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Las Vegas Burn Injury Lawyer
19471030_sBurn injuries create more than just physical pain – they can also create financial burdens, psychological trauma, and emotional suffering. If you or a loved one has been suffering from a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to seek full compensation with the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer.

Types of Burn Injuries
The 2012 report from the American Burn Association states that 450,000 burn injuries are being treated in the United States, and the fire-related deaths pile up to 3,400 each year.

The injuries vary in degree of damage:

First degree burns are those that affect only the outer layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis. They usually appear dry and can heal in 3 to 5 days. Hospitalization may not be necessary for these burns, except when the victim needs pain control or medical care for related health issues.

Second degree burns fully damage the epidermis and pervade through to the second layer, the dermis. It can appear dry or wet, and may need skin grafting to aid in the healing.

Third degree burns destroy all skin layers, and because of this, the victim can feel no pain. However, this type of burn takes months to heal and will most likely need grafting.

Fourth degree burns are the most serious. The skin is fully destroyed and the damage extends to the muscles, blood vessels, ligaments, and even bones. This type of burn definitely needs urgent professional care.

Causes of Burn Injuries
The most obvious cause of burns is extreme heat – when the skin comes in contact with fire or hot objects. However, electrical sources, chemicals, radiation, and even friction cause many other burns. These causes should not be overlooked. Electrical injuries, for example, contribute around 1,000 deaths in the US, according to a study.

Out of the burn admissions recorded by the American Burn Association, 69% of the incidents happened at home, 9% at work, 7% on the streets, and even some 5% during recreational activities.

Many burn injuries are a result of negligence. Whether it’s a minor fault in a building’s wiring or a major fire due to an accident, you need to know that you can be compensated for your injuries and losses. This can help greatly in the physical, financial, and emotional process of recovery.

Consulting a Burn Injury Lawyer to Count On
You need to entrust the legal dealings of your case to a good lawyer so you can focus on your recovery. West Seegmiller Attorneys is a firm composed of skilled and highly experienced personal injury lawyers who can help win your case and get you maximum compensation. They also make sure to treat their clients with utmost care and compassion, helping you heal not only financially and physically, but emotionally as well. For a free consultation, call (702) 382-2203.

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Nevada Catastrophic Injury Attorney
The unthinkable can happen. If it does, you should be prepared to seek reparations in the event that a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury in an accident or through the wrongful acts of another person or business. If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to seek compensation for your damages in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

Examples of Catastrophic Injuries
There are numerous factors that can lead to catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury can occur due to something as immediate as a car accident, or can result from the long time exposure to a toxic substance. The main connection between all viable catastrophic injury cases is that there is a person, persons or organization involved that could be proven negligent.

Here are some examples of circumstances that qualify as catastrophic injuries:

Head or brain injury resulting in disability, coma or persistent vegetative state (PVS)
Scarring, nerve damage and disability caused by major burns and electrocution accidents
Spinal cord injury resulting in complete or partial paralysis, quadriplegia, paraplegia, neuralgia and chronic pain
Birth injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy or damage to the brain
Accidental amputation
Eye injuries resulting in decreased vision or blindness
Serious injuries and disability caused by exposure to toxic substances
Wrongful death claims in fatal accidents
If you or a loved one were involved in a catastrophic injury, contact the West Seegmiller Attorneys. We will fight hard to get you or your loved one the care they deserve and just compensation for their injuries. We have offices in Las Vegas Nevada, San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas Nevada to better serve your local needs. Call for a free consult with a catastrophic injury attorney today. There is no cost or obligation. (702) 382-2203.

What Will It Cost to Hire The West Seegmiller Catastrophic Injury Attorneys?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid.

With Los Angeles catastrophic injury lawyers, Riverside catastrophic injury attorneys, San Bernardino catastrophic injury lawyers and Las Vegas catastrophic injury lawyers we can serve you in your area. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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A wrongful death occurs when a person loses their life due to the negligent, accidental or intentional acts or omissions of another person. The death can be the result of many types of incidents or accidents including a traffic collision (pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle, car, truck, train, airplane, boat), a dog attack, nursing home abuse, product defects, work place safety violations or a slip and falls. When a wrongful death occurs, the decedent’s heirs, family members and other specified beneficiaries may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the person at fault for the death.

The West Seegmiller Attorneys has been handling case of wrongful death in Las Vegas, Nevada for 30 years. Our expert trial lawyers including founder West Seegmiller have a wealth of experience in this area of the law. Our expert legal team is compassionate with our clients, but our attorneys are aggressive in the courtroom and work tirelessly to settle lawsuits against negligent defendants responsible for the loss of our client’s loved ones. Call for a free consultation at (702) 382-2203 whether you are in Northern Nevada, Southern Nevada or Nevada.

So What Exactly is a Wrongful Death?
It is a Tort action found under Nevada Civil Code 1708, “Every person is bound, without contract, to abstain from injuring the person or property of another, or infringing upon any of his rights.”

A tort action for wrongful death can be either 1) intentional 2) negligence (not intentional) or 3) strict liability

Intentional – A wrongful death lawsuit brought against a party under an intentional tort would have to prove that the defendant knew his actions would cause injury or death, but he or she willfully or recklessly disregarded safety. Also, as a result of the defendant’s actions, another person was killed.
Negligence – This involves a defendant whose careless acts hurt another person, but they didn’t set out to hurt them rather it was an unintended consequence of their bad behavior. Some examples are a driver who falls asleep at the wheel or a homeowner who fails to enclose a swimming pool.
Strict liability – This is imposed on some defendants regardless of how careful they were or their degree of fault because they are engaged in very hazardous or activities that are inherently dangerous to others such as owning vicious animals, storing explosives or dangerous chemicals.
Why Do People File Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
The Nevada legislature created wrongful death statutes to provide financial support to the widows and orphans of people killed by another person’s actions. Criminal charges are a separate charge and its outcome against a defendant does not preclude a family member from filing a wrongful death lawsuit against that same defendant if they are freed. One famous example was the case of O.J. Simpson who was charged with murdering his wife Nicole Brown. Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges, but Brown’s family was successful in its civil suit against Simpson with a Nevada wrongful death claim.

When to File a Wrongful Death Case?
Contact The West Seegmiller Attorneys immediately if you have a wrongful death claim at (702) 382-2203. There are strict limitations set under Nevada law that define how much time you have to file this type of lawsuit. Our helpful attorneys and legal staff can answer any of your questions about wrongful death claims in Southern Nevada, Northern Nevada or Nevada.

Statutes of Limitation: (Within 2 years for both Las Vegas, Nevada) Under Nevada Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1 a plaintiff has two years to file a wrongful death claim against a defendant in the case of a death resulting from “an assault, battery, or injury to, or for the death of, an individual caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another.” If a claim is not filed within two years the plaintiff loses the right to file an action.
Claims against Government entities (Cities, Counties, State, Federal) Lawsuits filed against the government can vary and can be complicated. Some require 30 to 180 days notice prior to a lawyer filing a lawsuit. Failure to notify a government agency may preclude a plaintiff from the right to sue them. Specialized attorneys who handle wrongful death claims know how to abide by these deadlines, but delaying contacting an attorney can hurt your chances of a wrongful death settlement.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Las Vegas, Nevada, claims for wrongful death are strictly regulated. The Nevada Code of Civil Procedure Sections 377.60 provides that certain individuals with a relationship to the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit based on an order of priority. First on the list are the decedent’s surviving spouse, domestic partner, children and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.

Additionally, others may file a lawsuit if they can prove they were dependent on the decedent at the time of death including the putative spouse, children of the putative spouse, stepchildren, or parents. The “putative spouse” refers to the surviving spouse of a void or voidable marriage who is found by the court to have believed in good faith that the marriage to the decedent was valid. Also, another potential claimant, is a minor who may not be related to the decedent, but can prove they resided for the previous 180 days in the decedent’s household and was dependent on him or her for at least half or more of the minor’s support.

Compensation for wrongful death can include:
Funeral and Burial Expenses
Survivor’s Pain and Suffering
Loss of Companionship, Care, and Affection
Loss of Future Anticipated Earnings
Medical Expenses
Loss of Benefits to Heirs
Punitive Damages
Free Wrongful Death Consultation: (702) 382-2203
If someone in your family has died due to negligence, it’s time to seek help. Call for a confidential talk with an experienced and caring Las Vegas, Nevada wrongful death attorney who can give you sound advice on how to pursue your injury claim.

Our Wrongful Death Law Firm Works on Contingency Fee
WE ONLY GET PAID, WHEN YOU GET PAID.

Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, no filing fees, or court costs. We get paid when you get paid. The Las Vegas, Nevada wrongful death attorneys at The West Seegmiller Attorneys want to help you with your case. Contact us today at (702) 382-2203 for a free confidential consultation with one of our helpful attorneys who can answer all your questions and help you determine whether you have a case against another party.

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Nevada Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites are a serious problem that threatens public health and safety. The number of dog bites continues to rise with children and adult males most often suffering injuries. Over 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and one out of five require some form of hospital treatment. In 2006 alone, over 31,000 victims of animal attacks required reconstructive surgery as a result of their injuries. For nearly 30 years we have defended over 25,000 injured clients and a good number of them have been dog bite victims. We know first hand how painful and traumatic a dog attack can be, particularly to young children, who are frequent victims. If you or a family member has been bitten, you may be able to recover damages. It’s important to contact a reputable dog bite attorney to discuss your options.

