From personal injury to workers’ compensation, our attorneys provide aggressive and personalized legal services to help each client with his or her legal needs. Below is a list of the areas of practice that we have extensive experience litigating both in a settlement stage and in the courtroom. If you would like additional information about any of these areas, please contact us today.
Automobile/Tractor Trailer Accidents
Automobile Crash Worthiness & Defects
Nursing Home Negligence
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
Railroad Accidents/Crossing Accidents
Federal Employer’s Liability Act
Automobile/Tractor Trailer Accidents
Distracted, aggressive drivers are prevalent on our highways, making automobile accidents an everyday occurrence. Being injured in a collision can have serious effects on a victim’s life. Automobile accident victims often face high medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, severe injury, permanent disability, or even death. If you or a loved one has been injured in an automobile accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation — even if you are not sure that the other driver was at fault, our firm may be able to help you.
The police report is crucial to the initial evaluation of a car crash. It provides information regarding the drivers and witnesses and may also contain notations about critical evidence. You should obtain a copy of such and have it available at the first meeting with our office. You should also have a copy of all of your automobile insurance policies that show the type and amount of coverage you have.
Automobile Crash Worthiness & Defects
Sometimes defectively designed seatbelts, seat backs, air bags or other vehicular components can cause injuries more severe than would normally be expected in a car crash. If you have any reason to believe that you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a defect in any component of a car, you need to provide that information to our office immediately and make sure you preserve the vehicle for inspection by experts.
Manufacturers and store owners have a responsibility to consumers. They must ensure that the products they sell are not unreasonably dangerous due to a defective condition. If a party manufactures, distributes or sells a product that is unreasonably dangerous when used in a reasonably anticipated manner and it causes an injury to the user of the product, our legal system holds the manufacturer, distributor and/or seller strictly liable because they are in the best position to detect and correct the defect or provide an adequate warning of the dangerous propensities of a product. It is crucial for you to keep any product that you believe is defective and provide it to our office along with any receipts or other documents regarding your purchase or rental of the product. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dangerous or defective product, please contact us today.
Nursing Home Negligence
In order for a client to file a lawsuit for medical negligence, he or she must obtain a written statement from a licensed physician stating that the medical provider treating the client failed to provide the basic level of care and treatment established by the medical community, and consequently, caused the patient to sustain injury. Since medical records must be obtained and reviewed in order to evaluate any claim of medical negligence, we ask that you bring the records to your initial meeting at our office.
Contrary to current media reports, health care providers who practice have long enjoyed the benefits of a short statute of limitations and a cap on judgments that may be entered against them. Despite such favorable treatment and a reduction in claims against them, insurance companies have continued to raise premiums. This is to offset bad investments, a declining stock market and poor management within the insurance industry. The legal system merely seeks to hold health care providers accountable for their mistakes, which can have devastating consequences on patients and their families. Please let your lawmakers know that you oppose any further restrictions on holding doctors responsible for their acts of negligence. If you fail to take some initiative, you may not be able to receive fair and just compensation for injuries inflicted by medical negligence. If you believe you or a family member is the victim of medical malpractice, our firm can help you receive the compensation you need. Please contact us today.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
People who slip and fall on another person’s property due to unsafe conditions may be eligible for compensation. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe and for warning visitors of any potential hazards. For example, if a supermarket owner mops the floor and doesn’t mark the area to warn consumers, he or she may be legally liable for a slip and fall injury occurring in that location. Similarly, a homeowner who fails to warn guests of a broken step may be liable for his guests’ injuries.You should obtain photographs of the area where you fell as soon as practical–in order to depict the condition as it existed at the time of your injury–and present them to our office at the initial consultation. By the time you contact our office it may be too late to get photographs of the area as it existed at the time of the injury. Evidence of prior injuries is crucial and you should provide any such information to our office as soon as you become aware of such.
Railroad Accidents/Crossing Accidents
If you or a family member is injured at a railroad crossing or as the result of railroad operations, you should contact our office immediately. You can expect the railroad to have its investigators and claims handlers on the scene within minutes, intending to build its defense. In cases like these it’s imperative to have someone who will protect your interests from the outset. Our office is familiar with railroad operations and can assist you in pursuing your claim. Likewise, in the event of a boating accident you should immediately contact our office so that crucial evidence can be gathered and preserved.
