Car Accident (4)

In a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident, determining who is at fault is a matter of deciding who was negligent in causing the accident. The following factors are taken into consideration to determine who was at fault in an auto accident:

Did the driver violate the traffic rules?
Was the driver (or pedestrian or cyclist) not reasonably careful?
Did the driver’s conduct cause actual injury or damage to someone?

Category: Car Accident

Yes, you should contact the police if you are in a car accident. Even if the accident seems minor, contact the police immediately.
Here’s why:

The police will file an official report concerning the accident.
The police report is trusted by insurance companies as a basis for filing claims.
The police report is an official document and proof of the accident.
The police will get first-hand information from witnesses.

Category: Car Accident

When filing a car accident claim, you should have the following information:

Your full name and policy number.
The start and end date of your policy.
Date and time of the incident.
Names, addresses, and phone numbers of all drivers, passengers, and witnesses.
Driver’s license and license plate numbers of all drivers involved in the accident.

Category: Car Accident

Yes, you can still file a claim for damages if you were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. However, this fact may reduce the damage recovery amount. This is because many states accept a seat belt defense made to limit damages granted in a car accident claim. This simply means that in case you are injured in a car accident and were not wearing a seat belt, your recoverable damages may be lessened.

Category: Car Accident

Drunk Driving (4)

If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you may pursue compensation for your injuries and damages. Drunk driving cases always result in criminal trials. Although a criminal trial is an important aspect of obtaining justice in your case, it will not result in any monetary compensation. In order to get compensated, you must file a civil claim in addition to the criminal charges against the drunk driver. It is only through a civil case that you will be able to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Category: Drunk Driving

A number of parties may be held responsible for drunk driving accidents, including:
Drivers:Drivers are responsible for their own behaviour. They can be held responsible if they cause accidents after consuming alcohol.
Bar / restaurant owners / staff:They can be held responsible for drunk driving accidents. It is their responsibility to stop serving patrons that appear to be intoxicated.
Drunk drivers’ employers:If accidents were caused by drivers driving a company car while intoxicated, their employers may be held responsible for the accident.

Category: Drunk Driving

Any injured person may bring a claim against a drunk driver for injuries sustained in an accident. In the event that someone is killed due to the negligence of a drunk driver, relatives of the deceased have the right to bring a claim against the drunk driver and possibly against the bar or restaurant that served the drunk driver as well.

Category: Drunk Driving

The most important step is to notify the police and get immediate medical help. Document every aspect of your injury, including medical records and police reports. This documentation can help your attorney recover damages more easily. Also, obtain contact information from witnesses and take photographs of the accident scene.
Do not discuss your case with an insurance company before speaking with a car accident attorney. The insurance company may pressure you to settle quickly for a very small amount of money. Your car accident attorney will help you to properly negotiate your case.

Category: Drunk Driving

Hit and Run Accidents (5)

If the negligent driver is not apprehended, it will be difficult to make a claim with the driver’s insurance company. However, you can still claim damages with your insurance company. The type of insurance policy you have is important. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, it may cover you for the damage you suffered in a hit and run accident.

In order to help prove the fault of the hit and run driver, make sure that you:

Contact the police so that a report of the accident can be filed
Get the names and telephone numbers of witnesses. Witnesses to the accident can provide valuable information to help determine who was at fault in a hit and run crash.
Take photos of the damages to your car, as well as the crash scene in general, including any skid marks
Speak to a skilled hit and run accident lawyer as soon as possible so that evidence of the scene and of the automobile damage can be preserved as soon as possible

Remain at the scene of the crash, get medical help and gather as much information as you can. This will help the police and your car insurance company identify the other vehicle. Get the contact information of any witnesses. If the driver of the other vehicle is not found or apprehended, your uninsured motorist coverage may cover the damage in a hit and run.

In cases like these, an attorney will know when to give up on waiting and help you file a claim with your own insurance company to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. The type of insurance you have is important. If you have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, it may cover the damage you may have suffered in a hit and run accident.

The first thing you need to do after a hit & and run accident is to stay calm and call 911 to get immediate medical attention. Next, call the police and report the accident. After that, do the following:

Get any details you can get regarding the driver and/or his vehicle, anything that you can remember.
Take pictures of the damage to your vehicle and the surrounding area.
Record the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.

