Practice Areas

Wrongful Death and Catastrophic or Permanent Injury

A wrongful death case is one brought on behalf of a deceased person’s survivors who alleges the death was attributable to the willful or negligent act of another. Catastrophic or permanent injury cases are those in which the plaintiff suffers one or more physical or mental impairments that will never go away. Practically all of our work involves cases where someone has wrongfully lost their life or is catastrophically or permanently injured. We limit our practice areas to cases involving these type situations. We spend a great deal of our time and resources developing evidence and testimony designed to clearly identify, portray and describe the unique circumstances of every case.

Automobile Accidents

We represent people who have been seriously or catastrophically injured in automobile accidents and the survivors of individuals who died from those injuries. These cases may involve driver negligence, use of alcohol and/or drugs, use of cellular telephones while driving, and may also lead to an analysis of any of the following:

  • Roadway and Shoulder Maintenance or Design
  • Placement and Maintenance of Traffic Control Devices
  • Hydroplaning
  • Seatbelt Design and/or Failure
  • Door Latch Design
  • Vehicle Stability (Rollovers)
  • Tire Separation
  • Automobile Crash Worthiness
  • Cruise Control and/or Brake Failures
  • Roof Crush

Serious Tractor Trailer Collisions

Our firm often handles tractor trailer cases that often involve one or more of the following:

  • Underride Collisions
  • Conspicuity (issues regarding sight distances, visibility and noticeability which may have impacted the accident)
  • Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Driver Fatigue Driver Qualifications
  • Hours of Service Regulations
  • Analysis of Driver’s Logs
  • Negligent Hiring, Entrustment or Retention of Drivers
  • Leased Owner/Operators
  • Negligent Inspection, Repair and/or Maintenance of Tractor and/or Trailer
  • Loading and Securing of Cargo
  • Transportation of Hazardous Materials

Medical Malpractice

A large part of our practice is devoted to representing patients and/or their survivors in medical malpractice cases. In each medical negligence case we retain and work very closely with highly qualified and credentialed doctors and nurses who are experienced in the particular subspecialty involved. We have successfully handled medical malpractice cases in the following areas:

  • Misdiagnosis and/or Failure to Diagnose Patient’s Condition
  • Emergency Room Negligence
  • Nursing Negligence and Hospital Liability
  • Negligent Medication Administration
  • Failure to Properly Treat and Monitor
  • Inappropriate Administration of Anesthesia
  • Failed Intubation
  • Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Aneurisms
  • The Development of Pulmonary Embolisms (Blood Clots)
  • Hypoxic and Anoxic Injuries
  • Injuries to Mother and/or Child During Labor and Delivery
  • Improper Operating Technique
  • Failure to Timely Diagnose and Treat Infections
  • Nursing Home Liability

Products Liability

Oftentimes people are injured by defective products and machines. This can occur in the workplace as well as in other walks of life. We investigate claims and handle cases against the manufacturers of defective products. In addition to the automobile related products cases set forth above, we have represented clients who have been injured by the following type products and/or machines.

  • Workplace Lift Station Failures (Boom Trucks, Scissor Lifts, Man Lifts, Elevating Work Platforms, etc.)
  • Industrial Machines (Presses, etc.)
  • Pharmaceuticals (Adverse Reactions/Injuries caused by Prescription Drugs)
  • Exposure to Toxic Materials (Chemicals, Pesticides, Manufacturing By-Products, etc.).

Premises Liability

A premises liability case addresses the liability of property owners for injuries occurring to another on their property. These cases may involve the failure to warn of a dangerous condition, inadequate security and other safety related issues.

  • Serious Tractor Trailer Collisions
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Or Permanent Injury
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Premises Liability

Insurance Disputes

As long as individuals pay insurance premiums in a timely fashion, the insurance company generally acts “like a good neighbor”. Sometimes when the policy holder calls upon the insurance company to pay a claim, the policy holder may discover that he or she is not really “in good hands” as far as the insurance company is concerned. We represent clients with claims against their insurance carriers for bad faith denial of benefits and claims that should have been paid but were not. These claims can involve health/hospitalization insurance, life insurance, home insurance, and general property insurance claims.