Injury Law covers a broad range of legal areas and situations. Devoted exclusively to these areas, Mr. Whitmore can provide the advisement you need. In addition to Personal Injury law involving auto and other types of accidents, related areas include wrongful death, workers’ compensation, child injury, elder abuse and neglect and product liability. Click here or call 877-238-8406 to schedule your free consultation.
Dedicated to Injury Law, Daniel Whitmore has provided guidance for hundreds of Personal Injury cases, including accidents involving bicyclists, pedestrians, auto accidents, train and boating accidents.
Recovering compensation from an insurance company or on your own is difficult. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, seeking representation immediately can help in ensuring you the results and compensation you deserve while time-sensitive evidence is still intact.
How can an attorney help with my claim?
Mr. Whitmore will protect your rights and work tirelessly to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to by law. Mr. Whitmore can file appeals with the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals on your behalf as necessary. Also, as your attorney he will alleviate the burden that comes with multitudes of legal paperwork so you can focus on your recovery.
It’s important to know that the government imposes limits on how much you can receive in workers’ compensation. You can’t recover benefits for things like pain and suffering, lowered quality of life or changes to your home that may be necessary if your injury caused a disability.
However, if you were injured by someone who doesn’t work for the same company (like a reckless driver if you were in an auto accident on the job), then you can file a normal personal injury lawsuit against that person or company called “third party litigation.”
What does a workers’ compensation claim cover?
Workers’ compensation benefits cover various aspects of your injury. This may include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Retraining on the job and vocational rehabilitation (when relevant)
- Settlements for permanent partial disabilities
- Long-term disability benefits (if you are permanently impaired)
Causes of construction accidents vary depending on the type of job and can include the following:
- Malfunctioning equipment
- Falling objects
- Live electrical wires
- Slip and fall injuries
- Falls from heights
Why should I file a construction injury suit?
Money received from a workers’ compensation claim is often not enough to adequately provide for the needs of the injured construction worker. Victims of construction site injuries often have the additional right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party.
Mr. Whitmore will work aggressively to help you receive the settlement you deserve and ensure employers reform unsafe practices to prevent needless pain in the future.
An estimated 4.5 million people are victims of dog bites in the U.S. annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control. If you or a loved one are seriously injured by a dog bite, you should seek legal counsel for compensation for your medical costs.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, each year, almost a million children visit emergency rooms due to head injuries. Bicycling, skateboarding and skating are the most common causes. Unfortunately, when motor vehicles are involved, accidents can quickly escalate to life altering or life ending tragedies.
Areas of Child Injury Law
As a father of three, Dan Whitmore understands how important it is to protect the interests of our clients, especially when they are too young to protect themselves.
Mr. Whitmore and his compassionate team of professionals work hard to support you and your child in cases with injuries resulting from the following:
- Toy defects or malfunctions
- Motor vehicles
- Retail stores
- Child Head Injury
Product liability is the responsibility of a manufacturer to compensate for injuries caused by defective merchandise or goods that it has provided for sale. If you are harmed by an unsafe product, (food or otherwise), you may have a Cause of Action against the manufacturer.
Elder Abuse & Neglect
Nursing home management may explain that the resident is not hungry, when in fact they may be lacking necessary food or hydration due to inattentive or overworked staff members or even mixing medications and medical procedures in negligent and dangerous ways. Malnutrition and dehydration can quickly compromise a senior’s health, leading to serious health issues or death.
Signs of Abuse or Neglect
- Errors involving medication
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Pressure sores
- Unexplained cuts, bruises or broken bones
- Sexual abuse
First, Mr. Whitmore will need to learn about your loved one, who he or she was and what they meant to you. This will help not only in getting to know you, but in starting to assess what benefits may be available to you.
Assigning a value to any of these aspects is never easy. Mr. Whitmore will work with you to show the insurance company or the jury what you deserve as a fair settlement.
What does a wrongful death settlement involve?
Legal survivors (“statutory beneficiaries”) in a wrongful death claim can be compensated for a number of things, including but not limited to:
- Loss of companionship
- Preventable pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Loss of “net accumulations to the estate” (what the deceased would have earned after cost of living)
Who can receive a wrongful death settlement?
In order to be the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be a “statutory beneficiary” of the deceased. Statutory beneficiaries include a spouse, minor child or anyone who was financially dependent upon the deceased. When the victim is a minor child, parents can qualify as statutory beneficiaries. Click here or call 206.329.8400 to schedule your free consultation.