Personal Injury — Plaintiff
You can incur an injury that is due to the negligence of another person in many ways. Slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls because of unreasonable conduct (negligence) are common personal injuries beyond those received in motor vehicle collisions. You may also be injured by the conduct or negligence of the owner of livestock, for example. If you are injured by what you consider to have been the unreasonable conduct of another person, then you should have a legal consultation about whether or not the particular conduct amounted to negligence under the law.
Workers’ Compensation Law
If you have been injured on the job or suffered a work-related injury, Darwin Bünger can offer experienced legal representation. Darwin Bünger has been helping injured workers file for and receive workers’ compensation benefits for over 40 years. We work closely with clients to provide highly-responsive legal services during difficult times. Work-related injury claims can involve a physical injury, mental health problems, physical disability, or wrongful death.
Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
Virtually everyone has either driven a car or been a passenger in a car at one time or another. If careless or negligent driving by the driver of another vehicle causes a collision in which you are injured or a dear friend or relative is injured or killed, you probably have a claim against the other driver for the damages you have sustained.
Damages come in the form of past and future medical expenses, loss of full body function, pain and suffering and lost wages or future earning capacity loss. When a motor vehicle collision, whatever the type of motor vehicle, causes injury to you or loved ones, you are almost always best off to consult with an attorney about the viability and the amount of the loss. The insurance companies are not necessarily your friend when it comes to making claims against them, as opposed to paying premiums.
Whether it is a claim for proper compensation for a fire loss, coverage owed to you under any type of insurance policy, or bad faith conduct on the part of your insurance carrier, if you have questions about the propriety of the conduct of that insurance company, you should seek the advice of counsel.
Sometimes your attorney makes an error and that is why he purchases malpractice insurance. It can happen. If that malpractice causes you to lose out on a claim or damages that you should have received from another, you should consult with another lawyer about whether or not your lawyer has committed legal negligence or malpractice. Darwin Bünger has been involved in the litigation of such claims.
When disagreements cannot be resolved, you should consult with an attorney about going the next step. That is, if the lawyer cannot negotiate a settlement of the problem, he must turn to litigation and the filing of a petition with the court and then proceed with the preparation of a case on behalf of his client to, if necessary, ultimately be placed in the hand of a Judge or Jury for decision. Litigation is something Darwin Bünger has done for virtually all his career and he is very familiar with the process to obtain the best result for you through the litigation process, even to the extent of the need for a trial in some cases.
If a doctor, nurse or hospital fails to meet a required standard of care, that is negligence for which the doctor, nurse, or hospital are responsible if that negligent conduct was the cause of the injury claimed by the patient. Darwin has been involved in many medical malpractices cases and advises that as soon a person believes there may have been medical negligence, the person should get an initial consultation about whether the claim, under the law or as a practical matter, has viability.
**And general practice excluding family law, bankruptcy and criminal law**