When You or a Loved One is Injured…

Posted by | August 05, 2013 | Personal Injury | No Comments

We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC represent people who have suffered severe injury as the result of automobile, motorcycle, ATV/boating/recreational vehicle, 18-wheeler/tractor-trailer/truck, common carrier and public transportation accidents, pedestrian “hit and run” accidents, defective and unsafe products, medical malpractice/negligence, nursing home neglect/abuse, dog-bites/animal attacks, toxic chemical/substance exposure and serious slip-and-fall accidents. In cases where the death of a loved one has occurred as the result of such an accident, we represent the family members and/or estate of the victim.

Catastrophic Injuries

It is always difficult and tragic when a loved one is seriously injured or a life is lost. Whenever someone is severely injured or lost due to the fault of another person or entity, the victim (or his/her surviving family members) may be entitled to compensation. Wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases arise in a wide range of contexts. Death or injury may occur as the result of an automobile, tractor-trailer or motorcycle accident; the use of a defective or malfunctioning product, drug or medication; an airplane/common carrier accident; toxic exposure; an animal attack; or the hazardous condition of property. It is important that an attorney be consulted as quickly as practicable in order to determine the rights of the victim and his/her family.

Defective and Unsafe Products

Accidents occur every day as the result of normal use of common products. If you are severely injured while using a product that is defective or unsafe, you may be entitled to appropriate compensation under the law. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC can help.

Automobile Accidents

There are countless causes of car accidents, from texting behind the wheel to intoxicated driving. Mark Sterling Gober, LLC can help you obtain car accident compensation and will answer all of your car accident questions.

ATV Accidents, Boating Accidents and Recreational Vehicle Accidents

Thousands of people are injured each year as the result of  accidents involving and/or caused by “all terrain vehicles”, boats, jet skis or other recreational vehicles.  Some of these cases may involve product liability issues while others may involve the negligence of other parties.  We are prepared to evaluate  all such cases and to provide effective representation to the injured party and/or his/her family in order to recover all damages recoverable at law.

Bicycle Accidents

Although bicyclists share the same right of way as other vehicles on the road, thousands of individuals are still injured each year in accidents resulting from driver negligence. One so injured can recover damages by filing a claim with the assistance of a skilled attorney.

BP “Deep Water Horizon” Oil Spill Claims

If you or your business has been physically or financially affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010, Mark Sterling Gober, LLC can help you file a claim for compensation.  It should be noted that the entire state of Alabama has been declared a disaster area for purposes of filing these claims.  Any Alabama business is eligible for a no cost claim evaluation.  We can help.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries such as brain/traumatic head injury, broken bones, “road rash” and other serious injuries. If you were hit by a negligent or reckless driver, you should not hesitate to file a claim and fight for fair compensation. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC will evaluate your case and will work to achieve for you the compensation that you deserve.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

With the gradual aging of our population comes an increased incidence of nursing home neglect and abuse cases.  There is nothing that we take more passionately at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC than the representation of a family whose loved one has been mistreated and/or neglected while in the care of an assisted living or nursing facility.  Common problems which we have been confronted with involve the onset of decubitus ulcers (commonly known as “pressure sores”). Individuals who are unable to avoid long periods of uninterrupted pressure over bony prominences—a group of patients that typically includes elderly individuals, persons who are neurologically impaired, and patients who are paralyzed or otherwise immobilized—are at increased risk for the development of ulceration and necrosis. These individuals cannot protect themselves from the pressure exerted on their body unless they consciously change position or have assistance in doing so.  Among the failures that we have observed on the part of nursing staff resulting in severe decubitus ulcers are:

  • Failure to insure sufficient nutrition and hydration: An adequate amount of fluids, calories, protein, vitamins and minerals in the daily diet are important for maintaining healthy skin and preventing the breakdown of tissues.
  • Failure to attend to  hygienic needs resulting in excess moisture or dryness: Skin that is moist from sweat or excessively dry is more likely to be injured in general and increases the friction between the skin and clothing or bedding.
  • Failure to manage hygienic issues caused by urinary/fecal incontinence: Problems with bladder control can greatly increase the risk of pressure sores because the skin may frequently be moist, making it more likely to break down. Bacteria from fecal matter can cause serious local infections and lead to life-threatening infections affecting the body in general.

If your loved one has been neglected or mistreated in an adult care facility, we have the resources and expertise to provide you with the legal representation that is necessary to seek justice on their behalf.

Pedestrian Accidents

Anyone hit by a motorist or bicyclist while walking on the sidewalk or legally crossing the street deserves full compensation for their damages. These damages may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.

Premises Liability

Slip and fall accidents, negligent security, drownings and dog bites are all considered “premises liability” cases. By filing a claim, you can hold the property owner responsible for any damages you or a loved one may have sustained as the result of an accident caused by the property owner’s negligence.

Tractor-Trailer, 18-Wheeler, and Truck Accidents

Truck drivers must comply with strict federal regulations regarding the loading and maintenance of their vehicles, the amount of time they may safely spend behind the wheel and how long they must rest between shifts. Violation of these regulations can cause fatigue and/or mechanical malfunction resulting in a serious accident. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of a tractor-trailer operator, you have the right to seek damages available to you by law. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC will fight to obtain all of the compensation to which you are entitled.

Types of Injuries

Some accident injuries are minor, while others are catastrophic. Common injuries include traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, severed limbs and spinal cord injuries. We have at our disposal the proper medical experts and the experience to evaluate your claim and to pursue damages on your behalf no matter what type of injury you may have suffered.

Wrongful Death

When an innocent individual loses his/her life as the result of an accident caused by another person’s negligence, the immediate family of the Deceased can file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for their loss.  These cases are complex. We at Mark Sterling Gober, LLC have the skills, experience and resources to provide top notch representation for you and/or your family members in such cases.