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Automobile Accidents

General Automobile Accident Information The most common type of personal injury case brought into the American court system today is undoubtedly automobile accidents. Although some states have passed no-fault laws eliminating culpability from all parties, automobile accidents are usually governed under the laws of negligence. Automobile drivers are expected to operate their vehicles while exercising “reasonable care under the circumstances.” Whenever a person fails to exercise such care, they are considered responsible for the accident and in many cases required to pay damages. These damages are most commonly in the form of vehicle repair and medical fees. In order to be paid, the plaintiff (the injured party) must prove that the defendant’s operated their vehicle without exercising “reasonable care under the circumstances” and were thereby acting negligently. All those involved with automobile accidents are advised to seek legal guidance from a personal injury attorney in their area so that you are sure to receive compensation for injuries and damage to your vehicle.

Who is at Fault? When involved in an automobile accident it is often easy for drivers to instinctively determine who acted negligently and who should be held responsible for the accident. However, matters fault and negligence are also often very complex and it can be difficult to prove what that person technically did wrong. An experienced personal injury attorney’s assistance is essential in sifting through police reports, traffic laws, and witnesses to determine exactly what happened, who should be held at fault, and what damages the culpable party should be expected to pay.

It is important to consult a personal injury attorney before taking any action involving your personal injury claim. Lawyers are experienced in dealing with court proceedings and insurance companies and know how to protect your best interests. In order to receive maximum compensation for the party at fault, it is also important not to speak with their insurance company. Although they may appear to be trying to help, their job is to minimize their payments to you. They are looking for any information that will allow them to lower the damages paid to you and should not be spoken to without consulting an attorney.

Insurance Companies – Looking Our For Their Own Best Interests

In order to maximize their company’s profits, a representative from an insurance company will begin to investigate your accident immediately. They seek to limit what the injured person or party will receive and do so through specific and complex procedures. The insurance company will begin by taking recorded statements from individuals involved in the automobile accident and inspect the vehicles involved. They will take pictures and acquire police reports and medical documents to determine the extent of the injuries sustained by those involved. Insurance companies will generally be able to complete this initial investigation within a week of the accident.

The majority of insurance companies will seek to settle an insurance claim as quickly as possible. While this practice may seem advantageous to the injured party, companies are once again trying to minimize their losses when finalizing an insurance settlement quickly. By settling quickly they can often avoid paying for future medical costs, lost wages, and other damages that may develop later on. It is important to realize that it often takes several months to completely assess injuries sustained in an accident. Medical fees that arise later on may include surgery or rehabilitation. The period of time during which a claim can be made, also known as the statute of limitation, is currently set at two years. Those who settle with the insurance company soon after an accident often regret doing so, as new injuries are discovered months, or even a year later.

There are also many other issues that may arise throughout an insurance claim for which the assistance of an attorney is very important. If you are injured, it is possible that your insurance company will pay medical bills and other bills that need to be paid off immediately. Once the case has been settled, they will often seek reimbursement for their expenses from the money obtained by you in your settlement. There are many strict state laws that prevent and restrict the ways in which they can do this. For this reason, it is important you have an experienced firm, such as ours, that is well-versed in these regulations and can utilize them in order to ensure that you receive and keep as much money as possible. The same is true of workers compensation cases. The insurance companies used by your employer will often seek reimbursement for their expenses and for the money paid to you due do lost wages. Again, it is important to employ the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer to make sure that you are not taken advantage of.

In our state, everyone must carry liability insurance for their vehicles. The state minimum requires $15,000 per person bodily injury liability insurance overage per person and $30,000 per accident. However, in severe accidents, the damages incurred by drivers may exceed these figures. In these cases, other insurance may be used in addition to that mandated by the state. The insurance policies of family members, employers, rental car companies, etc. may be able to assist the culpable driver in these instances. In some instances, the insurance companies of entities not directly involved in the accident may have to pay. If a government agency was at fault, because roads were not properly maintained, or because a traffic light did not operate correctly, their insurance would most likely contribute to the injured party’s bill payments.

There are complicated issues that factor into the value appropriated to an insurance claim. The nature and extent of the injuries sustained, the monetary losses involved, the relevant liability issues, the trial’s location, and prior injuries are all factors that have to be considered before a value can be placed on an insurance claim. The insurance company makes its money by becoming well-versed in the laws surrounding these issues, and applying them in order to pay you as little money as possible. For this reason, it is important that you find an attorney who has as much, or more, experience with personal injury law and dealing with insurance companies.

Determining the appropriate value of a claim for personal injury can be very complicated. It involves evaluating numerous variables such as the nature and extent of the injury, the economic losses that are recoverable, and the liability issues related to the accident. The trial's location and any prior injuries suffered by the injured party are issues that are also factored into any evaluation of a personal injury claim. Since insurance companies have vast experience in evaluating personal injury claims and will seek to obtain the lowest settlement possible. In order to have the same advantage that comes with experience, it is important to have a person with considerable experience dealing with the insurance company on your behalf.

  • Disobeying traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to signal while turning
  • Driving above or below the posted speed limit
  • Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
  • Failing to drive on the right side of the road
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

Determining the Cause of An Auto Accident

Drivers are often liable for accidents due to their intentional or reckless conduct. The legal definition for such recklessness is one who drives unsafely, with “willful and wanton disregard” for the probability that his or her driving may cause an automobile accident. Road rage is one example of conduct that could result in liability for an accident. The legal definition for road rage is “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle or an assault precipitated by an incident that occurred on a roadway."