Federal Employer’s Liability Act
Virtually all employees who are injured on the job are entitled to state workers’ compensation benefits. This is unless you live in a state where it is optional to have Worker’s Compensation. The benefits include coverage of medical expenses; temporary total benefits for the period that an employee is being treated for their injuries and unable to return to their job; and permanent disability benefits for the limitations caused by a disability expected to last beyond the conclusion of medical treatment. Your employer will generally have an insurance company handling all such claims and will hire an attorney to protect the interests of both the employer and insurer. It only stands to reason that you should have an attorney representing you. Please contact our office to assure that your rights are protected and you receive the necessary medical care, treatment and evaluation of your particular injury.
Third party lawsuits can be pursued beyond a workers’ compensation claim against individuals or entities other than your employer if they are responsible for causing your injuries. Some examples would be a claim against the manufacturer of a defective tool or piece of equipment that causes an injury while working, or a negligent driver who runs into you or your vehicle while you are working. If you pursue a third party claim, you must generally reimburse your employer for the workers’ compensation benefits that you received. The amount of reimbursement is calculated according to a defined formula which is based upon the amount of any recovery obtained from the third party.
Railroad, barge and marine workers are not covered by state workers’ compensation statutes. Railroad workers are covered by a federal statute that is the same regardless of the state in which he or she is located at the time of injury. This is called the FEDERAL EMPLOYER’S LIABILITY ACT. We have nearly 20 years of experience, making us well-versed attorneys in railroad operations and terminology. Please contact us immediately so that we can bring the wealth of my experience to bear on behalf of you and your family.
Barge and marine workers are covered by the JONES ACT, which essentially adopts the provisions of the FEDERAL EMPLOYER’S LIABILITY ACT. In such claims, however, you are entitled to “maintenance and cure” from the owner of the vessel. Again, you should contact us immediately so that we can take appropriate steps to assure that your legal rights are asserted.
Although you pay premiums for insurance coverage, the insurance company may use specific provisions in your policy as a basis for denying coverage. This action may be the basis for a vexatious refusal claim against your company if you follow the requirements of the statute. We have experience pursuing legal actions against insurance companies in an attempt to compel them to pay benefits to my clients. We have also given seminars regarding insurance law to practicing attorneys. Please contact our office if your insurance company is denying coverage or benefits so that we can evaluate your insurance policy and advise you on your rights and obligations under the policy.
If you, a family member or a friend are injured due to an attack by an animal, you may be able to recover from the animal’s owner/possessor if the breed has known vicious tendencies or has attacked and/or injured other individuals. It is important to obtain any information about the animal’s prior behavior and provide such to us as soon as possible.
Additionally, you should not give a recorded statement about the events surrounding your injury to a representative of the party at fault, because it can only be used against you. You should first seek medical attention and follow the instruction of your doctors. You should not be intimidated by those who are conducting an investigation of your injury but simply refer them to our office if you have entered into a contract hiring us to represent you.
Losing a loved one is truly one of life’s most difficult experiences. If the death is caused by the negligence of another, however, the wrongful death statute, permits certain relatives to bring an action to recover damages. Other statutes such as the Workers’ Compensation Statute and the Federal Employer’s Liability Act also provide for recovery by certain relatives in the event of the death of a family member. Although we understand that nothing could diminish your personal sense of grief, please contact our office immediately so that we can evaluate the possibility of pursing a wrongful death case on your behalf in order to obtain just and reasonable compensation for your economic loss in the event that such a tragedy strikes your family.
Knowledgeable Car Accident Lawyers
Poor driving, dangerous roads, and increased traffic all contribute to the staggering number of motor vehicle accidents which occur every year. At our firm, we help people who have been injured in a car accident to obtain compensation for the damage done to them. Our auto accident lawyers have been representing clients in this area since 1975.
We have experience representing clients who have been injured in drunken driving related accidents. Even if someone was not convicted of DWI, you may still be entitled to damages based on the negligent conduct that caused your injuries. In some cases, accident law may allow you to recover punitive damages if the conduct that caused the accident was particularly irresponsible.
