Auto Accidents

What to do if you are injured in an auto accident…

Don't try to take on the insurance company on your own. Signing documents and authorizations or making recorded statements for the insurance company can put you at an unfair disadvantage. Your personal medical insurance is not going to provide the coverage you need to address all of the costs that come along with a serious personal injury caused by a car accident. That is why action must be taken against the negligent driver and that driver's insurance company. If the driver who hit you does not carry insurance or has only minimal insurance, you still may have opportunities. We can pursue uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage through your own insurance policy. You need to contact a lawyer as soon as you can to discuss your options.

Motorcycle Accidents

All too often, drivers of cars, SUV's, pick-up's and over the road trucks fail to keep a lookout and fail to yield the right of way to motorcycles. The results can be catastrophic, resulting in very serious injury or death. Even the most experienced motorcycle drivers are at a disadvantage against the much larger and heavier vehicles on the road. Bikers have limited protection to absorb the impact with other vehicles and or the road surface. Drivers of motor vehicles are expected to use the highest degree of care. Inexperience, lack of safety training, excessive speed, faulty safety equipment, distracted drivers and driving while impaired by alcohol can all result in tragedy. If you or a loved one has suffered serious physical injury in a motorcycle accident, you could be entitled to damages including medical expenses (past and future), lost wages, and payment for your injury.

Boating Accidents

Boat operators are expected to use the highest degree of care. Boat owners can also be held accountable for negligently entrusting a boat, waverunner or jet ski to a person they know to be incompetent to operate it. Property owners can be held liable if they are negligent in supervising minors for whom they have taken responsibility. Common hazards include drowning, failure to yield right of way, boats sinking, boats colliding with other boats, jet ski accidents, fires and explosions, crashes into docks and shores, people thrown overboard, and boat defects.

Dog Bites

If you or a loved one has been attacked by an animal, we can bring a claim under several different causes of action to recover your damages: (1) premises liability, (2) common law negligence, and (3) strict liability. Dog bite victims often suffer life-long scarring and disfigurement requiring medical treatment and plastic surgery. You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses (present and future), scarring, disfigurement, lost wages, and emotional distress.

Slip and Fall

Just because you have fallen on another person's premises, it doesn't mean he is liable for your injuries. In order for a person or business to be deemed negligent, you must prove the following occurred: (1) the condition of the property was dangerous for visitors, (2) the owner of the property was aware of the dangers, (3) and the owner had ample time to fix the condition of the property, or at least warn visitors of the dangers. You could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses (present and future), loss of income, and pain and suffering.

Medical Malpractice

Whether a doctor, nurse, hospital, dentist, or chiropractor has been negligent is usually a question to be resolved by other expert doctors. It is difficult and expensive to litigate medical malpractice cases. As a result, only the most obvious examples of neglect, with substantial permanent injuries are successful. While no professional can guarantee results, each profession has recognized standards of care that may result in a malpractice claim if breached. If you have suffered significant damages as a result of professional malpractice, medical or otherwise, you should seek the services of a lawyer to learn about your options.

Wrongful Death

If you have lost a family member because of the careless actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss. In wrongful death, you may be entitled to significant compensation for any medical costs the victim accumulated prior to death, funeral costs, and loss of income, as well as for the emotional suffering that you and your family have been put through.Type your paragraph here.

JEFFREY R. KAYS

ATTORNEY AT LAW


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