AREAS OF PRACTICE
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
In a city of 14 million people, car accidents are a common occurrence. There are about 165 serious motor vehicle accidents per day in Los Angeles (involving severe injury or death). This includes bus, truck, and ride share accidents (Uber/Lyft). Don't be fooled by insurance companies - they do not have your best interests at heart. Their goal is to pay the injured party as little as possible. Make sure you have NCL by your side if you've been in a car accident.
OUT-OF-STATE VICTIMS OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN CALIFORNIA
NCL deals with cases and claims all over California. If you were visiting California from another state and you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, NCL can help. For most accident claims, you need an attorney in the location where the accident took place. Contact NCL for representation if you are an out-of-state victim of a motor vehicle accident in California.
SLIP & FALL INCIDENTS
Slip and fall incidents are a common way people are injured. Where a dangerous condition exists that caused the slip or fall, there may be liability. NCL also deals with slip and fall incidents in hospitals and medical facilities. Patients have been known to fall from lifts, beds or tables, or have fallen when they were alone when they should have been monitored. Hospitals sometimes fail to make the right fall risk assessments, putting patients in danger.
Medical malpractice is one of the most difficult ares of law to practice. Doctors are generally held in high esteem; juries want to believe the doctor did the right thing. Unfortunately, sometimes doctors and hospital staff make mistakes; those mistakes can significantly impact a patient's life. NCL can guide you through the difficult process of medical malpractice litigation.
Medication errors are more common than you might think. It is estimated that over 7,000 people in the United States die every year due to medication errors. Medication errors may be made by the prescribing doctor who prescribes the wrong medication, or they may be made by the pharmacy by dispensing the incorrect medication. In either case, the consequences can be deadly. NCL has experience suing both doctors and pharmacies for medication errors.
Perhaps the saddest situation in medical malpractice is an injury to a newborn baby. Regrettably, there are times when a woman in labor is not provided with appropriate care, causing injury not only to the mother, but also the the newborn. A lack of oxygen during birth can result in the child suffering from cerebral palsy, a life-long condition that will require life-long care. Trust NCL to deal compassionately with your birth injury claims.
When a product manufacturer makes and sells a product to the public that injures someone, there may be liability for a product defect. Product defect liability also occurs in the medical field. Products designed to assist in treatment of a disease or condition may end up causing more injury. NCL has experience in both medical malpractice and related product liability claims.
Do you have a disagreement with a neighbor about a property line or the right to certain land? NCL has the experience to represent you in this type of claim. NCL has successfully had rights-of-way over our client's property canceled. If you have a property dispute, NCL can help guide you through the process.
Sometimes, despite the fact the parties have entered into an agreement, an issue arises and the terms are disputed. The wording of the agreement, whether it was made orally or in writing, who created the agreement, all of these factors impact the interpretation of a contract. NCL has successfully represented numerous clients in contract disputes.