When a person is seriously injured and sustains a spinal injury or brain injury, or if the person is a minor, a special needs trust is one way to ensure any recovery from a personal injury lawsuit is kept safe and protected.
When your car is listed on a recall, you should take it to the dealership as soon as possible. However, if you are injured due to a defective car or auto part, the manufacturer may still be liable to you, even if they instigated a voluntary recall.
Construction sites are busy places, and accidents can cause serious injury and death to workers. While some construction workers may receive workers’ comp after an accident on site, there may also be additional claims to recover compensation. When a construction worker is seriously hurt or killed, he or she or their surviving family should speak to an attorney as soon as possible to start an independent investigation.
Breast cancer is a progressive disease, and the chances of a full recovery are best when it is caught early. This is why a doctor’s failure to diagnose breast cancer or delayed diagnosis of breast cancer is so devastating for women and their families. When doctors fail to follow the standard of care for testing and diagnosing any type of cancer, that may be a case of medical malpractice.
Objects in the road, barriers, potholes or other encumbrances may be the cause of bicycle accidents. When this happens, the Department of Transportation, other government entities or private businesses in charge of maintaining the roads may be liable if a cyclist is injured.
Many businesses, including theme parks, either make patrons sign liability waivers or the waiver is automatically included in the fine print of the ticket you purchase. However, signing a liability waiver will not necessarily prevent you from holding the theme park accountable if you or your child was injured. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible after an amusement park accident or injury.
Property owners have a duty to their guests to maintain safe premises, and property owners may be held responsible if their tenants or guests are victims of assault, robbery or other crime. This can include apartment buildings, hotels and resorts, bars and restaurants, parking lots and more. In this video, attorney Joe Kalbec explains how property owners can be liable for negligent security.
Defective hip joints have the capacity to cause extreme pain when they fail after being implanted in patients. In addition to this injury, patients with defective hip joints have to bear invasive, second surgeries to correct the problem. In this video, attorney Mike Eidson explains how his law firm represented a number of patients with defective metal-on-metal hip joints from DePuy.
A whistleblower lawsuit, also called qui tam, is when an employee informs the authorities or oversight agency that their government agency or private company is engaging in fraud. When a person exposes fraudulent or illegal activities, the law protects them from retaliation and in some cases, offers a reward for coming forward.
Shore excursions, the daily travel packages sold or promoted by the cruise lines, may result in accidents or injuries to participants. In some situations, the cruise lines may be responsible for the actions of these shore excursion companies. In this video, Miami lawyer Mike Eidson explains his law firm’s work with clients who have been seriously hurt on cruise line shore excursions.