Dog Bites Are a Serious Problem
Anyone bitten by a dog should be examined by a physician, particularly if the wound is on the face. Bites to the face, especially in children, can result in nerve damage, and fractures of the bone around the eyes, nose, or the jaw. Children should be checked for infections. The nose, mouth, and parotid region is a primary target area for dog bites.

Immediately after a dog attack, the animal’s owner must be identified. If the dog is a stray, then the victim will want to inform the physician, who will make a determination regarding treatment for rabies. Lasting injuries can range from scaring, nerve injury from crush wounds, infections, and emotional injuries. Some dog attack victims have been known to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, reporting feeling depressed, nervous or fearful.

Any dog is capable of biting if they feel threatened or are egged on. However, certain breeds seem to bite more than others. The CDC reports that 50% of all dog bites were committed by Pit Bulls. Among the other aggressive breeds are German Shepherd, Rottweiler, Mastiff, Akita or Chow, Doberman Pinchers, and Bulldogs.

Protect Your Rights
Your legal right to recover damages for a dog bite depends on where the attack happened. Dog bite laws in Las Vegas, Nevada are very strict, and depending upon the circumstances, a victim can recover compensation from:

a negligent person who caused the attack
a person who violated a leash law or a law prohibiting dogs from “running at large,” and
a person who kept a dog with the knowledge that the dog had a history of injuring people
To protect your rights to recover damages it is vital that you discuss the details of your case with an experienced lawyer. You may be able to recover damages for medical expense, loss of wages, permanent scaring, future loss of wages, disability, or wrongful death. We have offices in Las Vegas Nevada, San Bernardino, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas Nevada to better serve your local needs. Call a dog bite lawyer at the West Seegmiller Attorneys and get a free case evaluation. There is no cost of obligation and every conversation is confidential. (702) 382-2203.

What Will It Cost to Hire The West Seegmiller Dog Bite Attorneys?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid. We have Los Angeles dog bite lawyers, Riverside dog bite attorneys, San Bernardino dog bite lawyers, Orange County dog injury lawyers and Las Vegas dog bite attorneys.

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What Is Premises Liability?
Premises Liability Lawyers in Las Vegas, Nevada can help you determine whether you have a case against a property owner for injuries sustained as a result of their negligence. So what exactly is premise liability? Owners of private and public properties can be held legally responsible for accidents and injuries that take place on their land or at their premises. What kinds of incidents are covered by premise liability? Liability claims can include slip and falls on a public sidewalk or privately-owned store, amusement park accidents, swimming pool accidents, explosions, broken glass or other dangerous conditions, defective fixtures and inadequate security at an event.

Under state law, the property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises so that visitors are not injured. Governments are supposed to maintain public structures, homeowners must keep fences around dangerous conditions such as swimming pools and amusement parks must inspect and maintain rides.

When they fail to keep their properties free of hazards they may be liable to the injured party for premise liability damages. Whether you can file a personal injury claim depends if it can be shown that the property owner was negligent in allowing the hazardous condition to persist.

For nearly 30 years, the West Seegmiller Attorneys has been helping injured clients through the process of establishing the liable party for their premise liability claim. We are AV rated by the top-rated Martindale Hubbell for our attorneys’ superior quality and the highest ethics. The West Seegmiller Attorneys has documented success in helping our clients recover just compensation for their injuries. Call us today for a free consultation at (702) 382-2203 to determine if you have a premises liability case against a property owner.

Premises Liability Cases in Las Vegas, Nevada
Nevada premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, but a qualified personal injury law firm such as The West Seegmiller Attorneys can help you determine if you have a case against a negligent property owner.

In Las Vegas, Nevada, property owners are held liable for those injured on their property if the plaintiff can prove that there was negligence involved.

Under Nevada Civil Code section 1714: “Everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for an injury occasioned to another by his or her want of ordinary care or skill in the management of his or her property or person, except so far as the latter has, willfully or by want of ordinary care, brought the injury upon himself or herself.”

However, in order to win a claim against a negligent property owner, the injured person (plaintiff) must be able to prove to the court that the property owner (defendant) owed them a duty of care; that they breached the duty; and that the breach of duty was the proximate cause of their injuries.

Nevada Premises Liability Experience and Results
Were you injured as a result of a hazardous condition on someone’s property? In order to file a claim against a negligent property owner you will need to expertise of an experienced premise liability lawyer. The West Seegmiller Attorneys will do a thorough investigation to clarify the facts surrounding the cause of the injury. In the case of a serious premise injuries, reconstruction experts and investigators could be needed to help determine the exact cause of the accident and the liable parties. In choosing a law firm it’s important to hire one who has the reputation, experience and financial resources to vigorously plead your case. You may be eligible to recover damages for lost wages, future lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. An experienced premise liability attorney will be able to recover the highest compensation allowed by law.

The West Seegmiller Attorneys has worked with many premise liability clients with a track record of major settlements and jury verdicts. If you or a loved one has been injured on someone’s property you deserve legal representation that will fight hard to protect your rights and recover the maximum compensation for your injuries. We have offices in Las Vegas Nevada, San Bernardino, Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, Los Angeles, Nevada, and Las Vegas Nevada to better serve your local needs. Call today for a free case evaluation by an experienced premises liability lawyer at (702) 382-2203. We never charge an upfront fee. If we take your case, we will advance all costs and fees. We get paid only if you get paid.

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Brief History Of Personal Injury Law
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Personal injury law goes back to ancient history. According to the old Testament of the Bible, it is written an “eye for an eye.” This Jewish law required equal punishment when harm is done to an individual. However, personal injury lawsuits as we know them did not appear until the 20th century.

During this period, personal injury law has been modified to fit the needs of our society. Unfortunately, many attorneys have been criticized due to a few frivolous lawsuits over the past 30-40 years. Despite the negative conations, this is a standard practice in our society to protect consumers and seek justice for those injured because of the negligence of others. Righting wrongs suffered by others is the paramount objective of personal injury attorneys and is due to centuries of legal precedent.

This personal injury attorney offers his services to clients who have been hurt either financially or physically because of the delinquency of another person. He is fully licensed in the state of Louisiana by the Louisiana State Bar to represent his clients. If you have been injured, it is a very foolish idea to attempt to take the case on your own. By hiring this attorney who is a specialist in personal injury, you can be confident that a legal expert is representing your interests.

If you have been hurt in an accident through the fault of another, this attorney will help you to secure compensation for any unfair losses that occur. In some instances. he may only need to provide simple advice and counsel for handling the case. If the case becomes more complex, he is also equally proficient during court proceedings to secure compensation due to property damage, repairs, medical costs, loss of wages, etc.

This attorney will consider the severity of injury before proceeding. If your body needs an extended period of time to heal, your work suffers and medical costs soar, he will a secure the additional expenses so that you are fully compensated. Under such circumstances, it is imperative to hire an experienced lawyer because your chances of receiving due compensation will be higher. For more information, visit this accident attorney to schedule a consultation.

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Unfortunately, at some time in our lives most of us will experience an automobile accident, either as a driver, passenger or pedestrian. Our firm has many years of experience in helping those who have been seriously injured recover fair and appropriate damages. We want to help you understand what you should and should not do so that you can best protect your interests.

DO: call 911 if you can, unless you are sure someone else has
DO: stay at the scene of the accident until the police arrive and permit you to leave
DO: get emergency or medical treatment for yourself and others and make sure you tell the EMT or doctor everything that is bothering you
DO: gather as much information about the accident as you can
DON’T: admit fault or that you did anything wrong even if you believe that might be true

If you are involved in any accident involving any complaint by anyone of injury, or there is substantial damage to property, stay at the scene until the police tell you that you can leave. When in doubt, stay. Leaving the scene of an accident can be trouble. You can lose your license and even face criminal charges.

If you are able to communicate with them and you do not have obvious injuries when the police or ambulance squad asks you if you want medical attention, don’t be a “tough guy” or hero/heroine. Tell them all the things that are bothering you, even if you are just “shook up”. Medical experts tell us that many accident related injuries do not become clear until hours or even days after a collision; documenting your complaint is an important record and can help us as your lawyers later on.

Even if you think you may have been at fault, it is extremely important that you do not make any admissions to anyone at the scene. While it is natural and important to ask about the medical condition of other drivers or persons involved, don’t comment about the accident. For example, don’t say to anyone “I’m sorry” or words to that effect. When you talk to the investigating police, only discuss the facts, just the facts. Many factors may have been part of how and why the accident happened – road or weather conditions; vehicle direction, speed or even type; or other pieces of evidence of which you may not be aware. Take care of yourself and your loved ones – leave the investigation to the police and us. We have the experts and experience to gather all of the important evidence to understand and learn how the accident happened and why.

If you can, you should obtain information:

The other driver: Name, address, driver’s license number, insurance information, make, model, year and license plate of car
Witnesses: Names, addresses and telephone numbers
Pictures: If you cannot, try to get someone to take color print pictures or your and all other cars or vehicles involved in the accident. The pictures should be of front, back and both sides, no matter where the damage is.