Aggressive driving has become a major problem in today’s society. 1997 Statistics gathered by the NHTSA and the American Automobile Association demonstrated that almost 13,000 people had been injured or killed since 1990 due to automobile accidents that resulted from aggressive driving. Another survey by the NHTSA has shown that more than 60 percent of the total driving population considers the unsafe driving practices of others to be a major personal thread to the safety of themselves and their families.
In order to bring comfort and security back to the roads, traffic safety and law enforcement agencies are stepping up their efforts to find and penalize aggressive drivers. The NHSTSA has established aggressive driving as a progression of unlawful driving actions such as:

• Speeding-exceeding the posted limit or driving too fast for conditions
• Improper or excessive lane changing
• Failing to signal intent
• Failing to see that movement can be made safely
• Improper passing-failing to signal intent using an emergency lane to pass or passing on the shoulder

How to Avoid an Automobile Accident

Confrontation with an aggressive driver can be very unnerving, and it is often easy to become either uncomfortable and afraid or angry and aggressive yourself. In such instances, the NHSTA has recommended that you take the following actions:
  • Get out of the way: first and foremost, make every attempt to get out of his or her way.
  • Put your pride aside: do not challenge the aggressive driver by speeding up or attempting to hold-your-own in your travel lane.
  • Avoid eye contact: eye contact can sometimes enrage an aggressive driver.
  • Avoid gestures: ignore gestures and refuse to return them.
  • Report serious aggressive driving: you or a passenger may call the police, but, if you use a cell phone, pull over to a safe location.

The Drunk Driving Problem

We’ve all heard the sad statistics before – every 30 minutes, a person in the United States dies in an alcohol-related crash. Injuries in such crashes are also sky-high, with over 1,000,000 sustaining injuries in alcohol-related traffic accidents last year alone. Liability in such accidents can extend to several entities. A bar, for example, which has served an obviously intoxicated guest who later drove while under the influence, may be held liable. A social host who does the same may hold some liability. However, the fact that these people are also liable does not remove liability from the intoxicated individual who caused the accident. The assistance of an experienced person injury attorney is of the utmost importance in determining the different people and entities that can be held liable in such accidents.

Accidents Caused by an Outside Force or Condition

Sometimes, the fault in an accident lies not with any of the drivers involved, but rather with some third party. An apt example is an accident which was caused by a defect in a driver’s automobile. In this instance, the manufacturer of the automobile, or some other company involved in the auto-making process may be responsible for the injuries and damages resulting from your accident. In these cases, a product liability suit may be brought against the responsible company. Product liability lawsuits are those brought against the seller of a defective product. Such defects can occur in any stage of production – designing, manufacturing, or labeling, and the manufacturer of the product is liable for injuries caused by the product, regardless of whether the company acted negligently.

Another instance in which neither driver involved in a crash may be held liable is an accident caused by a mechanic’s failure to properly repair a vehicle. When this occurs, the employee who failed to properly repair the automobile, as well as his or her employer, may be liable for the injuries and damages that resulted from their negligence.

It is also possible that problems with the roads were the cause of an accident, rather than a driver’s negligence. In cases of improper design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting, or other roadway defects, the government may be held responsible for damages. However, there are very strict rules and regulations when bringing a suit against a government entity and it is important to retain good legal counsel when doing so.


In the above cases of automobile accidents, it is extremely important that the accident victims take quick measures to preserve and document evidence, investigate the accident and culpability, and have physicians and expert witnesses evaluate the injuries sustained in the accident. All those involved in an accident are advised to quickly enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney who can assist in and expedite all these processes. Experienced lawyers will be extremely helpful in determining the best course of action to take with your suit and making sure that you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries incurred to both your body and property.

Please remember that it is essential to act swiftly after an accident in order to preserve evidence. Also, remember that it is imperative that you speak to an attorney before speaking with insurance companies. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, please feel free to contact us Law Offices of Tran & Associates at 1-888-288-1889 today.
Trucking Accidents

General Trucking Accident Legal Information

While car accidents can often be exceedingly dangerous, when a trucking accident occurs, it is almost guaranteed that someone has been seriously injured. The massive size of trucks means that those car or motorcycle drivers and passengers who fall victim to the negligence of truckers or trucking companies are often severely injured or killed. Many accidents involving trucks are caused by the dangerous driving of truck drivers. Trucking companies often set deadlines that are all but impossible to reach, forcing truckers to drive at dangerous speeds and in a reckless manner. However, the demands placed on truck drivers certainly do not give them the right to drive dangerously. When truck drivers are exhausted and can not drive to their full ability, their only option should be to pull over and rest.

Regardless of the cause of the accident, whether it be fatigue, drug and alcohol abuse, distraction, or simply reckless and aggressive driving, trucking accidents are often horrifically tragic. They cause immense pain for victims and their families.

With the population and number of drivers increasing every day, highways are becoming more and more crowded. This crowding makes the margin for driver error even smaller. Many people have experienced, or have been close to someone who has experienced, horrific trucking accidents. They can results from a number of situations, such as trucks moving too fast, following other motorists too closely, or other reckless driving. All of these situations can result in the same traffic end. Every day, irresponsible truckers speed down the highways of the United States, ignoring the safety of other motorists. Trucking companies encourage their drivers to speed and deliver their load as fast as possible, and pay their workers by the mile rather than by the hour. This creates a number of unsafe situations for other car drivers and motorcycle riders.

Legislation regarding truck drivers and trucking companies is very complicated, and an experienced attorney should be employed to navigate these laws and regulations. Trucking has become a very complex and difficult area of personal injury law, making your attorney selection all the more important. The body of laws regulating trucking operations, safe driving techniques, and trucking operation documentation require an attorney who has dealt with the process of trucking litigation and is competent in that sector of law. Such attorneys will be able to thoroughly investigate the accident’s cause and determine what the truck driver did wrong. This is essential in obtaining the maximum settlement for the injuries sustained in an accident, as well as compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one.

Trucking accident statistics can be quite sobering. Every year, over 100,000 people are injured in accidents involving trucks, and more than 5,000 people are killed. Trucking companies and their insurance companies often do not provide very much in the way of compensation for the victims of these accidents. Even though tractor-trailers make up just three percent of registered vehicles, the NHTSA reports that they are involved in eight percent of all automobile accidents resulting in fatalities. Thousands of victims of trucking accidents do not receive the just compensation they deserve for the pain, expenses, and emotional damage due to the loss of loved ones. Insurance companies will do everything they can to pay the victims of car crashes as little as possible. However, our firm will fight for you and do everything we can to ensure you receive just compensation for your accident.

