Not all cases go to court

Although it is common for juries to award higher compensation amounts than might be achieved in other ways, these examples show that many premises liability cases can achieve impressive settlements without the stress and expense of a courtroom trial.  Los Angeles premises liability lawyer Nicholas R. Allis carefully assesses your case to explore all possible options and the potential results of each.  In addition to court cases, you may have the following options:

  • Insurance claim:  Filing an insurance claim is typically a good option when injuries are relatively minor and do not result in permanent scarring or disability.  But, it is important to understand that insurance companies often attempt to make quick offers that do not provide full compensation for your injuries.  Once you sign a settlement offer, your claim is closed.  Mr. Allis can help injury victims obtain the fullest possible insurance settlement by negotiating on your behalf with the insurance company.  Even if you handle the claim on your own, it makes sense to ask him to review any offer you receive before you sign your rights away.
  • Out-of-court settlement:  In many cases, even relatively severe injuries can receive fair compensation through negotiations with opposing counsel.  These negotiations can occur before a case goes to court, or even while a court case is in progress.  Do not attempt to handle these negotiations yourself—only a skilled premises liability lawyer can effectively negotiate with other skilled attorneys.

SUPERBUG AT UCLA

According to LA Times today,  ” The Super bug outbreak at UCLA , an 18 years-old patient accused a major device maker of negligence for selling a medical scope prone to spreading deadly bacteria.

Aaron Young, a high school student still hospitalized at UCLA for his infection, sued Olympus Corp. of the Americas in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging negligence and fraud.

The teenager was exposed to a contaminated Olympus duodenoscope at UCLA in October and again i January, according this lawsuite.

CRE, which stands for carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, is highly resistant to antibiotics and can kill up to 50% of infected patient. ” ..

UCLA has sid seven patients were infected with CRE from scopes made by Olympus, a unit of the Japanese electonics giant. The infections contributed to the deaths of two of those patients , the university said , and 179 other patients may have been exposed fromOct 2 to Jan 28. “

Common types of cases

While slip and fall injuries are considered to be the most common type of Los Angeles premises liability accident but a Los Angeles slip and fall lawyer knows many types of injuries can qualify under the law, including those caused by fire hazards, structures that are below standards, chemical exposure, or even dog bites.

The following are just a few examples of verdicts and settlements from California premises liability cases:

  • A one million dollar settlement paid by the insurance of a landlord after  a mother and son suffered mild irreversible brain damage due to carbon monoxide exposure in their apartment.
  • A 95,000 dollar settlement after a victim sustained a fractured wrist during a slip and fall accident at a hotel.

A 7.4 million dollar verdict due to brain and orthopedic injuries sustained in an elevator accident caused by improper maintenance

 

Not all cases go to court

Although it is common for juries to award higher compensation amounts than might be achieved in other ways, these examples show that many premises liability cases can achieve impressive settlements without the stress and expense of a courtroom trial.  Los Angeles premises liability lawyer Nicholas R. Allis carefully assesses your case to explore all possible options and the potential results of each.  In addition to court cases, you may have the following options:

  • Insurance claim:  Filing an insurance claim is typically a good option when injuries are relatively minor and do not result in permanent scarring or disability.  But, it is important to understand that insurance companies often attempt to make quick offers that do not provide full compensation for your injuries.  Once you sign a settlement offer, your claim is closed.  Mr. Allis can help injury victims obtain the fullest possible insurance settlement by negotiating on your behalf with the insurance company.  Even if you handle the claim on your own, it makes sense to ask him to review any offer you receive before you sign your rights away.
  • Out-of-court settlement:  In many cases, even relatively severe injuries can receive fair compensation through negotiations with opposing counsel.  These negotiations can occur before a case goes to court, or even while a court case is in progress.  Do not attempt to handle these negotiations yourself—only a skilled premises liability lawyer can effectively negotiate with other skilled attorneys.