Whether you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian, automobile insurance will play an important role in your recovery. Such factors as:

Whether or not you own an automobile
Whether that vehicle is insured
Whether you are covered under someone else’s automobile policy
Whether you are subject to the “lawsuit threshold”, meaning that you have without specific knowledge signed away your right to sue for certain types of injuries for slightly lower premiums
Whether you contributed to the cause of the accident

Our lawyers at Aronberg, Kouser & Paul, P.A. have vast know how and experience in helping seriously injured persons recover the maximum fair compensation- money damages- as a result of automobile accidents. It can be a battle, and we fight for our clients, even if it means being ready and able to pick a Jury and try the case to a conclusion. Our professional and support staff are ready at any time to meet with you at our offices, your home or if need be at hospital to get to work for you as soon as is possible. The accident may have made you a victim; you may be afraid or unsure of the future after such an event. Let us help you get what you deserve.

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Car Accidents

If you or anyone in your family has been injured in a car accident, including pedestrians or bicyclists hurt in automobile accidents, contact the personal injury law firm of Lee & Ross. Our attorneys have years of experience and are very familiar with the investigation and proof of liability and damages in personal injury cases and auto accidents resulting in a fatality. We recommend that you are represented by an experienced personal injury lawyer if you have suffered injuries in an auto accident.

What if you and the other driver(s) involved in the auto accident are both partially at fault for causing the accident?

Under New Mexico law, each driver is responsible for his or her own percentage of fault. For example, if the other driver(s) are 50% at fault and you are 50% at fault, you can recover 50% of your damages against the other driver(s) or their insurance company.

What if the other driver involved in the car accident doesn’t have insurance?

If you have uninsured motorist insurance (UM) coverage on your vehicle, or any relative you live with has UM coverage, you may be able to recover the same damages against your insurance company that you would be able to recover if the other driver had insurance.

What if you are a victim of a hit and run driver, or are hit by an unidentified vehicle while a pedestrian?

UM coverage usually provides for a recovery in these instances as well.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident,
call Lee & Ross, the Albuquerque personal injury attorneys (505) 242-1920. Or contact us for a free initial consultation.

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Did another person’s actions cause your injury?
When you are injured you face many forms of loss. You are not only coping with physical pain and challenges to your mobility that diminish your quality of life, but you could be facing lost time at work, financial struggles and even problems and personal relationships.

If your injury, whether it was physical or emotional, was caused by the actions or negligence of another person, you may be eligible to seek compensation. You should not be responsible for medical bills and other losses that occur due to no fault of your own.

Let us protect your rights and help you hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable. Contact us if you have been involved in any of the following:

Auto accidents
Motorcycle accidents
Slip and fall
Property related accidents
Hit-and-run
Dog bite
Were your losses the fault of a company or product?
Companies, services and products have the expectation of being safe and providing the results promised without harm. Your employer is also expected to provide you with a reasonably safe and secure working environment.

If you have been injured or suffered losses due to negligence, misrepresentation or other actions from a company, service person or product, trust us to develop a strong representation on your behalf.

Give us a call if you have experienced any of the following:

Medical malpractice
Work-related injuries
Construction-related injuries
Products liability
Injuries related to unsafe circumstance in public places
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation!

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Personal Injury FAQs

How Can You Help Me?

To make sure that your case is resolved in a timely matter, we gather information from all parties involved. We identify and gather evidence and also plan for a trial case if no fair settlement can be negotiated. We also address possible counter attacks from the other party to allow you to recover in peace.

Will my claim end up in court?

Statistically, most personal injury claims are settled out of court. However, there is still a small percentage of claims that result in a trial. With your personal injury attorney at your side, you have nothing to worry about. Your lawyer will take all the necessary steps to ensure that the case is properly prepared for litigation.

Who can claim a wrongful death lawsuit?

Wrongful death lawsuits can be initiated by the family of a person who died due to the reckless, negligent, or deliberate actions of another. Ask your personal injury lawyer to start the claim. The money can help defray medical and funeral costs and provide financial support for those left behind.

How much time do I have to file a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims are governed by “Statutes of Limitation.” This means that the suit has to be filed within a certain amount of time after the injury occurred. If you fail to do so, you will not be able to sue for compensation for your damages. Call us for a FREE consultation as soon as possible. We can tell you exactly when you need to file your claim and can help you with that process.

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Trusted Santa Fe Personal Injury Attorney Focusing on Automobile and Premises Liability Cases

Among personal injury lawyers in northern New Mexico, an ardent advocate for injured people
At Purdy Law Offices, we care about our clients and make every effort to ease the concerns that arise as a result of the claim and litigation process. Our clients receive the personalized attention and concern that they deserve, and each one is treated as a person, not just a case. Our conveniently located office in Santa Fe ensures that the most important interactions with our clients will take place face-to-face. In addition, every client can expect that we will respond to any questions or concerns within 24 hours.

Providing compassionate advocacy and aggressive representation
Our firm takes pride in providing compassionate and personalized legal counsel to our clients in Santa Fe and northern New Mexico. We believe the most important component in maximizing the result in any case comes from a deep understanding of our client’s needs and concerns.

For more than 25 years, Chuck Purdy has limited his law practice primarily to the representation of injured people, regardless of whether the injury resulted from a car accident, slip/trip and fall, medical malpractice or a wrongful death. Chuck works as a people’s lawyer and represents persons with claims against insurance companies, corporations and government agencies. An experienced trial lawyer, Chuck knows the ins and outs of our local court systems, and how best to represent you and maximize your recovery.

Areas of practice
Our firm represents people in all kinds of cases where some injury has resulted from the fault of another, including the following:

Premises liability (slip and fall)
Auto accidents
Wrongful death
Dog bites
Truck accidents
Medical malpractice
Our Core Values
Every client is our most important client. Every case is our most important case.

We believe in the old-fashioned rule of treating each client the way we would want to be treated. Each client, and each claim, regardless of size, deserves and receives our prompt attention and best efforts. We keep our clients advised on the status of their case, provide them with copies of all important papers, and timely return all phone calls. The little things, as well as the big things, are important to us in rendering good client service. We constantly focus on the best interests of our clients, from start to finish, and work hard to get good results.

Call now for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured through the fault of another, call the Purdy Law Offices at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. At your initial free consultation, Chuck will explain in plain language what your options are and what you can expect. Our fees are contingency-based, meaning that we will only get paid when, and if, you receive a settlement or some other favorable resolution of your claim. Whether your case is the result of a car accident, medical malpractice or some other injury, no fee is due until your case is resolved. Our office, with ample parking and access to public transportation, is located in Santa Fe across Johnson street from the Eldorado Hotel, and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We will also travel to your home or hospital room if you can’t come to us.

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Trustworthy Santa Fe Firm Handles Slip and Fall Cases

A premises liability attorney fights for your right to compensation
Premises liability holds property owners accountable for injuries that occur on their property. A landowner has a duty to keep their property reasonably safe for anyone who enters its premises. If a landowner neglects that duty and someone becomes injured, the landowner may have to compensate the injured party. For more than 25 years, Chuck Purdy has represented clients in premises liability cases, helping them get back on their feet physically and financially. Premises liability injuries can have many causes, but some of the most common are:

Slippery floors
Broken chairs
Poor lighting
Defective handrails
Cracked steps
Potholes
Uneven pavement
If you sustained an injury on another person’s property, call our law offices immediately to seek help with compensation.

Slip and fall facts
The most common type of premises liability injury results from a slip and fall accident. The law protects victims of slip and fall accidents whether they are invitees or licensees. An invitee is someone who is invited onto land open to the general public, whether for business purposes, such as a shopper in a grocery store or in another public area like a park or community center. A licensee is someone allowed to visit property that is not open to the general public, such as a houseguest visiting a friend’s private home. The law is so serious about holding landowners accountable for injuries suffered on their premises that in certain cases it may even compensate trespassers or those who are considered partly at fault for their own injuries. For more information, visit our Premises Liability FAQ page.

Do I deserve compensation?
Courts generally ask the following questions in determining whether a victim deserves compensation from a landowner for an injury sustained on the landowner’s property:

Was there an unreasonable risk of harm on the land?
Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known about the harm?
Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known that the visitor would not appreciate the danger?
Did the landowner fail to take ordinary measures of care to protect the visitor?
In New Mexico, an injured party must file a claim within a certain time period following an accident or injury, so if you answered yes to any of the above questions, call the Purdy Law Offices as soon as you can.

Call the Purdy Law Offices today
For a free consultation, call the Purdy Law Offices today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online. Our firm is committed to helping injured parties in Santa Fe and throughout all of northern New Mexico. We offer a contingency fee payment plan, which means you only pay legal fees if you win. Our attorney offers home and hospital visits as well as flexible office hours to meet everyone’s needs. Our office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, with plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Premises Liability in New Mexico

Answers from an experienced attorney in Santa Fe
If you’ve been injured on someone’s property due to the owner’s negligence, you are likely to have questions about what to do next. At the Purdy Law Offices, we are happy to answer questions about premises liability law. One of the special qualities of our firm is that Chuck Purdy believes in taking the time to respond to clients’ questions, and this page serves as a starting point. We hope you’ll contact us to set up a free consultation so that Mr. Purdy can discuss your premises liability matter in more depth.