The attorneys at our firm are all very well versed in state law surrounding trucking and other personal injury law. We can review your accident and claim in order to advise you of all of your legal options. If you have fallen victim to a reckless truck driver and are seeking assistance with your trucking accident claim, please contact us Law Offices of Tran & Associates at 1-888-288-1889 for a free consultation.

Common Trucking Accident Causes

Accidents involving semi-trucks can be caused by a wide variety of factors, which can vary depending on the unique qualities and capabilities of each truck model. There are many restrictions placed on trucks, truck drivers, and trucking companies that traditional motorists would not have to follow. However, it is important to be aware of these limitations to avoid potential damage and to recognize instances in which truckers acted negligently.

Specific Causes Include:

• Truck has been overloaded/oversized due to negligence
• Truck has Faulty or improperly maintained brakes that result in accidents.
• Poor driving conditions (fog, smoke, rain, snow, etc.)
• Trucker driving aggressively and recklessly.
• Driving too fast.
• Employer has not properly trained the driver.
• Driver is overworked, sleepy, and exhausted.
• Improperly-maintained safety systems (reflectors, lights, and other warning devices)
• Alcohol/Drug use.
• Trucker fails to yield the right of way.
• Truck does not have proper under-ride protection.

Driver Fatigue and Falling Asleep at the Wheel

According to the NHSTA, about 100,000 reported every year by the police are caused primarily by drowsiness/fatigue on the part of a driver. In addition, fewer than half of the crashes that should be attributed to driver fatigue are properly categorized. At least 1,500 people are killed in these crashes each year in the United states, and at least 71,000 people are injured in crashes where a driver has fallen asleep. These devastating statistics demonstrate just how big a problem drowsy and fatigued drivers have become.

There are many factors which can lead to fatigue-related crashes involving tractor-trailers. Perhaps the most common problem is that the truck driver has been deprived of sleep in an attempt to drive for as many miles as possible before resting. A related problem is that drivers often neglect to take breaks at rest stations. Failing to take such breaks can be against regulations and can be very dangerous. Truckers often attempt to get back on their normal schedule by driving through the night, early afternoon and other times they are typically asleep. Sleepiness also arises from truckers taking medication that has drowsiness as a side effect. Drinking alcohol can also cause drowsiness that results in trucking accidents.

Truckers and other drivers tend to fall asleep more often while driving on long rural high-speed highways. In fact, 30 percent of all fatal crashes on the New York Thruway are caused by a driver falling asleep while driving.

Research has shown that the risk of causing an accident increases with the number of hours that a trucker has been on duty, which is why regulations restricting the number of hours truckers can work have been set. However, these regulations are often ignored, resulting in large numbers of tired truck drivers on the roads.

Studies measuring optimal sleep levels have shown that the average person should get at least eight hours of sleep each night. However, a study done by the US government has shown that commercial truck drivers only get about 5 hours of sleep each night. Another study done by the Insurance Institute for Automotive Safety has shown that a about one third of all truck drivers regularly exceed the maximum number of driving hours that has been set for them by company and governmental regulations. Additionally, a full 75 percent of truck drivers exceed the number of permitted hours occasionally. Many of these drivers are pressured to do so by the companies which employ them, which leads to unsafe driving.

The fatigue that these drivers experience impairs their ability to drive in a number of ways. Their vision and reaction time, for example, are impaired by drowsiness and fatigue.

Cognitive ability, information processing, judgment, short-term memory, motivation, and vigilance can also be impaired. As a result, overall performance and safety falls drastically.

While many overlook the affects of fatigue, they are in fact very real and comparable to driving while under the influence of alcohol. After driving for 18 hours without sleep or breaks, a person is impaired to the same degree as if they had a blood alcohol level of .045 percent. After driving for 24 hours without sleep or breaks, the comparable blood alcohol level is as high as .10 percent.

Semi-truck Accident Compensation

Those involved in trucking accidents are eligible to receive compensation for a number of expenses. Current, past, and future medical bills that have been determined to have stemmed from the accident can be paid for. Damage to property, income lost because of injury, pain and suffering caused by the accident, and restitution due to the fact that the rest of your life may be affected because of your trucking accident are all things that you can be compensated for. If you have a family member who has been killed because of the negligent driver of a trucker, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your loss. These cases, known as wrongful death cases, and other cases involving trucking accident, can all be initiated by our attorneys. Please contact us and we will do everything we can to assist you.

Liable Parties in Truck Accident Cases

In a trucking accident there are several individuals and entities that may be the target of your suit. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to seek compensation from the truck driver, the owner of the tractor-trailer, or the commercial trucking company. Our lawyers are experienced with semi-truck accident case law, and will help you determine the course of action in your suit that will be most beneficial to you.

The Truck Jackknifing Problem

Truck jackknifing refers to the accidental folding of a large truck, and many times ends in a trucking accident. Jackknifing can be caused by equipment failure, improper breaking practices, or poor road conditions, among other things. Regardless of the cause, jackknifing will many times end in a truck rollover, which is dangerous to everyone on the roadway. Generally, jackknifing occurs as a result of negligence on the part of the truck driver, as he locks up the breaks. If you have been in an accident involving truck jackknifing, contact us our firm for legal assistance.

Trucking Accidents – What to do at the Scene

When involved in a semi-truck/truck accident, it is important to understand what must be done to protect yourself. Always call the police and wait at the scene of the accident until they arrive. File a report with the officers once they arrive, and be sure to tell them everything that happened before, during, and after the accident. Once this has been done, seek medical attention, even if you feel that you have not been injured. Even what appear to be the smallest of injuries can turn into something serious.

Next, be sure to get the license number of the truck involved in the accident, as well as their personal and insurance information. Take notes on anything that seems important to you, including a timeline of the events of the accident, the conditions of the road at the time, and witness accounts of what happened. Be sure to also obtain contact info for any witnesses you interview, as they may prove useful in your case. Next, immediately contact an attorney to explore your legal options and to determine the best course of action in a potential lawsuit. The Law Offices of Tran & Associates is made up of attorney’s who are very experienced in personal injury law, and can be of great assistance to you in any semi-truck or trucking accident cases. Please contact us at 1-888-288-1889 today.

