Areas of Practice
If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the results can be incredibly disruptive to your life and in some cases, devastating. The injuries sustained may be severe and require ongoing medical care and possibly a program of rehabilitation. The medical bills associated with such a situation can escalate very quickly. This can be made even more difficult to deal with by the fact that you most likely need time off work to recover and are thus losing income. Added to that is the physical pain you are enduring while having to address the damage to your vehicle at the same time.
If you are faced with this you may not even know how to get medical treatment for your injuries,or who to see. It is possible you will be awarded compensation to cover not only your medical bills and lost income but also for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Depending on the specifics of the accident and its consequences, punitive damages may also be awarded. Even if you are unsure as to who is at fault in the accident, a personal injury lawyer can help to investigate the facts of the case and ensure you are treated fairly in light of what occurred.
Although there are laws and regulations in the state of California to help protect bicycle riders from injuries, collisions still occur. Most bicycle accident victims suffer severe injuries and are left with expensive medical bills and costly recoveries after these crashes. Many cyclists are unable to work during this period of recovery. The financial, physical, and emotional burden that victims face is significant, and many people do not know where to turn or who to trust in order to ensure that they receive the representation that they deserve.
As a bicyclist in California, you have every right to utilize the roadways with traffic. Drivers are expected to adhere to their responsibilities to avoid risking the safety of themselves and all others on the road, including cyclists. This means that a driver who does not take necessary measures to safely pass, follow, or make a turn in the presence of a cyclist are acting negligently and should be held accountable for any damages their actions caused.
Motorcycle accidents are among the most devastating types of traffic accidents. Compared to the average motorist, motorcyclists have very little protection from other vehicles and outside elements. The injuries they often sustain, therefore, can be serious to life threatening, such as spinal cord and neck injuries, head trauma, brain damage, bone fractures, disfigurement, paralysis, and death.
These accidents greatly affect the finances and personal life of the victim and the victim’s loved ones, leaving the victim to deal with mounting medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to file a claim to be compensated for the negligent actions of the other party involved. Protect your rights and seek legal representation as soon as possible.
Slip and Fall Accidents
You might be surprised at the number of people who sustain a serious injury from a fall. 8.9 million people visited an emergency room due to a slip and fall last year. The fact is, slip and fall accidents are the second-leading cause of unintentional deaths in homes and communities, accounting for 25,000 fatalities in 2009, according to the National Safety Council.
When the average motorist is involved in an accident with a monstrous 18-wheeler, the resulting consequences and injuries are often catastrophic if not fatal.
If you are involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler, big rig, dump truck, tractor-trailer, delivery truck, or any other commercial truck, it may be in your best interest to seek legal representation from a competent truck accident lawyer.
We have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to fight for your rights and help you achieve the most advantageous outcome possible.
In many instances, individuals often sustain injuries due to their own actions.
Unfortunately, many others also suffer injuries as a result of the negligent, deliberate, or reckless actions of another individual or entity.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, roughly 31 million people sustain injuries each year through no fault of their own.
While these accident injuries may at times be minor, there are also instances where such accidents result in serious to life-threatening injuries or even death.
People walk for numerous reasons—relaxation, exercise, or simply as a means of transportation. No matter how careful they may be, however, pedestrians also face risks to their safety and personal health.
Pedestrian accidents may occur in different ways, such as being sideswiped by a passenger car, being hit while exiting a car or bus, or being struck at a crosswalk. Many times, drivers are simply unaware of or inattentive to the presence of pedestrians on the road. Accident victims then suffer from various severe or catastrophic injuries that can change their lives dramatically. These include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and amputation.
If your pedestrian accident is the result of the careless or negligent actions of another individual, it would be in your best interests to seek legal representation. We will protect your rights and see to it that you are rightfully compensated for your injuries and losses.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing homes and assisted living care facilities exist to provide a healthy and supervised environment for our elderly loved ones who can no longer take care of themselves. Their purpose is to ensure that they have constant access to medical treatment, and we trust their staff to be caring and compassionate. When a member of a nursing home's staff becomes abusive, it is our right and responsibility to take action.