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Burn Injury Lawyer

Burn 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

A 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. Our firm iis 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 our office.





What Is Premises Liability?

Premises Liability Lawyers 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, our firm has been helping injured clients through the process of establishing the liable party for their premise liability claim. We have documented success in helping our clients recover just compensation for their injuries. Call us today for a free consultation to determine if you have a premises liability case against a property owner.

Premises Liability Cases

Premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, but a qualified personal injury law firm can help you determine if you have a case against a negligent property owner.

Property owners are held liable for those injured on their property if the plaintiff can prove that there was negligence involved.

Premises liability in Texas. … For someone to prevail on a premises liability claim based on a defect, the plaintiff has to illustrate that the defendant (the landowner) owed him a duty of care, he breached that duty, and that damages resulted.

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. Our 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.

Our firm 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. Call today for a free case evaluation by an experienced premises liability lawyer. 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.






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


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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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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.


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)
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.







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
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.




5/8/19 Criminal



In Nevada a first time DUI offender faces large fines, jail time, community service, driver’s license suspension, probation and numerous other possible consequences. This makes it a necessity to have a qualified and experienced Reno DUI lawyer who both knows the Nevada DUI laws and who is passionate about protecting you.

Gene Drakulich will proudly represent you when charged with a DUI. He is confident in his knowledge of the procedures and laws for Driving Under the Influence. Gene Drakulich will never hesitate to fight for the best result for you and is one of the most experienced DUI Attorneys in Reno.

A DUI can affect you long after you have satisfied your penalty. It can be difficult to secure employment, loans, and professional licenses. An experienced DUI attorney like Gene Drakulich can help you avoid serious consequences and put a drunken driving arrest in your past with aggressive and determined representation in a DUI conviction. If you or a loved one faces DUI conviction, contact us today so that we can get started fighting for your future.

Call us at for a DUI Attorney Consultation today at: (775) 786-7676In Nevada a first time DUI offender faces large fines, jail time, community service, driver’s license suspension, probation and numerous other possible consequences. This makes it a necessity to have a qualified and experienced Reno DUI lawyer who both knows the Nevada DUI laws and who is passionate about protecting you.


In Reno penalties for drug related crimes are taken very seriously. Whether you are an adult or a juvenile, Nevada has some of the harshest punishments for drug offenders in the U.S. It remains the last state to utilize mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for the possession of marijuana and drug trafficking penalties include mandatory prison sentences. A conviction for drug possession, drug trafficking, drug use or any other drug charge can negatively impact your life for many years. If you are facing criminal charges related to illegal drugs or controlled substances, it is crucial that you have competent legal representation.

The Law Office of Gene Drakulich can help you with any drug-related charge, from possession to more complicated offenses involving intent to sell and distribution of controlled substances. Let Gene Drakulich use his drug law knowledge to help defend you in drug court. Contact us today so that we can begin to construct a competent and effective defense strategy on your behalf.


Everyone is rightfully concerned about drunk driving, and we should be equally concerned that anyone accused of this crime receive a fair trial.
A conviction for DUI/DWI can result in a stiff fine, sharply higher insurance premiums and the loss of your driver’s license. You may even go to jail.
However, it may be possible to obtain a dismissal of the charge, a reduction to a non-alcohol related driving offense, or at least mitigate the consequences of a conviction. Potentially successful defense strategies available to a DUI lawyer include:
Lack of probable cause to stop you
Improper administration of field sobriety tests
Inadmissible breath test results
Failure to read Miranda warning
The results of a breath test machine are only admissible if the machine has been properly calibrated and maintained, and if the operator is properly trained. A person can only be legally arrested for DWI if there is probable cause to make an arrest. A blood alcohol level over the legal limit at the time of breath testing at the police station may not reflect the blood alcohol level at the time of driving.
Sometimes impaired driving results in a fatality, which may lead to years in prison. If this issue relates to your case, please see our information on vehicular homicide.
A DWI attorney aggressively representing his client’s interests should explore all of these issues. The integrity of our legal system depends upon defense attorneys requiring the prosecution to prove each element of its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Kootenai County attorney James Bendell has conduced DWI trials as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He will put that experience to work for you if you are charged with the crime of driving under the influence.
If you have been charged with drunk driving in Coeur d’Alene or northern Idaho, call James Bendell at 208-228-0191 or send a quick response email for a free consultation.


