helped me following my serious accident. A very compassionate customer service orientated individual. I would recommend him to anyone needing assistance with a cycling injury caused by another party’s negligence. ”
“I hope you never find yourself in a position to need an attorney but should you, I highly recommend Chris Burns. Chris worked to get a fair and equitable settlement and got me back in the saddle again. He kept me updated working with the other parties and always kept out best interests at heart. ”
“I cannot begin to thank the lawyers at Terrell • Hogan for the great job they did for Gary and myself. When Gary became ill with cancer, my energies were focused 100 percent on taking care of my husband. Mr. Pickert and Ms. Pryor handled all aspects of the lawsuit so I could take care of Gary. They treated us with professionalism and respect throughout the case and they were able to successfully resolve our lawsuit in less than 18 months. They did an excellent job.”
“I can’t thank Alan and Anita enough for their hard work and for what they have done for me and my brother. We miss Dad tremendously, but he would have been happy to know that the manufacturers who caused his death were brought to justice. He never even had to go to the attorneys’ office to provide information or depositions. Rather, Alan or Anita always came to our home so it would be easy for us to pursue the case.”
“As a pipefitter and welder, I personally worked with insulators, boilermakers, electricians, sheet metal workers, machinists, carmen, and other trades who were installing and removing asbestos-containing insulation and products throughout my entire work career. We were all working side by side removing and installing insulation on steam lines, boilers, turbines, pumps, and valves—which created a tremendous amount of asbestos dust that was in the air all around us. I breathed that dust almost daily and then 30 years later I was diagnosed with asbestos cancer. I could not have had better lawyers than Alan and Anita. They took care of everything and made sure that me [sic] and my wife received money from the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products who caused my cancer. They were great.”
Best law office ever! I have been going through a case and been smooth sailing from day one because of the amazing attorney and staff that has dedicated their time for me.
Mr. Hogan was very helpful. He and his staff always called me back and kept me informed about my case. He did a great job for me and my family.
My family and I came to Terrell and Hogans office about 4 years ago after meeting with 3 other firms here in Jacksonville. My family and I suffered a great loss, our father. He was killed by a physician’s negligence. Mr. Hogan’s hard work and commitment changed the course of my family’s life. We will all be eternally grateful for their passionate work and their personal dedication to do the right thing.
I was referred to Joe by a family friend and reached out to him regarding a death in my family. After meeting with him on various phone conferences he was very passionate about helping me pursue my case and also very informative every step of the way in ensuring I was comfortable with all decisions. As the close to my case has come about I am very appreciative to have been able to work with Joe and the others at Terrell • Hogan.
Over a period of 3 years Chris worked on our case incurring several hundred thousand dollars in expenses for our case, yes hundreds of thousands of dollars in just expenses they paid for in advance, something we could have never done. I can’t even imagine the number of hours Chris spent working on our case. In the end Chris finally reached the goal we all hoped for. Chris changed my family’s life forever and selecting their firm to work with was a defining moment in my family’s life.
We had many opportunities over the years to settle the case and be done with it but I followed my attorney’s advice and we kept at the defendant and the co-defendants, fighting the case to the very end. The amount of evidence and expert witness that his team produced was utterly amazing, the more I learned about the facts showed me why the firm was so adamant that we not accept a simple “leave us a alone pay off” that most attorneys would have happily encouraged us to take.
“They were always there with me. I was less anxious during my deposition because they were right there with me. They came to my house and that made the process so much easier on me.”