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Car accidents injure and kill people every day. When those accidents are caused by the negligence of another person, there is a remedy. The injured party and the families of those killed can file a lawsuit or claim against the party or parties responsible to recover lost income, medical expenses and monetary compensation for pain and suffering. To see if you are eligible to file a lawsuit or claim, speak with an attorney who understands the complexities of car accident claims. Call the team at Krasney Law.
Negligent operation of a vehicle can take many forms. Here are some of the most common:
- Drunk driving
- Excessive speed
- Cell phone use
- Failure to adjust to conditions
- Hazards on roadway
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Motorcycle riders, and the injuries they suffer as a result of an accident, are unique for several different reasons. Due to a lack of protection between riders the road, and other vehicles, motorcyclists often suffer very serious injuries during accidents. What might be a simple "fender bender" to someone in a full size car, can cause catastrophic injuries to a motorcycle rider.Motorcycles are vulnerable to a unique set of risks on the road, meaning even the most experienced riders can crash. Motorcycle accidents can be caused by several factors, such as:
- construction zones
- road hazards
- distracted drivers
- motorists failing to yield the right of way
- vehicle drivers changing lanes without yielding
If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, call the professionals at Krasney Law today!
Burn injuries are not only painful, they can result in physical scarring, emotional distress, and other long-term medical conditions. If you’ve suffered a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Burn injuries resulting from exposure to chemicals, electrical current, or an open flame often cause complications requiring extensive and expensive medical treatment, including:
- adult respiratory distress syndrome
- cosmetic deformity
- and even death
The team at Krasney Law will investigate your claim to help determine the parties responsible for your injuries and help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a complimentary consultation.
Dog bites should not be taken lightly. Even a bite by a small dog can be serious. Left untreated, they can result in permanent muscle damage and deep tissue scars. Depending on the severity of the dog bite, it can require major reconstructive surgery. We love dogs but we don't love irresponsible dog owners.
Children and adults alike are subject to not only the physic effect of the dog bite, but also suffer the ongoing psychological trauma and emotional distress, especially if the visible scars from the dog bite are to the face, hands or lower arms. Parents who see the attack on their children can, in certain circumstances, make their own claims and recover monetary compensation for their own personal emotional distress.
If you or a family member is bitten by a dog, of any size, call the team at Krasney Law today.
People often assume that a limb fracture is no big deal. Get it set, go home and let it heal. There are many types of bone injuries and each has to be treated accordingly.
Compound fractures resulting from an automobile crash or a knee joint break that occurs when a pedestrian is hit by a car in a crosswalk is a serious fracture that can have long-term effects. The crushing bone injury to the ankle and leg that a motorcyclist's receives when he or she is sideswiped by a car in a motorcycle accident can lead to permanent disability. Even a broken wrist, finger or arm for a senior citizen after a fall in a nursing home can be complicated as healing takes longer than it does for younger a younger person.
The cost of medical care for serious fractures over the long term can be far more than expected. If you accept an early settlement offer from the insurance company, you may end up with unpaid medical bills and no chance for full reimbursement of your losses and expenses. Call the team at Krasney Law for your complimentary consultation today.
Neck and Back Injuries
The jarring forces of an auto accident can wreak havoc on the complex, criss-crossing structures of the back and neck. Even though the neck and back can absorb a lot of punishment, the forces involved in a wreck can cause damage to many of those interconnected structures.
At Krasney Law, we know how painful and disabling a neck or back injury can be. We realize that a "minor" back injury often gets worse before it gets better.
From permanent injuries to soft tissue injuries, these are some of the more common neck and back injuries associated with an accident:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated disk (ruptured disk)
- Lower back sprains and strains
- Pinched nerves or chronic pain
- Whiplash (cervical strain/sprain)
- Spinal cord injury/paralysis
For all of your neck and nack injury questions, call the team at Krasney Law.
Why Hire An Attorney
Many people shy away from hiring an attorney after an accident, injury or other incident. They often feel they are not the “suing” type of person.
Hiring an attorney does not make you “sue happy”. It is simply the best way to make sure your legal rights are well protected. A good attorney doesn’t just take into account your immediate needs, but the long term effects of your situation.