Drunk Driving Injury

Drunk Driving Injuries and Your Legal Options

Someone in the United States dies in an alcohol-related automobile accident every 30 minutes. An even more astronomical figure is the number of individuals injured in such accidents last year alone, totaling more than 1,000,000. In many cases involving alcohol, there are more parties that can be help responsible and liable to lawsuits than one might think. In addition to the intoxicated driver, the bar or social host which served an obviously intoxicated person may also be liable. Experienced personal injury attorneys are conscious of the many laws which apply to alcohol-related accidents, and can help you to gain just compensation for injuries sustained and property damaged in such accidents.

Insurance companies have a great deal of experience in handling personal injury claims in a manner that will enable them to pay out as little as possible. An experienced personal injury attorney will help you fight back against the insurance company and get you the settlement you deserve. Attorneys who have handled many wrongful death and other personal injury cases in the past will be able to competently assess the value of your claim and work to get you that figure in litigation.

Remember that the faster you begin the investigation the better, and it is of the utmost important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. If you need representation in your case involving a drunk driving injury you can contact us Law Offices of Tran & Associates for a free consultation today. We can be reached at 1-888-288-1889.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Law

Unfortunately a traumatic brain injury is usually the result of a sudden and violent blow to the head. This type of a blow can launch the brain on a collision course with the inside of the skull. The skull itself can often withstand a serious and forceful external impact without fracturing. The result of this trauma, and injured brain inside an intact skull, is known as a closed-head injury. If you are a loved one has suffered such an injury make sure that they are examined by a qualified physician and then please contact us the experienced Georgia traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates.

Occasionally, a traumatic brain injury will occur and the brain will actually penetrated. One such instance would be when a projectile such as a rock, bullet, or part of a fractured skull enters the brain. This type of brain injury is rare relative to those in which the brain is not penetrated.

The severity of the damage done to the brain depends greatly on which part of the brain is affected. Those who experience mild brain injury may only experience temporary confusion or headaches. Serious head injuries, on the other hand, can be fatal. The total number of individuals in the USA who sustain traumatic brain injury each year approaches 1.4 million. Luckily, over ¾ of these injuries are only mild concussions. However, sometimes even these minor accidents can lead to future long-term problems.

Signs And Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury

Your brain controls everything you do each day. The obvious necessity of a functioning brain makes it obvious that a plethora of physical and mental activities can be greatly hindered after a brain injury. Most symptoms from an injury will occur immediately or soon after one suffers a blow to the head. However, these symptoms often go unnoticed, even for the person who was involved in the accident.

There are many signs and symptoms of mild brain injuries that anyone who has been involved in an accident should be on the lookout for. If you have problems with memory or concentration, you would be well-advised to investigate the problem. Also, if you have sudden mood changes, sensory problems (ringing ears, blurred vision, bad taste in your mouth) you should seek medical attention. Dizziness, headache, confusion, and brief periods of unconsciousness are also signs of brain damage.

If you have experienced more moderate to severe brain damage you should also be on the lookout for other symptoms. Increased confusion and agitation, weakness or numbness in the extremities, and loss of coordination are all signs of brain damage and need to be addressed by a medical professional. If you are slurring your speech, are unable to wake up, experience convulsions or seizures, or have persistent headaches, you are experiencing symptoms of brain damage. Repeated vomiting and nausea are also symptoms.

If a child is involved in accident, you must be on the lookout for signs of brain damage, because children may not have the ability to communicate problems the are having. They are often unable to explain headaches, confusion, sensory problems, and other issues with cognition. Instead of waiting to hear them complain of these issues, you should be on the lookout to see if the child is refusing to eat, appears listless, or seems agitated. If brain damage has occurred, sleep patterns and performance in school may change. They may act differently, losing interest in activities, toys, and people that they once loved. If any of these problems becomes apparent, it is imperative that you bring yourself or a loved on to a medical examination right away, and contact us at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates for assistance in your traumatic brain injury case. Call us at 1-888-288-1889 today.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injures

Almost half of all traumatic injuries sustained occur because of automobile accidents. The elderly also often suffer brain damage in falls. Children can often suffer brain damage very easily, due to the incomplete development of their bodies, and can suffer brain injuries from being shaken violently or minor falls.

Traumatic Brain Injury Case Recoveries

Traumatic brain injuries unfortunately have long-lasting and devastating consequences for those who those who suffer from them. The attorneys at our firm understand this, and want to make sure that you are prepared for both current and future medical expenses. Additionally, you can seek compensation for lost earnings, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and the loss of the quality of life to which you were accustomed. We are experienced in personal injury law involving traumatic brain damage, and can assist you in obtaining the compensation you deserve in your personal injury claim.

Whether you suffered a traumatic brain injury from an auto, trucking, motorcycle, or other accident, our firm can help. It is important that you speak with us, or another firm, before speaking with the insurance companies. Contact us at 1-888-288-1889 today and we will provide you with a free consultation to access your case.

Premises Liability

Premises Liability Law Overview

Premises liability injuries are those in which patrons, visitors, tenants, employees, or others sustain injuries as a result of a deliberate act or the negligence on the part of the property owner or manager. This negligence can take the form of insufficient security, failure to properly warn of known or foreseeable dangers, as well as many other forms. The law governing premises liability injuries is detailed and changes quite frequently. It is essential that those who suffer from such injuries contact an experienced personal injury attorney who understands these laws. If you have been injured under the aforementioned circumstances we invite you to speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates today for a free consultation. Contact us at 1-888-288-1889 to speak with one of our qualified attorneys.

Negligence in Premises Liability Cases

A property owner's failure to warn, maintain, and/or correct safety hazards on public/private property often result in premises liability claims. Those who own or occupy property have a legal duty to maintain it in a way that protects those who are lawfully on their property from injury due to dangerous conditions that the owner was or should have been aware of. When they fail to meet their responsibility to maintain their property and protect others from injury, they should be held accountable for this failure. This is where premises liability claims come in.