Medical Malpractice (4)

Medical malpractice errors include:

Birth Injuries
Cancer Misdiagnosis
Defective Medical Devices
Failure to Diagnose
Improper/Incorrect X-rays
Improper Blood Transfusions
Medical Negligence
Medication Errors
Anesthesia Errors
Negligent Amputations
Surgical Injuries
Obstetric/Gynecological Negligence

If a health care professional provides substandard treatment which causes harm, injury or death to a patient, it may be labelled medical malpractice.

An unexpected or unsatisfied result of surgery does not necessarily mean that negligence occurred. In order to file a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff has to show that the medical professional’s negligence resulted in an injury.

It is the physician’s duty to discuss treatment or the prescribed drug. If the drug is a part of an experimental program, you have the right to refuse to participate in it. If the doctor did not tell you that the prescribed drug was part of an experimental program, you may be able to file a case against the doctor based on his failure to obtain your “informed consent” related to the treatment. In addition, if the drug has harmed you the doctor may be held responsible.

Motor Vehicle Accident (9)

Very often insurance companies will contact you directly in order to try and settle your case. Unfortunately, you need to remember that insurance companies have only their interest in mind. They’re not out there to help you, and what they might offer you can be a tiny percentage of the full value of what your case is. Only an experienced lawyer in experienced firms know the real value of your case and can help you attain the maximum recovery that you’re entitled to.

Under New York law, you are entitled to No-Fault benefits paid by your own insurance company. Those No-Fault benefits involved: lost wages up to $2,000 a month, medical expenses for any treatment related to the accident or collision, as well as mileage to and from doctor’s offices. The benefits total at $50,000 unless you have purchased additional No–Fault insurance which is available to you.

It is commonly believed that if you are in an accident you are automatically entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, that is not true. The law requires that you must have sustained a serious injury in the state of New York in order to qualify. We have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and know exactly what we need to prove in order to get you a fair settlement or a fair verdict.

The most important thing to remember for a car collision case is that the investigation needs to be conducted quickly and that we need to obtain witness information while that information is still available. If you don’t do this you may lose that information forever. There will also have to be filings made very quickly in the state of New York so that you don’t wave your ability to get benefits to which you’re entitled.

Everyone can afford to hire our firm. At Jacoby & Meyers, we’re committed to providing quality and affordable legal representation to those in need. With us, you pay no fee to your attorney unless we have been successful in settling your case or obtaining a successful verdict.

Generally speaking, in an automobile collision case an accident report is completed by the police. However, the police usually do not go into the same detail and depth as we do in our own investigation. It’s important to communicate with us early so that we can do an in-depth investigation, locate witnesses that the police may not know about, and canvas the area in case there were witnesses that will be lost over the course of time. Memories fade, and therefore it is important to get to us quickly, so we can do the best job possible early on in order to maximize what we will be able to get for you and for your injuries.

The benefits of using our firm are due to the size of the firm. We also have the financial resources to go against big insurance companies to get you the money you deserve. We will also do everything we can to make sure your case does not go to trial and you receive a fair settlement.

“Fault” for causing an accident is either created by law or defined by common law. Common law recognizes four basic levels of fault: negligence, recklessness, intentional misconduct, and strict liability. Under common law, individuals who have caused a car accident have commited a “tort”, a private wrong against another. Those who have committed torts are referred to as “tortfeasors” under the law. Establishing fault becomes difficult in cases such as fender-benders or other routine accidents, as opposed to intentional or reckless misconduct such as drunk driving or texting while driving. In routine accidents, more than one motorist may be found at least partially liable. When this happens, state law dictates who must pay for damage to property and injuries to the involved parties.

Several factors determine who is liable for damages or injuries from an motor vehicle collision. A motorist is seriously injured when another motorist cuts in front of them after turning onto the street, for example. However, that individual may be found liable if he was speeding or made illegal lane changes prior to the collision. The decision of who pays for the damages or injuries in car accidents rests primarily on motor vehicle accident statutes. This has made it easier for insurers to challenge fault and liability when the other party in an accident has violated a traffic law, especially since liability insurance may not be able to collect for damages even if the other motorist was at least partially negligent in the traffic accident.

Motorcycle accident (2)

Yes, you should hire a motorcycle accident lawyer to handle your case. A lawyer can help you to determine if you have a legal claim. An attorney will also help you analyze all the aspects of compliance with traffic laws, motor vehicle regulations, medical treatment issues, and other liability issues.