Whether your case concerns a head on collision, or a lawsuit for the wrongful death of a loved one, we take the time to understand your unique situation. We often use our own expert economist to value lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other foreseeable expenses. We develop a complete picture of the difficulties you are facing in order to seek a fair and just amount to compensate you. It is important to find the true and entire cost of being the victim of an injury.
Our litigation attorneys have spent countless hours in the courtroom. We have the trial experience to prepare your case for a judge and jury. While many cases settle before reaching trial, getting a fair settlement may depend upon being willing and able to push your case to the farthest limits. We have the resources and the dedication to fight for your best interests.
Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. If we do not recover money for you, we do not collect attorney’s fees. If you have further questions, see our motor vehicle accidents center.
Defective Product Attorneys and Personal Injury Lawyers
Our attorneys have handled many types of personal injury cases. We have the resources and the trial experience to manage even the most complex personal injury lawsuits. We handle everything from on site investigation to independent medical examination to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve.
Our practice covers a broad range of situations, including workers’ compensation, car accidents, truck accidents, products’ liability, slip and falls, serious injury, and other personal injury matters. If you have lost a loved one to the negligent conduct of another, we can help you recover damages for wrongful death. We understand what it takes to prepare an aggressive and professional personal injury lawsuit.
If you are an attorney in need of a personal injury law firm for your clients, we handle referrals for many lawyers who cannot, or do not wish to handle serious personal injury cases. We often work with our own economist to develop a clear picture of lost ages, and other financial effects of a personal injury. We work with doctors, nurses, rehabilitation experts, life care planners, and other expert witnesses to get independent medical exams and accurate information concerning the nature and extent of an injury. We work tirelessly to obtain the appropriate relief for every one of our clients.
We provide the thorough investigation and preparation required to take any case to a judge and jury. We zealously safeguard our clients’ best interests. If we cannot get a fair settlement, we are not afraid to present a case at trial.
Contact us today to make an appointment with one of our experienced and aggressive defective product attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
A semi-trailer truck accident can cause extensive damage to people and property. Semi trucks and the people who operate them are subject to specific guidelines that are intended to foster safety. At our firm, we help people who have been injured in accidents involving tractor-trailers.
Our truck accident lawyers move quickly to get the right accident reconstruction people on site, as needed, before important evidence is lost. Trucking companies often have their own teams on site and it is important to make sure that someone is there to safeguard your interests. Having your own investigators and representatives helps to ensure that you will have clean evidence and a fair trial to present your case.
There are specific rules that apply to any driver of a semi. Tractor trailer accident attorneys should be familiar with these regulations and capable of gathering the evidence pertaining to proper operation of these big rigs. The Department of Transportation limits how many hours a truck driver may work over a given time period. These regulations are meant to prevent accidents based on driver fatigue. Trucking companies themselves may be liable for damages based on negligent hiring in cases involving substance abuse or other impairment.
Whatever the source of the negligence, our truck accident attorneys aggressively represent our clients’ best interests. We take the time to develop a clear understanding of your situation to make sure that we are seeking the full compensation you are entitled to. In cases of wrongful death, we help our clients move forward after the loss of a loved one.
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured due to an unsafe condition on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At our firm, our lawyers represent people who have been injured in slip and fall accidents. Premises liability is meant to safeguard people against dangerous conditions that could have been avoided if the responsible person had taken reasonable precautions.
Our personal injury practice centers on providing high quality, aggressive representation to people who have been harmed by negligent conduct. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience and we are not afraid to fight for your best interests. It is important to get a clear picture of the nature and development of the injuries you have suffered. A quick settlement may fail to account for future hospital stays, rehabilitation, or long term health problems that may result from an injury.
Slip and fall accidents may occur on icy or uneven sidewalks, dangerously maintained stairways, slippery floors, or in places where merchandise has been stored in an unsafe manner. If the property owner has invited you onto the property, as in the case of grocery stores, landlords renting out property, or other retail locations, the owners must take certain steps to protect you from harm. The duty is even greater in high traffic areas where the owners should know that an unsafe condition, such as a spill, is likely to cause an accident if not quickly rectified.