Premises Liability Claims - Examples

There are countless situations in which others' poorly maintained property can result in injury and a premises liability claim. Common injuries of this type can result from broken and cracked sidewalks, wet slippery floors, escalator/elevator falls, dog attacks, and chemical and toxic material exposure. Claims can also be made because of injuries that result from the criminal acts of others. Essentially any injury that results from a property owner's failure to warn of a property's hazards and dangerous conditions, even those resulting from acts of violence by third parties on their premises, can result in a premises liability claim.

Those who have fallen victim to such injuries, or other injuries are entitled to seek compensation from property owners who have failed in their duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property or provide adequate warnings of these unsafe conditions. Expenses that negligent property owners may be responsible for paying may include medical expenses, future medical expenses related to the accident, loss of current/future wages, pain and suffering, as well as many other damages that the accident victim may have suffered because of negligence of the property owner.

The law governing premises liability cases generally protects those who are injured in instances where their injury was preventable by the property owner. There are many factors that come into play when dealing with these claims. For example, the degree to which the property owner maintained the property is very important. Also, whether or not the individual(s) injured was an invitee, licensee, or a trespasser is important. However, regardless of the reason for the person's entry onto the property, the owners may still be held liability if injury occurs because of their negligence.

Under state law, the fact that an injury occurs on a property owners land does not automatically make the owner liable. For a property owner to be liable in a premises liability case, the injuries must have resulted because of negligence of some sort on the part of the owner. The law surrounding the responsibility of property owners is complex, and it is important to understand the difference between the property owner and the occupier of said property, as well as their relative liability in premises liability cases. It is also important to understand the differences between the three types of people who may be on the property: invitees, licensees, and trespassers. It is important to understand their differences because the property owner or occupier's responsibility varies depending on which type of person is injured.

The owner of a given piece of property is generally easy to define. An occupier of a piece of property is a person who exercising some sort of control over it, including a tenant who leases the property. However, it may also include other forms of occupancy. A contractor who is building a home, commercial building, etc. on a piece of property exercises a degree of control over that property and, for that reason, may be considered an occupier of the premises.

An invitee is an individual who enters the property on the express or implied invitation of either the owner or occupier of the property. It is the owner or occupier's duty to maintain the property and keep the conditions thereon safe for invitees. The owner/occupier of the property has a duty to make a reasonable inspection of the property in order to insure the safety and protection of invitees.

Those who are not invitees are generally licensees. An social guest at a residential home, for example, is usually a licensee. The owner/occupier of the property may also be liable for the injuries of licensees on their property. However, in the case of licensees, they are liable only for willful or wanton injury. Owners or occupiers are responsible for warning licensees of known dangerous conditions on the property that create unreasonable risks of harm to licensees. They must make licensees aware of known dangerous conditions that licensees are unaware of and are unlikely to discover. However, the difference between liability for invitees and licensees is that the owner/occupier of the property does not have a duty to inspect the property for defects or to repair known defects for the benefit of a licensee, as he/she does with invitees. The duty of the owner or occupier in the case of licensees extends only to not acting willfully or wantonly with regard to the licensee.

Unlike invitees and licensees, trespassers are those who enters the premises without the permission of the property owner or occupier. They may be those who enter the property either by mistake or on purpose without the permission of the owner/occupier. Property owners or occupiers have less responsibility for these individuals than they do for invitees or licensees. However, depending on the circumstances, owners and occupiers of property are sometimes have some responsibility to anticipate a wondering child or other lost individual who makes their way onto their property. They may be liable for children who wonder onto their property and are injured because of their negligence.

The law specifies that property owners or occupiers must be aware and take action to prevent injuries due to an “attractive nuisance” on their property. An “attractive nuisance” is a inherently dangerous and attractive condition on a property. Owners/occupiers who are aware of or have created an attractive nuisance on their property must anticipate the entrance of children onto their property and have thus have implied consent to their presence. This implied consent chances a child’s status from that of a trespasser to that of a licensee. This change in status means that the owner or occupier assumes a greater degree of responsibility for the child and greater liability for injuries suffered.

Those who have been injured on the property of others must understand that not everyone will have a successful premises liability claim. Injured individuals must prove that their injury was the result of negligence on the part of the property owner or occupier. If they did in fact fail in their duty to maintain reasonably safe conditions on their property or warn those on their property of existing dangerous conditions of which they were aware or should have been aware, then a claim will likely be successful.

Many businesses and homeowners have premises liability insurance to guard themselves against costly premises liability claims. However, many times their insurance policies are insufficient to pay all damages incurred by the injured individual(s). When this occurs, property owners may be responsible for paying the remaining balance out of their own pocket. When approached by an insurance company with an offer for a settlement, it is always important to first consult with an attorney with experience in premises liability law. Insurance companies are business, and as such they are always operating in their own best interests.

They seek to maximize their profitability and do so by trying to minimize the settlement payment. If you have been injured while on the property of another party and are approached by their insurance company, you should decline discussion until you have consulted an experienced attorney.

Here at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates we have many attorneys who are well-versed in premises liability law and have a great deal of case experience. We invite you to call us today at 1-888-288-1889 for a free consultation.

Cases Involving Inadequate Security

Every year, thousands are injured to the failure of property owners and managers to provide adequate security on their properties and businesses. The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration has made a number of recommendations to property owners to promote and protect the health and safety of their employees and patrons. Owners have received recommendations to do things such as reduce store hours, increase staffing during high-risk periods, install appropriate lighting, drop safes, silent alarms, and in some cases, bullet resistant enclosures for clerks. However, many property have not taken these recommendations and have failed to install these safety measures. As a result, both the employees and patrons of their businesses may face unnecessary health and safety risks.

Property owners and managers are responsible for providing safe conditions and adequate security to visitors, customers, tenants, and employees in a number of businesses. Retail stores, schools/universities, parking lots, businesses, hotels, clubs, arenas, and apartments are all places where building owners and management must provide adequate security for such people.

Injury, assault, rape, murder, and robbery all constitute crimes against individuals, families, and society. Our criminal justice system has established a means through which the perpetrators of such crimes can be severely punished for their actions. However, the victims of these crimes can also file personal injury suits against their attackers and other parties who hold some responsibility for their injuries. In some instances, the owners/managers of the property on which they are injured may be held partly responsible because of their failure to provide adequate security on the premises.

