An amputation of a hand, arm, foot or leg can be the tragic result of an accident caused by another party's negligence. This can be due to a motor vehicle accident, defective product, workplace accident or dangerous machinery.
If you believe you were terminated because of your race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, or genetic information, you would be well-advised to speak with an employment lawyer right away. There are time limits on how long you can wait to bring a wrongful termination claim based on discrimination
Car accidents and bicycle accidents are usually caused by driver recklessness or carelessness. However, sometimes they can be caused by poorly designed or hazardous roadways. This often makes the government entity that designed the roadway liable for any damages caused during an accident. Claims against large government entities are extremely complex, and should not be attempted without a highly skilled personal injury lawyer to advocate on your behalf.
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
Each year construction site accidents injure or kill thousands of construction workers. Workplace accidents are covered under workers' compensation benefits. However, if these accidents are due to the negligence or carelessness of a third party (for instance a different subcontractor on the same jobsite) that party can be held liable for damages that are not available in a worker's compensation claim.
When an accident occurs on a construction site the owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects, and manufacturers of equipment can be held responsible for their negligent actions. They can also be liable for the failure to act, take reasonalbe safety measutres or provide unsafe equipment (i.e. inadequate fall protection or defective forklifts, tractors, scaffolding or guardrails)
UNINSURED/UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS (UM/UIM)
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage (UM/UIM) is insurance contained in your own auto policy that protects you from accidents involving drivers that don’t have insurance, or do not have enough. It also covers you when you are involved in a hit and run accident.