Slip and Falls
Slips and falls can be scary and can lead to serious injuries in some cases. People who slip and fall on another person's property due to unsafe conditions may be eligible for compensation. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe and for warning visitors of any potential hazards. For example, if a supermarket owner mops the floor and doesn't mark the area to warn consumers, he or she may be legally liable for a slip and fall injury occurring in that location. Similarly, a homeowner who fails to warn guests of a broken step may be liable for his guests' injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact Do Phu & Anh Tuan, APLC today.
Dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their pets do not cause harm to others. When a dog attacks a person, the resultant injuries can sometimes be severe, requiring emergency and ongoing medical treatment. Scars and disfigurement can occur in serious cases, and in the worst scenarios, victims may be killed. Children are often bitten by dogs after unknowingly provoking them. In most cases, the dog owner's homeowner's insurance handles injury claims. If an attack happens while the victim is legally on private property (as an invited guest, to deliver mail, etc.) or while the victim is on public property, the owner is typically liable as long as the victim was not intentionally and persistently antagonizing the animal. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, please contact Do Phu & Anh Tuan, APLC today.
Losing a loved one is by far one of life's most difficult experiences, and when that death came about because of someone's negligent or wrongful behavior, pain is often redoubled. A drunk driver who kills a pedestrian; a surgeon whose negligence costs a patient her life; a manufacturer whose failure to check his product's safety leads to a consumer death -- these are some examples of wrongful death cases. If you have lost a loved one due to the fault of another person or group, our firm can help you receive compensation. In some cases, a criminal investitation may be initiated but the family may file a civil wrongful death against defendant . This is entireley separate from criminal prosecution. If you are the decedent's spouse, partner, or child, or if no such kin exsits, anyone who has any claim to the deceased 's property or financially dependent on the deceased my file a wrongful death. Please contact us today to learn more about the process.
Property owners have a responsibility to ensure that safety hazards on their land do not cause harm to guests. Homeowners with pools, for example, must take steps to protect visiting children from danger. If a danger is present, it must be clearly marked to prevent harm. If a store owner's floor is slippery after it is mopped, signs should be posted to warn customers. Except in cases of trespassing, property owners are liable for injuries that occur due to preventable hazards on their premises. Even if a property owner is not aware of the hazard, the law may say that he or she should have known about the problem. If you have been injured on another's property, you may be eligible for compensation. Please contact Do Phu & Anh Tuan, APLC today.