We handle the following cases:
Slip/Trip and Fall Injuries
When someone slips or trips and falls due to an unforeseen object or condition on the ground, the results can be devastating. Slip/trip and falls are a common cause of injury and are the most common cause of injury or death in older persons. Most often, injuries are caused to ankles, arms, and wrists, but in some cases falls can cause even more severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury. Young Law Group handles many such cases every year.
Dangerous Conditions of Property
Unfortunately, some property owners are careless about safety, allowing a variety of hazards to exist on their land. Harmful chemicals, combustible materials, dangerous animals, or even dangerous persons pose a risk of injury.
Similarly, many cities have a lackadaisical approach to safety on public property. Unpainted or worn out paint on crosswalks, broken or obscured traffic signals, and dangerous parks and playgrounds are but a few examples of public properties that can be hazardous.
The injuries that result in cases like these are as varied as the numerous types of dangerous conditions that can exist, and Young Law Group has seen a wide variety of examples over the years.
Perhaps, the most common type of injury case is an auto accident, and it is one of the most common types of personal injury case Young Law Group handles. Auto accidents come in many forms, from two car collisions to multi-vehicle pile ups. Auto accidents can result in catastrophic injury and death to drivers and passengers. More than 38,000 people die on U.S. roadways each year as a result of auto accidents.
Automobiles are not the only vehicles on the roadways these days. Drivers must keep a lookout for pedestrians, bicyclists, and people using a variety of motorized vehicles such as e-scooters. Young Law Group has experience dealing with the special, legal rules that come into play in such cases.
Injuries caused by defective products, otherwise known as "products liability" cases, are among the most serious because the injuries caused can be fatal. In some cases, such as defective medical devices or drugs, many people can be affected. In these cases, manufacturers, designers, distributors, and sellers can be held strictly liable for the harm caused by products, devices, and drugs.
Unfortunately, some misconduct or negligence results in another person's death. When this occurs, the relatives or loved ones of the deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover compensation for emotional harm, loss of financial support, and other damages. These cases can be quite complex, and Young Law Group has experience dealing with these complexities.
Construction Site Injuries
Working in construction is dangerous. Falls, burns, cuts, and blows to the body and head are common. Injuries can result from negligent contractors failing to keep a jobsite safe, subcontractors' negligence, or the lack of appropriate safety equipment, training, or other precautions. Young Law Group aggressively represents construction workers injured by another person's negligence or other misconduct.
Medical negligence, or "medical malpractice" cases, can be filed against any health care provider or facility that fails to provide reasonable care to a patient. These are among the most complex and hard fought of any type of personal injury case, so it is important to have an attorney who has experience handling such matters like Young Law Group.
Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
Nursing home neglect is a tragic but all-too-common issue in the United States. It occurs when residents in nursing homes or other long-term facilities do not receive proper care and attention, and as a result, suffer physical or mental health problems. In some cases, the misconduct may involve actual abuse, where physical or mental harm is directly inflicted on the elderly resident. Young Law Group has had significant success representing nursing home residents who were injured as a result of nursing home negligence.
No elder should suffer abuse, neglect, or fraud in their "Golden Years." Unfortunately, this happens all too often, and Young Law Group has represented a number of elders in such cases. The good news is that California has one of the strongest and most sweeping elder abuse/neglect prevention laws in the U.S. The law protects anyone over 65 years of age from physical, mental or emotional harm or neglect, and it also protects elders from financial abuse or fraud.
Assault is defined as putting another person in fear of imminent physical harm. Battery is the act of carrying out physical harm against another person. Battery can also be simply an unwanted touching of another person. Unlike negligence, these sorts of acts are intentional misconduct, which allows for a wide variety of damages including punitive damages. However, these cases present challenging issues of insurance coverage, so it is vital to have a representative who knows how to navigate through these challenges. Young Law Group has represented victims of assault and battery occurring at business establishments, by neighbors or significant others, and on the job.
Other "Personal Injuries"
The phrase "personal injuries" suggests only physical injuries. However, in many cases, the primary harm a person suffers is not physical, but instead, it is emotional or psychological. Such cases are no less serious, and in fact, they can often have even more long-lasting implications for the injured person.
Injuries can also be inflicted to a person's reputation or property. Defamation, trespass, and conversion are examples of these types of injuries. In addition, one can be injured if their privacy is invaded without their consent, they are defrauded, or they are the victim of an unscrupulous consumer scam. These types of cases can be both criminal and civil in nature.
Finally, under both California and federal law, one can suffer serious personal injury when they are discriminated against because of a disability or chronic medical condition. For example, an employee with a disability requests accommodations from their employer, but the employer refuses to consider the accommodation and forces the employee to undertake job duties they should not do. The employee then suffers an on-the-job injury as a result of the employer's refusal to accommodate. In such a case, the injured employee can file both a workers' compensation claim as well as a civil lawsuit for disability discrimination/failure to accommodate against the employer. These are sometimes referred to as "disability crossover cases." Young Law Group has special expertise handling these types of cases to preserve and protect the rights of disabled persons to a safe, nondiscriminatory working environment.