Unlike the criminal justice system, which seeks to punish those who are guilty of behavior and crimes against society, the civil justice system seeks to enable the victims of intentional acts of violence or victims injured due to the negligence of others to seek compensation for their injuries. The individual who committed a crime and injured another person is not the only person who can be targeted in a civil suit. The landowner or manager who failed to provide adequate security may also be targeted in a civil suit and may have to compensate the victim. Seeking redress for injuries through civil action is a good way to find additional closure after a criminal case. Victims and families can explore options that the criminal investigators may have overlooked and hold people responsible for their negligence and failure to provide for the safety and security of themselves or their loved ones.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a criminal act that may have been the result of inadequate security, contact the Law Offices of Tran & Associates today. We can help you to prove your premises liability claim and will work to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our attorneys are all experienced in personal injury law, and we have access to the medical and security experts to assist you in your case. If you are looking for intelligent, experienced, and compassionate attorneys to assist you with your case, you can find them at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates.

Whether you contact our firm or another attorney, we implore you to seek representation and speak with an attorney before discussing your case with the insurance companies. You can contact us today at 1-888-288-1889 for a free consultation. We thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site and if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accident Law – An Overview

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? The personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates are avid motorcyclists and are experienced in defending those who are injured in motorcycle accidents against the insurance companies.

Motorcycle riders face dangers and challenges on the road unique from those faced by other motorists. Motorcycle accidents often result in injuries that are far more serious than those that result from traditional car accidents. Through our own personal riding experience, the vast experience we have with personal injury law, and the testimony of our expert witnesses we are adept at conveying these unique dangers to the jury.

Statistics have shown that motorcycle accidents are most often the fault of the other driver involved. It is oftentimes difficult to see a motorcycle in the road, but other motorists assume the responsibility to be aware of motorcycles and their riders when they enter the roadways. All motorists have the duty to operate their vehicles with care, and they must be on the lookout for motorcycles as they drive.

The seriousness of the injuries often associated with motorcycle accidents means that the damages and medical bills are often higher than traditional car accidents. Experienced personal injury attorneys will be able to ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries and will consider future expenses, pain and suffering, and many other factors when determining how much you should receive in your settlement.

At the Law Offices of Tran & Associates, we offer free consultation and case evaluation. If there is no recovery, you pay no fee.

As with all of our personal injury cases, it costs you nothing to come in for a free and complementary case evaluation. This consultation will be kept in the strictest confidence, and there is absolutely no obligation for us to review your case if you are not satisfied with us. If you do choose to retain us, and we accept your case, we will most likely represent you in what is called a contingent fee basis. This essentially means is that if we are unable to recover money for you, you do not owe us any attorneys fees.

Motorcycle Accidents – What to do at the Scene

It is important to have a plan if you should ever be involved in a motorcycle accident. If this should ever happen, you should stay calm and remain at the scene of the accident. Call the police immediately and call for medical assistance for those who may have been injured. Depending on the situation, the police may not come to the scene. If this happens, file a police report immediately with the police department in the city in which the accident occurred.

While at the scene of the accident, be sure to obtain the name, address, phone number, drivers license number )with expiration date), license plate number, registration, insurance information (including their policy number) from the other driver(s). Sometimes, the owner of the vehicle will be different from the person driving. In these cases, it is a good idea to also take down this information regarding the vehicle's owner. Even if the other motorist is uninsured, remember that you may still be able to file an uninsured motorists claim if this is covered in your own policy.

It is a good idea to seek out anyone who may have witnessed the accident and take down their names, addresses, and phone numbers. Also, remember not to give a statement to anyone at the scene, other than the police, as insurance companies may be able to use such statements against you.

Next, it is important to seek medical if you think that you may have been injured in the accident. In fact, it is common that even very serious accidents are not apparent immediately after an accident. So, it is a good idea to be examined by a medical professional even if you think that you may have come out of the accident without injury.

If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, contact our office to ensure that your rights have been and will be preserved. We offer you a free consultation and would be happy to sit down and discuss your legal options with you. Remember that it is important to do this as quickly as possibly, as certain legal claims may only be filed within a certain period of time.

Whether you contact our firm or another attorney, we implore you to seek representation and speak with an attorney before discussing your case with the insurance companies. You can contact us, the Law Offices of Tran & Associates, today at 1-888-288-1889 for a free consultation. We thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site and if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us today.

Broken Bone Injury

Broken Bone Information

Even after a cast has come off, and a broken bone appears to have healed, previously fractured bones can continue to cause health difficulties.  People sometimes suffer from fractures for months, years, or even a lifetime.  Although doctors can easily assess the initial damage that has been done to a bone, the long-term damage and effect an injury will have on a person’s life may not be seen until several weeks, or even months after the injury took place. These late-appearing problems make it important not to speak with an insurance company until after consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.  Insurance companies will oftentimes try to settle a claim as soon as possible.  While it may seem like the company is trying to be helpful, they are in fact trying to avoid payment on further injuries and health problems that appear later.  A qualified attorney will advise you throughout your claim and help you get just compensation for your injury. 
Broken bone injuries are remarkably common, and can be caused by car accidents, construction site accidents, slips and falls, and countless other accidents.  In most of these cases, the accidents could have been prevented if someone had not been negligent and failed to provide safe conditions. 

Doctors place broken bone injuries in two categories – simple and compound fractures.  Simple fractures are those in which the bone breaks but fails to puncture the skin.  Compound fractures, on the other hand, occur when the bone breaks and then proceeds to puncture the skin.  These compound fractures are often more serious than simple fractures. 
There are many serious injuries, besides broken bone injuries, that can result from accidents.  Knee injuries and torn ligaments are two common injuries that can have the same debilitating effects as broken bones can.  These injuries cause a great deal of pain and suffering, and can result in lost wages and expensive medical bills.  In these instances, when a bone is not broken but another substantial injury is sustained, you deserve compensation.
After your injury, it is important to give your injuries time to heal and to give yourself time to recuperate and return to health.  Insurance companies will often try to speed the insurance claim process and settle as soon as possible.  However, it is wise to wait until your injuries have healed before going forward with your claim.  Time and time again people settle their claim quickly, only to realize later that their injuries have resulted in later-appearing discomfort and long-term pain.  We have dealt with many types of broken bone injuries, including knee, shoulder, back, and neck injuries, compound and stress fractures,  and broken arms, legs, jaws, and hips.  In all of these cases, it is wise to wait until you have determined the long-term effects of your injury before settling with the insurance company. 
Please remember that it is essential to act swiftly after you've been injured to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and to address other important factors. If you have any questions please feel free to call us today for a free and confidential consultation with one of the members of our firm. 

