Personal Injury

Road Accidents

Travelling on the road is an activity that is common to most people in the United States. Despite our best preparations, that experience can be unpredictable. Since it is impossible to control the way other road users operate their vehicles, traffic accidents are unavoidable. Injuries that result from road accidences range from minor bruises to brain trauma. Severe injuries may result in the victim losing their ability to work and earn income. If you’ve been involved in an accident where you or others have been seriously injured, it’s best to consult an attorney to determine your cause of action.

Medical Negligence

No matter how experienced a medical practitioner is in their field, there is always the risk of something going wrong during a medical procedure. Should there be a case in which medical care providers were negligent; they may be liable for the injuries caused as a result. Physicians are not the only ones that can be named in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Nurses and other hospital staff may be named in the suit as well. Malpractice may involve issues relating to medical diagnosis, sanitary issues in the laboratory procedure or during the surgical procedure. Not all unsuccessful medical procedures are a result of malpractice. It’s important to get in touch with a competent lawyer who is experienced in your situation to determine the probability of getting compensated if you believe you are a victim of medical negligence.

Social Security Disability

Social Security Service provides many benefits, such as social security disability and supplemental security income. In case of denial to claims, you deserve to be heard and get legal assistance in securing what is due unto you. Before attending to a hearing, your legal counsel will conduct investigation and evaluate the background for the denial from claims. During hearing, evidence and proof of entitlement to social security disability benefits will be presented before the court. Evidence such as affidavit attesting to your inability, impairment you are suffering and other documents are necessary to strengthen your claim. Given the complexity of these proceedings, legal representation strongly recommended.

Premises Liability

Premises liability law requires property owners to provide sufficient security within the premises of his property. If an accident happens due to lack of necessary security within the premises, the owner may face premises liability depending on the nature of accident and the level of safety precautions implemented. The status and relationship of the injured party to the owner of the premise are also factors in premise liability cases. Owners are imposed a different level of care towards customers versus invited guests. There must also be negligence or some wrongful act involved.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member is one of the most difficult life event to experience. Losing them into wrongful death is oftentimes more devastating than a natural death. Aside from the grief, the aggrieved family may also face additional emotional and financial problems arising from such tings as funeral expenses and the generation of future household income. Wrongful death may be caused by an accident due to driver’s negligence or drunkenness, medical malpractice, defective manufacture of products, and the like. If wrongful death actions have been proven to take place, the aggrieved family may be entitled to sue for damages and claims from the negligent party that caused the wrongful death.

Dog Bite

Animal attacks can be vicious. Attacks by pit bulls have been known to cause sever injuries and permanent disfigurement. Owners of such animals that do not properly restrain their pets are liable for all injuries that their pets cause. The damages awarded to victims may be for present and future medical expenses, loss of earning potential and even plastic surgery. As with other types of injury situations, it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as the possible to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

Whiplash

Whiplash happens when the head and neck are jolted out. It usually occurs during unexpected car accidents. It can tear off tissues in the nape and neck. Great impact of car collision could lead to severe injuries such as sprains, leading to inability to work or even making a move. What is more difficult to deal is that whiplash can never be detected through X-rays, unlike the fractured bone. Should you met an accident and suffered from whiplash, it would be best to ask for assistance of legal attorney specializing in traffic accidents to ensure fast processing of claims.

Defective Medical Devices

The manufacturing of medical devices is an activity that is strictly regulated. Medical devices that fall below the standards are deemed to be defective and unsafe for use. Products liability covers the responsibility of medical device manufacturers.
When the device was used for intended purpose according to the instructions given, and yet resulted to putting the patient into harm, the manufacturer may be liable for the injuries caused. The victim must file a claim for the damages and expenses incurred due to defective medical device. If you believe you have been injured as a result of using a defective medical device it’s important to seek a legal assistance right away.

Defective Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves many new drugs that are later sold in the US market. FDA further implemented a rule instructing drug manufacturers to conduct proper testing of the product. With FDA approval, people usually assume that they are safe to use, however, what many people forget is that some medicines may still impose harmful effects if not properly used. Some medicines can cause harmful side effects. There are some medicines that have been passed by the FDA but later on were found to be a threat to human health. Such failure was attributed to lack of sufficient testing, manipulated data and findings, resulting to inadequate information and safety measures for people. Litigation involving defective drugs is complex and time consuming requiring extensive investigation and expert testimony. Adequate and competent legal representation is crucial for a successful outcome. Many firms offer a free consultation and may offer to be compensated from the proceeds of the award resulting in low or now out of pocket expense upfront.

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