Obtain name, address phone numbers, license number and insurance information from the other passenger, motorist or pedestrian involved.
Write down the make, model, and license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.
Gather the contact information (name, address, telephone number, email address) of all witnesses.
Keep notes concerning your surroundings. Be mindful of the location of the accident, speed, time, lighting, weather, direction of travel of all the vehicles involved.
Take pictures of your injuries and damage to your motorcycle.

Nursing Home Abuse (3)

The physical consequences of elder abuse may include injuries, welts and wounds. A victim may experience disturbed sleep, dehydration and malnutrition, persistent physical pain, and increased susceptibility to new illnesses. Seniors who are abused have a 300% higher risk of death when compared to those who have not been mistreated.
The psychological consequences may include high levels of stress and depression. Other potential psychological consequences may include an increased risk of developing fear and anxiety reactions, learned helplessness, post-traumatic stress disorder among others.

Financial exploitation happens when someone illegally or improperly uses someone else’s money or belongings for their personal use. It is the fastest growing form of elder abuse in nursing homes.
Here are some steps nursing home residents can follow to prevent financial exploitation:

Know your rights
Protect your financial information
Review your financial information regularly
Report any suspicion of financial abuse

If you notice any sign of nursing home abuse, such as unexplained injuries, lethargy or unresponsiveness, a sudden change in weight, obvious signs of poor hygiene, or any out of the ordinary behaviors, here are some things you can do right away.

Document what happened with as many details as possible. Write down exactly what you witnessed, the room number or other location of the abuse or neglect, and the exact date and time of the incident.
Write down the names of all staff in the area and administrators on duty. They may become important witnesses later, even if they were not directly involved in the incident.
Contact the resident’s loved one. If you have contact information for the resident’s relative or friend, you should reach out to them and tell them what you saw.
If possible, talk to the resident. You don’t need to say that you think you witnessed abuse or neglect, but you can ask if the resident needs anything. By doing this, you may be able to determine if the resident has any critical needs that require immediate attention.
Inform the state. It is important to report any alleged abuse or neglect so that a full investigation can be done. You will not be liable if you make your report in good faith, even if you are wrong.

Personal Injury (11)

Some of the most common causes of crane accidents include:

Crane buckling or collapsing due to overweight
Improper crane assembly
Lack of proper operator training
Mechanical failures
Contact with overhead power lines

Category: Personal Injury

The Statute of Limitations is the time period in which an injured party must file their construction accident lawsuit to recover compensation for their injuries.
The statute of limitations for construction accident cases in NY is three years from the date of the accident. If the construction accident resulted in fatality, family members have two years to file a claim on behalf of the deceased from the date of the accident. However, if the accident involved a government agency or public entity, a claim must be filed within 90 days and a lawsuit must be filed within 1 year and 90 days following the accident. Failure to abide by the Statue of Limitations can result in the dismissal of the construction accident lawsuit.

Category: Personal Injury

The following are some common causes of pedestrian accidents:

Speeding or reckless driving
Drunk driving
Inexperienced drivers
Distracted driving
Defective roadway conditions
Making illegal U-turns on a street
Mechanical failure
Accidents caused by pedestrian negligence

Category: Personal Injury

The following are some common pedestrian accident injuries:

Fractures: Fractures are the most common types of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident. Some fractures may require hospitalization or cause a victim to miss work for extended periods of time.
Head and brain injuries: Catastrophic head and brain injuries can happen when a vehicle collides with a pedestrian. Head injuries can cause concussions, which can lead to traumatic brain injuries.
Spinal cord injuries: A sudden, traumatic blow to the spine can fracture or dislocate the vertebrae. This could have life-changing results to an injured pedestrian.
Amputations: The force involved in a pedestrian accident can also have serious lifelong repercussions such as amputation of certain parts of the body.

Category: Personal Injury

The following are some tips to prevent a ladder fall accident at a construction site:

Wear non-slip flat shoes.
Carefully inspect the ladder to make sure there are no visible defects and it’s in good working condition.
When using a ladder to get to another level, secure and extend it at least three feet above the landing point.
Do not place a ladder near doorways, pedestrian walkways, and traffic.

