Although “trip and fall” or “slip and fall” cases are considered too difficult to settle or win at trial by many lawyers, Rice & Bloomfield regularly achieves fantastic success with these cases. A trial in Santa Barbara yielded a $550,000 verdict for a woman who fell because of an unexpected slope in the driveway of a local business. The best offer by the owner of the dangerous property before trial was less than $100,000. Refusing to compromise on its client’s rights, Rice & Bloomfield took the matter to trial demanding justice. Rice & Bloomfield recently obtained a $735,000 judgment when a 92-year old man who fell walking into a Tarzana hospital.
Here in Van Nuys, falls are a leading cause of accidental death and serious injury, especially in the elderly. One factor which puts someone at higher risk for falls, in addition to age, is a dangerous premises, or an unsafe environment. When a fall occurs because of an unsafe environment, alone or in combination with other individual risks, Rice & Bloomfield can help.
Supermarkets in Los Angeles Have a Duty to Keep the Aisles Safe. A Supermaket Can Be a Dangerous Place: Slip and fall. The market can be a dangerous place, but it should not be. As a personal injury lawyer, we hear about it often. There are thousands of markets in Los Angeles. There are plenty of potential dangers in the market, but they can all be avoided if the supermarket acts reasonably to protect itself. Because a market knows that items can be spilled on the floor which make it slippery, a market is required to take precautions to check to make sure that its floor is clean so that people do not fall and get hurt
Protecting Yourself After A Collision: What You Need to Know While You Are Selecting the Right Injury Lawyer
Most articles about what to do after a collision are published by insurance companies trying to help themselves. This article if written and published by injury attorneys, The Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield, and is written to provide advice on how you can protect yourself, not the insurance companies. Whether you hire a lawyer or not, whether you hire the Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield or another firm, this article is provided to help you make sure insurance companies do not take advantage of you. This is not an advertisement for our firm, but is intended to provide helpful information to you now.
Browsing the internet looking for personal injury lawyers can be overwhelming. There are so many options and all the attorneys quickly start looking the same. Figuring out who to hire is a challenge. Because you are injured and this is an important decision, you want to gather some information and make the best selection possible. This article is not an advertisement. It is provided to you for free to assist you in selecting the right lawyer for your case, whether that is the Law Offices of Rice & Bloomfield, nor another attorney.
Two trends in medicine are putting an entire population of patients at serious risk: the alarming increase in the incidence of malignant melanoma in the general population during the past twenty-five years and the reliance by most managed care organizations on primary care providers to determine under what circumstances a patient should be referred to a specialist. In no other area of medicine is the restriction of access potentially as deadly as it is in cases involving malignant melanoma.
We are as concerned as anyone about "frivolous lawsuits." They hurt the image of good trial lawyers and sometimes make it more difficult for us to get the best possible result for our clients. For that reason, we screen our cases carefully so we are confident that the people we represent have legitimate claims and the kind of injury that justifies the time and expense associated with litigating a case properly.
Insurance Companies and HMO's are often more concerned with saving money than providing you with the medical care you are entitled to have. Your lawyer should make sure that your injuries are receiving treatment. You should not be left to suffer in pain to save insurance companies money.
If you are in a car accident in Los Angeles that is not your fault, you should be compensated. That is what the law says. You should be able to go the doctors you pick for treatment. You should receive your salary. You should be compensated for how the pain from your injuries impacts your […]
Living in Los Angeles, there are a lot of cars and a lot of people going places. Unfortunately, that also means there are a lot of car accidents. No one ever intends to be in a car crash, but especially throughout the San Fernando Valley, including Encino, Tarzana, Reseda, Van Nuys, and North Hills, it […]