What is premises liability?
Who is a protected party?
What determines whether or not I win?
What if the accident was my fault?
My accident was two years ago. Is it still worth pursuing?
Call the Purdy Law Offices now for a free consultation
If you have additional questions about a personal injury case, call the Purdy Law Office today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for your free consultation. We conveniently offer contingency fee payment plans, which means if you don’t win, you don’t pay. Our firm also offers flexible office hours to accommodate every client. Our office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. And if you can’t make it to our office, Chuck Purdy will visit you at home or in the hospital in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico.

What is premises liability?
Premises liability is an area of the law that holds property owners liable for injuries sustained on their property if they neglected to maintain that property safely. If you are injured on someone else’s property because of poor maintenance or neglect, you may be able to file a premises liability lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical expenses.

Who is a protected party?
The law protects victims of slip and fall accidents whether they are invitees or licensees. They are considered protected parties. There are different standards of care a landowner owes to the various categories of visitors, but whether you were an invitee, a licensee or even, in some cases, a trespasser, you may still be entitled to recover under premises liability.

What determines whether or not I win?
Courts generally ask the following questions in determining whether or not a victim deserves compensation from a landowner:

Was there an unreasonable risk of harm on the land?
Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known about the harm?
Did the landowner know or should they reasonably have known that the visitor would not appreciate the danger?
Did the landowner fail to take ordinary measures of care to protect the visitor?
What if the accident was my fault?
The law in New Mexico protects victims of slip and fall accidents even if they were partly at fault. For example, if a shopper slips on a banana peel in a grocery store, the courts will investigate the details of the situation to see if the shopper knew or should have known the peel was on the floor.

My accident was two years ago. Is it still worth pursuing?
In New Mexico, the law gives up to three years to begin a legal proceeding for a premises liability action. The clock starts ticking from the date of the accident. So, if you are unsure whether or not you can still file a claim, call the Purdy Law Offices to find out.

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Dog Bites

Representing victims in dog bite cases
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year. Nearly two-thirds of dog bite attacks on children age four and younger are on the head and neck, and children suffer fatal bites more often than adults do. If you or someone you know is a dog bite victim, the Purdy Law Offices can help: Dog owners in New Mexico are held accountable for their dogs’ actions. And even when a physical injury has healed, the emotional anguish of a truly vicious attack may never disappear. Our Dog Bites FAQ offers more information.

New Mexico dog bite law
While the state of New Mexico does not have a dog bite statute, the courts have developed a system to determine when dog owners are liable for bites inflicted by their dogs. A dog owner in New Mexico is strictly liable for damages if he or she knew or should have known that the dog had aggressive tendencies toward humans, whether or not it displays those tendencies toward other dogs. Dog owners can also be found liable if they fail to exercise proper control over their dog in a situation where it is reasonable that an attack could occur and injury resulted. However, in a situation where the dog attack “came out of the blue,” meaning the dog had never before exhibited a violent outburst, the court may not hold the owner liable. There are many factors involved in handling dog bite disputes, but the Purdy Law Offices can help you navigate the legal system as you cope with this emotional experience. Visit our Dog Bites FAQ page for more information.

For a free consultation, call the Purdy Law Offices today
If you’re the victim of a dog bite, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. If your dog has bitten someone, you may not be liable. Call the Purdy Law Offices today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. We offer contingency fee payment plans, so you pay nothing until your case is won. Our firm offers flexible office hours to accommodate every client’s needs, and Mr. Purdy makes home and hospital visits in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico for clients who are unable to travel. The office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There is plenty of parking and access to public transportation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dog Bites in New Mexico

Answers from a tenacious attorney in Santa Fe
A dog bite is a traumatic experience for the victim but also for a responsible dog owner. A person bitten or attacked by a dog may be left with a lifelong fear of all dogs, and an owner may be held liable to cover that victim’s ongoing expenses. At the Purdy Law Offices, since we represent victims, we’ve compiled a list of answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive about dog bites. For more information, contact us with your personal questions.

How common are dog bites?
I was bitten by a dog. Can I win in court?
How can I prevent my fear-aggressive dog from biting someone?
What should I do if my neighbor has a vicious dog?
Call the Purdy Law Offices for a free consultation
If you have been bitten by a dog or your dog has bitten someone, call the Purdy Law Offices immediately at 505.695.2819 or contact us online to determine your rights. We offer flexible hours, free initial consultations and contingency fee payment plans: no recovery, no fee. The office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There is plenty of parking and access to public transportation. Chuck Purdy will do home or hospital visits throughout Santa Fe and northern New Mexico for clients who are unable to travel to our office.

How common are dog bites?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year, and children make up the majority of dog bite victims. In New Mexico, where many people own dogs, it is important to know your rights whether you’re the bite victim or the dog owner.

I was bitten by a dog. Can I win in court?
A dog owner in New Mexico is strictly liable for damages to a dog bite victim if the owner knew or should have known that the dog has aggressive tendencies toward humans. Liability may also attach under a negligence theory when a dog owner does not exercise proper control over a dog in a situation where it is reasonable that an attack could occur and injury resulted.

How can I prevent my fearful dog from biting someone?
If your dog is fear-aggressive toward humans, there are steps you can take to reduce the chances that he or she will attack:

Enroll in a dog obedience course.
Put up warning signs around your property that there is a dog.
Never let your dog off leash outside your own enclosed private property.
Make sure your dog gets enough food, water, exercise and proper vetting.
Always supervise your dog around children.
What should I do if my neighbor has a vicious dog?
A dog owner is ultimately responsible for his dog’s actions. If you know your neighbor has a vicious dog, you should suggest ways to tame the animal, such as attending a dog obedience course. Also, check to make sure the dog has received all the proper vaccinations. Under New Mexico law, if a dog bite victim provoked the dog in any way, the owner may be precluded from liability. Finally, make sure to protect yourself and your loved ones by adhering to the following guidelines:

Never approach the dog if it is unleashed.
Do not play with it roughly or interfere with it while it is eating.
Keep children away from the dog at all times.
Avoid attracting its attention as you pass by.

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Experienced Santa Fe Attorney Assists Auto Accident Victims

Helping you recover physically and financially
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than ten million motor vehicle accidents every year. Almost everyone knows someone who has been in a car accident, whether it is a fender-bender or a full-on collision. Auto accidents are usually caused by negligence, intentional misconduct or defective products, leading to products liability. At the Purdy Law Offices, we believe in holding the responsible parties in an auto accident accountable for their actions.

What to do after a car accident
While you are likely to be shaken immediately following an accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention for yourself or anyone else who may need it. But once you’ve done that, try to write down the details of what happened as much as you can remember them: What time was it? Where were you? Where was the other person? Where was the point of impact? Were there witnesses, and if so, where were they? Was it raining or sunny? There is often shared responsibility in an auto accident, so you want to be able to restate the facts as closely as possible to preserve your case.

Negligence in car accidents
All drivers owe a duty to exercise reasonable care to other drivers and pedestrians on the road. When a person does not meet this standard, he or she is negligent. If an injury results, the driver found negligent may be found liable. Examples of negligent driving include:

Driving too slowly or too fast
Ignoring speed limits
Operating a motor vehicle at night without headlights
Looking at one’s cell phone instead of the road
Auto accidents and intentional misconduct
Intentional misconduct is a more serious violation than negligence because a driver found guilty of it has knowingly acted with disregard for the rights or safety of another. Swerving in and out of lanes and driving at an excessively high speed are examples of intentional misconduct behind the wheel.

Products liability and motor vehicle accidents
Defective auto parts are a third cause of auto accidents. If there is a defect in the automobile itself or one resulting from a faulty repair that led to a malfunction and subsequent accident, products liability may apply. We at the Purdy Law Offices firmly believe our responsibility reaches beyond seeking compensation for victims. By taking on products liability cases, we contribute to the larger goal of keeping the public safe. It is inexcusable for a car manufacturer to release an unsafe vehicle to the public that puts countless innocent lives at risk.

Call the Purdy Law Offices today if you have been in an auto accident
We at the Purdy Law Offices have more than 25 years of experience helping people injured in auto accidents. If you or a loved one has been in an accident, call our firm today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. We offer a contingency fee payment plan — you don’t pay if you don’t win. We offer flexible office hours to accommodate every client and are conveniently located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There is plenty of parking, and our office is easily accessible by public transportation. If you can’t make it to our office, we make home or hospital visits throughout Santa Fe and northern New Mexico.

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Reliable Santa Fe Attorney Fights for Your Rights Following a Truck Accident

Providing sound advocacy for victims of serious crashes
Accidents involving trucks, especially tractor-trailers and other big rigs, can result in devastating injuries because of the sheer size and weight of those vehicles. Victims in much smaller passenger cars are likely to suffer serious, sometimes fatal, injuries — and remain traumatized long after their physical injuries may heal. If you’ve been in a truck accident, seek the services of an experienced personal injury attorney who can battle big trucking companies — and their even larger insurers — to obtain the best possible result for you. Chuck Purdy has more than 25 years of experience fighting for truck accident victims and can help you on the road to physical and financial recovery.

A web of guilty parties
Legal cases involving truck accidents are more complex than many other personal injury cases. One of the main reasons is the number of players involved. Truck owners often lease their trucks to transportation companies, who in turn hire drivers. If the truck driver is hired as an independent contractor, the truck owner and the transportation company may argue that the liability falls on the driver, who is not an employee. Truck manufacturers may be involved, as well, if they can be found liable for equipment failure such as defective brakes. If you were involved in an accident involving a truck, it is important to have an attorney at your side to guide you through the complicated legal process when pursuing a claim.