Whether you contact our firm or another attorney, we implore you to seek representation and speak with an attorney before discussing your case with the insurance companies. You can contact us today at 1-888-288-1889 for a free consultation.  We thank you for taking the time to visit our Web site and if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death Caselaw Overview

A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim that the deceased individual or party was killed because of the negligence on the part of the defendant(s), and that the still-living dependants are entitled to receive monetary compensation for the defendant's negligence.

Wrongful death claims did not exist under "common law." "Common law" dictated that the claim died with the victim and that surviving family members were not entitled to damages from the person responsible for the death of the victim. However, states have stepped in and passed wrongful death statutes in order to correct this injustice. In fact, every state in the US has some form of wrongful death claim action today.

The statutes and laws surrounding wrongful death in our state determine that only the heirs and dependents of the deceased are entitled and authorized to receive damages for the w rongful death of their loved one. These individuals may seek compensation for the loss of love, companionship, and moral support that they once shared with the deceased, in addition to the financial support that they would have received if not for the neglect, accident, or homicidal death of the victim.

The sudden and unexpected death of a family member is a tragic and devastating experience for those who knew and loved the victim. The fact that this death resulted from the negligence of another person makes it even harder to accept. When this does happen, and a loved one dies due to the carelessness or lack of safety measures taken by another person or party, family members should receive compensation for their loss.

Accessing the value of a wrongful death claim is and for the estates claim is oftentimes very complex. The nature and extent of the injury which led to death, the recoverable economic losses, and the liability law relevant to the circumsta nces all must be factored into this valuation. Additionally, the location of the trial and the person's health are also issues that must be considered in such an evaluation. At the Law Offices of Tran & Associates, we use both our legal knowledge and vast experience to evaluate and proceed with each of our cases.

Insurance companies make their money by minimizing the amount they must pay out in claims, and they will do what they can to pay you as little as possible. For this reason, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney before speaking with the insurance companies. You would be well-advised to seek an attorney who has experience with wrongful death claims and can speak with the insurance companies on your behalf, as well as proceed with litigation if necessary.

Whether you decide to contact our firm, or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speakin g to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.
Dog Bite Injury

Some may be surprised by the large number of dog attacks and dog bite injuries that occur each year in the United States. Statistics have shown that in this country insurance companies pay out over $1 billion each year to those have been attacked by dogs. About a third of all money paid out in homeowners’ insurance liability claims is related to cases of dog bites and attacks.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates are experienced in representing those who have been injured in dog attacks, and handle many such cases each year. Our legal knowledge of these matters, as well as our experience with them makes us confident in our ability to successfully represent you in your case. Unfortunately, dog attacks can have painful and life-altering effects on their victims. Common injuries in these cases include deep skin wounds, the loss of fingers, scarring, and infection. Dog owners are liable for the damage their animal may cause to others, and should be held responsible for such attacks.

Most Likely Victims - Children

Unfortunately, young children are the most frequent victims of serious dog attacks. Children are most often attacked because they are oftentimes load and boisterous, and make sudden movements that frighten dogs. Children generally do not understand that a gesture of love or affection, such as a hug, can be interpreted as a threat by animals.

The Law Surrounding Dog Bite Injuries

In our state, the plaintiff need not prove that the dog was known to be vicious or had the propensity to bite prior to the attack. Even one bite is enough for a dog owner to be held liable for the actions of their animals. In order for an injured party to prove liability on the part of the owner, they must only prove that the defendant owned the dog, the dog bit the plaintiff (injured party), the plaintiff was on the premises where the attack took place legally, and that the bite was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

Act Quickly

The most important part of any dog attack case is the securing of the evidence. It is imperative that evidence is collected and as quickly as possible, and we can generally have our investigator at the scene of the attack within an hour of notification. Our investigator will use information such as the identify of the dog and its owner, photos of the dog, the identities and statements of witnesses, and photos of the injuries and attack location as evidence.

If you, or someone you know has been attacked by a dog and has been injured, contact our firm or another attorney as soon as possible. It is essential that you speak with a qualified personal injury attorney prior to speaking with the insurance companies to protect your legal rights. If you would like to contact us regarding a dog bit attack or other personal injury claim, call us at 1-888-288-1889 today for a free consultation.

Aviation Accidents

In the tragic event of an airline disaster, crash victims and their families need to employ the representation of a dedicated, experienced law firm to help accomplish their legal goals. These goals may include proceeding to trial to hold a defendant accountable for their negligence, obtaining a just settlement early in the legal process, or just seeking advice on what to do next after the unthinkable has occurred. However, regardless of your legal goals, The Law Offices of Tran & Associates are experienced in getting what you want and doing it well. We have all the experience, resources, and technological ability to accomplish our goals. In addition, we understand that your case against those responsible for the accident may well save lives in the future.

Unfortunately, a plane crash is one of the scariest and most devastating accidents that can occur. In most accidents, all passengers and crew members die and the crash leaves incredible destruction. Even though flying in an airplane is considered to be on of the safest modes of transportation, plane crashes occur and people die every year. This leaves family and friends to grieve the loss of their loved ones. If you would like to proceed with your case in the best possible manner, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to receive guidance and representation.

If you intend to file a personal injury claim against an airline or helicopter company in order to receive compensation for damages suffered by either you or a loved one, you must first consult a personal injury attorney who is well-versed with aviation law and has experience and success in aircraft accident cases.

