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Personal Injury Causes

The causes of personal injury may result from many different accidents that can cause serious medical consequences for the victim.

Airplane Accidents – Whether a commercial airline, small aircraft or helicopter caused injury to you or a loved one, our personal injury lawyers are here to help.

Amusement Park Accidents – On average there are over 7,000 injuries from in a given year. Our firm has obtained many settlements and verdicts involving accidents at amusement parks. This includes roller coaster accidents, water park or water slide accidents, and other injuries at amusement parks.

Auto Accidents – We handle ALL types of automobile accident cases. This includes automobile vs. automobile accidents; pedestrian accidents; uninsured motorist claims; under-insured motorist claims and all other types of auto accident claims. DON’T GET THE RUN AROUND from the insurance company. CALL US!

ATV Accidents – are on the rise, ATV accidents over the years have resulted in many deaths. Currently, there are over 100,000 ATV injuries every year.

Aviation accidents, carry the potential for disaster and although rare, often result in death of loved ones, per occurrence.

Bicycle Accidents – Among children and adults, bicycle accidents occur frequently and consequences can be tragic. A lawyer will be by your side if your loved one was struck by a vehicle while on a bicycle.

Boat Accidents – Our firm is experienced in handling boat accidents; jet ski accidents; fishing or charter boat accidents and all other types of accidents or injuries on or near the water including accidental drowning. There are ever over 1,000 boat accidents every year and over 5,000 serious injuries in the United States every year.

Brain Injuries – We handle any accident involving serious injury to the head or spinal cord resulting in partial or total paralysis, coma or death.

Bus Accidents – Whether a city bus or school bus accident caused harm to you or a loved one, our lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve.

Burn Injuries – A chemical burn injury can result in lifelong disfigurements. Contact a lawyer if you have been a victim of a burn injury.

Car Accidents – On the average, there are over 6 million car accidents in the U.S. every year, that result in 3 million injuries, one third of which are permanent. Car accidents also cause upwards of 40,000 deaths per year.

Construction Accidents – The construction is a dangerous one and with over 300,000 injuries a year, resulting in 1,000 deaths. Our lawyers help individuals and their family receive compensation for any injuries that were sustained from a construction accident.

Cruise Ship Accidents – When a vacation doesn’t exactly go as planned and an injury occurs, we are here to help.

Dangerous Roadway Cases – We have had several cases involving dangerous conditions of public roadways or other public property.

Defective Products – We handle any type of injury involving a defective product. Prior claims have included defects in automobiles, tires, air bags, home heating devices, and numerous other dangerous or defective products.

Dog Bites – A dog bite can result in serious injury, even death. Our Los Angeles lawyers will help if you or someone close to you has been a victim of this type of injury. There are an average of 5 million dog bite victims every year in the United States. Of these 5 million dog bites, over 800,000 people need medical attention! Many dog bites also result in death.

Drowning – drowning that occurs as a result of negligence is brought as a wrongful death action. The United States Government estimates 3,000 people die every year, as a result of drowning.

Elevator Accidents – Due to lack of inspection or proper maintenance, elevators have been known to cause injury and death to individuals in the past.

Employment Claims – We handle all types of employment claims including, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination, failure to pay wages and other types of employment claims. We represent only employees in such suits.

Escalator Accidents – Escalators are found in buildings, shopping centers, etc. Although generally safe, a slight technical difficulty can result in disaster.

Motorcycle Accidents – We handle all types of motorcycle accident claims.

Motorcycle accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury, since the driver has no protection. On average, more than 2,300 people die every year in the United States as a result of motorcycle accidents. Not to mention, motorcycle accidents also result in nearly 50,000 serious injuries.
Personal Injury from a Boat Accident.

Negligent Security – It is the responsibility of a property owner to take proper safety precautions. Failure to do so can result in harm to another individual. If this sounds like an incident that has occurred to you, it is important to contact a lawyer.

Pedestrian Accidents – Sometimes, a driver fails to yield to a pedestrian and a pedestrian is struck by the vehicle. Our lawyers handle claims involving pedestrians that have been harmed by a negligent driver.

Premises Liability – These include slip and trip and fall claims; negligent security claims; construction site claims; commercial property accident claims; dog bite and other homeowner insurance claims or private property claims where there has been any type of accident or injury.

Railroad Accidents – We have prosecuted cases against railways, railroad companies and the METRO or MTA lines.

Sexual Harassment – Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat handle cases in which individuals have been sexually harassed.

Slip and Fall – Slip and fall injuries can result in serious injuries, even death, especially amongst older individuals.

Spinal Cord Injury – Lifelong disabilities can result from a spinal cord injury and our lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury due to someone’s negligence.

Train Accidents – With over 3,000 train accidents in the United States every year; fatalities continue to rise.

Truck Accidents – We handle all types of accidents involving big rig tractor trailer trucks and other types of commercial vehicles such as cranes and heavy equipment accidents. Truck accidents increase every year with the supply and demand of consumers. There are over 125,000 truck accidents in the United States every year, resulting in over 60,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths.

Wage and Hour – In California, laws regarding wage and hour must be applied. When they aren’t, a wage and hour lawsuit may arise.

Workplace Discrimination – Being discriminated at work can be grounds for a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death – We have successfully prosecuted numerous claims involving the death of loved ones due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. We will represent the heirs or survivors in any action on behalf of their deceased loved one.

Wrongful Termination – If you feel you have been fired for unfair reasons, you may have a valid claim.

Personal injury situations warrant immediate consultation with an attorney.  There are strict time deadlines called “Statutes of Limitation” for filing these claims.  These differ depending upon the type of claim but, believe it or not, under California Law, they can be as little as six months to a year!!  This is why it is crucial for you to consult with an attorney immediately after any accident or termination from a job so that the proper steps can be taken to preserve your accident or injury claim or your employment wrongful termination claim.

Contact the offices of Steven M. Sweat, APC – Personal Injury Causes Attorneys today for a free consultation