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A personal injury is defined as any violation of an individual's right, other than his or her rights in property. Although the term personal injury usually refers to physical injuries, that is not always the case. Some examples of personal injury lawsuits that are commonly filed are:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip and fall accidents
If you have suffered an accident or injury, which occurred on another person's property, the owner of that property may be legally responsible for what happened. If you've suffered an injury of this type, and you believe it is because it was the result of another person's negligence, you may want to file a personal claim against them, in order to recover any costs you may have incurred. Your costs may have been incurred due to medical bills, lost earnings, disfigurement, pain, emotional distress or some sort of physical disability.
Some personal injuries that can occur on another person's premise or property include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites or maulings
- Exposure to toxic or hazardous substances such as lead or mold
If you are a construction worker, you should know that there are special laws that were put in place to ensure that an employer and other related parties are responsibly protecting your health and safety on a construction site. If they are not, and you have been injured, you have the right to file a personal claim, in order to receive benefits and compensation owed to you. The claim may be against your employer or even against other parties that are liable.
Construction accidents can be severe and life altering. At Adler Law Offices, we understand that after going through such trauma your goals are to make sure your medical bills are paid and covered, that you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and that your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
- Crushing accidents
- Dangerous chemicals
- Dangerous behavior by other workers
- Defective power tools or misuse of tools
- Electrical fires and electrocution
- Failure to provide proper safety equipment
- Falling objects and debris
- Impaling accidents
- Scaffolding falls
- Welding accidents
If you have been harmed due to the improper, unskilled or negligent treatment by a physician, dentist, nurse, pharmacist of other healthcare professional, you may have a medical malpractice case. In order to successfully win a medical malpractice case, it must be proven that you were not treated with the standard of care, which is the generally accepted method or methods used by other medical professionals in the same or similar circumstance.
If you can prove that you were not treated accordingly, and, subsequently, suffered harm or damage because of the mistreatment, you may have what is needed to successfully make a malpractice claim.
Although there are a few exceptions to the rule, most employers have the right to fire an employee for almost any reason or no reason at all. This makes it very difficult to successfully file a wrongful termination claim against an employer.
With that said, there are a number of circumstances whereby an employer may be liable for wrongful discharge or termination of an employee.
If you feel, in being fired, that your employer may have violated a state or federal law, or violated public policy, you should contact Adler and Associates. Additionally, if you feel as though your employer terminated you, in order to get out of having to pay sales commissions or a yearend bonus, you may also be entitled to recover your lost wages.
Typically when discussing motor vehicle accidents one thinks of a rear end accident with simplified issues of negligence. However, motor vehicle accidents can and quite often involve extensive issues of proof, damages and recovery. It is not just the issue of the crash itself that is involved but instead the circumstances of the accident can call into consideration numerous state and federal statutes.
If a motor vehicle is hit by an under-insured or uninsured motorist the claim will involve not only a negligence action against the offending party but also a claim under the victim's insurance coverage which can lead to a second cause of action to arbitrate a claim against the insurer for uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage. If a motor vehicle is hit by a train at a crossing both state and federal statutes and regulations come into play. This is where a lawyer dedicated to doing more for their clients is important.
If you are hurt due to a defective product, you can get compensated for your injuries. In order to do so, Adler and Associates will file a claim against the manufacturer, on your behalf, if you can prove that the product you were using was defective, and that you were hurt or sustained an injury because of the defect.
In some cases, the product may not have be made correctly, in other cases it may not have been designed properly, while in other cases, the manufacturer or seller may have failed to properly warn you of it's potential dangers.
If you have a relative who died as a result of someone else's misconduct, you may be able to file a claim against the wrongdoer, in order to recover monetary damages. In order to win your case, you must prove that the victims death was either caused by an act or a failure to act, either intentionally or simply die to carelessness.
If you feel this is the case, Chuck Adler can file a claim, in order to help you get compensated for medical and/or funeral bills, loss of financial support, loss of household services that the victim would have performed, as well as for loss of emotional benefits.>