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced slip and fall accident attorney.
Spinal Cord Injury and Serious Accident Attorneys
A serious injury will often have medical repercussions for the life of the victim. At our firm, our personal injury attorneys have substantial experience assisting clients who have suffered a serious injury accident to get the compensation they deserve. In these difficult situations, it is important to have an aggressive and knowledgeable lawyer watching out for your best interests.
Serious injuries can result from car accidents, truck accidents, defective products, slip and falls, and other personal injury matters. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligent conduct, we can help you recover damages for wrongful death. Whatever the source of the injury, we will help you fight for what you are entitled to.
Whether you need a brain injury attorney, a burn injury lawyer, or a representative familiar with closed head injuries and paralysis, we can help you assess your legal situation and figure out how to proceed. We have helped quadriplegic victims, people facing multiple injuries and bone fractures, and countless others who have suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident. These situations require extensive preparation and effort to prepare for trial. We often work with doctors, nurses, rehabilitation experts, and other life care planners to get independent medical exams and truly understand what the cost of the injury will be.
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation with one of our spinal cord injury and serious accident attorneys.
Personal Injury Attorney
Our Law Center was founded in 1987, and over the years in practice has developed powerful resources and skill to bring to the table in all types of personal injury cases throughout the area. The legal team focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, and is recognized as an aggressive, hard-hitting and relentless group of attorneys who will fight on behalf of the injured victim. No matter how serious the injury, our legal team is prepared to fight forcefully for fair compensation for damages in injury cases.
During the years in practice, it has become evident to the legal team that individuals who do not have strong legal representation after an accident may receive a lower settlement, compensation amount or judgment than those that enlist the assistance of our legal team. Each case is thoroughly reviewed and analyzed in order to determine what claims should be made for the injured client; the case will then be initiated with the required documentation gathered and submitted on behalf of the injured or their families. Injured clients should not have to deal with insurance companies who consistently make efforts to reduce claim amounts or deny valid claims. The case will be prepared skillfully and thoroughly, and will be negotiated aggressively on behalf of the injured.
The legal team will address each case with the same dedication and relentless determination to get what is fair for the client, no matter whether the case is a soft-tissue injury or more serious injury case. Once the case is taken on, you can be assured that it will be given the time, attention and focus that it deserves. It is strongly advised that you contact the firm at once if you have been injured; in personal injury cases documentation must be carefully gathered and provided in the claim, and the longer you wait the more difficult it could be to negotiate your claim.
Never discuss your case with an insurance adjuster from the responsible party’s insurance company without legal representation from our attorneys to advise you. Avoiding the pitfalls that exist for those who proceed without a lawyer is vital; many have discovered that their valid injury claim will be denied and do not know how to proceed. They may accept a settlement that is ridiculously low, considering the damages suffered, but may accept it in frustration. Don’t make this mistake – contact the firm at once if you have been injured in an accident or through the recklessness or negligence of another party.
Have you been injured in a car accident? Now is the time to contact a lawyer.
Auto and car accidents are the number one cause of vehicle transportation injury throughout the nation. When one suffers an injury due to the dangerous driving habits of another, it is crucial that you immediately get legal representation from a car accident lawyer. With the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer from our firm, your claim can be initiated, taking into consideration all of the types of damages that you or your loved one has suffered in the accident. The legal team assists clients injured in all types of car accident cases.
Dangerous drivers pose a hazard for all the other drivers on the streets; texting, talking on cell phones, weaving in and out of traffic or just driving aggressively can result in serious injury accidents to innocent law abiding motorists sharing the streets. The injuries can be extremely serious, and in some cases are so catastrophic that the victim will require a lifetime of medical care. Other cases may be less severe, but no less important to the attorney from our firm. Even soft-tissue injuries such as whiplash can cause months of pain and distress, and the compensation or settlement sought must reflect the actual damages suffered by the victim.
Over the 27 years in practice, the legal team at our firm has gathered together strong resources to assist in the quest for fair treatment for the injured in car accident cases. Insurance companies are huge corporations; their focus is on profit. This can leave “the little guy” out in the cold when dealing with ongoing efforts to deny or reduce claims. Contact our firm to provide equally powerful and dedicated legal representation and never face these corporate giants on your own. Our legal team at the firm will aggressively fight for fair compensation in car accident cases.