Negligence behind the wheel
Negligence plays a major role in truck accident claims. A truck driver is negligent if they fail to exercise reasonable care for others on the road. Truckers often drive overnight, when the highways are less congested, but those long hauls and lack of sleep often lead to negligence behind the wheel. Other examples of truck driver negligence include driving too many consecutive hours, ignoring dangerous road conditions and loading cargo improperly.

What to do after a truck accident
After seeking medical attention for yourself or anyone else injured in an accident, your next step should be to write down as many details as you can remember, and you might begin by answering the following questions:

Where was the truck in relation to your position?
What was the time of day or night?
Was it raining or very bright outside?
Where were other cars, if any?
Did the truck driver appear tired or intoxicated?
Was there loud music playing in the truck or any other distractions?
Contact the Purdy Law Offices to discuss your case today
Chuck Purdy has served Santa Fe’s truck accident victims for more than 25 years. If you need help following a truck accident, call us today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our firm offers free initial consultations and contingency fee payment plans: no recovery, no fee. Our office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. There is plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation. We have flexible office hours to accommodate our clients, and if you can’t come to us, we make home and hospital visits in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico.

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Caring Santa Fe Attorney Helps You Cope with a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

Ensuring justice is served and compensation won
The death of someone you love is devastating enough, but it becomes even more difficult to bear when that death was caused by someone else’s negligence. In such cases, the deceased person’s loved ones may choose to file a wrongful death suit against the party or entity responsible —and that’s where we at the Purdy Law Offices can help. We believe that no one already grieving should have to suffer the added mental and emotional anguish of knowing the party responsible for their loved one’s death is not being held accountable. It can be especially intimidating to consider such a suit when the party you are up against is a big construction company or a prestigious hospital. But Chuck Purdy draws upon more than 25 years of experience assisting people with wrongful death claims. His warm personality and genuine concern for his clients put them at ease during what is often a painful and long legal process.

Who can bring a wrongful death action?
Any person who loses a loved one to the negligence of another may bring a wrongful death action. This includes immediate family members, spouses and financial dependents. Lawsuits claiming wrongful death essentially blame a company, not an individual. Wrongful death defendants often include construction companies, toy and car manufacturers, insurance companies and government agencies. If you believe you may have reason to bring a wrongful death suit, seek the services of a skilled and compassionate personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

Common causes of wrongful deaths
We believe it’s inexcusable for even one New Mexico resident to lose his life because of someone else’s negligence, but we know many lives are needlessly lost every year. The most common causes for wrongful death litigation are:

Motor vehicle accidents. Car and truck accidents are by far the number one cause of wrongful deaths. With more than 25 years litigating wrongful death cases, Chuck Purdy helps your family handle this emotional roller coaster with a steady hand.
Side effects of medication. The Food and Drug Administration establishes strict laws to protect consumers. Drug manufacturers need to be held responsible for rushing a drug to market before it’s been thoroughly tested or for neglecting to disclose all adverse side effects completely.
Product defects. Manufacturers of any product sold to the general public may be liable for defects in or malfunction of their products, from toys to plumbing pipes and everything in between. Our firm believes in holding product manufacturers accountable for the sake of our clients as well as for the public good.
Accidents at work. Unfortunately, people die through no fault of their own while just trying to make a living. Work-related accidents give new meaning to the phrase “working someone to death,” and they are simply inexcusable.
Call the Purdy Law Offices now for a free consultation
If a loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s recklessness, call the Purdy Law Offices immediately at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our firm offers a contingency fee payment plan — if you don’t win, you don’t pay. Our office is located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, offers plenty of parking, and is close to public transportation. We offer flexible office hours, and we can also visit you at home or in the hospital in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico if you can’t come to us.

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Hard-working Santa Fe Medical Malpractice Attorney Gets You Back on Your Feet

Holding medical professionals accountable for negligence
Medical malpractice is frightening for many reasons, but perhaps foremost among them is the breach of trust: Where are patients supposed to turn for medical help if their own doctors harm them? Chuck Purdy has more than 25 years of experience helping medical malpractice victims get the restitution they deserve. If your medical treatment produced harmful results, call the Purdy Law Offices today for a free consultation to discuss your options.

Requirements for a medical malpractice claim
There are three components that must be met for a medical malpractice claim to succeed:

Negligence. Every healthcare professional — doctors, nurses, lab technicians and nearly everyone else providing a service in the healthcare industry — must meet a standard of care. That standard of care holds that a healthcare professional must act like any other reasonably prudent professional in a similar situation.
Causation. The law also requires that the healthcare professional’s negligence caused the resulting injury. A healthcare professional may be guilty of medical malpractice for actively doing something harmful or for omitting something from treatment that led to harm. For more than 25 years, personal injury attorney Chuck Purdy has established cause for the medical malpractice victims he’s represented in the Santa Fe courts and throughout northern New Mexico.
Injury. There must be an injury, although it may be physical, mental or emotional.
Common medical malpractice claims
Medical malpractice may be claimed against almost any type of medical diagnosis, treatment or advice. The most common medical malpractice claims allege:

Failure to recognize symptoms
Unnecessary surgery, treatment or medication
Misinterpreting lab results
Misdiagnosis
Surgical errors
Prescribing an inappropriate medication or dosage
Poor follow-up
Premature hospital discharge
Call the Purdy Law Offices today for a free consultation
If you or someone you know may be a victim of medical malpractice, call Chuck Purdy today at 505.695.2819 or contact us online for a free consultation. Our firm offers contingency fee payment plans: no recovery, no fee. Our office is conveniently located across the street from the El Dorado Hotel and two doors down from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, with plenty of parking and easy access to public transportation. We offer flexible office hours to accommodate clients, but we also make home or hospital visits in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico if you cannot come to us.

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When you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence or fault of another, it may not take long before your life begins to spiral downward. The pain and suffering, increasing medical bills, and inability to live life to its fullest can be difficult to handle.

When you are looking for some hope and perhaps the needed compensation, look no further than Auto Accident Attorney Atlanta GA. We are a Atlanta car accident attorney with over 20 years of experience, delivering personalized representation for cases like yours.

Most insurance companies offer the minimum amount of assistance at the time of injury. They are businesses and want to ensure they limit their costs as much as possible. As a former insurance attorney, we have all the experience necessary to work with your insurance carrier and defend your rights.

The last thing you want to consider when suffering a personal injury is paying lawyer fees. Fortunately, if you don’t win, you pay us nothing.

If you are not sure if you have a case on your hands, give us a call. You have absolutely nothing to lose. We will provide you with a complimentary consultation in order to carefully assess your situation and consider the best steps to move forward

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Being injured in an auto accident can cause a domino effect of struggles. It won’t take long before the piling bills turn into nagging phone calls from collectors. When you have been injured due to the actions of another, you need our legal assistance.

At times, it is neither practical nor convenient for you to visit our law offices. When you are confined to your home or in the hospital, give us a call; we will take the time to visit you and give you the attention you deserve.

Although we will work with virtually all auto injury cases, our areas of expertise lie in the following:

Motor vehicle accident cases
Car accident cases
Trucking accident cases
Motorcycle accident cases
Wrongful death cases
Head and spinal cord injuries

Unlike other legal offices that may promise personal attention only to hand you off to one of their novices, we work with each of our cases personally. When you are looking for an experienced injury attorney in Atlanta, contact Auto Accident Attorney Atlanta G

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When you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence or fault of another, it may not take long before your life begins to spiral downward. The pain and suffering, increasing medical bills, and inability to live life to its fullest can be difficult to handle.

When you are looking for some hope and perhaps the needed compensation, look no further than Auto Accident Attorney Atlanta GA. We are a Atlanta car accident attorney with over 20 years of experience, delivering personalized representation for cases like yours.

Most insurance companies offer the minimum amount of assistance at the time of injury. They are businesses and want to ensure they limit their costs as much as possible. As a former insurance attorney, we have all the experience necessary to work with your insurance carrier and defend your rights.

The last thing you want to consider when suffering a personal injury is paying lawyer fees. Fortunately, if you don’t win, you pay us nothing.

If you are not sure if you have a case on your hands, give us a call. You have absolutely nothing to lose. We will provide you with a complimentary consultation in order to carefully assess your situation and consider the best steps to move forward.

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Being injured in an auto accident can cause a domino effect of struggles. It won’t take long before the piling bills turn into nagging phone calls from collectors. When you have been injured due to the actions of another, you need our legal assistance.

At times, it is neither practical nor convenient for you to visit our law offices. When you are confined to your home or in the hospital, give us a call; we will take the time to visit you and give you the attention you deserve.

Although we will work with virtually all auto injury cases, our areas of expertise lie in the following:

Motor vehicle accident cases
Car accident cases
Trucking accident cases
Motorcycle accident cases
Wrongful death cases
Head and spinal cord injuries
Unlike other legal offices that may promise personal attention only to hand you off to one of their novices, we work with each of our cases personally. When you are looking for an experienced injury attorney in Atlanta, contact Auto Accident Attorney Atlanta GA.

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Car Accident Attorney Las Vegas NV
Have you been injured in a car wreck in Nevada? Were you injured in the crash? What you need is an experienced lawyer to help you recover damages. Consulting with an expert car accident attorney as soon as possible after a car crash could be the wisest decision you make.

