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Car Accidents, Medical Emergencies, and the Medical Emergency Defense

Posted on: November 22nd, 2017 No Comments

Ambulance responding to medical emergencyAlthough rare, auto accidents are sometimes caused by sudden “medical emergencies,” which cause a driver to lose control of their car.

Wondering what happens if you or a loved one were involved in an accident involving a driver who experienced a medical emergency while behind the wheel?

Read on to learn more about car accidents involving sudden medical emergencies. (more…)

Are Employers Liable for Employee Car Accidents?

Posted on: November 17th, 2017 No Comments

Employee driving a company carPeople in many occupations drive as part of their jobs on a daily basis. Whether making deliveries, traveling to meet with clients, or visiting various service locations, employees – like all motorists – are expected to drive carefully and responsibly, so as not to cause harm to others.

But if an employee acts negligently or is involved in an accident while driving to complete duties associated with their job, it may be the employer who is held responsible.

If you drive for your job, you run a company that includes employees who drive while on the job, or you’ve been involved in an accident with someone who was driving for work, read on to find out what to expect when employees are involved in car accidents during the scope of their employment.  (more…)

How to Choose the Right Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on: October 16th, 2017 No Comments

Woman thinking about choosing a personal injury lawyerIf you or a loved one is seriously injured, choosing the right personal injury lawyer is an important decision that will impact the rest of your life. The attorney who represents you will be your advocate to ensure you receive the money you need for future medical treatment, and supporting your family for years to come. Finding the right attorney is more than just finding someone who can get you a quick settlement.

At Maynard O’Connor, we think that in addition to getting you all of the money you deserve, your attorney should also be someone who you can talk to, trust, and who will help guide you through this difficult time in your life. We understand you have serious injuries and are facing difficult challenges.

Choosing the right attorney is a serious choice. Here are a few considerations to help you choose the right personal injury attorney: (more…)

How To Decide If It Is Time To Bring A Lawsuit

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 No Comments

Man deciding if it's time to pursue a lawsuitMany people have the misconception that if you’ve been in an accident, you need to file a lawsuit right away. However, this “rush to the courthouse” should be discouraged, and is sometimes detrimental to your recovery.

The decision as to whether or not to file a lawsuit is actually quite complicated, and involves weighing a number of factors and the consideration of many relevant issues. (more…)

When Should You Call a Sports Injury Attorney?

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 No Comments

Young football playersFall is just around the corner, which means many of us and our family members will soon be involved in school and recreational sports. Most of these sports present a risk of injury, sometimes serious.

Football injuries are, of course, very common. Other sports such as lacrosse, soccer, racquetball, and even track all present a risk of injury.

In addition, skiers and snowboarders will start hitting the slopes in the winter, creating opportunities for winter sports injuries, including collisions with other snow enthusiasts.

Sports injuries can be costly, both in terms of medical bills and income lost while convalescing. They are also often quite painful and debilitating.

But what happens if you’re injured because of the actions or conduct of another participant in the sport? Can you sue them? Are you entitled to any damages from them? (more…)

What To Do If You Or A Loved One Is Bitten By A Dog

Posted on: June 26th, 2017 No Comments

As summer kicks into high gear, more people – and their pets – are out and about. Unfortunately, not all pets are friendly and summer is prime time for dog bite accidents.

It is important to know what to do to protect yourself and your rights if you are bitten or attacked by a dog. If you find yourself in this unfortunate position, here are a few things to do to ensure a better recovery: (more…)

How a Biomechanical Expert Can Help Your Case

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 No Comments

Fender Bender Car AccidentIn cases involving motor vehicle accidents, the plaintiff must prove three things: liability, damages, and causation – that the accident caused your injuries.

That last element can sometimes be tricky to prove, particularly in the case of accidents with minimal damage to vehicles.

Insurance companies will sometimes reject claims where there are “soft tissue” injuries (herniated discs or injuries to the spine), but only minimal damages. In those cases, a biomechanical expert can help confirm that the impact was indeed sufficient to cause injury. (more…)

Timeline of a Personal Injury Case: How Long Will It Take To Pursue Your Case?

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 No Comments

StopwatchWhen considering pursing a lawsuit to recover damages after sustaining injuries, one of the most frequent questions individuals ask is how long is the process going to take?

Unfortunately, it’s also one of the more difficult questions to answer.

Some cases may settle quickly, but most cases span more than a year, sometimes several years. There are many factors that come into play in how long a lawsuit takes from start to finish. (more…)

Attorney Alex Stabinski successfully negotiates a $475,000 settlement for his client who suffered significant injuries after falling off a roof

Posted on: May 8th, 2017 No Comments

Adam L. StabinskiAttorney Alex Stabinski was successful in negotiating a settlement of $475,000 for his client who suffered serious injuries, lost wages, and medical expenses after falling off a roof during the course of his work.

The client’s employer failed to provide him with any safety devices for the roofing work, and also failed to secure workers’ compensation coverage for his employees.

By the time this individual came to Alex for legal advice he had been unable to work for a significant period of time, was drowning in debt, could not afford essential medical treatment, and could not support his family. He was desperate. (more…)

Serious Injury on Someone Else’s Property: Injuries That Occur at a Residence That’s Not Your Own

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 No Comments

Man injured at friend's residence in pain holding his backSerious injuries can happen anywhere! The truth is that every year, many people are severely injured at residences or properties that are not their own.

Whether it’s a slip and fall on ice, falling on unsafe stairs, injuries in a swimming pool – the list of potential causes for serious injuries goes on.

Though most people are aware of the potential for these types of injuries when they are out and about, many individuals are not sure of what to do if they were to incur such an injury, especially if that injury were to happen on a friend or acquaintance’s property.

So what do you do if you’re seriously injured on someone else’s property? What happens when an injury occurs at a residence that is not your own? (more…)

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