We rarely have more than twenty (20) cases in our office at any given time. We take the cases that matter most to us, and to YOU, and as a result, we can give those cases our laser focus. Many firms advertise on television and billboards and take every case, and each lawyer at those firms are burdened with hundreds of cases. We chose a different path, and we believe our litigation philosophy makes a difference to the quality of representation we provide to our clients.
A wrongful death claim is a suit that arises from the death of an individual that was caused by the conduct of another. A wrongful death suit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the "decedent") is not bringing suit, rather it is the family members or the decedent's estate. As such, a wrongful death claim is brought to recover damages for the injuries that the surviving family and/or estate have suffered due to the death of the victim. At Walker Law LLC, we understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, we help our clients achieve financial security so they can focus on recovering from their loss.
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence where an injury results from the failure of a medical professional or medical facility (doctor, nurse, medical technician, psychiatrist hospital, or healthcare facility) to exercise adequate care, skill or diligence in performing a duty. A doctor has a duty to you to use care and diligence to diagnose your illness so that the proper treatment can be recommended. In order to properly diagnose a condition, a doctor should ask about a patient's medical history as well as his or her family's medical history. The determination of whether a duty of care is met depends upon the standard of care for that professional or facility in their community. In other words, the applicable duty arises from the accepted practices of other professionals or facilities in the same field and geographical area. In the case of a doctor who is a medical specialist, the standard of care is determined by the standard of good medical practice in that specialty within the community. Walker Law LLC provides aggressive representation to victims of medical malpractice.
NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT
In the United States today, there are over thirty-six million people above the age of 65. According to statistics, many will need some form of assisted living, whether it is a nursing home, assisted living facility or other elderly facility. Unfortunately, between 1 and 2 million Americans age 65 or older are abused in some way or another each year. Whether a nursing facility has failed to meet the basic needs of the patient, as occurs in cases of neglect, or nursing home staff have physically abused the patient, it is important to remember that the patient has rights. Walker Law LLC is committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. Only this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured.
INSURANCE BAD FAITH
When an insurance company fails to honor the obligations in your insurance contract, or fails to perform some other responsibility it has to you pursuant to the insurance you purchased, you may have a case against the insurance company for "bad faith." Every insurance contract contains an unwritten, invisible, or implied term referred to as the covenant or promise of good faith and fair dealing. This is a promise imposed by law upon an insurance company to always act fairly towards its insureds in handling their claims. Carriers must meet the reasonable expectations of the policyholder and an insurer must always give as much consideration to the financial interests of its insureds as it does to its own financial interests. Walker Law LLC aggressivley litigates every insurance bad faith claim we handle in order to maximize our clients' recovery.
Walker Law, LLC understands that the demands of litigation can impose a serious drain on financial and managerial resources. Accordingly, we work with our clients to minimize litigation risks, reduce dispute resolution costs, and preserve important business relationships. Our goal is to protect our clients' rights while conserving their valuable time and resources. As part of this goal, and if appropriate, we guide our clients' consideration of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. The business cases we handle are as varied. We endeavor to understand the complexities of your business to best represent your interests at trial, on appeal, or in alternative dispute resolution.
Trucking is a huge industry with nearly 2 million tractor trailers on United States highways. A tractor trailer and its load can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds. The massive size and weight of these giants pose a serious threat to other drivers and to pedestrians because collisions with tractor trailers often result in catastrophic injury or death to accident victims. In 2008, tractor trailer accidents caused 771 injuries and 93 deaths in Alabama.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issues strict guidelines for the trucking industry. Failure to follow these guidelines puts motor vehicle operators and pedestrians at risk. Commercial semi-truck carriers are responsible for keeping semis in safe operating condition through inspection, repair, and maintenance. Carriers must also ensure that drivers are properly trained and licensed. Negligence includes unsafe or fatigued driving, use of alcohol/drugs, inadequate driver training, substandard vehicle maintenance, and improper securing of cargo.
If you or a family member has been a victim of an 18-wheeler accident, you need Information about Alabama semi-truck negligence. Birmingham, Alabama area semi-truck accident lawyers at Walker Law will fight for your right to maximum compensation.