Monday, July 29, 2013

Medical Malpractice

We all rely on our doctors to help us when we are sick or injured.  In almost all cases, our doctors provide us with the treatment and advice that we need to recover.  There are some cases, however, when our doctors do not fulfill their duties and we do not receive the necessary care.  When a doctor neglects their duty to provide you with the care you need you may be entitled to damages due to medical malpractice.

The specifics of medical malpractice vary by state and country, but it is generally when a healthcare provider goes against the commonly accepted practices within the medical profession, either intentionally or unintentionally, and causes injury or death to their patient.  Only in cases where injuries or death are the direct result of the negligent action is there a valid argument for malpractice.  When this is the case, the patient (or in the case of death, the administrator of the deceased’s estate) is entitled to compensatory and/or punitive damages.

If you feel that your or a loved one’s medical care has directly caused your condition to worsen please call us today.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a serious issue, and one that can be very difficult and complex to deal with. There are criminal, financial, family, and emotional consequences of domestic violence. We can help you sort through the various issues associated with domestic violence and provide you with the necessary legal counsel.

For Victims of Domestic Violence

If you have been subjected to domestic violence there are many legal actions you can take depending on your situation. If you are fearful that your spouse or partner may abuse you again, you can seek a restraining order. This will legally mandate that they will not be able to come within a certain distance of you. You also have the option of pressing charges against your abuser. In a criminal case they can be sentenced to a prison term, parole, anger management, and/or community service. In a civil case you may be entitle to damages for any medical bills or pain and suffering caused by the abuse. If you have children within the relationship you may need to seek advice about custody as well.

For Those Accused of Domestic Violence

If you have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence or are a part of a mutually abusive relationship but have been solely accused we can help. We will defend against these accusations and ensure that you receive a fair and just result.

If you have indeed committed acts of domestic violence we can help you as well. There are legal consequences to your actions and we can help to explain those consequences and your different options. We are familiar with many rehabilitation centers and anger management clinics in the area that can help you. Admitting you have a problem and seeking help for it is the first step in recovery, and this action will have an effect on any legal decisions as well.

Divorce

Legal issues that involve family members can be very sensitive and very difficult to deal with on a personal level. We are able to offer you the best legal advice possible to help you get through your difficult time.

Divorce

About 50% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. It is unfortunate, but it is the truth. It is something that no one wants to go through, but we are able to walk you through the process and make it more bearable. Divorce cases can be as simple as a few signatures, or can be long drawn out legal battles. There are many variables that can affect the case including:

  • Whether the couple has children
  • How long the couple has been together
  • How many shared assets the couple has
  • How the marriage ended
  • ...and more



If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce give us a call. We can give you legal advice and also lead any negotiations that may be a part of the divorce.

Custody Cases

Divorce is difficult for the couple going through it, but it is often even more difficult for any children that may be involved. Joint custody is encouraged in most divorces so that the children can maintain a relationship with each of their parents. Parents may seek sole custody if they feel that their ex-spouse is unfit to be a parent or if their living situation is unfit for children. There can also be some issues if one parent is moving an extended distance from the other. Whatever the case may be we can be of assistance in any legal proceedings associated with child custody cases.

Pre-nuptial Agreements

Pre-nuptial agreements are made before a marriage to address what will happen if the marriage were to end. These are usually agreed to if one or both of the people entering into the marriage is wealthy or has a lot of assets. Different stipulations can be agreed to based on if the couple has children, how long the marriage lasts, the reason for the end of the marriage, and so on. We can help you draw up a pre-nuptial agreement to protect your assets and assure that all parties are taken care of in a fair manner in

DUI Lawyer

DUI is a serious offense with potentially grave consequences. It most commonly refers to when you are driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or greater, but applies to other controlled substances as well. The penalties for a DUII vary based on where you are driving, what your BAC level was at the time, whether any other infractions were committed, and if you are a first time offender. Penalties can range from a suspended license and a fine to jail time.
If you have recently gotten a DUI we can help. In many areas there are diversion programs for first time offenders. You can pay a fine, perform community service, and/or complete an alcohol awareness class in order to avoid suspension of your license or jail time. Also, depending on the location, the charge can be removed from your criminal record or replaced with a lesser charge. If you have questions about DUI diversion plans please call us.
If you have been charged with multiple DUIs or were involved in an accident where someone was hurt or killed there will be harsher legal consequences. We will provide you with legal counsel and direct you to any resources or programs that will allow you to achieve the best result possible given the situation. We are experienced in dealing with DUI cases and are available to answer any questions you may have.

Lawyer Philadelphia

If you have been injured as the result of another’s wrongdoing you may be entitled to monetary damages.  Serious injuries can prevent us from going to work, lead to high hospital and rehabilitation bills, and interfere with the way we live our daily lives, sometimes permanently.  If you have been injured in a car accident, slip and fall, construction accident, struck by a car while on foot or bike, injured or bit by an animal, or any other injury due to negligence call us.

You do not deserve to suffer because of someone else’s negligence.  We can assist you in recouping medical bills, property/vehicle damage, losses due to being out of work, and repayment for your pain and suffering.  We will be sure to get you the repayment you are entitled to and make a difficult time in your life a little bit easier.

If you have been injured recently make sure you take all the proper steps to receive treatment and document your injury.  You should contact the police to file an accident report and give detailed information about any injuries you suffered or damage that was inflicted.  You should also visit your doctor or the emergency room to receive treatment and make sure that all of your injuries are documented.  Contact your insurance companies (health insurance and/or auto insurance) to make them aware of the incident and provide them with any necessary details.  Being detailed makes it easier to present your case so that you can get the settlement you deserve, or prove the specifics of the case in court.