AREAS OF PRACTICE

WRONGFUL DEATH

Wrongful Death is a legal term describing a situation in which an individual is fatally injured due to the negligent behavior of another person, company or entity.

The death of a family member due to traumatic causes results in great anguish within a family.  Surviving family members are often so overwhelmed by their loss that pursuing legal action appears trivial -- no lawsuit or amount of money will ever bring the decedent back.  Therefore, many surviving spouses, parents, children and other family members never act upon their legal rights after a traumatic incident results in the death of their loved one.  Negligent parties responsible for causing death are often never held responsible or accountable due to the failure of surviving family members to institute prompt legal action.  More importantly, the negligent actors are never forced to learn from their mistakes and may repeat their conduct resulting in future needless and preventable deaths to others.

 

The lawyers at Baker Law Offices, P.C. appreciate the complex issues involved in a wrongful death claim and work with the surviving family members in a responsible, understanding manner.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.

TBI is rarely diagnosed immediately after an accident or traumatic event.  Most cases of TBI are originally diagnosed as “post-concussion syndrome.”  Sometimes, there is no diagnosis at all and the patient is made to feel that there is nothing really wrong with him or her.  In the classic post-concussive syndrome, the patient will initially have lost consciousness or not remember certain things either before, during or immediately after the accident (“amnesic gaps”).  Patients often feel nausea, dizziness, headache or fatigue on the day of the incident or in the days immediately following.  Some patients experience ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or become sensitive to light (photophobia).  Patients often experience impaired memory and concentration as they attempt to return to normal activities.  Also, a patient’s temperament may change as a result of TBI – victims of TBI are often more prone to outbursts and a loss of temper that seems uncharacteristic.

 

TBI devastates the victim and his or her family and friends.  TBI often leaves the victim depressed and feeling like his or her mind will not function correctly.  Simple things like remembering a name or doing the laundry become monumental and exhausting tasks.  Often the victim has significant mood swings and withdraws socially.     

 

The lawyer can make all the difference in obtaining the best results, especially in a complicated area such as TBI.  At Baker Law Offices, P.C., we have extensive experience in dealing with brain injury victims and a proven track record with brain injured clients over the years.

SPINAL CORD INJURY

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a term describing the loss of function, mobility and feeling due to damage to the spinal cord.

SCI is commonly caused by trauma (car accident, construction site accident, falls, etc.).  In general, the higher in the spinal column the injury occurs, the more dysfunction a person will experience.  The effects of SCI depend on the type of injury and the level of the injury.  SCI can be divided into two types of injury - complete and incomplete.  A complete injury means that there is no function below the level of the injury:  no sensation and no voluntary movement; both sides of the body are equally affected.  An incomplete injury means that there is some functioning below the primary level of the injury.  A person with an incomplete injury may be able to move one limb more than another, may be able to feel parts of the body that cannot be moved, or may have more functioning on one side of the body than the other.

 

Individuals suffering from SCI as a result of someone else’s negligence – whether it is the result of a motor vehicle accident, worksite accident or otherwise – should explore all legal rights and remedies available to them.  The attorneys at Baker Law Offices, P.C. appreciate the complexities involved in an SCI case and have demonstrated a proven track record with SCI clients over the years.

CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT

Commercial construction is the largest industry in the United States, and one that has historically registered high rates of workplace accidents, injuries and fatalities.

Construction workers are exposed to a wider variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry.  Through accidents involving cranes, scaffolding, electricity, heavy equipment, fire and explosions, and numerous other worksite hazards, construction workers are involved in life-threatening accidents on a daily basis.

 

The choice of lawyer can be a critical component in safeguarding the legal rights of injured workers and securing a financial recovery for these workers and their families.  Knowledge of OSHA regulations, state regulations and local ordinances governing construction sites is essential when investigating accidents involving construction workers.   It is essential to identify and locate witnesses before company representatives or insurance adjusters try to intimidate them, convince them to “lose their memories,” discourage them from talking to anyone or threaten their employment.  At Baker Law Offices, P.C., we leave no stone unturned by locating key witnesses, obtaining witness statements, and preserving crucial evidence.  We have extensive experience in dealing with general and subcontractors, construction workers and experts specializing in OSHA and worksite safety.

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