When people think of a personal injury attorney, the first thing that comes to mind is the aftermath of a car accident and a law firm fighting an insurance company tooth and nail for the victim. Yes, car accidents do make up a significant portion of the workload for law firms that take personal injury cases, but they’re hardly the only cases that come across an attorney’s desk.
Here are three legal specialties you might not know the Malley Law Firm specializes in.
Funeral Home Negligence
It’s not something that’s at the forefront of people’s minds following the death of a loved one, but when it does happen, funeral home negligence can be devastating and only compounds pain on nerves that are already raw from grief.
Funeral home negligence normally plays out in several ways. With improper body transport or storage, funeral homes could be guilty of mishandling the body in many ways, from dropping it, storing it under poor conditions, or mishandling it during transportation.
Embaling and cremation mishaps are other forms of funeral home negligence resulting in a family’s inability to send off their loved one with dignity. Previous cases have involved lost ashes following cremation or bodies being disfigured and families left without the option of an open casket funeral.
In each circumstance, the family is left frustrated and disappointed by the funeral home, and they may be entitled to seek punitive damages for the negligence.
Personal watercraft (PWC) or jet skis are great fun and a common sight on Texas waters. Not a summer goes by when either a jet ski rider or an innocent bystander isn’t injured or even killed by a PWC. Jet skis are incredibly powerful, and many drivers are inexperienced and forget that these watercraft don’t have brakes.
Head injuries are one of the most common injuries that happen due to a jet ski crash, and without someone nearby to help, a thrown rider can easily drown. Another lesser-known injury but incredibly serious is an orifice injury from a PWC. Jet skis use a powerful water thrust to propel themselves over the water. If a rider is thrown and this water enters the vagina or anus, it can be excruciating and cause serious injury.
While many PWC injuries are due to reckless operation, they may also result from poorly maintained or malfunctioning equipment. Victims may need legal help to fully cover medical expenses from a PWC injury.
Injuries at apartment buildings or condominiums are an all too common occurrence. They could be due to any number of factors such as poor lighting, improperly maintained staircases or a malfunctioning security gate.
These cases can be difficult to win if not handled by a legal team with experience. It must be proven that the injury occurred because of improperly maintained grounds and that such an injury was foreseeable or preventable by the apartment or condo owner.
The Malley Law Firm can investigate your apartment injury case and help you get the money you deserve to cover medical bills or loss of income.