Personal Injury

Under the law there are many types of personal injury cases with various injuries, damage awards, and causes of action. Most cases include victims with severe injuries due to the recklessness or negligence of third parties. Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton & Hale LLP., has the experience necessary to give you the best opportunity to recover your medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses and future damages.

Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton & Hale, LLP., has extensive experience in representing individuals with serious injuries including brain/head injuries, orthopedic injuries resulting in permanent disabilities including paralysis, nerve damage and amputations.

We have represented clients in the following types of cases:

  1. Premises Liability
  2. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  3. Defective Products
  4. Wrongful Death
  5. Brain Injury

Regardless of the cause of personal injury, various aspects of the injured person's life can be affected. Wage loss, emotional damage, physical damages and even future costs and damages can deprive someone of the life they were once accustomed. Personal Injury actions are often complex, and Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon Churton & Hale LLP., has the experience to deal with these matters.

Please contact the law offices of Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon Churton & Hale LLP., for a free consultation by phone at (415) 400-7000. During the consultation, you will speak to an attorney who will evaluate your claim at no cost. If you choose to retain us, we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award for your losses.

Premises Liability [top]

Property and business owners have the responsibility to take reasonable precautions that will prevent harm to customers, guests and passers-by. Cities and counties have the responsibility to keep sidewalks and other walkways safe for pedestrians as well. In general, where negligence or recklessness can be shown to be a cause of injury, the owner or the public entity responsible for the premises in which the injury occurred can be held liable for damages if they knew or should have known of the dangerous condition resulting in injuries.

Examples of common premises liability cases include children injured in swimming pools, slips and falls due to unmarked liquid spills, hazardous walkway conditions, or any other injuries sustained by a social or business guest as a result of a property or business owner's negligence.

Premises liability law is complex and varies depending on the particular situation and what legal tests apply. In order to be successful in a premises liability action you need the assistance of an experienced attorney, like those at Liuzzi, Murphy and Solomon, Aikins & Hale LLP, who can help you navigate through this complex field.

To schedule an initial consultation about your case, contact us online, or call our office at (415) 400-7000. During the consultation, you will speak to an attorney who will evaluate your claim at no cost. If you choose to retain us, we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award for your losses.

Items to Prepare for Initial Consultation and Future Claim

  1. Pictures of the scene of the accident.
  2. Pictures of the injury.
  3. Any on scene report made by the police or other official regarding the injury.
  4. Any medical reports (including Doctor's notes) regarding the extent of the injury and subsequent prescriptions prescribed.
  5. Any medical bills (including receipts for paid prescriptions), whether paid by insurance, Medical, Medicare or the bills that remain unpaid.
  6. If you suffer loss of earnings due to injury, please obtain copies of paychecks or another form of salary verification prior to the accident.
Motor Vehicle Accidents [top]

A motorist is generally required to exercise reasonable care in the operation of his or her vehicle. Motorists also are required to use the level of care of a reasonably prudent driver in a similar situation. This standard of care varies with the circumstances of each situation and can include everything from avoiding a rear-end collision to keeping the content of an improperly loaded trunk from obscuring the brake lights of your car.

Often the victim of a commercial or private automobile accident can receive compensation from both an individual and his or her insurance company for financial and other losses sustained because of the collision. It is important for victims to retain the services of attorneys experienced in personal injury law because insurance companies may attempt to settle claims for less than a sufficient amount. We at the law offices of Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon Churton & Hale LLP., can prevent this from happening.

To schedule an initial consultation about your case please call our office at (415) 400-7000. During the consultation, you will speak to an attorney who will evaluate your claim at no cost. If you choose to retain us, we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award for your losses.

Items to Prepare for Initial Consultation and Future Claim

  1. Pictures of the scene of the accident.
  2. Pictures of the injury, if any.
  3. Pictures of the damages to your vehicle.
  4. Any on scene report made by the police or other official regarding the accident/injury.
  5. Any medical reports (including Doctor's notes) regarding the extent of the injury and subsequent prescriptions prescribed, if any.
  6. Any medical bills (including receipts for paid prescriptions), whether paid by insurance, Medical, Medicare or bills that remain unpaid, if any.
  7. If you suffer loss of earnings due to injury, please obtain copies of paychecks or another form of salary verification prior to the accident.
  8. Any correspondence between you and your insurance company regarding your claim.
  9. Any correspondence between you and the other motorist's insurance company regarding your claim.

