Practice Areas

We invite you to explore all the ways we can help you with your legal matters.

  • Personal Injury

    Personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property.[1] The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but also arises in defamation torts.

  • Wrongful Death

    Wrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for a death[1]. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a dead person cannot bring a suit, and this created a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person’s injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person’s death would not.

  • Catastrophic Injuries

    A catastrophic injury can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities for the rest of their life. Catastrophic injuries are any injuries that have serious, long-term effects on the victim. If compensation is not received for catastrophic injuries, the physical, emotional and financial strains can be devastating.

  • Worker's Compensation

    Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. The tradeoff between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as “the compensation bargain.”

  • Insurance Disputes

    We all like to assume that insurance companies will honor their obligations when a valid claim is made. Unfortunately, they often interpret policies to minimize the required payment. In other situations, insurance providers simply refuse to pay because they have a self-interest not to; payments reduce the cash reserves that insurance companies must maintain. Maintaining those cash reserves costs the insurer money, reducing profit or requiring premiums to be raised.

  • Automobile Accidents

    Not every car accident will result in litigation. Where nobody is injured or injuries are minor, it may be possible to resolve all claims for medical care and property damage directly with the drivers’ car insurance companies. The greater the damage or injury that results from a car accident, the more likely it is that a lawsuit will follow.

  • Slip & Fall Accidents

    Slip and fall, in United States tort law, is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort, and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. For slip and fall investigations, the incident walking surface slip resistance can be measured. The surface can be tested to identify if it is above or below accepted levels of slip resistance thresholds.

  • Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurances to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice.

  • Products Liability

    Product liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Although the word “product” has broad connotations, product liability as an area of law is traditionally limited to products in the form of tangible personal property.

  • PIP Claims

    Personal injury protection coverage provides compensation for medical expenses and other damages resulting from an accident, without regard for who was at fault. The no-fault structure also means the claimant’s insurance premiums should not increase as a result.