Whether you decide to contact our firm, or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.
Bus Accidents

Due to drastically increasing roadway congestion, as well as rising gas prices, commuters are turning to rapid transit and public transportation in greater and greater numbers each year. Both commuters and college students are turning to Park and Ride options to reach their destinations, and buses are becoming more and more appealing to those who have grown sick of dense traffic. However, an unfortunate side effect of this increasing use of public transportation is an increase in the number of injuries and deaths that result from bus accidents.

Unfortunately, many bus accidents result in serious injuries or even death for those involved. These accidents have many causes, ranging from driver negligence, insufficient security, dangerous road conditions, inclement weather, negligence, defective equipment, improper maintenance, and more.

If you were a bus passenger, pedestrian, or the driver/passenger of another vehicle and were involved in a bus accident, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the bus company and be compensated for the injuries you sustained in the accident.

If you were riding a bus as a passenger, and the bus was involved in an accident, the bus company (public or private) owes you the “utmost duty of care” associated with being a common carrier of the people. This phrase, “the duty of utmost care” implies a duty that is higher than the negligence duty owed by the bus company to the drivers of other vehicles and to pedestrians. If you are seeking attorneys to represent you in a bus accident claim, it is best that you contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Tran & Associates.

Whether you decide to contact our firm or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.
Pedestrian Accidents

At The Law Offices of Tran & Associates, we pride ourselves on our record of successfully representing well over a thousand clients who were involved in traffic accidents. Many of these clients were pedestrians who were struck by a car, truck, bus, or other automobile. We have the legal expertise and experience, the financial resources, and the unwavering commitment needed to handle each and every case brought to us by our clients.

Unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians happen quite often in the United States, many of which result in serious injury or death. Recent statistics even show that a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident once every 111 minutes. Naturally, pedestrians are at a greater risk of injury than any other non-occupant group involved in motor vehicle accidents. Almost 90% of all fatalities involving non-occupants are pedestrians, rather than those bicycles, skateboards, etc. These statistics make it clear that pedestrians should take extra care to protect themselves from serious injury while walking or running on roads and sidewalks. However, sometimes no amount of caution on the part of a pedestrian will prevent an accident.

No matter who is at fault in an accident involving a pedestrian, victims should seek the assistance of an attorney who is experienced with personal injury law. In order to protect your rights after you or someone you love has been injured in a motor vehicle accident it is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Even as early as the first week, physical evidence that is important to your case may be lost, essential witnesses can become much harder to find, and the overall investigation can become much more difficult.

Sadly, auto accidents cause immense suffering for all those involved, including drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Those who have been injured in an accident are left to deal with many expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, in addition to pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. The families of those who have been killed in auto accidents also suffer monetary loss, mental anguish, and the loss of the companionship of a loved one.

Whether you decide to contact our firm or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.
Bicycle Accidents

The Law Offices of Tran & Associates is dedicated to assisting clients who have been injured in bicycle accidents. We are experienced in representing the victims of such accidents, and we also represent the families of bicyclists who have been killed in traffic accidents caused by the negligence or recklessness of another party.

The injuries sustained by cyclists in accidents on roadways can be very serious, devastating, and life-altering. Neck injuries, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, dislocated limbs, nerve damage, and the loss of limbs are all injuries that are sadly common in such accidents.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates understand your goals after suffering a serious injury. We understand that your goals include paying for medical bills, ensuring that you don’t lose wages, and making sure that an insurance company will pay for future medical care that your accident may necessitate.

The experienced attorneys at our firm will discuss all your legal options with you and make sure that the best course of action is taken. We will handle negotiations with the other individual or party’s insurance company and make sure that your financial needs are met quickly.

Whether you decide to contact our firm or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.
Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, 1.1 million burn injuries which require medical attention occur in the US every year.

A burn is defined as tissue damage that can be caused by many things, including chemicals and heat. Some of the most common causes of serious burns are car accidents, gas explosions, flammable liquid fuel explosions, hot or scalding water, and fires. They are also frequently caused by industrial and electrical accidents, gasoline spills, lighters and matches, and faulty candles.
There are long-term psychological and physical side effects that often accompany burn injuries and hands-on expert care is often needed to deal with such side effects.

The Law Offices of Tran & Associates understands that ensuring that the insurance company pays for future treatment of your injury is of the utmost importance. Making sure that you do not lose wages because of your burns and getting medical bills paid for are also very important. We will work to resolve all these issues for you and make your case go as smoothly as possible.

Whether you decide to contact our firm, or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice lawsuits are filed after an individual has been injured due to the negligence of a physician, psychiatrist, nurse, dentist, hospital, podiatrist, chiropractor, or other health care providers of any kind.

The injury of a person due to a medical error (in cases when the action/error is not a crime) is considered a civil wrong or a “tort.” Such torts can be the grounds for a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.

Those who are held legally responsible for hurting others can be held liable for that person's injuries and ordered to compensate them by paying damages. These compensatory damages serve to restore the injured person to their state of health prior to their injury. Other damages, known as punitive damages may be awarded to victims in an effort to punish the negligent medical professional.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tran & Associates handle medical malpractice cases in a wide range of areas. We handle cases involving medical errors such as delayed or missed diagnoses, anesthesia errors, and lack of informed consent. We also handle cases involving surgical, orthopedic, obstetric, delivery/labor, birth, and spinal cord simulator injuries. Prescription errors and misfills, improper health care professional behavior, nursing home abuse, and patient neglect are also all matters which can be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Sadly, the injuries that result from medical malpractice be very serious and life changing. The Law Office of Tran & Associates work to help you deal with your short-term goals of paying your medical bills and also work to get you compensation for your lost wages and any future care related to your injury.

We understand that you are going through a great deal of stress after being involved in a traumatic accident. At our office we work to both ensure that you are immediately and efficiently taken care of as well as work to make sure that the insurance companies, and other parties involved, give you just compensation for your injuries

Whether you decide to contact our firm, or another law office for representation in your case, we urge you to speak with an experienced attorney before speaking to the insurance companies. If you would like a free consultation for your case, call us today at 1-888-288-1889. We thank you for visiting our website and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us for consultation and representation in your personal injury case.