Understanding Bike Accident Injuries
More and more people of all ages are riding a bicycle these days. The technology used in them is making them an attractive form of transportation, exercise and leisure. With a wider use of bicycles comes an increase in the incidence of bicycle accidents, which can result, at times, in a very severe injury. Even with the use of a helmet, the lack of protection a bicyclist has in an accident can produce injuries such as road rash, cuts and lacerations, fractured or broken bones, soft tissue or organ damage, spinal cord injury, brain damage and death.
Because the bicyclist shares the road with those driving a motor vehicle, the bicyclist may feel that it is entirely up to them to maintain a safe distance from another vehicle. The individual behind the wheel of a car, truck, van or SUV also has a responsibility, however, for what occurs on the road and is often the one that is found negligent in the cause of the accident. When a bicycle accident results in injury a personal injury attorney can help you in recovering damages so you may get proper medical care, payment for any lost wages and compensation for your pain and suffering.
Bicycle Accident Lawyer
A bicycle accident lawyer with the Zabriskie Law Firm will review your case with you during an initial free and confidential consultation. While you may be approached by the other party’s insurance company regarding settlement for your claim, remember that they do not represent your interests and have the quickest and most cost effective settlement in mind. They will not consider the long term effects of your injuries when settling your claim. Our firm has the experience needed to evaluate the value of your claim based on your injuries and future medical costs as well as lost wage earning potential. You can trust our firm to maximize the potential recovery for any losses you have sustained.
What are the causes of pedestrian accidents?
Injuries sustained as a victim in a pedestrian accident can be very extensive. Often, the injuries are compounded by the fact that, in many pedestrian accidents, there is more than one impact. The vehicle strikes the pedestrian who is then thrown to the ground or other surface sustaining further injuries. Some of the causes of pedestrian accidents are:
Driver inattention when making a right turn at a red light
Driver neglecting to pay attention in a parking lot
Driving too fast in a parking lot
Driving while distracted
Pulling out of a driveway and not paying attention for pedestrians
Running a red light or stop sign
Driving under the influence
Texting or talking on the phone while driving
A personal injury attorney can be very effective in determining the negligence that resulted in your injuries. Working with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at the Zabriskie Law Firm is a step in the recovery process that should be initiated as quickly as possible, either by the injured person or someone acting on their behalf. Preserving evidence is crucial, which makes the initiation of our investigation an important factor in helping the victim receive compensation. With over 50 years of combined experience and in house investigators, we have the legal team you need.
Understanding the Insurance Claim Process
You are likely to be struggling with your injuries and recovery until it is complete, but struggling with an insurance company whose only interest is to get the claim settled fast shouldn’t be something you should have your attention on. Our firm will work with you to ensure that your needs are being addressed. Your compensation should include current and future medical care for your injuries, adequate physical therapy, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You need to have someone on your side who understands your situation and who has your interests at the forefront.
Public Transportation Accidents
Protecting the Victims of Public Transportation Accidents in Salt Lake City
As gas prices climb, more people are turning to public transportation for their daily commute. We can consider ourselves lucky to have buses, light rail and trains to rely on for transportation throughout the greater Salt Lake City area. We even have public transportation to our wonderful ski areas. In addition to our local public transportation, we often utilize a bus, train or plane for our out-of-state vacations and business trips. With any form of travel there is the increased exposure to accidents resulting in injuries.
Many of the accidents involving public transportation are due to poor or malfunctioning equipment and operator neglect. Accidents can range from minor impacts to major catastrophes. Accidents can also occur in airport, bus or train terminals and these too can be minor or catastrophic. Injuries from public transportation accidents can also run the range from slight to very severe, including cuts, bruising, abrasions, fractures, soft tissue or organ damage, broken or fractured bones and spine and brain injuries. Whenever an accident with any form of public transportation results in an injury a personal injury attorney can review the facts with you to determine if you have a potential claim.
Resolving Public Transportation Accident Claims
Attempting to resolve the legal issues with a public transportation entity can be complex. In addition to an insurance company, you may also have to work with the transportation company itself in order to resolve your claim. These companies are very large, with government bureaucracy to navigate. A public transportation accident lawyer with the Zabriskie Law Firm has the unique knowledge and skills required to navigate their system and present a claim that could result in a positive outcome. You have a right to receive compensation for all injuries suffered from a public transportation accident and we will have your best interests in mind throughout your case.
Has your family suffered from a wrongful death?