Category: Personal Injury

To prevent falls at construction sites:

Workers should be trained on the proper use of equipment including its limitations, how to care for it and when it is needed.
Guardrails, safety nets or personal fall arrest systems should be used to guard falls.
Holes should be guarded or covered with materials that can support two times the weight of the employees, materials and equipment that the cover could be exposed to.
The right equipment should be used. Beamers, rope-grabs, beam straps, butterfly anchors, concrete plunger anchors and retractable lanyard, etc., must be used correctly.
A survey or audit of the site should be carried out to note any potential hazards.

Category: Personal Injury

Semi-truck accidents may be caused by the following:

Driver errors, such as distraction, inattention and substance abuse
Improper maintenance of vehicle parts
Unfavorable weather conditions
Improper loading of cargo
Inexperienced or untrained drivers

Category: Personal Injury

No, you don’t have to go to court to file a personal injury claim. A claim may be resolved with legal help and the insurance company. A personal injury claim is resolved when a compromised settlement payment is reached and both parties are satisfied. However, you can file a lawsuit if you believe the personal injury claim was not resolved fairly. A lawyer will help you with this.

Category: Personal Injury

There are strict time limits for making a personal injury claim, also known as the statute of limitations. The period for filing a personal injury claim begins on the date of the incident. The time limit for filing personal injury lawsuits may range from one to six years depending on the type of incident. Failure to file within this time frame can prevent you from claiming your rightful compensation.

Category: Personal Injury

If your injury was a result of another person’s negligence, you have the legal right to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses. Depending on the intent or negligence of a responsible party, you may be entitled to compensation from that party through a settlement or a judgment.

Category: Personal Injury

A personal injury case is a legal discord that occurs when a person suffers harm from an accident or an injury due to someone else’s carelessness or intentional misconduct. A personal injury case is formalized in a civil court where fault is determined. The case can be resolved through an informal settlement before any lawsuit is filed or through formal lawsuits.

Category: Personal Injury

Personal Injury Lawsuit (9)

You will be provided with the direct phone numbers and email addresses of your case manager and attorney and are free to call them at any time with questions.
We also offer Cyberfile, our case secure, web-based you management system. When sign up for email each Cyberfile you will be sent an your time track the progress file is updated and you can of your case any time day or night.

We do not control the length of the process, but we will not attempt to settle your case until we know the full extent of your injuries. Once your doctors have the results from the necessary tests and have advised you of the full extent of your injuries, we will try to settle your case.
Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always offer a fair settlement. When they do not, we will start a lawsuit on your behalf. If we do start a lawsuit, the time it takes to reach conclusion will depend upon the judge assigned to your case. However, we will take advantage of every opportunity to settle your case fairly, quickly and without a trial.

At the beginning of a personal injury claim there are too many unknown factors to answer this question, such as:

The result of investigations
Which insurance company is on the other side
The amount of the defendant’s insurance coverage
The full extent of your physical injuries
The full extent of your lost wages and medical expenses

When we think an offer is fair we will advise you. If we believe you are not likely to get more money by going forward in your lawsuit we will recommend that you settle.

Because you deserve a fair settlement, and many people do not receive the fair treatment they deserve after being injured. They trust insurance companies to treat them fairly, but insurance companies want to pay you no more than they have to for your claim. We are injury attorneys; that is all we do. We have successfully settled thousands of cases. We investigate the claim, know the law, follow the correct procedures and stand our ground when we have to get a fair settlement. That is why insurance companies settle over 97% of our cases.

A personal injury can occur anywhere: in your car, at work, in the hospital, at a restaurant or simply walking down the street.
Personal injury lawsuits are intended to obtain compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. The most common personal injury lawsuits involve car or truck collisions, work-related injuries, defective products and negligence or malpractice. The injuries resulting from these scenarios can severely impact a person’s future due to disabling head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, knee injury or paralysis, broken bones or chronic pain. Even dog bites can cause serious injury.

