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Essentially, Arbitration is a simplified version of a trial before a neutral arbitrator. Discovery is limited and the rules of evidence are less complex. Like a trial, the decision of the arbitrator is generally binding on the parties. Arbitration has some distinct advantages. Unlike a trial which can last weeks or months, an arbitration hearing generally lasts from a few days to a week. Accordingly, arbitration can be an excellent option for those who want to avoid a prolonged trial. In addition, the arbitrator’s decision is not a public record and the proceedings are kept private.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an assault, you deserve compensation for your mental and physical injuries. Our experienced trial attorneys can assist you in bringing a claim against all responsible parties from the assailant to the property owner who failed to provide a safe and secure property.
As citizens we all have inherent rights that the government must uphold. When the government or a government agent violates your rights and you are injured as a result, the government can and should be held responsible. We can help you assert your rights and obtain just compensation in the face of government misconduct. This includes cases of school abuse, police misconduct, and prison neglect or abuse. We believe that officials must be held responsible when they violate civil rights. Such suits can lead to positive future change.
Insurance Bad Faith Claims
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to any method of settling a legal dispute outside of the courtroom such as negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Mediation is a less formal alternative to litigation. Mediators are neutral parties who attempt to assist opposing parties in working out a settlement before a case goes to trial. Mediation can be a good alternative to trial where a party strongly desires to settle and avoid prolonged litigation. Mediation can also present a good opportunity for the parties to air their positions and evaluate the potential for pre-trial settlement. We prepare every case for trial but are open to utilizing ADR methods when they can provide the best outcome for our clients.
Nursing Home Negligence and Abuse
When you place a loved one in a nursing home, you trust that he or she is receiving the best medical care possible provided by well-trained professionals. However, some nursing home facilities fail to provide a safe and secure environment for their residents. Such facilities are often understaffed, and the staff they do retain may be untrained, poorly supervised, or overworked. In the most egregious cases, your loved one may be intentionally injured by a nursing home employee. Those responsible for elder neglect and abuse can and should be held responsible for both physical and emotional suffering caused to victims and family members alike.
Sex Abuse Claims
If you or someone you love was sexually abused, the physical and emotional injuries may be long standing and debilitating. We understand that victims of sexual abuse may suffer detrimental effects that last long after any physical injuries fade. We are committed to obtaining just compensation for our clients who have been victims of sexual abuse. We understand that bringing a legal claim may represent a critical step in the healing process. Our experienced trial attorneys can help you to pursue a claim against both the abuser and the other entities that are responsible for your injuries.
Sex Assault Claims
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a sexual assault, you deserve compensation for your mental and physical injuries. Our experienced trial attorneys can assist you in bringing a claim against all responsible parties from the assailant to the property owner who failed to provide a safe and secure property. We are committed to making our communities safer places and we take pride in helping to prevent future assaults.