Contact a car accident attorney today.
Truck Accident Lawyer
San Antonio is a densely populated area, requiring a constant stream of goods to be brought into the area in large trucks or big rigs. These huge vehicles, when loaded, can weigh up to 80,000 lbs., and there are hundreds of them on the freeways and streets at all times of day or night in the area. Those driving passenger vehicles are presented with the daily hazard of these huge vehicles sharing the road. The number of big rig accidents in the area on the increase, due to the shared usage of the streets and freeways. Some attempts have been made by lawmakers to increase the safety of regular drivers, but accidents happen, and when they do, the injuries can be extensive or even fatal. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a big rig or other large truck, it is crucial that you contact a truck accident attorney at our law offices without delay.
Personal Injury Attorney for Truck Accident Claims
When a big rig on the freeway sways out of its lane, an innocent driver can suffer serious consequences. Truck drivers and big rig drivers often are exhausted and are trying to make their delivery on time. There are federal regulations regarding the amount of driving that is allowed without sleep, however, this does not deter certain drivers who are concentrating on making the maximum for every “run”. They have in some cases been found to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, but even those who are not drunk, tired or drug intoxicated can be aggressive or inattentive in their driving habits. When a passenger vehicle then comes in contact, no matter how slight, with a large truck, the injuries can be life-threatening or in the worst cases, fatal.
In any big rig or truck accident, it is critical that you contact our law firm as soon after the accident as possible. As many of these accidents are multi-vehicle with many injured, the case can be complex and the insurance process confusing. Trucking companies are insured by commercial insurance companies, and these huge corporations are there to protect the truck driving firm – not the injured victims. You must have support for your legal claims, and in these cases, the injuries are often severe or catastrophic. In some cases the injuries are so extensive that the victim will never return to the healthy condition they enjoyed prior to the accident. Don’t take chances with truck accident cases, contact our firm immediately. Your future health and finances could depend upon the actions taken by the attorney fighting on your behalf.
Contact a truck accident lawyer from our firm today.
About Brain and Spine injuries
Brain and spine injuries are amongst the most devastating and long-lasting injuries. Head injuries can result in serious brain injury. In some cases it is difficult to know the full effect of the head injury initially, and some symptoms, even life-threatening effects, become evident after a short period of time. The extensive damage of a closed head injury should not be overlooked and must be brought to the attention of a medical doctor qualified to make such a diagnosis. A closed head injury may not be diagnosed immediately and it is possible that it can go untreated for a matter of months. Due to the complexity of brain injuries and the possible subtlety of symptoms, it may not be treated with the care commensurate to its severity.
Spine injuries can leave the person permanently disabled. It is important when dealing with brain and spine injuries that you and your family become informed of your legal options immediately by a qualified brain and spine injury lawyer. Avail yourself of the assistance you require to fully care for you and your family in this time of need.
Personal Injury Attorney
An accident is the most common source of brain and spine injuries. There are different types of accidents which may result in brain and spine injuries.
After a spine or brain injury, rehabilitative treatment may take years to reverse the damage in cases in which this is possible. In some cases the damage is so extensive that the victim of the brain or spine injury is required to receive medical care for a lifetime just in order to continue to survive. Insurance companies often try to offer settlements far less than should be expected in such cases. Speak with a lawyer at our law firm today, and discover what options are available to you. We have the skill and experience needed in all brain and spine injury cases and could greatly increase your chances of receiving a settlement that is fair considering the true damages.
Contact a brain and spine injury attorney from our firm today.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Many residents are interested in reducing their carbon footprint, and choose public transportation to get to and from work, school or other activities. Rarely is it considered that a serious accident will occur while a passenger on a bus or train. Unfortunately, as has been proven in the past, these accidents do happen and when they do, serious and life-threatening injuries are usually the result. When one is a passenger on a bus or train, or is driving in the vicinity of one of these large vehicles, there are certain hazards that are inherent in the situation. Buses are large and heavy, and the passengers are not required to wear seatbelts, and when an accident occurs, there are usually many injured. The individuals can fly around the cabin of the bus and suffer terrible head, spine and neck injuries, as well as soft tissue injuries and fractures. Internal injuries are not uncommon in such accidents. Any such incident requires the skill of a bus accident attorney at once.
