Cases involving a traumatic brain injury are some of the most complicated, expensive and highly litigated matters. A head injury or brain injury will often dramatically change a person’s (and their family’s) life forever. Head and Brain injuries not only cause significant mental anguish and physical pain and suffering, these injuries usually result in loss of employment, income and the capacity to earn future wages. You must choose an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about the complicated issues which may develop during a case involving a traumatic brain injury.
Dale Golden has handled dozens of brain injury cases and has given Continuing Legal Education seminars to other attorneys on how to litigate brain injury cases.
Burn injuries can be the most painful injury a person may suffer. Often, burn injuries can lead to death or serious paralysis. Sadly, burn injuries are frequently a result of a defective product that was not properly tested or manufactured. Burn injuries are preventable when companies properly research, manufacture, test, and warn about their products.
Golden Law Office has extensive experience in handling fire cases. We have experts that we use to conduct a cause and origin analysis. It is critical to cordon off the area of a home or business that has been damaged by fire and to put all potential defendants on notice of their opportunity to inspect the premises. In this way, claims from defendant manufacturers of spoliation of evidence can be avoided. All experts and investigators must be required to sign in and all potential evidence harvested must be meticulously logged, preserved and a protocol for testing must be established. Golden Law Office is familiar with and has had extensive experience on all the intricacies that are involved in fire cases.
A car accident can result in devastating injuries to you and your family. Many car accidents are caused by a driver’s failure to observe the rules of the road, and the safety standards mandated by law. Often a driver fails to employ safe driving, like texting while driving, inattention, failure to yield right of way and running red lights because they are in a hurry. Even worse, some drivers are intoxicated on alcohol or drugs, thereby displaying a reckless disregard for the safety of all others using the roadway.
The financial worry that accompanies a car accident can be alleviated by trusting your case to an experienced car accident injury attorney. Golden Law Office attorneys have represented more than a dozen of the nation’s largest insurance carriers as well as some of the nation’s largest trucking companies.
Class Action Lawsuits
If you’ve suffered due to fraudulent or wrongful actions taken by a corporation, product manufacturer, business, or agency, you may be able to take part in a class action lawsuit against that organization if other victims may have suffered in a similar manner. Class action lawsuits speak louder than words and can encourage change as well as ensure no one has to suffer the same way again.
Dale has represented one of the largest child daycare centers in the nation in various litigation matters. He has handled matters including, but not limited to, shaken baby syndrome, sexual abuse, and licensing issues. Dale’s experience in state and federal court on these issues have led to a knowledgeable understanding of complex cases such as shaken baby syndrome and the expert proof necessary to establish such a claim. In addition, Dale has defended a daycare worker who was criminally charged with abuse of a child. The gut-wrenching issues present in daycare litigation requires the help of an attorney with a proven track record of results in this area of law.
Defective Medical Devices
Any time a company seeks to introduce a new medication or medical device to the consumer public, the medications and medical devices must be approved by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA compiles studies on the medications and medical devices and issues warnings about the safety hazards and side effects inherent in the medication or device. However, the large companies who invest millions, if not billions, of dollars in research and development for the new medications or devices, may not like the consumer to see all the harmful potential consequences of using their medication or medical device. As a result, these large corporations may mask, mislead or hide the real consequences and dangers of their product.
If you’ve suffered from a serious dog bite injury that was caused by a dog who was not properly leashed, restrained, or safe within its owner’s property, you may be eligible to file a dog bite claim against the animal’s owner. Doing so can award you with financial compensation as well as peace of mind. Golden Law Office has represented plaintiffs in cases where the dog attack resulted in death and have handled cases where the attack has resulted in serious physical injuries accompanied by mental anguish.
Dram Shop or Liquor Liability
Injuries which result from over-service of alcohol are known as dram shop cases. A “dram shop” is an establishment that sells or serves alcohol. Dram shop liability can apply to any place that serves alcoholic beverages including restaurants, bars, nightclubs, liquor stores, and sometimes hosts of private parties. Those serving alcohol to persons who are already visibly intoxicated may be legally responsible if that person subsequently causes a car accident or otherwise injures or kills another person or himself.
Insurance Bad Faith
Holding the insurance companies accountable for their conduct ensures that individuals who are injured in future accidents are treated fairly. If you’ve been treated unfairly by an insurance company, you may be eligible to file an insurance bad faith claim against that insurer.
The attorneys at Golden Law Office have defended many of the nation’s largest insurance carriers in bad faith actions. In addition, Golden Law Office has pursued bad faith claims on behalf of plaintiffs against the nation’s largest insurance carriers. Experience defending and pursuing bad faith claims gives the attorneys at Golden Law Office a 360-degree global perspective of these types of claims and allows us to get the best result possible.
Patients place the highest level of trust in their physicians to follow the appropriate standard of care and to make correct medical decisions. Sometimes this trust is violated and a physician and his/her insurance carrier is obligated to pay for the harms and losses patients suffer due to medical mistakes. This violation of trust is referred to as medical malpractice. If you’ve suffered from the consequences of medical malpractice, you deserve peace of mind.
