If you have been injured your first priority is to seek medical attention. If you were injured by the negligence of others, you may have legal rights to recover money damages from those legally responsible. Whether you were injured in a car or truck wreck, at a construction or other job site, at a railroad crossing, on someone else's property, in a hospital, clinic or doctor's office, or by a defective product, you should contact an attorney right away to talk about what happened. Medical bills can add up fast, especially when you can't work. Medical bills and lost wages can threaten your family's financial security very quickly. What if you think you will get back on your feet and to work someday, but your injuries turn out to be permanent? That's only one reason you shouldn't wait to talk to a lawyer about your legal rights.
Trucking and construction companies, as well as many other types of businesses, have lawyers at the ready to protect the company anytime one of their employees is injured on the job, or if the company is involved in an accident that injures someone else. Often it is the business's insurance company who sends out adjustors, investigators and lawyers right away to try to "minimize" or "contain" the financial damage if someone who has been injured makes a claim or files a lawsuit to recover damages for their injuries.
If you or someone you care about has been injured, you - like the trucking or construction company - should have access to a lawyer to help protect your rights, and to discuss how to seek the maximum amount of money damages the law allows you to recover. Fortunately you do. You can call Marchand & Rossi for a free consultation to talk about what happened, about your injuries, and about what we may be able to do for you. So if you or someone you care about has been injured, please call us right away: (214) 378-1043 or (866) 484-1043.
So often the person who hit you has only the minimum amount of insurance the law allows. But you may have suffered injuries for reasons other than just the negligence of the other driver. Was the wreck caused in part by bad roadway design or improper signs? Was the lighting adequate? Did the car experience an improper and unexpected sudden acceleration, or did the car's brakes fail? Did the safety belt restraints work as they should, or did the roof crush when it should not have? These are just a few of the questions a lawyer can investigate to try to find who all may be legally responsible for your injuries in a car wreck, and who all may be able to satisfy your injuries and damages.
Also, just because the accident and damage to your car was "minor" doesn't mean that injuries will also be minor. Head trauma, for example, can occur even in the most minor of wrecks. Only properly qualified medical professionals, however, can determine the true extent of your injuries. So just because the wreck you were in was "minor" does not mean you should not seek medical attention or the help of an experienced attorney.
All those 18-wheelers out on our roads and highways are governed by many laws and regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, the Texas Transportation Code, court opinions, and even company rules and regulations may bear on whether the driver or his company, or both, are responsible for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. Was the driver being forced to drive more than the law or regulations allow? Did the driver have a bad driving record but the company hired him anyway? Did the brakes or other mechanical systems on the truck fail because the company didn't maintain them properly? These are just some of the questions you may need answers to if you are injured in a truck wreck.
Construction and other Job Site Accidents
Every day workers suffer a variety of injuries on the job of construction sites: head and brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, chemical and thermal burns, as well as lung and nervous system disorders due to chemical or other toxic exposure. Sometimes workers are hurt even though the employer and employees all followed the rules. But safety rules are there to provide a safe place to work, and to prevent accidents. It is all too common for an employer to "cut corners" or "rush the job" in order to maximize the bottom line. Unfortunately, when safety rules are bent or ignored people can get hurt. Was there a trench cave-in or other excavation site failure? Was the shoring according to OSHA standards, or even the company's own policies? Did the company have a history of safety violations? What did they do to preserve evidence of what went wrong after you or your loved one was hurt - or did they try to cover it up? If you or someone you care about has been hurt at a construction or other job site, please call us right away: (214) 378-1043 or (866) 484-1043.
The attorneys at Marchand & Rossi have litigated serious injury cases across the United States for more than a decade, and command a reputation for the relentless pursuit of justice with defense attorneys, insurance carriers, and adjusters. Our attorneys have handled cases involving many different types of injuries including:
brain damage, blindness, burns, broken bones, amputations, internal injuries and bleeding, collapsed lungs, stroke, Erbs Palsy,
If someone is killed by the negligence of others, Texas law allows certain family members to file a lawsuit to seek money damages for the loss of their loved one. Whether your family member died because of some driver's negligence in a car or truck wreck, at a railroad crossing, due to inadequate security on someone else's property, due to a medical error either in a hospital or by a negligent doctor, the Texas Wrongful Death Statue gives certain family members the right to file a lawsuit in our courts to seek money damages. The attorneys at Marchand & Rossi have successfully handled many wrongful death claims. If your family member, or the family member of someone you care for, has died you should call Marchand & Rossi right away for a free consultation about their legal rights, including their rights under the Texas Wrongful Death Statute: (214) 378-1043 or (866) 484-1043.
Medical malpractice cases - those involving the negligence of doctors, nurses, hospitals, or other health care porviders - have always been among the most difficult types of personal injury cases for attorneys to handle. Starting in September of 2003, when Texas passed sweeping changes to this area of the law, it became even more difficult. If you think that you or someone you care about may have been injured while under the care of a doctor, nurse, hospital or other health care provider, you should call Marchand & Rossi to discuss what happened and what your rights are.
Our attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of medical malpractice claims and lawsuits, and secured jury verdicts against health care practitioners for our clients. We have extensive experience in handling birth injury cases, where a baby is injured during pregnancy or delivery, by the negligence of health care providers. Sometimes these children suffer permanent brain injuries - commonly called "cerebral palsy." Other times the may suffer what is called "shoulder dystocia" resulting in an "Erbs Palsy," where they lose much of the function of one of their arms. Medical malpractice cases can arise from care in a doctor's office, in a free standing clinic, in a hospital, or from advice given to the patient over the phone. And they can involve almost any kind of injury imaginable. But because these cases are very complicated, you should have your case reviewed only by experienced medical malpractice attorneys. We have two attorneys who are also Registered Nurses. Two of our attorneys worked daily for years with attorneys who were also licensed medical doctors.