Cycling is probably one of the best cardiovascular workouts you can give your body. Usually, the impact on your joints and body in general are minimal as well (compared to other cardio exercising like running). Cycling is one of the most popular ways to exercise in the world.
Unfortunately, due to the negligence of some drivers of automobiles, cycling can be dangerous. Many drivers simply don’t pay attention to what is on the road ahead of or around them. Automobiles can be quite dangerous to a person riding a bicycle considering all of the distractions such as cell-phones, radios, children yelling in the back seat that many drivers have to contend with. Although the automobile provides substantial protection to its driver, a bicycle doesn’t provide protection to its rider. Because of this, serious injuries and death can be the result of an automobile-bicycle accident.
If you have been injured by a motor vehicle while riding your bicycle, call the team at Krasney Law for a complimentary consultation.
Pedestrian vs. Vehicle
When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the injuries can be extremely severe. Severe spinal, head, neck,paralysis, broken bones, or loss of a limb can all occur to pedestrians when they are struck by vehicles.
Often, the driver of the vehicle, or their insurance company, will try to shift the blame for the accident onto the pedestrian. Police often claim that the pedestrian was not inside the crosswalk when they come to the scene, as the pedestrian has fallen outside the crosswalk area. Insurance adjusters will often place the blame on the pedestrian, stating that the pedestrian should have seen the car coming and got out of the way. Often it is harder to get an insurance company to pay for the injury to a pedestrian than it is to pay for the injury to a person inside a vehicle.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident, call the Krasney Law team for a complimentary consultation.
Slips and Falls
In the case of a slip or fall accident, the law doesn’t hold businesses responsible for the accident unless the company or its employees failed to meet a legal duty of care. If you want to sue for an injury that happened at a business location, you must prove that the business was legally at fault.
Slip and fall injuries can happen in a variety of ways. All business establishments can be sued for slips, falls, and collisions. The owners of a business can be sued based on poor hiring, supervision, or training of employees. Each state has its own laws that determine the standards of care that can apply in any personal injury case involving a business.
Courts understand that businesses can’t prevent every slip and fall accident from occurring. They require that businesses exercise the same amount of care as a reasonably prudent person would. This means guarding against foreseeable problems and taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents. You can recover damages for most types of personal injury only if you can prove that the business failed in these duties.
For a a complimentary slip and fall consultation, call the team at Krasney Law today.
In auto crashes when the person's head strikes an object with great force, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often occurs . The human brain is very complex and very delicate, even if the head strikes the headrest or steering wheel damage can occur. Another important factor is that the brain has very limited power to heal under certain circumstances.
Often, a traumatic brain injury is not diagnosed by the physician because the patient fails to tell the physician about symptoms such loss of short term memory and personality change. Other times the symptoms of a brain injury may not appear right away.
If you suspect that you or a family member may be suffering a brain injury due to an accident, even one that occurred a while ago, it is important that you contact a physician as soon as possible and retain legal consul.
A wrongful death claim can result from situations such as a car or airplane crash, exposure to hazardous conditions or substances, criminal behavior, or a supervised activity.
If your spouse, parent or child has been killed and you suspect that their death was the unnecessary consequence of someone else’s negligence, you should always consult an attorney to look into the circumstances as soon as possible. The actions of a careless individual or corporation can have devastating consequences on your life. We understand that you are grieving but you need to be aware of how important it is that the you give us the opportunity to start investigating as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in wrongful death cases. Important evidence and other important information needs to be collected and examined as soon as possible.
- Fatal car crashes
- Workplace accidents
- Products liability
- Premises liability
- Dangerous drugs
Time is of the essence in a wrongful death case. Call the team at Krasney Law for a complimentary consultation.
Are Big Law Firms Better?
You have seen the ads on billboards, buses and television touting the millions in settlements that various “mega firms” have brought in. These large offices handle hundreds, sometimes thousands of cases at a time.
At Krasney Law, we take pride in the fact that we have a more personal, direct one-on-one working relationship with our clients. Your case is not going to get lost in the shuffle or handed off to another attorney.