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Personal Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, and Employment Lawyers
Selecting the right law firm may be one of the most important decisions you make. Experiencing a sudden and unexpected accident or a workplace violation can be overwhelming. You may find yourself out of work, consumed with medical appointments, or grief over the loss of a loved one. We are compassionate and experienced in fighting for your rights and will serve as your strongest ally and advocate while you transition through this challenging time.
We know the successful resolution of your case is contingent upon the experience, dedication and attention we provide. Our attorneys maintain a caseload designed to ensure our clients receive uncompromised, personalized attention. Our award-winning law firm has obtained millions of dollars in recovery for our clients because we have the experience and resources to stand up to corporations and insurance companies and demand our clients get the justice and compensation they deserve.
Seeking Damages with the Help of Personal Injury and Employment Trial Lawyers
Whether you were injured due to another’s negligence on the road or suffered a wage and hour violation, it can be frustrating and frightening to feel vulnerable to unjust events over which you had no control. Often insurance companies and big corporations possess significantly more power than the ordinary person, making it stressful to negotiate with them while injured or harmed. It is unlikely they will offer you a fair settlement when you aren’t represented by a reputable lawyer. It is crucial to hire a seasoned personal injury and employment attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights.
After suffering injuries in an accident caused by someone else, many people do not have enough saved up to pay large medical bills and make up for lost wages. In a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek compensation from someone who injured you. In most personal injury lawsuits, our attorneys will need to establish liability by proving negligence. We’ll need to prove it’s more likely than not: (1) the defendant owed you a standard of reasonable care, (2) departure from the standard of reasonable care, (3) causation, and (4) actual damages. Insurers and wealthy defendants may try to look for ways in which you were at fault, even when liability seems clear. Often insurers try to look for ways in which an injured claimant is responsible for an accident, in order to evade liability, or make low-ball offers early on to get rid of a case even before the full harm of injuries has been evaluated. It’s crucial to retain a lawyer who has a strong trial reputation.
After you’re in a car accident caused by someone else, you may need to recover compensation. Most states require car owners must be financially responsible for accidents to which they contribute, and part of that responsibility is purchasing insurance to cover the costs of bodily injury inflicted on others. Compensatory damages for car accidents can include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Pain and suffering
Unfortunately, insurers do not always pay claims as promptly as they should, and they may examine what happened to determine whether it is possible to hold the accident victim responsible under the doctrine of comparative negligence. Under this doctrine, your damages will be reduced by an amount equal to your percentage of fault.
Due to their massive size and weight, truck accidents often result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Although their conduct on the road is highly regulated, truck drivers sometimes make mistakes or break important rules intended for public safety. They may be held responsible if you were injured due to their substance abuse, excessive fatigue, failure to inspect their trucks, failure to check blind spots, improper wide turns, speeding, or failure to account for the weather or jackknifing. While you may walk away from a truck accident in severe pain or lifelong harm, a truck driver could walk away relatively unscathed. It is important for our trial attorneys to explore all factors leading to the harm you experienced. After a complex truck accident, for example, we may need to retain an accident reconstruction specialist to determine whether any of the following parties bear responsibility:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Third party loading companies
- Others with whom you shared the road.
Since we are also employment lawyers, we understand the intricacies of the relationship between truck drivers and their employers and how to obtain evidence associated with workplace wrongdoing.
Property owners are required to keep their homes, stores, offices, or other businesses in a safe condition and address the dangers that come up. If you’re injured on another’s property due to a negligent failure to address dangerous property conditions, you may be able to sue the person or entity that:
- Controlled the property
- Leased the property
- Or owned the property
In order to recover damages in a premises liability claim, our attorneys will need to establish the defendant knew or should have known about the dangerous property condition and failed to repair the dangerous conditions or provide warnings about them. One of the challenging aspects of these types of cases is preserving valuable evidence that dangerous conditions existed so long, the defendant should have known about them and acted to protect visitors. In some cases, for example, retail stores or gas stations routinely tape over surveillance footage as part of their business practices within a week. Once hired, we can write a letter to let the property owner know it has a legal obligation to preserve evidence. Our employment law attorneys can use our understanding of workplace laws, such as retaliation, to determine how best to obtain evidence, including worker testimony.
