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Personal Injury2019-05-23T19:49:53+00:00

Each year, millions of people in the United States are injured in accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by the preventable carelessness or even malicious intent of others.

The law protects those harmed by negligent parties and allows the injured to seek compensation for their suffering. If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident resulting from negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to receive just compensation for your physical and psychological injuries.

To protect your rights and make certain you are taking all necessary actions in the recovery process, contact on our qualified personal injury lawyers.

If our attorneys feel the initial settlement offered was unjust or inadequate, we will aggressively pursue damages against the individuals or companies that caused the harm. This claim may be based on:

  • Negligence — When the injury was a direct result of the defendant’s improper actions or inactions.
  • Malicious Intent — When the injury is the result of intentional harm. When this is the basis of the claim, a criminal case is usually involved, as well.
  • Product Liability — When a product does not meet safety standards.

Following our initial meeting with you, we will reconstruct the accident and gather evidence to support your claim. We routinely work with medical professionals, forensic

experts, and private investigators who can conduct a detailed investigation and produce an independent analysis of your accident.

In far too many cases, one’s rights are permanently forfeited because the injured person believed what he or she was told by the insurance company. Insurance companies will employ significant resources to challenge your claim in order to maximize their profits. In such circumstances, you take a tremendous risk if you don’t have solid legal counsel and representation on your side.

While our personal injury law firm cannot undo injury or suffering, we are dedicated to obtaining the very best recovery possible for you through experienced, professional, and aggressive representation.

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury. Even though many auto accidents are minor fender-benders, they nonetheless result in a shocking number of severe injuries and deaths. In addition to disability, victims may experience substantial pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses, and property damage. Sadly, many car accident victims never receive the full amount of damages to which they are entitled. Very often, car accident victims, unaware of the full value of their claims, accept the first offer from the insurance company.

The insurance company wants to settle your case as soon as possible – and for as little money as possible. After an accident, you need time to determine just how serious your injury is, what medical treatment or physical therapy you need, and how much your lost wages will be. Therefore, it is crucial to retain a qualified personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and achieve the best result.

A typical large commercial truck can weigh as much as 30 times that of a passenger automobile. Due to this size disparity, any collision between a truck and a passenger vehicle is likely to result in disastrous consequences. Therefore, trucks are subject to special traffic laws and regulations to minimize risk posed to the public. Our knowledgeable team can uncover violations of regulations related to truckers in order to help victims prevail in their case. Generally, victims may receive compensation for the cost of medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Trucking companies, as well as their insurers, often conduct their own “analysis” of the accident, which is designed to put victims at a disadvantage. It is usually best to retain an attorney to protect your rights before you speak with or accept a settlement offer from insurance companies before hiring an attorney to represent their interests.

Construction sites pose many dangers to workers and innocent bystanders alike. Construction workers are subject to high levels of risk, as they are often involved in potentially dangerous tasks, such as lifting heavy objects, operating large machinery, and performing job duties at elevated heights. Still, proper protocol and safety practices can decrease a worker or bystander’s risk of injury. When someone causes a preventable construction accident through negligence, he or she may be liable for the victim’s injuries.

When a construction accident causes harm to an employee, workers’ compensation laws will generally apply. There are, however, cases in which the worker can also obtain economic recovery from other parties who may be deemed liable, such as companies that manufacture construction equipment that prove to be defective.

When an innocent bystander suffers injury as the result of a construction accident, he or she may also be eligible to recover damages by filing a personal injury claim.

If you have suffered injury as the result of a construction accident, you are responsible for proving your case against the liable party. This usually requires the help of a qualified attorney. It is always wise to seek competent legal counsel to ensure your rights are protected.

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. Dog bite claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury law, where the injured party has the legal right to seek injury compensation from any owner who should have reasonably foreseen the event that caused the injury, and taken steps to prevent it, or who knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensities. In other words, the owner is liable if, under the totality of the circumstances, injury to another was reasonably foreseen.

