San Diego Civil Legal Questions

Auto accidents are most commonly the result of driver inattention. Motorists today are more distracted by the same technological advances that are supposed to make our lives easier: laptops, cellular phones, global positioning devices, and the list goes on.  Other causes of auto accidents may be the result of driving under the influence or drugs, or drivers who are just plain reckless.  Call us today at (619) 238-1905 for your FREE Consultation.

Auto accident severity may vary from a minor fender bender to major damage.  In either case, the injuries sustained by persons involved in an auto accident can sometimes be severe and, in some cases, death can even occur.

Our firm is dedicated to aggressively pursuing claims against insurance companies while treating our clients with the respect and dignity they deserve.  We start by counseling our clients not to speak to anyone without having first spoken to an attorney or having an attorney present.  Insurance companies are known for helping only themselves and anything you say to them (or anyone else) will only be used against you.  For more information, contact our office today.   We can explain to you how you can recover losses such as:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Wages
  • Financial Hardship
  • Permanent Disability

In cases involving death, catastrophic injury, or permanent disability, there can be additional damages such as:

  • Loss of Future Earnings or Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Funeral and Burial Expenses

If you have been injured in an auto accident through no fault of your own, or if you have experienced the loss of a loved one in an auto accident resulting from someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you need to speak to a San Diego personal injury attorney today. Contact the Law Office of William Daley at (619) 238-1905, for a free consultation to learn what legal options are available to you. 

Slip & Fall / Premises Liability

Business and property owners have the responsibility to maintain safe conditions on their premises. When they fail to do so, accident victims have the right to demand compensation for their damages including, but not limited to, medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. San Diego personal injury lawyer William Daley has a special focus on helping clients recover after a slip and fall or premises liability accident leaves them or a loved one personally injured. Slip and fall and premises liability cases cover all situations in which you are injured due to negligent conditions on someone else’s property including, but not limited to, situations such as:

  • Trips
  • Falls
  • Icy Sidewalks
  • Wet or Slippery Floors
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Broken or Poorly Lit Staircases or Stairwells
  • Broken Porch Railings
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Roof Falls
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Inadequate Security
  • Lack of Proper Warning Signs and Notice
  • Improperly Shelved Merchandise
  • Other Dangerous or Defective Conditions

Act Quickly to Preserve Evidence after a Slip-and-Fall Accident.

To improve your chances of financial compensation, it is very important that you document as much as you can and as soon as you can. Obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses. Take notice if there are any security cameras in the area. Do not make any statements to the property owner or manager, and do not speak with insurance company representatives.

Call San Diego injury lawyer William Daley as soon as possible after the accident.  He can advise you of your legal rights and the possibility of obtaining fair and just compensation.


Successful Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits Require Hard Work and Professional Experience

Whether you sustained your injury in a place of business, private home, rented apartment, vacation property, stadium or sports arena, store, school, or elsewhere, we will make sure that you get the greatest compensation possible under the law for your injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for ongoing medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and much more. Experienced San Diego injury attorney William Daley has handled many slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall cases.  He has the expertise needed to challenge the insurance companies and their lawyers. By working together, we will strive to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible in your case.

Product Liability

Product liability refers to a broad area of the law that is designed to allow those who have been injured, or who have suffered from other damages or loss as a result of a product’s malfunction, to seek compensation.

Three types of product defects incur liability in manufacturers and suppliers, including design defects, manufacturing defects, and marketing defects:

Design defects: This is the case where a product imperfection occurs when the seller or distributor could have reduced or avoided a foreseeable risk of harm by adopting a reasonable alternative design, and when, as a result of not using the alternative, the product is not reasonably safe. A hidden defect is like it, in that the product imperfection is not obvious by reasonable inspection, but where the seller is still generally liable if the flaw causes harm. A manufacturing defect is an imperfection in a product that departs from its intended design even though all possible care was exercised in its assembly and marketing. A marketing defectis a failure to adequately warn of a potential risk of harm that is known, or should have been known, about a product or its foreseeable use.

The manufacturer of the product is responsible for damages for the failure to adequately warn of a potential risk of harm that is known, or should have been known about a product. The failure to adequately instruct the user about how to use a product safely is the manufacturer’s responsibility.

The products you purchase from stores are manufactured with an implicit guarantee that the product is in good condition, without defects, and is safe for the consumer to use if done so within its intended guidelines and limits. Any product manufactured in a negligent manner that is then sold, given, or even loaned to an individual without that person’s knowledge makes the manufacturer liable.

Product liability is the legal responsibility of any party along the chain of manufacture of a product for damages caused by that product. Liable parties include a product’s manufacturers, as well as its suppliers. Products with defects that cause harm to a consumer of the product, or someone to whom the product was loaned or given, are the subjects of product’s liability suits.

Product Liability Statistics

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2002 there were an estimated 212,000 emergency room visits for dangerous toy use alone.

  • About 26 infants die from crib injuries every year in the United States . The most frequent cause of crib injuries and death is asphyxiation. Your child does not have to experience painful injuries as a result of faulty craftsmanship. Crib deaths can also be caused by gaseous poisoning; the gases being phosphine, arsine, and stibine (and/or derivative gases). These extremely toxic gases can be generated from the mattress where a baby sleeps.
  • Approximately 11,500 babies require hospitalization from crib-related injuries every year. Due to this astoundingly large number of injuries, the Infant Crib Safety Act was passed. Its purpose is to reduce the numbers of infant injuries and deaths from baby cribs. Older cribs constructed before current standards of safety were issued are an even greater danger than newer cribs.
  • On September 27, 2004, the Data Safety Monitoring Board for an ongoing long-term study of Vioxx had recommended that the study be stopped early for safety reasons. The study was being conducted in patients at risk for developing recurrent colon polyps. The study showed an increased risk of cardiovascular events (including heart attack and stroke) in patients on Vioxx compared to placebo, particularly those who had been taking the drug for longer than 18 months.
  • On December 16 of 2005, the CPSC recalled 22,000 Dell Notebook computer batteries. These batteries can overheat, posing a fire risk.

Our office is experienced in claims handling from start to finish. From obtaining the accident report, contacting eye-witnesses, and photographing the accident scene, to obtaining your medical records and bills relating to your injuries, as well as accounting for your lost wages, we are determined to get you the best result in the most expeditious manner possible. We are dedicated to helping our clients build the bridge to recovery.

With over 30 years of trial experience, San Diego accident attorney William Daley is ready to fight for you.

Contact our office today for a FREE CONSULTATION. (619) 238-1905

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