Personal Injuries

1) Commercial Vehicle Accident:

Accidents involving trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles often cause the most serious and deadly injuries. The accident cases involving commercial vehicles are more complicated because it is very common that the driver and the owner of the vehicle are different and the owner of the vehicle is a business entity, not an individual.

2) Motorcycle Accident:

The injuries that motorcyclists sustain from traffic collisions can be catastrophic and sometimes even fatal. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by various factors such as careless drivers and hazardous conditions or defects in the road. If you’re a motorcyclist, our job is to protect your rights in the event of an accident and secure the best possible outcome for you.

3) Uber or Lyft – Related Accident:

The laws and regulations governing Uber/Lyft accidents are still a work in progress. With various gray areas, it’s important that you are represented by a law firm with experienced Lyft/Uber accident attorneys. Our frim is expert of the complicated insurance coverage involved in Uber/Lyft accident cases and will get you maximum compensation for your injuries. Whether you are a driver or passenger in an Uber/Lift accident, our firm will protect you.

4) Pedestrian Accident:

A pedestrian is the most vulnerable individual from an impact with a car or other motor vehicle. Therefore, in an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian often sustains significant injuries even at low speeds.

5) Bicycle Accident:

Bicycle accidents are very common because many drivers do not watch out for cyclists when changing lanes, turning, and even opening doors into the bike lane. This type of an accident can often result in serious injuries to cyclists.

6) Hit & Run Accident:

In case that the driver who causes an accident (a) flees the scene without providing his/her information such as name, driver license and liability insurance, or (b) has no liability insurance, the victim can recover damages from the Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage of his/her own insurance policy.

7) Slip and Fall Accident:

When you slip and fall on a wet floor, defective stairs, etc of someone else’s property and consequently sustain injuries from the accident, the property owner is sometimes, not always, responsible for your injuries. Accordingly, it is important to report the accident to the property owner, manager or landlord, ask them to make a written report about the accident, and request a copy for you. It is also important to take pictures of the location where you fell and to collect the information of all potential witnesses.

8) Wrongful Death:

When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another, the surviving members of the victim’s family may sue for wrongful death. Damages the surviving family members are compensated for in a wrongful death suit include loss of support,
any medical and funeral expenses, and loss of consortium.

Workers’ Compensation

1) Reporting Injury:

It is important to report the injury to your employer, supervisor, or manager as soon as possible. If the employer is not informed of your injury within 30 days after the date of the injury, you might lose your right to receive Workers’ Compensation benefits.

2) Medical Treatments:

The expenses for your medical treatments shall be paid by your employer to help you recover from an injury or illness caused by work. If your employer, however, does not provide medical treatments, you should start to see a doctor on your own or contact your attorney(s) in order to start medical treatments. In case that you are not able to continue to work due to the injuries, it is important to have medical treatment records prior to quitting your job.

3) Specific Injury (SI):

You could get hurt by one specific event at work, such as hurting your back in lifting a heavy box, or getting hurt in a car accident while making deliveries, etc.

4) Cumulative Trauma (CT):

You could get hurt by repeated exposures at work, such as hurting your wrist from doing the same motion over and over, losing your hearing because of constant loud noise at work, etc.

5) Temporary Disability (TD):

This benefit represents payments if you lose wages because your injury prevents you from doing your usual job while recovering. As a general rule, TD pays two-thirds of the gross (pre-tax) wages you lose while you are recovering from a work injury. If the workers’ comp insurance denies your claim or disputes TD payment, it is important to apply for EDD (disability benefits) and immediately seek legal assistance.

6)Permanent Disability (PD) :

This benefit represents payments if you don’t fully recover from job injuries. Permanent disability (PD) is any lasting disability that results in a reduced earning capacity after maximum medical improvement is reached. If your injury or illness results in PD, you are entitled to PD benefits, even if you are able to go back to work.

7) Supplemental Job Displacement Benefits (SJDB/Voucher):

After the doctor has release you back to work with modifications or restrictions, the employer has 60 days to determine if he/she has work available with the recommendations of the doctor. If the employer cannot accommodate you with the modifications or restrictions, then you will be eligible for a voucher that provides you with training so that you may return to the workforce without aggravating your injury. It provides you with the opportunity to start a new carrier or new business adventure with the knowledge that you obtain.

8) Death Benefits:

The death benefits shall be paid to your spouse, children or other dependents if you die from a work injury or illness.