Medical negligence is a very serious problem. Over 100,000 people are injured unnecessarily in hospitals every year. Common errors that cause serious, unintended injuries include improper medications, failure to diagnose a serious condition, delay of treatment, unnecessary procedures, and failing to follow standard medical procedures.
If you or a family member has suffered a permanent or life-threatening injury, you should seek help right away. Your attorney will help you determine what went wrong, and whether you are entitled to compensation. Medical negligence cases require expert testimony from other health-care professionals, and competent legal counsel is necessary to prepare and present this testimony and other aspects of your case.
Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home neglect, also known as nursing home negligence, is unfortunately much more common than most people realize. This occurs when an elderly residence of an assisted care facility doesn’t get the proper attention and treatment they require, or is subjected to physical or emotional neglect or abuse.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, an estimated 10 percent of seniors are the victims of either neglect or abuse, a shocking statistic. All too often this results in serious health consequences, or even death.
Don’t let this happen to you or your loved ones. Instead, get help from knowledgeable attorneys who will help you deal with situations of neglect or abuse, can help you resolve a claim for compensation in your favor.
Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
Traumatic brain or head injuries (TBI) can be life-altering, and if someone else is responsible for what happened to you or your loved one, you are entitled to damages. Where the effects of a TBI are permanent, or impair a person’s work ability, the amount of compensation that is owed can be very substantial.
TBI’s can occur in many ways. Pedestrian-Car accidents and falls are two of the most common. Sometimes TBI’s don’t become apparent for some time. Anyone who has suffered a head trauma or been knocked unconscious should be carefully evaluated for TBI symptoms.
If you want the best chance of winning a case against the person who responsible for the injury, you should speak to an attorney who has expertise with this type of injury. They can help you protect your legal rights and get the compensation you need to make up for .
Bicycle accidents are much more common than many people imagine, and more complicated as well. The legal issues involved when a car strikes a bicyclist are numerous, and require the experience and expertise of a knowledgeable attorney to bring a successful case.
Bicycle-vehicle collisions also often result in very serious injuries. Head injuries, broken clavicles or other bones, and even death are common.
Often persons who have been struck while riding a bicycle are faced with claims that they did something to cause the accident. Instead of proceeding on your own or talking to insurance companies—who can and will use anything you say against you later—you should hire an attorney right away. With a good attorney work-up these false claims can be defeated and the possibility increased of settling out of court.
Pedestrian or Crosswalk Accident
More than 4,700 pedestrians were killed in motor accidents in 2013, and an additional 150,000 were admitted to the emergency room, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Often pedestrians are injured by turning drivers who fail to check to make sure the crossing is clear before proceeding. This danger is increased at night or in dark and stormy weather. Accidents also occur due to faulty intersection design or poorly controlled construction zones. The contributing factors can be hard to pin down, but should be explored in every case. If you have been injured as a pedestrian as the result of someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to damages resulting from your injury, and should speak to an attorney who can help you successfully identify all responsible parties and obtain full compensation for you.
Slip and Fall (Stores, Apartment Complex, Restaurant)
Slipping and falling isn’t fun, and worse, can result in serious injury. Many people don’t realize that commercial business have a high standard of care to protect their customers. That means they must take affirmative steps to make sure that floors and walkways are in a safe condition.
Where floors are allowed to remain wet, dirty or slippery for extended periods of time, or where tripping hazards are present, business owners are likely to be held liable when someone is injured. If the business actually created the hazard liability is even more likely.
However, businesses often will dispute or even outright deny their responsibility in these cases. Thus getting immediate legal representation from competent legal counsel is often the key to securing fair treatment and compensation in these cases. Speak to a qualified attorney to learn more about this common type of accident, whether you have a claim and the best way to build your case.
Injured in a taxicab? We’ve seen more of these cases than you would expect. Taxi drivers are often distracted by communications from their dispatcher. Sometimes they even have a communication screen that they try to watch while driving! Other causes of taxicab driver error include excessive speed, driver fatigue, or poor car maintenance.
However complicated the case, if you were injured in a cab through no fault of your own, you absolutely should seek the help of a qualified attorney to help you bring your case. If a driver has acted negligently and compromised your health, you are entitled to receive compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Dog Bite Injury
According to DogsBite.org, more than 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care resulting from dog bites every day. Being attacked by a dog is terrifying, and more time than not seem to require medical attention.
Dog bites are extremely painful and can cause serious injuries. Often reconstructive surgery is required, especially when someone is bitten on the face or other visible areas of their body. Emotional injuries also occur, especially phobias, which may cause someone to become morbidly afraid of being near or around dogs in the future.
Generally, dog owners are strictly liable for attacks or bites by their animal. If you are bitten, Your lawyer can help you document the full effects of your injuries and thus help you recover any damages that resulted from the bite.
Other Injuries We Can Help You With:
- Maritime/Jones Act Cases (injuries to seamen or onboard a ship).
- Wrongful Death (any death due to someone’s negligence)
- Construction Site Accident (injuries due to conditions in a construction zone or jobsite)
Contact an Experienced Bellevue Personal Injury Attorney
To speak to our Bellevue personal injury lawyers—free of charge—please call (877) 335-2018.