At The West Seegmiller Attorneys we have close to 30 years of experience settling millions of dollars worth of car crash claims. In fact, our firm is proud to be a member of the exclusive Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums for its high-ranking settlements obtained over the years. Whether you have fractures and cuts or more serious spinal cord and head injuries, The West Seegmiller Attorneys’s expert legal team is here to help guide you through the legal process.

Our Las Vegas auto accident lawyers will evaluate your case to determine if you are eligible for compensation for your losses. We have an extensive understanding of the laws regarding auto accidents and have experience working with insurance companies. Insurance companies will always look out for their interests first, but our law firm will always put your interests first.

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Every day there are people who are injured in car crashes on our roads and freeways, but too often injured victims are reluctant to contact an attorney because they believe that insurance companies will just pay their bills. However, it’s not so easy to settle a claim with an insurance company on your own. National media outlets have documented aggressive, tactics some major insurance companies use to settle even the smallest claims. If you’ve suffered a serious injury in a traffic accident and try to negotiate a settlement by yourself, you may be making a critical mistake.

The expert lawyers at The West Seegmiller Attorneys are able to research other cases to determine what a fair and just settlement should be for each particular type of injury. We’ve successfully handled thousands of auto injury claims and we will work to obtain the highest value for each and every case. In order to determine the value of a particular car accident case an attorney will make estimates based on several factors.

Future medical costs
Rehabilitation costs
Medical expenses
Lost wages
Pain and suffering
Other accident related expenses
Call the West Seegmiller Attorneys today at (702) 382-2203 to speak to a car accident attorney who will work diligently to earn you a settlement.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO AN AUTO ACCIDENT?
Nevada freeways and roads are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. With the millions of cars on the road, it’s no wonder moving vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence. According the National Transportation Safety Board, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death in America. Over 6,000,000 motor vehicle accidents happen each year, causing 40,000 deaths and 3,000,000 injuries.

While there are many reasons for these accidents, a significant number are caused by someone’s negligence. Negligence often can be hard to prove, and at times the obvious offender may not be the responsible party. If you have been injured in a car crash, an SUV rollover, a van rollover, or any type of motor vehicle accident, consulting an experienced Las Vegas, Nevada car accident attorney, who can expertly evaluate the causes of your accident and legally establish responsibility, can result in the highest compensation award for your injuries allowed under the law. the West Seegmiller Attorneys will fight hard for you.

Nevada freeways and roads are some of the busiest and most congested in the world. There are millions of cars navigating our roadways every day. In fact, there were some 426,228 traffic accidents in Nevada including 2,805 fatalities in 2009, according to the latest statistics compiled by the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Nationwide, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death with more than 6 million crashes every year including 40 thousand deaths and 3 million injuries, according the National Transportation Safety Board.

There are many reasons that someone gets into a traffic accidents. Distracted drivers are the number one reason motorists get into car accidents. Other factors contributing to car accidents include drunk or drugged driving, speeding, road conditions, inexperience, not obeying traffic signals, inexperience, tailgating, road design and debris as well as simply driving recklessly.

Drivers are expected to exercise “reasonable care under the circumstances” when they are on roads and freeways. When they fail to do this they can be considered negligent and may be required to pay for damages caused by their acts including property damage and injuries to victims. However, the victim has the burden to prove that the other driver’s actions were negligent.

Drivers who are reckless and disregard traffic laws or drive in any unsafe manner can be found negligent and liable for the injuries inflicted onto another driver if there is an accident. Negligence, however, can be difficult to prove if there is an accident. That’s why it’s so important to contact an attorney who knows the steps necessary to prove who is at fault after a car accident.

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Truck Accident Law Firm: Las Vegas, Nevada
Are you searching for a Nevada Truck Accident Attorney? Are you looking for a Nevada Truck Accident Lawyer? Were you injured in a truck accident? Was another driver responsible for the truck accident? At the West Seegmiller Attorneys, our experienced Las Vegas, Nevada legal experts have a wealth of experience handling cases involving tractor trailer trucks or big rigs involved in truck accidents.

Drivers share our roadways with an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers. These massive vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and they are driven on freeways at speeds of up to 70 mph. When a motorist in the average sedan or compact car is struck by an 18 wheeler at high speeds the consequences and injures are often catastrophic.
In 2009, there were 503 people killed in the United States by trucks upwards of 10,000 pounds, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Additionally, there were 10,287 fatal accidents involving smaller trucks including pickups, utilities and vans, statistics show.
Attorney West Seegmiller, who heads up our truck accident law firm, has 30 years of experience working with injured victims of truck accidents. The West Seegmiller Attorneys is committed to helping its clients with truck accident cases which are typically far more complex than the typical auto accident lawsuits. Those injured in a truck accident need an attorney with a high level of skill, experience, and resources to settle or to bring to trial before a jury. Call West Seegmiller Attorneys at 1-702-382-2203 for a free consultation to learn more.

West Seegmiller Attorneys Specializes in Truck Accidents
Those injured in a truck accident should only consult an experienced Truck Accidents Attorneys to protect their interests and achieve the most desirable outcome. Motorists injured in a truck crash will need to negotiate with multiple responsible parties. Semi-trucks, bob-tail trucks, delivery trucks, flatbeds, tractor trailers and all other types of commercial vehicles are usually driven by an employee working for an employer. The employer’s insurance carrier will be involved and often these are specialty carriers who have at their disposal some of the best truck accident investigators, attorneys and adjusters. It’s not uncommon for some trucking companies to have their own team of experts and attorneys at the scene of an accident before most truck crash injury victims have time to gather their wits. The West Seegmiller Attorneys’s team of truck accident specialists will conduct multiple investigations to determine liability in a truck accident. Commercial truck drivers for example are required to abide by specific regulations called Hours-of-Service that limit how long they can drive on our roadways. These regulations help ensure that truck drivers get sufficient rest so they can drive safely. Our clients have peace of mind knowing that we are experts in this field and have won millions of dollars for our injured clients. The investigation will include answering some of the following questions:

Was the truck owner for negligent?
Were there equipment defects?
Were the truck driver’s actions negligent?
Were there faulty repairs to the truck?
Are there other parties who may be liable for the accident?
Our expert truck accident law firm will get to work immediately on your truck accident case. Our legal team will interview witnesses, obtain police reports, conduct a site investigation, schedule medical exams, and perform many other tasks required to put together a case against a negligent driver.

The work required to prosecute a negligent driver can be time consuming and expensive, but only an experienced truck accident attorney will be able to determine if you have a valid case against another driver. Once we determine that you have a case against a negligent driver we will proceed to work diligently to win you compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering. Call West Seegmiller Attorneys at 1-702-382-2203 for a free consultation to learn more

Are you a victim of a truck accident?
The first step you should take after you are injured in a truck accident is to seek medical treatment. Next, preserve any evidence such as photographs of the accident, your injuries, the accident scene, etc. Get names of any witnesses, the responding police officer and the drivers involved in the crash. Never discuss who is at fault after an accident because you may not have all the facts. The insurance company has its own best interests in mind and it’s best not to let them be in charge if you are injured in a truck accident. Call a truck accident attorney who has the resources and expertise to handle the complexities of your particular case because delaying an investigation can be a costly decision. Call the West Seegmiller Attorneys at 1-702-382-2203 for a free truck crash consultation as soon as you are able.
Most large truck accidents result in serious physical injury to victims. If you or a family member are a victim of a truck accident call for a free confidential consultation with an experienced and caring truck crash attorney
How much does the West Seegmiller Attorneys charge to handle my case?
The West Seegmiller Attorneys offers its services on a contingency fee basis. Personal injury law firms that use this fee structure are able to offer their services to a client without charge unless the law firm obtains a settlement for its client. Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only when we win your case. We charge no up-front fees or costs, no filing fees, or court costs. We get paid when you get paid.
The West Seegmiller Attorneys has offices throughout Las Vegas, Nevada including Los Angeles truck accident attorneys,Riverside semi truck accident lawyers, San Bernardino trucking accident attorneys and Las Vegas truck accident lawyers ready to help you if you have been injured. Call West Seegmiller Attorneys at 1-702-382-2203 for a free consultation to learn more about what our legal team can do to assist you.

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Las Vegas Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
Are you looking for a Nevada Motorcycle Accident Attorney? The West Seegmiller Attorneys represents motorcycle crash victims in Las Vegas and thorough the state of Nevada. Over the past three decades, our personal injury lawyers have represented motorbike riders injured in traffic accidents. Our legal team includes attorneys who are also motorcycle riders themselves.

Motorcycle Accident Causes
There were 4,462 Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in the United States in 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Under Nevada Civil Code section 1714, drivers are responsible for their own acts and injuries to another caused by his acts. In order to recover damages from another driver who may have caused a motorcycle crash, the injured motorcycle rider must prove the other driver was negligent or did not exercise the same reasonable care any prudent person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.

