Areas of Practice

Areas of Practice

We limit our practice to representing individuals who have been injured by the carelessness of others, ranging from catastrophic injury to soft-tissue injury claims.   We are proud our cases come exclusively by referral.

Personal Injury- Vehicle Accidents

Auto accidents are some of the most common matters we handle.  Rear-end and T-bone collisions happen frequently, when other drivers run red lights or do not allow enough space between vehicles.  We represent drivers and passengers who have been injured in car accidents, and we apply our in-depth knowledge of personal injury law and decades of courtroom experience to help injury victims recover present and future medical expenses, lost wages (including future reduced income or lost earning potential), and compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life. We also work with accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, and forensic experts, if appropriate, to determine the cause of the accident and prepare your case.  The firm’s personal injury practice includes car, truck, bus, taxi, rental car, bike, boat, and motorcycle accidents.

Alcohol Related Accidents/Dram Shop

We represent innocent people injured by drunk drivers, as well as the families of those who are killed in alcohol related collisions.  Drunk drivers can be held liable for injuries caused in alcohol related accidents, as well as the establishments that serve alcoholic beverages to intoxicated individuals who inflict serious injury or death on others.  These can include bars, liquor stores, restaurants, social clubs, and even private events where liquor is sold.

Dog Bites

We understand the pain and lasting injuries that dog bites and animal attacks can cause. Our firm thoroughly investigates bites and attacks and works to hold responsible animal owners accountable under the law.  Arizona has strict liability laws that place responsibility for dog bites squarely on the animal’s owner. The law also provides provisions for collaring, registration, and vaccination of dogs.  In Arizona, an owner can be relieved of strict liability if the victim is proven to have provoked the dog.  However, provocation can be difficult to prove.  If the dog owner claims the victim provoked the dog into biting/attacking, a knowledgeable attorney who understands fact-specific case law in Arizona is needed to challenge such claims.

Nursing Home Negligence

When you select an assisted living facility or nursing home to care for your loved ones, you expect that your family member will receive the best of care.  Unfortunately, sometimes this does not happen.  Caregivers can physically or mentally abuse a resident, or fail to meet their needs, called neglect.  Examples can include unclean living conditions, lack of attention, bed sores, medication errors, failure to provide proper nutrition, physical abuse, financial abuse, failing to protect a patient from falls, striking a patient, stealing from a patient, or wrongful death.   If you believe your loved one has been abused or neglected, we may be able to help you and/or your loved one recover monetary damages and hold the facility accountable if they have failed to deliver proper care.

Construction Accidents

Accidents at construction sites can cause minor and major injuries. The most common construction site accident is falling, where workers fall from high places because the ground on which workers are standing is not stable. Other common construction site accidents include electrocution, crane accidents, and defective/malfunctioning equipment.   If you were injured at the workplace on a construction site, you may seek compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.  Your employer has a duty to maintain a safe and compliant worksite. Those who are injured on a construction site need the help of an experienced Arizona attorney to ensure the case is handled properly.  If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of a construction accident, please contact us.

Slip and Falls

When you are injured in a slip-and-fall accident on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and damages associated with your injuries. Injuries caused by falls from wet/slippery floors, defective steps, uneven pavement, or other dangerous walkway conditions may be the basis for a claim against a negligent property owner. Other common causes of slip, trip, and fall accidents can include unsecured flooring materials, such as rugs or carpets; raised or cracked sidewalks; and sudden changes in elevation such as ramps or steps.  If you are injured by an unsafe property condition, there may be negligence involved, and if there is, you are permitted to make a claim and to be compensated for your injuries.  The negligence to support your claim might consist of failing to warn you that a hazardous condition existed, such as a warning that a floor had just been mopped and was still wet.  Our attorneys have the experience and resources to investigate and build a strong slip and fall case right from the start.

Premises Liability

Property owners are required to keep their premises in a safe condition, free from hazardous conditions.  This includes land, buildings, and other facilities.  If a property owner fails to take reasonable safeguards to minimize potential hazards on the property, the property owner may be held liable for injuries suffered by individuals on the property, caused by the unsafe condition.  You may be entitled to compensation if you have been injured while on another’s property.  We can help determine whether the property owner should be held accountable, and we can assist you in obtaining compensation for your injuries.

Wrongful Death

We understand how devastating it can be to lose a family member as a result of another party’s negligence.  While no amount of compensation can bring back your loved one, you may be entitled to monetary damages that can help offset the financial strain you and your family may face due to your loved one’s death.  Please contact us so that we can help advocate for you and ensure your interests are protected throughout litigation against the responsible party.

These are only a sample of the types of cases the Bleaman Law Firm handles.  If you have been injured and believe another party may be responsible for your injuries and damages, please call our office to schedule a consultation.

 

All initial consultations with the Bleaman Law Firm are complimentary, and we fully finance all costs of litigation. Our firm only gets paid if we obtain a favorable verdict or settlement in your case.