What Other Cases Do Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?
Our personal injury attorneys will fight for you when you’re hurt
At Slocumb Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are committed to getting the best possible outcome for victims who have been injured due to a defective product. Our personal injury lawyers never represent corporations or insurance companies. When a family faces great difficulty, such as a wrongful death case or a claim involving nursing home abuse, our personal injury attorneys and staff will be determined to serve their legal needs, wherever the accident took place:
- Auburn, AL
- Mobile, AL
- Birmingham, AL
- Montgomery, AL
- Huntsville, AL
- Baltimore, MD
- Washington, DC
- Columbus, GA
Let our personal injury lawyers win your case when you’ve been hurt
In an instant and without warning, a person’s life can be turned upside down due to the negligence of another, or a defective product. This has been especially true for U.S. veterans who have suffered permanent hearing loss or tinnitus after using defective 3M military earplugs while they were fighting for our freedom and serving our country overseas. It also applies to people who may have suffered serious injury at the hands of someone who was illegally served alcohol, or someone who was exposed to lead paint, dangerous pesticides or toxic mold. Whether you are a U.S. veteran who sustained hearing loss after wearing faulty 3M combat earplugs or you are someone who was injured in a boating accident, the personal injury lawyers from Slocumb Law have the experience and tough-mindedness to aggressively pursue your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of someone else, let our personal injury attorneys demand justice and hold them accountable. Turn to a personal injury lawyer from Slocumb Law Firm for help with:
- 3M Defective Military Earplugs Lawsuit
- Dram Shop Claims
- Lead Paint Poisoning
- Pesticide Poisoning
- Toxic Mold
- Boating Accidents
The origin of the term "dram shop" is antiquated, but the harm caused by dram shop cases is very current and very real. (The historical reference is to England of the Eighteenth Century, when gin makers who sold spirits "by the dram" created a black market for illegal alcohol sales in an effort to avoid taxes.)
Today, the term is used by the legal system to refer to any establishment that sells alcohol illegally. Most often it is applied in cases of selling alcohol to minors or to patrons already visibly under the influence. When it is sold to someone who then causes injury or wrongful death through a drunk driving accident, it becomes clear that this is not just a "nuisance crime."
Sellers of alcohol, including stores, bars, or sports/concert arenas, can be held legally responsible for property damage or harm to others if their sale of alcohol to minors or people who are visibly intoxicated led to those events.
The long-term health risks of lead paint are so severe that the Federal government, through the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act, has legislated an obligation on the part of landlords to control this risk; some states have rules that require even stricter standards.
And here's why: even household dust can often carry small particles of lead from lead paint that are easily absorbed into the body, particularly by very young children who are prone to put objects into their mouth. Although auto accidents are still the leading cause of childhood injury, lead paint poisoning is a serious threat as well, especially for pre-school aged children. Chips of lead pain are also a common cause of lead paint poisoning.
Because lead poisoning impairs certain functions of the brain, exposure can cause symptoms similar to a traumamatic brain injury. It has been linked to everything from learning disabilities to poor school performance to anti-social or criminal behavior. Risks in adults are more directly linked to medical conditions, including increased blood pressure (and the resulting increased likelihood of stroke), kidney disease, and cancer.
Pesticides are often made colorless and mostly odorless, so that they don't interfere with enjoyment of a garden, park, or ball field. Unfortunately, when they are used negligently, pesticides can poison more than the plants, insects, or animal pests they were meant to repel.
The smaller the body mass of a person, the smaller the amount of pesticide needed to cause severe health conditions. This makes children and pregnant women especially at risk where there has been irresponsible or excessive use of a pesticide. Some conditions that can arise from an environmental risk like pesticide poisoning include:
- Birth defects
- Acute levels of toxins in the blood or bodily tissue
- Fatal poisoning
Standards, imposed by both building industries and legal code, have been created for how air quality is to be maintained in any occupied space, business or residential. Unfortunately, negligence on the part of those responsible for maintaining these standards can lead to occupants being exposed to toxic mold. This is sometimes referred to as "sick building syndrome," or by its scientific name, mycotoxin exposure.
Mycotoxin exposure can lead to serious health conditions, particularly in those whose respiratory systems are already compromised, such people with asthma. If you breathe in mold spores, you may become seriously ill. Toxic mold often is spread via air conditioning systems.
Many symptoms of mycotoxin exposure relate to the repertory system, including shortness of breath, prolonged nose and throat irritation, and lung congestion. It can also cause eyes to water, with accompanying burning sensation. Other symptoms include:
- Fever and related flu-like symptoms
Boats are often associated with leisure, but the water can be a terribly dangerous place, especially if you're sharing those waters with negligent or irresponsible parties. Both commercial and private boats can present any number of injury risks. This is particularly true if an operator is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, when their judgment may be impaired as occurs with a drunk driver. You need to consult with Slocumb Law Firm promptly if you or a loved one has been injured in a boating accident.
Safe boating has been clearly outlined by regulations from various authorities, from the United States Coast Guard to state agencies. In many personal injury cases, however, the conduct of one or more boat operators or passengers have violated these guidelines. In most cases, boating accidents require a report be filed with the state agency regulating boats or the United States Coast Guard.
As with most transportation accidents, in the event of a boat-to-boat collision you should immediately contact the appropriate state regulatory agency. They will inform you of your obligation to file a report. Remember: it is illegal to fail to remain on the accident scene to render aid, or to fail to promptly report the boating accident to the appropriate regulatory agency.