Motor Vehicle Accident
If you have been involved in a car, motorcycle, or tractor trailer accident that you believe was caused by the carelessness or intentional act of another, you should call Roper & DiBlasio as soon as possible and avoid discussing the matter with strangers and/or insurance representatives who are not from your own insurance company. You should be cooperative with the police, your own treating physicians, and your own insurance company. Motor Vehicle Accident cases are covered by a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a certain period of time in which you can file an auto accident injury lawsuit. If you have a motor vehicle accident case that you would like us to review please call Roper & DiBlasio for your Free Initial Consultation.
Boating accidents can be very scary and the reality that help might not be as fast coming on land can only heighten to the severity of the moment. Moreover, while some of the same principles and laws that apply to motor vehicle accidents also apply to boating accidents, accidents on the water can also include issues relating to Admiralty and/or Maritime Law, and the many federal laws and regulations relating to Merchant Mariners and their government-issued licenses. These issues necessitate the assistance of legal counsel as simple preliminary matters such as whether your action should be pursued through a state or federal court can ultimately decide your case.
Wrongful death is the term used when someone causes the death of another person. The death may be caused by the actions of someone or by their failure to act. The intent is to compensate family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the loss of their loved one. Damages can be assessed for lost wages and benefits, loss of companionship, and emotional pain and suffering caused by the trauma.
Since the person who died (decedent) cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. As such, there is a necessary nexus between representation for a wrongful death claim and estate administration. Roper & DiBlasio eases these concerns and can handle both aspects of these claims.
It is often easier for a family to seek retribution against someone who kills a family member through tort law than a criminal law prosecution. It should be noted, however, that the two actions are not mutually exclusive; a person may be prosecuted criminally for causing a person’s death (whether in the form of murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, etc.) and that person can also be sued civilly in a wrongful death action.
Slip & Fall
A business owner or a landlord is obligated by law to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. If an owner knew, or should have known of unsafe conditions, which resulted in injury, you may be entitled to make a premises liability claim. The experienced lawyers at Roper & DiBlasio know how the law applies to commercial establishments, worksites, or homes and can represent you in a premises liability claim. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a fall on someone’s property, call Roper & DiBlasio to protect your interests and get the compensation you deserve.
Being attacked by a dog is extremely frightening. Such an attack can leave the victim severely injured, traumatized, and sometimes can be fatal. Many states have statutes which hold the owner of the dog strictly liable for the dog’s behavior if the attack is unprovoked; that is, the victim did nothing to threaten the dog or cause it to attack in self-defense. It makes no difference where the attack took place or if the attack is the first for the animal. In some states, the dog gets ‘one free bite’, meaning the owner is not presumed to know the dog is dangerous until an attack has occurred once. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a dog bite, call Roper & DiBlasio to protect your interests and get the compensation you deserve.