To recover compensation you may be required to show:

  1. That the accident/injury occurred due to the reckless or negligent disregard for your safety by the other motorist;
  2. That your vehicle was damaged and/or you are injured, and;
  3. That your damage/injury was caused by the accident and is not due to a pre-existing condition or unrelated occurrence.
Defective Products [top]

As a consumer you have the right to assume that the products you buy are engineered, manufactured, and labeled correctly according to the governing state and/or federal law. When the designers, manufacturers, sellers, or distributors of these products do not abide by these laws and you are injured as a result, they may be held liable. Products liability law generally requires that the injured consumer must have been using the product for its intended use at the time of injury.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a faulty product, please contact the law offices of Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton, & Hale LLP., at (415) 400-7000 for a free consultation with an attorney. If you choose to retain us, we will not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award for your losses.

Items to Prepare for Initial Consultation and Future Claim

  1. Possession and preservation of the alleged defective product in the same exact condition as at the time of the accident.
  2. Receipts or other proof of purchase.
  3. Pictures of the scene of the accident.
  4. Pictures of the injury.
  5. Any on scene report made by the police or other official regarding the injury.
  6. Any medical reports (including Doctor's notes) regarding the extent of the injury and subsequent prescriptions prescribed.
  7. Any medical bills (including receipts for paid prescriptions), whether paid by insurance, Medical, Medicare or bills that remain unpaid.
  8. If you suffer loss of earnings due to injury, please obtain copies of paychecks or another form of salary verification prior to the accident.
Wrongful Death [top]

A wrongful death action can be brought in the name of family members of a person who has lost their life due to various acts of unlawful and/or negligent conduct. These cases can be extremely complex and often involve numerous parties, including insurance companies and public agencies. Wrongful death claims can also be included with separate underlying causes of action and require prompt and diligent investigation by an attorney. These underlying causes of action are the same in a wrongful death case as they are in a personal injury case, thus the best firm to handle these cases is one who has experience in personal injury matters.

It is important that any party who wishes to bring a wrongful death action hire an attorney as quickly as possible. This is because evidence can be altered or destroyed if not properly and immediately preserved. A wrongful death action also requires proof that the death was unlawful which may require immediate and complicated legal investigation by both the family and public agencies. The evidence gathered frequently requires the assistance of medical and accident specialists which can be a complicated and complex process. Dealing with insurance companies can also be a lengthy and complex process. An attorney can help prevent other parties from ignoring the bereaved family or even trying to hide the facts.

At Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton & Hale LLP., we understand the complex nature of these case and the emotions that inevitably arise when dealing with a wrongful death action. We handle wrongful death actions with compassion for the client and superior attention to detail.

Please contact the law offices of Liuzzi, Murphy, Solomon, Churton & Hale LLP., at (415) 400-7000 for a free consultation. During the consultation, you will speak to an attorney who will evaluate your claim at no cost. If you choose to retain us, we do not charge a fee unless we obtain a settlement or jury award for your losses.

Brain Injury [top]

Brain injuries occur when the head or brain is injured as a result of jolting, banging, sudden movement or penetration. It can be caused by any number of events including assault, car accident, or even falling luggage on an airplane. The damage to the brain also varies from what is sometimes known as "Mild Brain Injury" to "Traumatic Brain Injury" or TBI. Concussions and Post-Concussive Syndrome are also classified as brain injuries.

Mild Brain Injury is a misnomer; when it happens to you, it is anything but mild. Symptoms may include a change in mood, behavior and/or impairment of memory and cognitive functioning. There may also be varying levels of unconsciousness. Hearing loss can also occur. The overall effect is that a person who suffers a brain injury of this type generally feels like they are a different person.

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, has symptoms which may include amnesia, and extended periods of unconsciousness. But more often than not, people who suffer from TBI exhibit subtle or even unnoticeable symptoms that many times do not fully manifest themselves until weeks or even months after the accident. TBI can make you act or feel differently even though you may look well. It can also lead to long-term health problems and increase the risk of disease such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. In addition, treating TBI, or any brain injury, can be very expensive.

Our firm has experience in helping people who suffer from brain injuries of all types and we know how to best serve the client with these complex and troubling situations. If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury and need legal assistance, please call our office at (415) 400-7000 for a free consultation. You will speak with an attorney who will evaluate your case at no cost to you.