There are specific elements that must be proved on a case-by-case basis in court. First, an injured person must prove that the defendant has a legal duty to exercise care toward them. Next, they must prove that the defendant breached that duty and it was the cause of the accident that injured the person. Finally, the injured person must prove they were in fact injured by providing evidence of medical costs and reports from doctors proving the injuries and the extent of those injuries. The total damages to an injured person will include costs to treat them, lost wages or loss of one’s future earnings and pain and suffering in some cases. Motorcycle accident lawyers must conduct an investigation immediately after an accident to:

Preserve evidence of the crash
Secure photographs of the scene
Establish the defendants’ liability for the accident
Inspect the motorcycle and safety gear for potential defects
Determine if there is a need to hire expert witnesses
Recover your medical expenses and lost wages
Free Motorycycle Crash Consultation (702) 382-2203
Most motorcycle crashes result in serious physical injury. If you have suffered injury, or a family member has been killed, call for a confidential consultation with an experienced and caring Las Vegas motorcycle accident attorney. We will give you sound advice and explain all of your options.

How Much Do Our Attorneys Charge?
The West Seegmiller Attorneys offers its services on a contingency fee basis. Personal injury law firms that use this fee structure are able to offer their services to a client without charge unless the law firm obtains a settlement for its client. Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only when we win your case. We charge no up-front fees or costs, no filing fees, or court costs. We get paid when you get paid.

Our Vegas motorcycle lawyers are ready to help you if you have been injured. Call West Seegmiller Attorneys at (702) 382-2203 for a free consultation to learn more about what our legal team can do to assist you.

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Have you or someone in your family sustained injuries from a bike accident? You deserve compensation – get the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer from West Seegmiller Attorneys.

Bicycle accidents do not seem to rouse serious concern from a statistical point of view. Bicyclist deaths contributed to only 2 percent of traffic fatalities and 2 percent of traffic injuries in the latest findings of the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration.

However, these are just statistics. If you have sustained injuries from a bike accident, it can be devastating. Not only are you burdened with medical expenses, but you may also need to prove who’s responsible for the accident. And in cases like this, people can be quick to judge you as a bicyclist. You need a skilled and experienced lawyer to handle your case andensure that you are compensated fairly.

Bike Accident Causes
The top cause of bike accidents is collision with vehicles. According to Bicycling Magazine, the five most common bike-car collisions are:

Left-cross – When a car makes a left turn without seeing an approaching bicycle
Right hook – When a car passes a traveling bicycle on the right side of the road, then makes a right turn, crossing the bike’s path
“Dooring” – When a bicycle passes by a car parked on the side of the road, just as the car door opens towards the bike
Parking lot exit – When a car exits a parking area just as a bicycle is passing by the exit
Overtaking – When a car hits a bicycle from behind
Aside from vehicular collisions, road hazards are also a threat to bicyclists. Potholes, sewer grates, and rail tracks are just some of the common road objects that can sway a relatively unstable vehicle like a bike. In such cases, the government may be held liable if they could have done something to eliminate the risk in the first place.

Claiming Compensation for a Bicycle Accident
Though bicycles are considered relatively safe, a bike accident can lead to catastrophic results, such as a serious injury or even the death of a loved one. You deserve to be compensated financially and emotionally for the medical treatment, loss of opportunities, and even emotional pain that you are going through.

However, it can be difficult to pinpoint where the responsibility lies. A skilled attorney can help you prove someone else’s liability and claim the compensation you deserve. Aside from providing you with legal support, a good lawyer can also help you obtain the medical and even logistical care needed for your injuries.

West Seegmiller Attorneys has been helping people with their injury or wrongful death cases for over 30 years. They have handled and won numerous bicycle accident cases. Learn how West Seegmiller Attorneys can help you by calling (702) 382-2203 for a free consultation.

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Las Vegas Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you are a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover significant damages. A pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every eight minutes in the United States, and one is killed every 113 minutes. If you or your loved one has been injured, the West Seegmiller Attorneys can help. We have nearly 30 years of working with personal injury claims including pedestrian injuries and have won millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Look Both Ways
According to experts most pedestrian accidents are caused by negligence on the part of the driver. These accidents can happen when drivers are careless such as:

Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots
Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing
Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk
According to the NTSB half of all pedestrian accidents involving children occur between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. in the afternoon when they are out from school.

Halloween could be most dangerous night for the child pedestrian. Many pedestrian accidents involve trick-or-treaters in black costumes out on Halloween at dusk or in the dark. Parents should make sure that young children are accompanied by an adult, wear costumes that are visible to drivers in the dark and carry flashlights. Parents should urge children to take every precaution to check for traffic on streets and obey all pedestrian traffic laws to avoid pedestrian accidents.

Children 15 years old and younger make up 39% of all injured pedestrians. Last year 4000 elderly were injured resulting in 700 deaths. The Federal Highway Administration reports that the elderly are particularly vulnerable to injury or pedestrian fatality because they have slower reflexes and walk slower. They need more time to cross streets and their injuries are more severe if not fatal.
A pedestrian crash victim can be compensated for injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, as well as for those that result in death.

Damages are also recoverable for:

Recurring pain and suffering caused by physical injuries
Reimbursement for medical bills related directly to the pedestrian accident
Reasonable future medical bills
Rehabilitative services or accommodations, such as physical therapy or a ramp leading to the home
Lost past and future wages
Mental pain and suffering
Permanent impairment or disfigurement
Loss of enjoyment of life
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it is a good idea to keep a daily diary. Use it to document how the injury is affecting you, both emotionally and physically. This will be helpful later on if you need to prove your injuries in a legal setting.

If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident, contact an experienced professional at the West Seegmiller Attorneys. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation for your injuries. Call for a free consultation with a Las Vegas pedestrian accident lawyer today. There is no cost or obligation. Call us today at (702) 382-2203.

What Will It Cost to Hire Us?
Once we decide to take you on as a client, we get paid only if we win your case. We charge no upfront fees or costs, and advance all costs to prosecute the case. We only get paid when you get paid!

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Las Vegas Brain Injury Lawyer
13055622_sFew things are as life altering as a brain injury. If you or a loved one has sustained severe damage to this essential body organ, we know the painful reality you have to face. Relieve some of the burden by getting the help of West Seegmiller Attorneys to get justly compensated.

Incidents That Lead to Brain Injury
Many cases of brain damage result from events that look like complete accidents, but countless times, they can be traced back to someone’s negligence. Your lawyer can help you pinpoint liable parties in incidents such as:

An accident on a dangerous public road
A vehicle collision involving a reckless driver
A slip and fall accident in an area that should have been safe
A workplace accident where conditions had been unsafe for workers
An error in a medical procedure
An accident involving a defective product
An accident in a public area where public protectors like security guards and lifeguards failed to respond.
These and many other scenarios can not only give you grounds to claim insurance, but also to seek justice by filing a lawsuit. But whether or not you intend to take the case into the courtroom, you will still benefit from the services of an experienced lawyer. Insurance companies may give you less than what you deserve. Your lawyer should be knowledgeable about the workings of a brain injury claim so that he can fight for your full compensation.

Compensation for Brain Injuries
With the help of a brain injury lawyer, you may be able to get full and fair compensation for the financial and medical losses you have suffered. These can include:

Medical treatment
Future medical expenses
Pain and suffering
Lost capacity to earn
Lost opportunities
Lifestyle changes
Life care
Remember, you don’t have to fight alone for these damages. Your attorney should be there not only to win your case but also to guide you through your recovery.

West Seegmiller Attorneys is a firm that does just that. The firm’s skilled lawyers have been winning personal injury cases for more than 30 years. Consult West Seegmiller Attorneys about your brain injury case. You won’t be charged any legal fees unless they win your case. Call (702) 382-2203 for a free consultation.

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Las Vegas Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
19244803_sSpinal cord injuries are so much more than just medical cases. They take away a person’s ability to live normally, and create emotional and financial burdens for the victim’s families and friends. So if you or your loved one is suffering from a spinal cord injury triggered by someone else’s negligence, fight for justice with the help of West Seegmiller Attorneys.

Facts About Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is an integral body part, acting as a pathway for motor and sensory signals between the brain and the body. When the spinal cord is damaged, a person’s ability to move and feel may be severely limited or eliminated altogether.

Spinal cord injuries are delicate cases that can involve complications. In fact, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) cites renal failure as the top cause of death among persons with this injury.

Many cases of spinal cord injuries involve another person. Here are some of the events, as cited by the NSCISC, that lead to such injuries:

Vehicular accidents – 36.5%
Violence – 14.3%
Sports and recreation – 9.2%
In instances where another party is at fault, the victim has grounds to seek compensation and even file a lawsuit. In these instances, a skilled and experienced lawyer can fight on the victim’s behalf for the justice he or she deserves.

Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
Spinal cord damage can take away so much physically, financially, and emotionally. Victims of this injury deserve compensation to aid their recovery in these aspects. If you or your family has been affected by this injury, here are some of the things you can get compensated for:

Medical expenses
Continuing or future expenses such as muscle rehabilitation
Emotional suffering
Lost capacity to earn
Lost opportunities
Life care
Lifestyle changes
If you decide to just file an insurance claim, your insurance provider may discount your need and leave you with less than what you really deserve. So when claiming compensation, even if it’s outside the courtroom, acquire the services of an attorney.

Taking Action with a Personal Injury Lawyer
It may not be easy to tackle legal issues in the face of such a serious injury, but it is what’s just. In the hands of a good attorney, not only can you get rightfully compensated, but you can also feel more at ease with the legal support provided to you. If you decide to take the case to court, a skilled lawyer can also help you attain the justice you deserve.

