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Personal Injury

Personal Injury - Bernstein Law Firm - Norman Oklahoma

Injuries to your person — physical, mental and, in some cases, emotional — may result in lost work, reduced wages, mental incapacity or damaging ongoing effects such as the emotional pain and suffering connected with the wrongful death of a loved one. When you are injured due to someone else’s mistake, the law provides you with the option of seeking compensation from the responsible party(s). Bernstein Law Firm represents clients in various types of personal injury cases, including:

18-Wheeler (Tractor Trailer) Truck Collisions

Trucking cases are handled completely different from other types of collision cases. If you act quickly and obtain documents before they are legally destroyed (many critical documents are legally destroyed within 6 months of the collision), you may find evidence that the trucking company has put drivers on the road with bad driving records, has put profits over safety by not properly maintaining the trucks, and/or has put drivers on the road who are fatigued because they worked too many hours or did not get enough sleep. A rig that often weighs 80,000 pounds is a dangerous missile that can cause serious harm or death.

If you can find evidence that the truck driver intentionally acted in an unsafe manner (lying about his/her employment history or driving record; lying about driving too many hours; using drugs and alcohol; and/or lying about having a medical condition which makes it unsafe for him/her to drive so he/she can keep driving), the value of the case can go up considerably.

Products Liability

Products liability deals with injuries related to the use of consumer products that are defective and dangerous to the end-user. In these cases the manufacturer and the distributor(s) of the defective product are legally responsible for the injuries caused by these products. Manufacturers of defective products can be found liable for design defects, manufacturing defects or marketing defects (which includes failure to warn users of potential dangers related to that product).

Wrongful Death

When a person is wrongfully killed by someone’s drunk driving or mistake, the family and/or loved ones of the victim have the legal right to seek compensation for their loss. Wrongful death cases may occur as a result of various other personal injuries, including hazardous premises, fatal dog attacks, auto and motorcycle collisions, tractor-trailer accidents, dangerous workplaces, defective products, including medical devices and pharmaceuticals.

Premises Liability

Premises liability deals with injuries that occur on someone else’s property. The most common premises liability cases include slip-and-fall accidents due to unsafe or hazardous conditions at restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, near construction sites, etc. Premises liability cases may also include, for example, a hotel or parking garage owner who chooses to not provide adequate security which leads to an assault.

Animal / Dog Bites

According to the American Humane Society, there are nearly 5 million dog bite cases each year resulting in paid insurance claims of more than $1 billion. The Humane Society reports that 50% of all dog attacks involve children and 25% of fatal dog attacks occur even though the attacking dog is chained.

 

Attorney David Bernstein has practiced law for over 30 years, personally representing more than 1000 clients in matters involving insurance bad faith, auto and truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, work-related accidents and injuries, wrongful death and insurance-related disputes.

Mr. Bernstein has received favorable results (including many 6 figure and 7 figure settlements and jury verdicts) for his clients at every level ranging from pre-trial settlements to precedent setting decisions before the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

If you have a legal question about a personal injury or injury-related legal claim, please contact our office for a free confidential consultation.

Bernstein Law Firm
104 W. Gray Street
Norman, OK 73070
800-235-0529 toll-free
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