If you are involved in a dog bite incident, it is important to first establish if medical treatment is necessary. Gaining pertinent information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses is also crucial. You should also report the incident to local police or animal control authorities.

Dog bite laws vary by location and circumstance and are subject to a limit on the time you have to file a legal claim. In general, a dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any party whose negligence caused the dog bite attack, any party in violation of leash or restraint laws, and any party who knowingly harbors a dog with a history of biting people.

If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to recover damages as a result of this injury. To ensure you receive just compensation, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your situation and your legal rights.

It is not unusual for accidents to occur when undergoing medical treatment. However, when an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of practice, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way for the patient to recover damages. If you have suffered serious injury at the hands of negligent doctors, hospitals, or other medical professionals, you may be entitled to considerable compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as future and past lost wages and medical bills. In cases of wanton and reckless conduct, punitive damages may also be appropriate.

Medical malpractice cases typically require a significant amount of research and careful presentation to be successfully litigated. This is because a favorable outcome requires proof there was a failure to provide a level of care commensurate with accepted standards and such failure was the cause of the injury.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical professional or facility, call our offices today for a consultation.

Nothing hurts more than losing a loved one. Unfortunately, many wrongful deaths occur as a result of negligence. If you have lost someone due to another’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death action.

A wrongful death action arises when a person is killed as the result of negligence, product liability, or malice on the part of another person. Negligence might occur in a situation like an automobile or airplane accident, an accident in the workplace, or medical malpractice. The manufacturer of dangerous products might be strictly liable for deaths caused by faulty or unreasonably dangerous products, such as unsafe automobile parts or drugs with dangerous side effects. Intentional violence that causes death can also be covered by a wrongful death lawsuit. In that situation, the person responsible may also be criminally prosecuted. In these circumstances, close family members may be able to recover damages resulting from the wrongful death.

Wrongful death claims may include the expenses associated with the wrongful death itself, in addition to any loss of salary, benefits, pain and suffering, companionship, and other factors that will increase the burden on the family suffering the loss. Since all wrongful death claims differ greatly, we can help determine what compensation each family member may seek, based on the relationship between the wrongful death victim and each individual survivor.

Our firm has the resources and knowledge necessary to successfully litigate a wrongful death suit. While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, your family need not suffer financial losses because of someone else’s negligence.

Every time you strap your child into her car seat or take a prescribed medication, you should have peace of mind knowing the product is safe and will perform its intended purpose. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Each year, thousands of people in the United States are injured from dangerous or defective products.  If you or your property has been harmed as a result of a poorly designed or manufactured product, you may be eligible to receive compensation.

Many people fail to realize there are federal and local laws which protect consumers against dangerous products and hold manufacturers liable for injuries caused by such goods. These regulations are generally known as product liability law.

Product liability law places the burden of proof on the injured party, meaning he or she must present evidence showing a direct link between physical injuries and product defect. This causal relationship may be difficult to prove without an experienced advocate on your side.

Our law firm works closely with you every step of the way and will advise you on the best course of action to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We also collaborate with experienced engineers and design experts who can provide invaluable insight for your case and deliver expert testimony in a court of law.

You paid for the product, you should not be forced to pay for the harm it caused you or a loved one. If you’ve been injured as the result of a defective or dangerous product, do not wait to consult with a knowledgeable lawyer to help protect your rights.

All property owners, residential and commercial, have the duty to ensure safe environments for all visitors. If you have been harmed by a hazardous condition on another’s sidewalk, personal residence, restaurant, mall, hotel, office building, school, park, theater, museum, or other property, you may be eligible to file a premises liability claim and receive compensation for your injury.

Our personal injury lawyers can assess your injury and assist you in determining whether the property owner failed to maintain his or her property or properly warn of hazardous conditions. For your claim to be successful, it must be shown that the property owner knew about the hazardous situation and failed to correct it in a timely manner and that the owner’s action or inaction caused the condition that led to your injury.

A myriad of other factors including visitor status, or the reason for your presence on the property, must also be considered.

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