One of the most rewarding aspects of representing injury victims in my 35-year career as a personal injury lawyer is that fear of litigation motivates safer policies and products. Your injury is about you and your compensation: it’s also about creating safe environments for others. Asbestos was not banned because manufacturers feared lung cancer; it was fear of litigation. Silicon implants were not taken off surgeons’ operating tables because of fear of silicon migrating into women’s bodies; it was fear of litigation. Safer cars, safer toys, safer medical and police procedures have all been ordered because the decision makers fear legal responsibility for unsafe measures.
If you or your family member have been injured due to negligence on the part of another, you deserve compensation. The negligence that causes personal injuries varies greatly. Your injury may have resulted from medical malpractice, a car accident, a trucking accident. Injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Head and Brain Injuries
- Loss of limbs, fingers or toes
- Loss of earnings or the capacity to earn
- Physical Pain
- Mental Anguish
- Medical expenses
If you’re injured and in the hospital, please reach out to me today. You can fill out a contact form here at Scott Sanes Law: your request will go straight into my e-mail inbox, or you can call me at (413) 429-6400.
In 1990, I represented the survivors of Ida Lee Delaney in a Federal Lawsuit against the City of Houston and a Dram Shop where off duty officers became intoxicated and shot and killed Ms. Delaney after encountering her on the freeway on her way to work. This lawsuit was Houston’s “Rodney King” style of civil rights litigation. The widely-reported combined result of the jury verdict against the City and settlement with the Dram Shop exceeded one million dollars and gained national attention.
I obtained a similar result in 1992 when I represented the survivors of Byron Gillum vs. the City of Houston. Mr. Gillum was a security guard shot and killed at a traffic stop by a Houston Patrol officer. Both of these cases led to changes in the computer systems at the City of Houston Police Departments, which now record officers who are recommended for alcohol rehab or who have shooting track records and makes automatic recommendations for rehabilitation or additional training.