Injured in a bus or train accident?
Those that share the streets and freeways with large vehicles are always at risk when driver error takes place. In train accidents, although the trains are run to some degree electronically, the engineer has certain responsibilities that if they fail to perform properly can result in deadly train crashes, either with other vehicles at crossings or other trains head on. Such disasters may fill our TV screen for days, but if you are an individual who was involved, you understand the terror and pain that is part of these devastating accidents. It is critical that you enlist the assistance of a personal injury lawyer from our law firm at once if you have been involved in such an accident while a passenger on public transportation.
There are less serious injuries that still require legal representation, such as slip and fall injuries while a passenger. When dealing with the insurance company that handles the liability coverage of the bus or train company, it is important that your attorney is experienced, aggressive and ready to fight on your behalf. As insurance companies are very concerned with reducing claims, if you proceed without strong legal representation you may receive a settlement that is far lower than one would expect after suffering a train or bus injury accident.
Contact a bus and train accident attorney from our firm today.
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The city is full of those who choose motorcycles as their main mode of transportation. The beautiful southern weather makes motorcycles perfect to use. Motorcyclists can easily get through traffic and have a low fuel bill to deal with. They are also great fun for those who love to take ride just for the fun of it. The unfortunate aspect that has become evident as the use of motorcycles increases is that there has also been an increase in the number of motorcycle accidents in the area. The rider is virtually unprotected, other than with a helmet and possibly some leather clothing, and when a motorcycle comes into contact with a car, the injuries are frequently life threatening. If you or a loved one has been injured in such an accident, it is critical that you contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at once.
Injured in a motorcycle accident?
The injuries that are suffered by the victims of these accidents are extremely serious, and sadly, often fatal. In cases in which the injured survive, they may have months, years or even a lifetime of needed medical care and treatment, such as in cases in which a spinal cord injury resulted in paralysis. In other cases, serious fractures to the arms, legs, elbows, knees and shoulders are the result. Serious head and brain injuries are not uncommon, and such injuries have varying degrees of recovery, depending upon the severity. Our legal team takes these accidents very seriously and is dedicated to assisting the injured and their families recover the compensation that is commensurate with the degree of injury and other damages.
With years of experience behind them, the legal team approaches each case with a full dedication to pursuing what is right for the client. There are many types of damages that victims suffer in these accidents, and each case must be fully evaluated in order to determine how to move forward with the claim. It is critical that you have legal representation from the firm in such a case, as many individuals have proceeded without an attorney and have received far less in a settlement than they would have had they been supported by an aggressive lawyer from the firm.
Contact a motorcycle accident attorney in our firm today.
Pedestrian Injury Attorney
The majority of pedestrian injuries are traffic-related. Children, however, are prone to non-traffic related injuries such as those occurring in driveways and parking lots. While pedestrian deaths are not as numerous as motor vehicle-related deaths, a large amount of the injuries suffered by children in pedestrian related injuries are extremely serious. In one year nearly 700 children died from pedestrian injuries. About twenty percent of all fatalities which are traffic related in children under the age of 14 are related to a pedestrian accident. Motor vehicles are everywhere, on freeways, streets and residential areas.
It could be said that it is practically an obligation that you own at least one car. With this increased chance of pedestrian accidents, parents and all pedestrians should be extremely alert to any hazard regarding traffic related accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident it is critical you contact a pedestrian injury lawyer to protect your rights and to aggressively pursue fair compensation.
About Pedestrian Accidents
There are certain circumstances are more common to pedestrian accidents such as driver negligence and error. It is a possibility that the driver may even have been intoxicated, either with drugs or alcohol, resulting in reduced awareness and poor judgment. The irresponsible driver of the vehicle must be forced to face the damage they have done through a claim for compensation for damages. Although no settlement can truly make up for the damages in many pedestrian accident cases, it is a type of justice. The settlement also provides the injured with the ability to get further newer medical treatments as they discovered in the future.