Vehicular Homicide
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Vehicular manslaughter may be charged against a driver who is involved in an accident that causes the death of another person. If alcohol is involved, a prosecutor may charge the person who has been drinking with vehicular manslaughter even if that person is not at fault and the accident was unavoidable. Police officers are understandably biased against drunk drivers, and will often jump to the conclusion that the drinking party was at fault. A motor vehicle fatality is not necessarily the fault of the driver who has been consuming alcohol.
As a former criminal prosecutor and currently a defense attorney, James Bendell will thoroughly review the circumstances of your arrest and subsequent events, looking for a way to obtain a positive outcome for you. The following are just some of the issues he will tackle on your behalf:
What was the cause of the accident?
Was your alleged blood alcohol level properly calculated using certified equipment?
Is the prosecution able to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt?
Were other drivers at fault for the accident, either entirely or partially?
Should an accident reconstruction expert be retained to dispute the prosecution’s case?
For aggressive, results-oriented representation, contact Coeur d’Alene defense attorney James Bendell. James Bendell is a vehicular manslaughter lawyer with over three decades of experience, serving clients in Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho. He can intervene quickly in urgent circumstances and help make sure you get the fair trial you deserve. Call him today at 208-228-0191 or send a quick response e-mail for a free consultation on your vehicular manslaughter case.


Crimes of Violence
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Winning Violent Crimes Cases
No reasonable person accused of a violent crime, whether it’s murder, assault & battery, armed robbery, rape, or domestic violence, is unaware of the seriousness of his circumstances and the need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. These charges, depending on the type and severity, can result in penalties that range from lofty fines to years in prison. You could lose your right to possess firearms or step foot in your own home.
Learn more about Domestic Violence
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To Whom Can You Entrust Your Liberty?
Not every criminal defense lawyer, never mind every general practitioner, is capable of successfully defending an individual accused of a violent crime. Prosecutors are often highly experienced, tough, and seasoned trial lawyers. To maximize your chances of an acquittal or a fairly negotiated plea, your defense lawyer must possess these same qualities – and more.
James Bendell is a former prosecutor with over three decades of trial experience. He has defended individuals of accused of serious felonies, including homicide, attempted murder, rape, domestic violence, assault and battery, kidnapping, and weapons charges. His experience includes work as a prosecutor, judge pro tem, and court commissioner.
If you have been charged with a violent crime in Coeur d’Alene or North Idaho, you need to retain the best criminal defense attorney possible. Put James Bendell’s experience and expertise to work for you. Call us now at 208-228-0191 or send a quick response e-mail for a free consultation on your criminal defense case.


Domestic Violence
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If police are called as a result of a dispute with your spouse, you may find yourself facing criminal charges for domestic violence. After responding to the call, if the police believe there is probable cause that a criminal offense has occurred, either you or your spouse may face arrest and be required to spend the night in jail before the court sets bail.
James Bendell is an experienced defense attorney, who has previously worked as a prosecutor, judge pro tem and court commissioner. He will take the time to listen and understand your side of the story. Often there is more to a domestic violence charge than meets the eye, despite hasty judgments that may have been made by law enforcement.
The consequences of a domestic violence charge can be very serious. Even if you are only charged with a misdemeanor, you may face jail time and be restricted from accessing your own home. In some cases, you may lose your job. Your right to own or possess firearms may be taken away.
James Bendell will thoroughly investigate your case to present all the facts and circumstances to the prosecutor, judge and jury. When the abuse claims are false or a result of self-defense, he will work hard to get the case dismissed. In other cases, he will seek alternative sentencing options to avoid jail time or seek to have the charges reduced. If your case requires a jury trial, he brings to the court experience trying hundreds of cases before judges and juries.
If you’ve been charged with domestic violence in Coeur d’Alene or North Idaho, call James Bendell at 208-228-0191 or send a quick response email for a free consultation.


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