Showing posts from April, 2018

Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases.

Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. Most personal injury cases are based on negligence, and premises liability cases are no exception. In order to win a premises liability case, the injured person must prove that the property owner was negligent with respect to ownership and/or maintenance of the property. In general, negl igence means that the property owner failed to use reasonable care in connection with the property. It's important to note that simply because you were injured on someone’s property does not mean that the property owner was negligent. Further, simply because the property might have been in an unsafe condition does not automatically mean that the property owner was negligent. You have to show that the property owner knew or should reasonably have known that the premises were in an unsafe

Dedicated advocates for victims’ rights.

As tough, dedicated advocates for victims’ rights, Davy Yockey has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars from insurance companies who insure careless and reckless individuals or corporations. These verdicts/settlements, after three decades, represent thousands of victims who were injured in car, truck and bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, sexual assaults, injuries from defective products or poorly designed equipment, victims from careless health providers or businesses that serve alcohol to visibly intoxicated patrons. Yockey Law Firm provides a special focus on insurance “bad faith”, workers’ compensation and social security claims. If your family has been injured in an accident, your choice in legal representation can be life changing. Consultations are free and can be scheduled in our office or in your home. Our services are paid only when we win. If you have been injured and need help understanding your

Low Speed Accidents

Low speed impact crashes may not be the worst, but they can still do damage. These fender-benders, bumps, parking lot collisions, and other crashes under the speed of ten miles per hour can often happen in parking lots and residential areas, risking pedestrian lives. You must always be on the lookout for pedestrians in neighborhoods and other common pedestrian areas, and you should never speed. Since many low speed crashes happen while drivers are backing  up, take extra care to look out for other drivers before reversing. Unfortunately, even with the best preventative measures we can’t always protect ourselves from accidents. When people drive recklessly, they may be liable for the damages caused by your accident. An experienced attorney can help you hold them responsible. If you or a family member has been in any of these common types of accidents caused by a negligent driver, you may be eligible for compensation. If you have been injured and need help un

What Must Be Proved in A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A person suing for medical malpractice will have to prove that a doctor failed to meet a professional standard and caused actual damages. A medical malpractice lawsuit can sue to look for recovery of medical bills incurred, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, mental stress, and pain or suffering. Usually, in medical malpractice cases, both sides of the lawsuit will present testimony to see if the standard of care has  been met. The patient must show that it is more likely than not that the doctor's failure to meet the standard of care caused the harm. Every state has different rules and procedures for bringing medical malpractice claims, but in general, they must be brought quickly. The statute of limitations may be between six months and two years. In some cases, the patient may need to submit the claim to a panel of experts who decide whether malpractice has actually happened. A failure to follow those procedures can result in the dismissal of a pla