The brain and head are the most commonly injured in pedestrian accidents. This is unfortunate due to the complex and long term damage that is usually part of such injuries. No persons should have to endure the tragedy of a pedestrian injury, and when they have, get legal support. Discover your legal options from a qualified attorney at our law firm. We have over 27 years of experience and focus exclusively on personal injury cases.
Contact a pedestrian injury attorney immediately if you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident.
Work Injury Lawyer
Thousands of people are injured every year on the job. Wrongful death cases occur due to lack of safety standards in the workplace. Workers’ compensation was designed so that when you are injured on the job you may not sue your employer in exchange for compensation to cover your costs of medical care. Those benefits can be much lower than what is needed to cover the victims medical and other costs. Where it is possible that someone other than your employer is at fault for your injuries, you may be able to receive compensation from that third party in order to cover the costs of loss of wages, medical bills, future medical care, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and more. It is imperative to consult with a personal injury attorney well-versed in on the job injury cases, so that you can put the legal issues aside and focus on your health and recovery.
Workplace Injury Attorney Helping Injured Workers
Many types of workplace injuries can occur and when severe, may result in a disability such as quadriplegia or paraplegia or even the tragic death of a loved one. In such a case it is strongly advised for the family of the wrongful death victim to immediately speak with a lawyer from our law offices. You may not receive the proper compensation from workers’ compensation to actually cover the costs of living without your loved one, and an attorney from the firm may need to work with an investigator in order to ascertain whether or not the wrongful death was the fault of a defective piece of equipment or poor safety standards.
If you were recently injured on the job it is likely you are being overwhelmed by legal issues, and you may not even be aware of the types of claims for damages you may have the right to. We can thoroughly review your case and advise you how to move forward with a claim. If you have been injured on the job it is crucial that you get legal representation from an experienced lawyer at once. We fight relentlessly for clients who have been injured while on the job.
Contact a personal injury attorney from our firm today and consult with a lawyer about your case.
Slip, Trip and Fall Injury Lawyer
There are many dangerous circumstances that can lead to a slip and fall or trip and fall injury accident. Uneven sidewalks, potholes and slippery floors in commercial enterprises all can contribute to these dangerous accidents. If a property owner or manager or city manager has not maintained the walking surfaces for those in the area, serious and life-threatening injuries can result. The injuries can include fractures, head injuries, spinal injuries and even death. In less serious cases, one could suffer from serious soft-tissue injuries that create difficulty in living your normal life such as bruising, sprains and strains. Any such accident requires the assistance of a slip & fall injury attorney to assist in submitting your claim for compensation for damages.
After a Slip and Fall Accident – What You Can Do
Dealing with the injuries sustained in these accidents can be expensive and can take weeks, months or in the most serious cases, a lifetime of medical treatment. Getting fair compensation in such accidents can become difficult without the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer. Such cases require strong documentation when fighting for compensation for damages. In some cases of slip and fall injuries, the manager may quickly clean up the area or patch the hazardous area before the evidence is documented. This creates a problem for those who are now injured through the prior negligence. Our firm can provide the assistance to ensure that the documentation of the site is quickly photographed and other important aspects of any slip and fall or trip and fall case.
It is strongly advised that you contact the firm at once after a slip & fall or trip & fall injury accident. It is of utmost priority that you get immediate medical assistance, particularly when head and spine injuries have taken place. There have been cases in which the head injury caused internal bleeding and the situation became critical. After getting the medical attention needed, contact our law firm at once to initiate the claim for compensation for damages. Never accept a quickly offered settlement from any property owner or manager without first getting legal representation from the firm to review the details of your case and advise you how to move forward legally.
Contact a Slip & Fall/Trip & Fall Injury Lawyer today!
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, which may also be referred to as neck sprain or neck strain. Symptoms which occur following damage to the neck, usually as a result of sudden extension and flexion, include injury to joints, discs, ligaments and nerve roots, causing pain in the neck, and head.
Whiplash compensation claims
Whiplash usually occurs after a car accident when one vehicle is hit from behind by another, and the sufferer may feel immediate pain or delayed pain, which will only surface after a few days. Other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the ligaments and muscles, headache, dizziness and shoulder or back pain. Some people may experience psychological conditions such as memory loss or irritability and sleep disturbances, leading to depression, but this is relatively uncommon.