The damage awarded in a personal injury lawsuit depends on the type of case, the circumstances of the injured victim and State laws. The types of damages awarded in a personal injury lawsuit include the following:

Special compensatory damages:This is compensation for all expenses incurred or money lost due to the injury. These damages include, loss of earnings, loss of future earnings, medical bills, cost of future medical care, household expenses, and costs associated with cancelled trips or altered plans.
General compensatory damages:This is compensation for non-monetary damages incurred from the injury sustained. Personal injury cases are usually awarded general damages. Most common types of general damages are pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium and loss of companionship.
Wrongful death damages:This compensation is awarded to the surviving family in a wrongful death case. Wrongful death damages include funeral and burial expenses, cost of pre-death medical care, emotional distress of surviving family members, loss of financial contribution, loss of services and support, and loss of companionship and consortium.
Punitive damages:Punitive damages are awarded for despicable or reprehensible behavior on the part of the defendant. It is awarded when a defendant is found guilty of malicious acts like sexual assault, battery or fraud. Cases involving defective products, health risks linked to prescription drugs, etc. may also incur awards for punitive damages.

The statute of limitations for a personal injury lawsuits ranges from one year to six years, depending on the state.

A personal injury case goes to court when liability is disputed, or when the defendant fails to offer a reasonable settlement. However, many personal injury cases are settled without going to court.

Before filing a personal injury lawsuit, you need evidence to prove liability and to prove the extent of your injuries. Evidence used to build a strong personal injury case, include:

Photographs of the accident scene
Photographs of accident injuries
Police reports of the accident and resulting injuries
Statements from eye witnesses
Medical records
Proof of missed work
A journal of how you were affected by your injuries

Rear End Collision (2)

If your car was hit from behind, the accident is normally the other driver’s fault, regardless of the reason you stopped. In some situations, when a third car hits the car behind you and pushes it into the rear of your car, it is the driver of the third car who is at fault and may be liable for the crash.

Rear-end accidents may often seem straightforward but in reality are not. In many rear- end crashes, insurance companies use a wide range of tactics to reduce or deny claims. They may argue that because the collision happened at low speed, injuries aren’t due to the accident. An aggressive attorney will fight for your best interests.

Slip and Fall Accident (2)

If you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident it is wise to get legal help. In slip and fall accidents determining liability may not be as simple as other personal injury cases, because normally the accident is not caused by a person but rather an object or an unsafe premise, so unless you are able to bring the facts to the responsible person, the insurers may not be willing to acknowledge the liability especially if you don’t have a lawyer representing you. An experienced slip and fall accident attorney can help you collect all the evidence and damages together and get you connected with the person responsible and the insurance company.

In case of a slip and fall accident seek medical attention immediately and get the diagnosis of your injuries in written, from the doctor.
Gather evidence by taking photos and videos of the accident scene.
Take Notes on what happened write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the accident.
Report the fall to the manager if it happened in a store and fill out the slip and fall accident report form.
Contact an experienced slip and fall accident attorney to ensure that your rights are protected.

Wrongful Death (8)

Damages awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit vary from state to state. Generally, there are three categories of damages:

Economic damages:These damages replace the financial contributions the deceased would have made if not for the untimely death. They include:

Medical and funeral experiences following death
Loss of the deceased expected earnings
Loss of benefits (pension plans, medical coverage, etc.)
Loss of inheritance due to untimely death
The total value of goods and services the deceased would have provided to the survivors

Non- economic damages: These are less tangible damages. Often, non-economic damages have a higher value than economic damages. They include damages for:

The survivors’ mental anguish or pain and suffering
Loss of care, guidance, protection and nurturing
Loss of love and companionship
Loss of consortium

Punitive damages: This is a compensation awarded to punish the defendant for wrongful acts. In most states, these damages are not recoverable in wrongful death lawsuits or against certain defendants, including government agencies. Punitive damages for a wrongful death can be recovered from nursing homes for an elder’s death. The amount of compensation is equal to three times of the amount of actual damages.

Category: Wrongful Death

Yes, if the deceased never held a job, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. The deceased may have contributed in some other way to the family. For instance, a stay at home wife or husband contributes by providing guidance and nurturing the family. Such contributions may be quantifiable and are known as “pecuniary losses” in a wrongful death case.

Category: Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by a person who is a close relative to the deceased, including a parent, spouse or a child. Additionally, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by financial dependants, putative spouses, distant family members and parents of a deceased. The case is usually filed by a representative of the estate, on behalf of surviving family members and other affected parties.

