If a loved one is lost due to the negligence of another party or entity, it will likely become necessary to open an Estate in Probate Court. There are many requirements that surround this type of claim, and it can become very complicated. We encourage you to consult with us to make sure all rights are protected.
If you are injured on someone else's property, it must first be determined what your "status" was on the property: were you an invited guest? A business customer? Or a trespasser? Each has it's own legal definitions giving rise to what rights and remedies are available.
Laws governing malpractice have undergone drastic changes in the last few years. Changes made as part of "tort reform" and appellate cases in this area of our law have reduced the number of viable medical malpractice claims that can be pursued.
We handle many other types of claims, including boating, ATV and snowmobile accidents, nursing home negligence, and dramshop claims [claims against alcohol providers]. Since each fact situation is different, you should feel free to call our office to discuss what potential claims you may have arising out of your own fact situation.
Time Limits (Statutes of limitation and notice requirements)
There are many time limits and notice requirements associated with different claims. It is advisable to consult with an attorney in regard to time limits and notice requirements that may be applicable to your fact situation. If you do not resolve your claim or file a lawsuit, or serve a required notice, within the time limit applicable to your claim, your right to pursue the claim is gone forever.