A soft neck collar can help recovery from whiplash injury or your doctor may recommend some type of gentle exercise to help strengthen the neck muscles. More serious whiplash injury can cause damage to the spine and discs, although most symptoms are minor and clear up completely within a few weeks.
If you have suffered a whiplash injury that was caused by someone else, you should contact a personal injury lawyer, who will give you expert advice and help about claiming compensation for your injuries. If you have been involved in a rear-end hit accident, you could suffer pain and discomfort, when the ligaments and tendons are strained during impact.
Most damage is done to the soft neck tissue, causing pain and discomfort in the neck and head. You may also experience pain in the lower back.Any accident which causes the head to jolt violently backwards and forwards can result in whiplash, including sports accidents, car accidents, accidents at work or at home. Whiplash accidents can also occur at the fairground, or even at the gym. Whiplash needs to be treated quickly, so your doctor can see there is no serious damage, and refer you to a specialist if necessary. A no win, no fee lawyer will help you to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault.
Treatment for sufferers of whiplash may include pain medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-depressants or muscle relaxants, and a range of exercises may also be recommended. Physical therapy may be prescribed for severe whiplash, and heat treatment may help relieve muscle tension. Whiplash prognosis for most individuals is good, and the neck and head clear within a few weeks. If you continue to have neck pain and headaches after 3 months, further examination may be necessary.
If you suffer ongoing pain and discomfort, you may require a CT scan or X-ray, which will show any more serious damage to your neck or spine. It is worth remembering that most whiplash compensation claims are successful following accidents that are caused by other people, and if the third party admits liability you may not even have to go to court to make a claim.
A personal injury lawyer will help you make a claim with a minimum of fuss or hassle, and most cases are settled out of court. Make sure you use a personal injury lawyer who works on a no win, no fee basis, and it won´t cost you a penny to claim compensation. The advantages of using a lawyer instead of a claims management company, is that they will deal directly with your claim and not pass it on to a third party, which should speed up the whole process.
Faster whiplash compensation claims that benefit you
Whiplash compensation claims need to be considered immediately after an accident. The delay in the proceedings will only make it harder for the claims settlement specialists to about their job. The policy holder should therefore actively seek the advice of experienced and reputable professionals to get the right benefits. Compensation that is awarded should be on par with the overall damage caused. It is therefore necessary to avail the services of reputable lawyers who can provide the right advice.
Whiplash resulting from the mistake of a third party will make the claimer eligible for compensation. But it is important to know about the right references and legalities that are involved in the process. A claims advisor is the best person to keep the insurance holder informed about different ways to make things happen.
Here are some complexities that may be resulted due to lack of awareness.
Intimating the authorities on time:
Intimating the authorities on time will help in bringing the right kind of rewards. The delay would only slow down the process and would give less scope for the claim advisors and lawyers to act on your behalf. Insurance company should receive the necessary documents in order to process the whiplash compensation benefits.
Medical records should be kept handy for future use. To process the claims in a short time, it is important to furnish medical proof of whiplash. Evidences like these can help insurance holders to get the benefits in less time.
The hospital management can provide the required support in terms of documentation of the necessary facts that can be helpful in claims settlement.
Taking the right help:
It is important to take the right kind of help if you are not aware of the legal proceedings that are required to get the benefits on time. Choosing the services of lawyer will help in availing the whiplash compensation on time.
The impact of the injury can only be minimized through the right compensation awarded to you, it is therefore important to understand the possible avenues that can increase the compensation benefits. Whiplash compensation claims provided by claims advisors can prove to be effective to a large extent.
Whiplash compensation benefits:
Whiplash compensation is awarded for insurance holders who have been injured owing to the negligence of a third party. The cost for treatment would therefore be covered under this compensation plan.
Choosing the right lawyer would result in innumerable benefits. Whiplash compensation is the legal right that insurance holders have against possible situations. In order to speed up the process, it is necessary to take the support of the established agencies that can work on your behalf to get you the best support. Whiplash compensation will reduce the impact of the loss with the equivalent compensation benefits that will be processed through the support of a reputable lawyer.