The death of a loved one is emotionally shattering at any time, but if the death was caused by the negligence of another, the grief felt by the family members is almost unbearable If this has happened to you or a member of your family, it is vital that you contact a personal injury attorney, to find out what went wrong and most importantly, who is responsible. A wrongful death can occur in any number of ways:
Nursing home abuse
Accidents due to another’s careless actions
At the Zabriskie Law Firm, we understand that the loss of a loved one is very painful and the thought of starting a full investigation into the cause of it is the furthest thing on anyone’s mind. It is however, very important to start researching the circumstances of the accident immediately to safeguard the evidence and identify those who were negligent. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience to help you with the complexities of your wrongful death claim, so contact our office at your earliest convenience. We provide a no-charge initial interview and consultation to substantiate the legitimacy of your claim.
Rights of the Surviving Families
Spouses, children or other dependents may be entitled to monetary damages for financial losses, medical care and treatment, death and funeral expenses. Our firm has the resources to search out assistance from other professionals, such a medical experts, engineering experts or those companies who have the know-how to reconstruct accident scenes. This enables us in preparing your claim to highlight the many factors that contributed to the unnecessary and untimely death of your loved one.
The law firm you choose can make a difference in obtaining the maximum possible compensation, so it is advisable to speak with one of our attorneys prior to speaking with the insurance provider who is representing the other side and will not be looking out for your interests. We know that no amount of compensation will make up for the loss of your loved one, but will at least help your family meet its financial needs.
Dog Bite Injury
Have you sustained an injury from a dog or other animal?
With the rise in dog ownership throughout the country it follows that there is also an increase of dog attacks throughout the country. Ownership of other animals can also result in injuries. Horses, cats or other types of animals that one may keep as pets are often unpredictable and can be the cause of injuries. It is the responsibility of the owner of the animal to take precautions to ensure their dog or other animal is unable to attack another human being.
Bites from dogs and other animals can result in permanent scarring and emotional trauma. Children tend to be more susceptible to animal attacks as they are not as watchful as to what effect their actions and motions might have on an animal, and the child’s size tends to put their head closer to the animal. There can, in some instances, be severe damage to the skin. Plastic surgery might be in order when it comes to any animal attack.
When it comes to bites from a dog or other animal, the first thing that an individual should do is get medical care, take pictures of the injury and then follow up as to who the owner of the animal is and where they might be located. With dogs and other pets, the issue of rabies can come up. Other injuries could also be inflicted as in kicks from horses or other larger animals. A competent personal injury attorney can help you regarding compiling evidence, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Claims for Dog and Other Animal Injuries
When resolving dog and animal bite claims, insurance companies may do their best to mitigate the liability of their client by pursuing avenues where a victim could be found responsible for the injuries by claims of instigating the animal or going into a confined area without permission. A skilled dog bite injury lawyer at the Zabriskie Law Firm can address the issues that may arise. With over 50 years of combined legal experience we can apply our knowledge to assist you in pursuing your claim for damages.
Has your family suffered from a birth injury?
Suffering from the results of a birth injury to your newborn can be a devastating blow to any family. When it is clear that the injury could have been prevented, it is natural to want to pursue the negligent party and ensure they are held liable for their actions. By contacting a personal injury attorney, you can begin to take action against the parties who failed to take the proper precautions during your pregnancy and delivery.
Negligence resulting in birth injuries can take many forms, but normally occurs due to the failure of the treating staff to properly monitor the vital statistics of the baby during delivery. If oxygen deprivation occurs and is not handled immediately, brain damage can result. Lack of appropriate prenatal care, medication errors, incorrect use of forceps and the lack of resorting to a caesarian when medically needed are all reasons that can cause a birth injury.
Tragically, these forms of negligence can lead to catastrophic injuries, such as
Incorrect use of forceps
All of these injuries drastically reduce the quality of life your child can expect. Not only that, you are likely to spend your life caring for this child who is severely impaired due to these birth injuries. When determining compensation for this type of claim, it is vital to have the experienced personal injury lawyers form the Zabriskie Law Firm at your side to guide you in the best handling for your loss.
Consult With a Birth Injuries Lawyer
With over 50 years of combined experience in the personal injury field, our legal staff will provide you with a strong legal advocate who can professionally present all aspects of your child’s loss. Ensuring you have the wherewithal to take care of your child now and in the future is our goal in presenting your claim. Worrying about your financial outlook is the last thing that should be on your mind, let our caring attorneys take care of the details of pursuing your claim.