Golden Law Office has handled medical malpractice cases associated with OB/GYNs, wrong-site surgeries, failure to conduct timeouts, polypharmacy cases, claims against pharmacists, surgeons, hospitals, nurse practitioners, radiologists, failure to diagnose cancer, delay in treatment, and other cases involving pregnancy complications.
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Matters involving nursing home abuse and neglect are often the most devastating and emotional matters handled by attorneys. Residents injured by nursing home abuse and neglect are sometimes subject to life threatening injuries, even death. Golden Law Office has handled matters involving nursing home abuse, neglect and even rape. Almost always, the abuse and neglect injuries are preventable with safe medical and hiring practices. Too often, at nursing homes, patient safety is completely ignored.
If you’ve been injured on another person’s property– whether it is a home or business– you may be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit against the property owner if they’re found to be negligent. All property and business owners have a responsibility to make their properties safe for visitors. Failing this responsibility is grounds for legal action.
Defective products are usually negligently manufactured, designed or inherently dangerous. Large companies may put financial profits in front of consumer safety. As a result, many products which are manufactured outside of the United States, including places like China, are not properly tested or inspected before shipping to the U.S. This is an area of law we call product liability. Matters involving product liability are often difficult and expensive to litigate. However, the injuries suffered as a result of product defects are often catastrophic and life changing both for the injured and their family.
Golden Law Office has successfully handled many product liability claims. When a product is shipped from a country like China, each of the component parts of the product are tested to ensure they are safe. Companies, such as Underwriting Laboratories, are approved to perform safety testing by the US federal agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). Each company that is approved is known as a nationally-recognized testing laboratory. Once the product passes, it receives a certification mark indicating that all component parts have been tested and have met US standards. However, after obtaining the certification mark from the nationally-recognized testing laboratory, suppliers in foreign countries will often swap out the originally approved component parts for cheaper substitutes. When this happens, tragedy can strike as a result of the unsafe product, causing a fire or contributing to a malfunction that causes catastrophic injury. Golden Law Office has experience in retaining experts to test exemplar products’ component parts to ensure that the product being sold by subsequent wholesalers and retailers in the United States are safe as warrantied.
If you or a loved one has taken valsartan, a drug for high blood pressure, and have been diagnosed with cancer, tumors, or liver scarring, you may be able to receive compensation that can aid your recovery process and make it easier to provide for your family. Drugs containing valsartan may contain a dangerous carcinogen.
Qui Tam Lawsuits
If you’ve come forward as a whistleblower against your employer or a government agency, you may require legal assistance to have your voice be heard. At Golden Law Office, we can provide this legal protection, ensure your case does not get swept under the rug, and potentially help you receive financial provisions known as qui tam provisions under the False Claims Act.
School cases often involve complex issues such as sovereign immunity and qualified immunity. Dale has represented school boards, Superintendents, Principals and teachers in cases ranging from wrongful termination, reverse discrimination, and whistleblower. In addition to representing school personnel, Dale has represented several students who have experienced bullying to such an extent that they have sought psychiatric treatment. In addition to employment and bullying, Dale has defended school districts in matters involving bus crashes wherein he third-partied in the manufacturer of the bus to assert a crashworthiness claim.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Under Kentucky law, a landowner is required to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition. All too often, this is not the case. Unsafe conditions can cause an individual to suffer serious physical injuries. For example, if a landowner fails to repair a faulty staircase, fails to clear the common areas of ice and snow, or owns a structure which fails to meet the building code requirements, you may have a valid slip and fall injury case. If you have suffered an injury either at a business or in a residence, you should immediately consult with an attorney in Kentucky.
Because of their weight and size, the many accidents involving commercial or large trucks result in serious injury and death. These injuries usually result in mental and physical pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, future medical expenses, loss of employment, income, and the capacity to earn future wages. You must choose an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about the complicated issues which may develop during a case which involves a large commercial truck.
When an employee is injured at work, they may file a workers’ compensation claim to recover their medical bills and lost wages. But if this claim is denied, then they may be left with those financial losses without recovery. Our lawyers can help you with your workers’ compensation claim so you get the benefits you deserve.
It is heartbreaking and highly emotional anytime someone loses a loved one. But, there are different feelings when you unexpectedly lose a loved one to the negligence and unsafe acts of another. The last thing you think about after a loss is hiring an attorney. Unfortunately, under Kentucky law, a wrongful death claim must be filed with the appropriate court sooner than other types of cases. Also, the person or company that caused the death may deny responsibility for your loss. It is therefore imperative that you contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as practicable.
Wrongful Termination from Employment
The vast majority of wrongful termination claims involving employment retaliation and discrimination matters handled by the Golden Law Office come from attorney referrals. We receive these referrals because the law involving employment retaliation and discrimination is quickly evolving. An employer’s HR representative or entire HR department is likely trained on the evolving law. Also, HR departments are sometimes trained or coached by attorneys on how to terminate employees without subjecting the employer to a lawsuit.
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