Nursing Home Negligence
Seniors are vulnerable to physical, financial, and other types of abuse. In some cases, nursing homes fail to provide their residents with the services and help needed to avoid suffering and pain. Elder Abuse laws have been enacted to protect them and allow them to seek compensation when abused or neglected. If your loved one shows signs of having been abused or neglected, such as bed sores, personality changes, or unexplained bruises, you should seek legal counsel. Our experienced nursing home neglect lawyers may be able to hold a nursing home or other entity responsible.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in the country. It’s not uncommon for mistakes to be made and construction workers to sustain serious or fatal injuries. While injured, workers are usually limited to obtaining benefits through the workers’ compensation system, there are situations in which we may be able to bring a third-party lawsuit against a party who was responsible and is not the employer or coworker. For example, if you were a mason whose leg was crushed by the careless driver for a stone supplier to the construction site, we may be able to pursue damages from the stone supplier. For another example, if you are a framer, and your hand was amputated by a defective power tool, we may be able to bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer. As experienced personal injury lawyers, we bring these insights to bear on any work-related issues that come up in the course of pursuing damages on behalf of clients.
Product Liability Lawsuit
Tragically, consumers can wind up paying the price for defective or dangerous goods that they assumed were safe to use. If you believe you were injured by a defective product, you may be able to recover damages from a manufacturer, distributor or other company responsible for you using the product and getting harmed. Defective products can include:
- Medical devices
- Dangerous drugs
- Household appliance
- Automobile parts
- Kitchen appliances
- Power tools.
There are three categories of defects that may be actionable under a theory of strict liability: manufacturing, design, or marketing defects. Strict liability can be imposed if our lawyers can show: (1) you were harmed (2) by a defective product. We will need to show the following:
- The defendant made, designed, sold, or distributed the defective item
- The item contained a defect when it left the defendant’s possession
- The plaintiff used the product in a reasonably foreseeable way
- You were harmed due to the defect.
You may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit if your loved one or family member was killed due to negligence or intentional misconduct by another party. You may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are the decedent’s
- Surviving spouse or domestic partner
- Decedent’s surviving children
If we can successfully establish you are entitled to recover damages, we may be able to recover these damages:
- Medical expenses prior to death
- Lost earnings
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of emotional companionship and guidance
- Out-of-pocket costs.
Employment & Labor Law
As an employee, you’re protected under numerous state and federal laws. Employment litigation we handle includes wage and hour, employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. If your employer does not follow the law and you are harmed, our lawyers may be able to recover damages in a lawsuit. For example, if you were not provided meal and rest breaks or paid for overtime, you may have a wage and hour claim. Or if you are demoted because of your national origin, it may be appropriate to pursue damages by filing an employment discrimination lawsuit.
Most workers and professionals hope to be judged on the quality of their work performance, not on an aspect of their identities or personal life circumstances. The law protects employees against discrimination based on their membership in a protected class. Our lawyers may be able to represent you in a employment discrimination lawsuit if you were treated adversely due to your membership in a protected class, including:
- National origin
- Sex including gender and pregnancy
- Sexual orientation
- Marital status
- Mental and physical disability (including HIV/AIDS)
- Medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics)
- Age (40 and above)
- Denial of Leave for Family, Medical Care or Pregnancy Disability Leave.
Nearly every company is covered by anti-harassment provisions. For example, if you are a company’s sole employee and your boss sexually harassed you, it may be appropriate for our experienced employment lawyers to pursue a lawsuit for damages.
Consult Our Firm About Your Personal Injury or Employment Lawsuit
Those in positions of power may not offer you the compensation you need voluntarily or may offer you an amount inadequate to your needs even when liability is clear. You should not accept a settlement until you talk to us about your potential claim. We tailor our practice to ensure personalized service and provide legal representation on a contingency fee basis. We offer both evening, weekend and virtual appointments, and we can also come to you. Call for a free and confidential consultation at 866-338-7079 or contact us through our online form.