Category: Wrongful Death

The damages that are allowed in a wrongful death case differ from state to state, so, if you believe that you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a family member, you should contact one of our experienced attorneys immediately. In addition to the standard damages, the plaintiff in a wrongful death case can, of course, collect as damages the funeral and burial expenses for the deceased. Any family members whom the deceased supported financially are entitled to damages for loss of support for the period of time into the future that the deceased would have supported them. In order to be awarded damages for loss of support, the family member must prove that the deceased supported him/her financially, and must prove the amount of the support. Minor children will receive loss of support through age 18 and possibly for college if the child can prove that the deceased would have contributed to the child’s college education. A widow will receive loss of support until the deceased’s presumed retirement age (usually 65). A widower can receive loss of support if he can show that his deceased wife supported him. Parents or other relatives can also receive damages for loss of support if they can prove that the deceased supported them.

Category: Wrongful Death

The statute of limitations varies by state. In New York, the family has 2 years from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
If your family is facing the aftermath of the death of a loved one caused by someone else’s actions, contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys of Jacoby & Meyers today for your free consultation.

Category: Wrongful Death

The representative allowed to bring a wrongful death suit is defined by state law. In some states, it may be only a spouse and children. In other states, grandparents or other relatives may also be allowed to bring a lawsuit. Some states have enacted restrictions on filing when one family member would be suing another family member for the wrongful death of a third family member. The person filing the lawsuit will also often be the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate (if he/she had one). In most cases, the deceased’s family will have no dispute over who should act on behalf of the deceased, but in some cases the surviving family members will get into a vehement dispute over who will be the representative of the estate. It is the representative of the estate who will have the legal authority to file, control, and ultimately settle the lawsuit.

Category: Wrongful Death

Motor Vehicle Fatalities
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States, with 33,561 fatalities in 2012, according to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS). In 2002, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there were 17,419 DUI-related fatalities. If you lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact us for a free consultation today.
Workplace Fatalities
There is an average of about 12 workplace fatalities every day, according to OSHA. The most common hazard that causes injuries and deaths in the workplace is chemicals, followed by motor vehicle accidents on the job. According to OSHA, the cell tower industry is the most dangerous in America. Unfortunately, workplace fatalities are more common than we would hope. If you lost a loved one in a workplace accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free consultation today. If you lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident on the job, contact us for a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice Fatalities
Every year over 90,000 deaths occurs because of medical malpractice alone. Medical malpractice, including misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose and surgical errors cause many fatalities each year. According to studies conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), one in five medical errors is potentially serious or fatal.
The plaintiff in a medical malpractice wrongful death case can generally recover the customary damages that are available in a medical malpractice case, such as lost earnings (but not generally future lost earning capacity), lost employment benefits, medical bills, and the deceased’s pain and suffering.
Traumatic Brain Injury Fatalities
The brain is a delicate organ; weighing just a few pounds it’s like pudding sitting inside a hard jagged bowl – the skull. It doesn’t take much to inflict trauma or seriously damage the brain. Whiplash without head trauma from even a low impact motor vehicle collision can cause extensive brain injury. We know now that even shaking a baby can seriously damage its brain. If your loved one has died as a result of a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another, call our Neurolaw Trial Group today. We’re a team of dedicated, experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys who can help.
Defective Product Fatalities
Product manufacturers are required to ensure their products are safe from defects that can cause injuries or fatalities. When companies fail to do this, customers are exposed to the risk of injury or death while using the product. When death occurs because of a defective product, family members of the deceased can filed a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.
A wrongful death caused by a defective product can occur because of any of the following.
Defective auto parts including malfunctioning tires, brakes, and other auto components.
Consumer products like electronic appliances, kitchen appliances, and other gadgets.
Medical devices like cardiac pumps and defibrillators.
Industrial machinery.
Children’s products like highchairs, cribs, clothing and toys.
If you have been seriously injured as the result of a defective or dangerous product, you may have a product liability lawsuit. Contact us for a free consultation today.
Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect Fatalities
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for our elderly loved ones to be abused or neglected in their nursing homes. Whether it is withholding food or water or failing to turn an immobile patient to prevent bed sores, abuse and neglect exists in many forms. If you believe that your elderly loved one has wrongfully died as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact our office for a free consultation today and learn how we can help.

Category: Wrongful Death

A wrongful death is defined as a death caused by another party’s negligence or actions. This can occur in a number of circumstances including motor vehicle fatalities, workplace fatalities, medical malpractice, unsafe premises fatalities, traumatic brain injury fatalities, defective product fatalities, and more.

Category: Wrongful Death

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