You may already be confronted with huge costs, so for a spinal cord injury case, choose a lawyer that’s worth every penny. West Seegmiller Attorneys has been known to successfully handle personal injury cases for more than 30 years. They will fight your legal battles for you so that you can focus on your full recovery. Find out how they can win your case and help you recover – call (702) 382-2203 for a free consultation.

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For over 25 years, our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have represented many accident victims throughout the state, and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.

Free Initial Consultation

If you have suffered an injury from an accident due to negligence or through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to damages. Have you been a victim of medical malpractice or suffered workplace injuries? Come by our office or call us to discuss your case for free. Generally, we can tell you immediately whether we can take your case.

Attorneys Handle Your Case, Not Secretaries

Your case will be personally handled by attorneys who have years of experience in personal injury law. Many personal injury law firms rely heavily on secretaries, paralegals and other non-attorney personnel to handle cases. We believe that in order to maximize and speed up your recovery, your case must be handled personally by attorneys.

How We Charge – No Fee Until We Win Your Case

We take cases on a contingency basis. You pay no fee unless we make a recovery for you. Costs, such as medical records copy charges, which are usually nominal, are extra. We generally charge a fee equal to one-third (1/3) of the amount we recover for you, even if we have to try your case in court. Many other firms now charge 40% or more if your case goes to trial.

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Product Liability

If you or a loved one have been injured by a product you may have a liability case against the product’s manufacturers and/or distributors and may be able to recover damages to compensate you.

Many types of defective products can cause injuries, including:

Medical Devices
Household Products & Appliances
Power Tools
Tires (Rollover Accident)
Vehicles (Enhanced Injuries in a Car Accident Due to Lack of Crashworthiness)
Medicines (Unsafe Prescription Drugs)
Fireworks
Ladders
Children’s Toys, Clothes, & Cribs
Recreation Equipment
Safety Devices for Children (Car Seats, Baby Seats, High Chairs)
Care Seat & Seat Belt Failures
Airbag Injuries
Prescription Medications & Over-The-Counter Drugs

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a defective product, contact us for a free initial consultation.

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When people die due to negligence, surviving family members must walk a difficult road. Not only are they grieving, but they often must do so while carrying added financial burdens.

Through my legal practice, I represent survivors of victims of wrongful death negligence. I help them to recover the financial costs of medical bills, funeral expenses and decreased family income, as well as non monetary losses for pain and suffering and loss of companionship. I also help them regain a sense of justice and dignity by holding negligent parties accountable for actions (or inaction) that directly caused or contributed to their loved one’s serious injuries and wrongful death.

Your Family Deserves Justice, Dignity and Compensation

I represent clients in a full range of wrongful death litigation involving:

Motor vehicle accidents
Commercial truck accidents
Premises liability accidents (accidents on property)
Nursing home negligence and/or abuse
Accidental death involving government liability

Because of my more than three decades of legal experience, I understand the complexities of wrongful death litigation. I am dedicated to proving your case and to recovering your survivor benefits. When possible, I use medical experts, accident reconstructionists, actuarial accountants and other professionals as part of a careful evidence-gathering process designed to prove the negligence and liability of parties who fatally injured your loved one and who now owe your family money for its terrible loss.

My more than 16 years of representing insurance companies in personal injury litigation taught me how insurance adjusters and insurance attorneys think about and evaluate cases. This insight is extremely useful when pursuing damages from insurance companies. Although I work to broker the best settlements for my clients, I am at my best in the courtroom. I have spent my entire career using my understanding of law and courtroom procedures to benefit hundreds of clients.

Free Consultation

To discuss your situation and your legal options for recovering damages with an experienced personal injury attorney, contact our office for a free initial consultation as a prospective client.

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Harm to Children – Child Injury Lawyer

The threats to a happy and safe childhood are everywhere: shaken baby syndrome, car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents caused by careless drivers, burns caused by unsafe products, inattentive adults, caretakers and negligent and abusive adults, dog bites, house fires, unfenced pools, windows without guards, unsafe toys, unsafe child products, and unlocked guns and household chemicals, to name a few.

The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System estimates that almost one million cases of child abuse or neglect are reported in the United States each year. Children who are victims of neglect or abuse suffer not only the physical manifestation of this abuse, but must also endure painful emotional and psychological suffering. The physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of abuse and neglect can take years to overcome. In cases where a baby or child has lost his or her life due to abuse or neglect, the results are unimaginably tragic.

You may be asking yourself how you can help a child who has been left to face the consequences of wrongdoing by an adult. You may want to seek justice, and ensure that the child receives coverage for his or her long-term medical and psychological needs, in addition to any compensation for pain and suffering. This is where our attorneys can help. We have experienced personal injury attorneys, and over three decades of trial experience. We have handled cases involving trauma to children, including cases of sexual molestation.

We accept only a select number of cases, which allows us to provide personalized attention and allocate significant resources to the children and families in each case.

Damage claims on behalf of children include the following:
Children’s brain injury
Children’s spinal injury
Child scarring and disfigurement
Automobile accident injury
Truck accident injury
Pedestrian and bicycle injury
Premises liability
Wrongful death cases
Child molestation & sex abuse
Defective product cases
Birth trauma injuries
Dog bites

If you believe that a child in your family has been injured due to the fault of another, call our office for a free consultation about your child injury case.

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Head Injuries

Head injury is a trauma to the head, which may or may not include injury to the brain. Head injuries can be closed or open. A closed head injury is one in which the skull is not broken. A penetrating head injury occurs when an object pierces the skull. A head injury may cause a skull fracture, which may or may not be associated with injury to the brain. Brain injuries may occur over a wide or small area.

Common causes of head injury are:
Traffic accidents, including pedestrian accidents
Occupational accidents, including construction accidents
Falls
Assaults and other violent crimes
Bicycle, motorcycle, and truck accidents are also a common cause of head injury-related death and disability.

Head injuries can result in attention, emotional, and memory loss problems. Severe head injuries can lead to paralysis, coma, or wrongful death. Because so much is at stake, you should entrust your head injury case to an experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorneys have over three decades of trial experience, including 16 years representing insurance companies in personal injury cases.

We offer a free initial consultation to go over your case, and do not collect any fee until you obtain a settlement or a monetary award at trial. If you are in need of a head or brain injury attorney, call our office today to set up your free consultation.

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If you or someone close to you suffered a serious injury in an accident, you know how urgent the need is for compensation. Medical bills are one thing, but if you cannot work because of a serious injury or permanent disability, you may no longer be able to provide for yourself or your family. In such circumstances, it is important to hold negligent parties accountable for their roles in causing your injuries. Whether you were struck by a negligent motorist, run off the road by a commercial truck or crushed by heavy equipment while on a construction site – just to cite a few examples – you can recover financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.

Our firm has spent more than 35 years defending the rights of our clients in court and in negotiations. For more than 16 years, we represented insurance companies in personal injury litigation, and learned how insurance adjusters and insurance attorneys think about and evaluate cases.

If someone you care about was seriously injured or killed as the result of negligence, we can provide you with thorough and effective representation designed to maximize your compensation. Our goal is always to restore our clients to good health by seeking the compensation they need to pay their medical bills and cover the costs of lost wages, disabilities and inability to earn money in the future.

Getting the Diagnosis You Need, Legal Help You Deserve

We represent clients with a wide range of serious injuries, including:
Radiating nerve pain
Severed spinal cord/paraplegia/quadriplegia
Vertebral disk herniations
Cervical injury/spine injuries
Amputation of arms, legs, fingers and other body parts
Torn tendons and ligaments
Crushing injury caused by impact/blunt force
Bone fractures/compound fractures
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leading to loss of brain function, personality changes and/or loss of cognitive abilities

We will help you get the diagnosis you need and start a process of documenting your condition and accompanying medical expenses over time. We will also counsel you on your legal options for seeking compensation from negligent parties and their insurance companies, which may need legal encouragement to pay the full amounts due to you.
With the assistance of medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other qualified parties, we can prove the true costs of your injuries and obtain the compensation you need, either in court or in negotiations. Our many years of experience as a practicing trial lawyers will benefit you in either case.

Free Consultation

We offer a free consultation for prospective clients. To discuss your serious injury and options for compensation with an experienced serious injuries lawyer, contact us today. We look forward to helping you.

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Wrongful Death Truck Accidents – Truck accidents

Traffic accidents are a leading cause of catastrophic injuries and tragic deaths, and large commercial trucks often play a role in these accidents. These vehicles – also known as semi trucks, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, or big rigs – can cause a large amount of damage or even wrongful death from even a relatively “minor” accident due to their freight loads and very large size. Dump trucks and tanker trucks, the type that carry large amounts of liquid, also may be involved in this type of very damaging accidents.

Truck accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, including:
Poor road conditions
Inadequate driver training
Truck overloading
Driver fatigue, stress, inattention, or carelessness
Failure to see objects in one of a truck’s large blind spots
Failure to leave enough space between truck and other vehicles

Our firm has personal injury attorneys with three decades of trial experience, of which 16 years were spent representing insurance companies in negligence and injury cases. We know how insurance adjusters and insurance lawyers think. We know what juries look for in personal injury trials to award the monetary damages for fair compensation of your or your loved one’s injuries.

We will use all of our experience and knowledge to aggressively represent your legal interests if you have been injured in a truck accident. If you are in need of an attorney, call our office for a free consultation

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