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Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury or death in the United States. When it happens to your family, the consequences can be devastating. Every minute of your life may be affected, from living with pain and not sleeping well, to handling the stress of taking time off of work and scheduling appropriate medical care. For many people, the worst part is dealing with the insurance companies. That’s where we can help. Get a free consultation today and learn what we can do for you.
Many on-the-job injuries have special legal implications. Sometimes workers compensation insurance is available to pay medical expenses and lost wages from work, but in some situations another person or company may be liable for other legally recoverable damages. Understanding the legal consequences of an on-the-job injury may be difficult or confusing, but The Sutton Law Firm can help you sort it out. Get a free consultation today and learn what we can do for you.
The loss of a loved one is devastating, particularly when it could have and should have been prevented. The Sutton Law Firm can help you and your family get the answers you deserve. Give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
Construction accidents may seem simple, but they often result from the negligence of several different contractors due to mismanagement by the general contractor, failure to follow job-site protocol, hiring unqualified companies or employees, or a combination of these things. When multiple parties could be legally responsible, you should have an experienced attorney help you determine your legal rights. Get a free consultation today and learn what we can do for you.
Uninsured motorist accident coverage
Texas law requires anyone driving a car on a public roadway to have liability insurance, but not everyone follows the law. When you are the unfortunate victim of someone without liability insurance (or not enough insurance coverage), the next step is to determine what your rights are with your own uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. Further, there are different legal standards that apply to your own insurance company in evaluating your claims when you make a claim under your own uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) insurance coverage. To learn more about what your rights are, give us a call to schedule a free consultation.
Nursing home negligence
Recently, a non-profit organization found Texas is the worst nursing home state in the country … for the second year in a row. While nursing homes are designed to care for the elderly, many of them fail to live up to this expectation through medication errors, neglect, physical abuse or worse. If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home negligence in Texas, get a free consultation today and learn what we can do for you.
Injuries in motorcycle accidents are often severe. When an insurance company tries to convince you to resolve your case quickly before knowing the full extent of your injuries, call The Sutton Law Firm to find out how to protect your legal rights.
Even doctors make mistakes. Further, tort reform laws in Texas have made it especially difficult to pursue a legal claim against doctors or other medical providers. If you or a family member are a victim of medical malpractice, call us for a free consultation today and learn what we can do for you.
Not every product works like it should. When they don’t, people can be seriously injured or killed. While sometimes manufacturers of these products issue a formal recall to replace or repair these products before they cause harm, that isn’t always the case. Whether the defective product is a medical device, medical implant, faulty air bag, space heater or anything else, you should consult with a product liability attorney about your legal rights.
Slip and falls
Injury from an unintentional fall has been the No. 1 cause of hospitalization in the United States for many years. To prevent these accidents, the law imposes certain duties on property owners and managers. To learn about whether your slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall injury has legal consequences to the owner, schedule a free consultation.
The guarantee of civil liberties is one of the things that makes The United States special. Unfortunately, sometimes certain people – such as employers – think they are above the law and can do with others in any way they want. If your civil rights have been violated, consult with an attorney to see what legal recourse you may have.
Both Texas state law and federal law protect employees (who work for employers that meet certain legal requirements) from certain forms of prohibited discrimination, including race, gender, age, religion and national origin. In many cases, employers attempt to cover up employment discrimination that is based on these prohibited factors and create other reasons for their actions. If you are the victim of employment discrimination and would like the assistance of an attorney, give us a call.
Despite legal protections that prohibit sexual harassment in the workplace, it still happens. When an employer turns a blind eye to unwelcomed sexual conduct – or intentionally condones or initiates it – this may be an actionable offense under several different civil statutes. Further, many victims of sexual harassment fear for their jobs, and the well-being of their families, if they speak out. In these situations, you should speak to an attorney to learn about your legal rights.
Texas is an “at will” employment state, meaning an employer generally can terminate for almost any reason. However, there are a few special legal protections that employees have under Texas law, or federal law, preventing an employer from firing you for such things as refusing to commit a crime, or filing a workers compensation claim. If you suspect your employer has fired you for an illegal reason, call The Sutton Law Firm to find out how to protect your legal rights.
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that requires payment of overtime wages for certain employees who work more than 40 hours per week. Though many employers properly pay their employees, some don’t. Further, if you are rightfully owed overtime pay and demand payment for it, your employer can’t legally fire you in retaliation. If you are owed overtime wages and want to learn about your rights to collect, give us a call.
Breach of contract
When you have a valid contract with someone who doesn’t hold up their end of the bargain, you want to hold them accountable: you want them to do what they agreed to do. Preserving your rights to bring a breach of contract claim – including what notices to give, whom to give them to, what to say, and other things of this nature – may be challenging to those who aren’t trained in the legal process. If you need to sue someone for breach of contract, call The Sutton Law Firm to find out how to protect your legal rights.
Have you ever paid someone to build you a home, or a building, but didn’t get the product you bargained for? Leaky roof? Cracked foundation? Poor workmanship? Lawsuits against homebuilders and contractors can be complex, so contact an attorney for advice on how to guide you through the process.