Slips and Falls (Premises Liability)
Falls are consistently the leading cause of injury-producing accidents. Often the average person fails to understand the complexity of same-surface slip-and-fall accidents. We often assume that people fall because the floor is slick or because they step on a foreign object. Negligent conditions also contribute to slip and falls. If an icy or snowy area has not been properly treated, or if a slippery agent is left on a floor surface, serious injury due to a fall can result.
These injuries can happen at businesses, restaurants, public places and even private homes, most of which have insurance policies. If you have suffered an injury on someone else’s premises and you believe that the property owner may be responsible, it is important that you speak to an attorney.
An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help walk you through the law regarding your particular case, and help assist you in reaching a fair and just settlement.
Car accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents often occur due to carelessness or negligence by one of the drivers involved. As a result, victims of car accidents, as well as their families, may hire an attorney to seek compensation for medical expenses and for pain and suffering. Civil suits involving motor vehicle accidents are considered part of personal injury law. Hit and run, drunk driving and other crimes associated with vehicle accidents are addressed as criminal matters.
An experienced and knowledgeable attorney can assist you in putting a value on your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.
Injuries often happen as a result of products that were defectively designed or manufactured irresponsibly. Many of these injuries could be avoided if the manufacturer and/or designer had taken proper safeguards against the possibility of their products posing a danger to consumers.
Defective products include anything from prescription drugs, construction equipment, motor vehicles, and general consumer products. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury that you believe is the result of a defective product, you should speak to one of our attorneys today.
An investigation of the attacking dog is not essential in most cases. The majority of cases are against the dog owner as most states hold that a dog owner is strictly liable for dog bite injuries. This is regardless of whether the dog ever bit anyone previously. If it can be shown that the victim provoked the attack, the victim must proceed in a different manner, perhaps suing another party (such as the landlord).
These injuries are often very serious and traumatic, causing scarring, disfigurement, and even emotional and psychological trauma.
Our attorneys can help guide you through obtaining recovery for your claim if you have been injured by someone else’s pet.
A wrongful death occurs when one person is killed by the negligent or wrongful conduct of another. These are incredibly tragic occurrences, which may only make the grieving process worse.
Heirs of the family member who has been wrongfully killed may be entitled to file suit for compensation. If you or someone you know has a family member who has been wrongfully killed, you should seek the advice of an experienced lawyer.
If our practice areas do not address your particular needs, we have a network of trusted attorneys that we feel comfortable sending clients to. Please be sure to call our office and speak to one of our attorneys so that we can refer you to the right professional.