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Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation


“If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain.”

Marshall Taheri, an A-V rated attorney with more than 45 years legal experience to include personal injury and wrongful death litigation: US. and international injuries, is a former advocacy judge, and law professor emeritus. Mr. Taheri helps injured individuals and the families of wrongful death victims obtain justice, nationally and internationally. We possess the experience, analytical perspective, strategic courtroom skills, unwavering commitment, and resources to represent our clients with complex and catastrophic injuries to include, but not limited to, neck, back and spinal cord injuries, paraplegia as well as quadriplegia, closed and open head injuries, brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries leading to cognitive issues: changes in personality, difficulty with memory and loss of motor skills; dismemberment/loss of limb, burns, crushing, and electrocution, broken bones, and wrongful death cases, nationally and internationally.

We are available to help you with your case 24/7, as we have created a foundation of excellence and reputation during our more than 45 years of legal practice. Call us for a complimentary evaluation of your case, as there is a legal time limit for filing a lawsuit against the negligent parties.

Practice Areas

Our Attorneys

Automobile Accidents

We represent motorists and their passengers in seeking monetary compensation for injuries due to negligence. Negligence includes drink, drug, or impaired driving, distracted driving, texting while driving, cell phone driving, fatigued driving, excessive speed, road rage, and poorly maintained brakes.

Whether the accident was a rear-end collision, semi-truck collision, or a head-on hit and run, our firm is equipped to investigate the matter aggressively. Upon gathering the relevant evidence, we will pursue legal action and take the case to court before the judge or jury to seek justice for our clients.

Aviation Disasters

We represent those who have been injured or killed on commercial airlines, chartered jets, private planes, and commercial and private helicopters, domestic and international. Airline liability whether resulting in injury or death is many times determined by state tort law. However, federal law may also be applicable, as federal government is responsible for regulating aviation safety standards. Causations include, but are not limited to, engine failures, equipment malfunctions, maintenance issues, explosions, pilot negligence, loss of control, and dangerous weather conditions.

Aviation accidents, whether domestic or international, require immediate legal assistance to the injured parties and their families. The aircraft, whether commercial, chartered, or private, and domestic or international, may be owned by domestic or international airlines or other businesses. Other defendants may include aircraft manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, pilots, and insurers, to name a few. The laws, whether domestic or international, and international treaties, as applicable, are very complex and need to be addressed by competent legal representation. In some instances, multiple jurisdiction litigation involves the laws of more than one country, which is referred to as parallel litigation.

In injuries or deaths on a domestic or international plane or helicopter, an investigation regarding causation is conducted to include the various federal agencies, such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); injuries and losses are determined; complex federal, state, and/or international laws/treaties are applied; and negotiation and litigation techniques are pursued on behalf of our client.

Construction Accidents

We represent those who have been seriously injured while working on construction sites. The injuries sustained, include, but are not limited to, falls, being struck by an object, highway construction site hazards, and electrocutions. Injured workers and their families many times depend on worker’s compensation insurance to pay medical bills and replace loss of income. These benefits may fulfill the employer’s financial obligation, however, if someone else caused the injuries through his or her own negligence or wrongful conduct, they should also be held accountable. Depending upon the type of injury, the responsible parties may also include contractors, subcontractors, architects, owners/operators or manufacturers of powered construction equipment, owners/operators or manufacturers of construction site vehicles such as dump trucks and concrete mixers, property owners and others who may be responsible for maintaining safe worksites.

The injuries sustained may include, but are not limited to, the following: spinal cord, paralysis, traumatic amputation, traumatic brain injury, electrocution injury/fatality, anoxic brain damage, vision or hearing loss, crushed limbs and digits, and multiple fractures.

Injured construction workers may be entitled to economic and general damages. Economic damages are calculated and based on bills, invoices, wage loss-statements, or other financial measures to include: lost wages and future wages, reduction in ability to earn, medical expenses, transportation and rehabilitation services, expenses relating to household services, and future bills and expenses. Economic damages are relative to present-day value of lost future earnings and expected future expenses. General damages are based on an injured person’s feelings about pain, suffering, scarring, disabilities, and how an injury affects his/her life. Further, a general damages claim may include compensation for mental and emotional anguish, changes in the marital relationship, struggles with child care and parental relationships, and the emotional issues related to scars, functional impairments, and disabilities.

Cruise Line Disasters

We represent those who have been injured on cruise ships due to inadequate or unsafe equipment or crew members negligence. In our pursuit of your injuries, we would need to see all relative supporting documentation which you possess, to include, but are not limited to, the ticket, contract, and any related expenses to your trip.

18-Wheeler Accidents

The trucking industry is huge. Approximately 3.5 million truck drivers operate in the United States. Each year thousands of people die as a result of semi-truck accidents caused by negligence. Further, many catastrophic truck related injuries can occur, to include, but not limited to: paralysis, brain injuries including traumatic brain (TMI), spinal cord, amputations, disfigurement, and burns.

Applicable regulations, both state and federal laws, include the Interstate Commerce Commission and U.S. Department of Transportation. If the truck is owned by an individual or company outside the United States then international laws will also be applicable. Understanding insurance requirements of domestic and international traffic is also imperative. Through negotiations and/or litigation, we will pursue your legal matter to the best of our ability.

Common causes of truck accidents include, but are not limited to, driver fatigue and carelessness, inadequate truck maintenance, and driver substance abuse.

Industrial Accidents

We represent those who have suffered catastrophic injuries as well as the families of those who have died due to dangerous conditions such as, explosions and fires at refineries or chemical plants, offshore drilling rigs, defective work equipment, slip and fall, trip and fall, electrocutions, scaffolding and cranes, gas exposure, falls, and falling objects.

Our firm is equipped to investigate the matter aggressively. Upon gathering the relevant evidence, we will pursue legal action and take the case to court before the judge or jury to seek justice for our clients.

International Catastrophic Injuries

We represent those who have been injured in accidents overseas or in an accident caused by a foreign company’s and/or American company’s negligence overseas. Our legal representation includes both American and foreign workers who are employed by an American oilfield company in the U.S., or overseas, or a project controlled or managed by an American company, and the workers have been injured, as well as businesses which have been damaged by the actions of an international company.

The cause of injuries, include, but are not limited to, aviation disasters, international oil fields, tourists injured overseas, ship crew members, and those injuries occurring on a foreign-owned oil platform. Additionally, we handle chemical exposure claims and other serious injuries under a wide range of circumstances globally. Due to the complexity of international personal injury claims, it is important to hire international personal injury attorneys such as the Marshall Taheri Law Group, who possess full knowledge of knowing when and where it is best to pursue a claim. Our experience enables us to connect with other knowledgeable professionals, as needed, to include, but not limited to, investigators, domestically and globally, and attorneys in other countries when collaboration is required. Therefore, an international personal injury lawyer with knowledge and experience is important, as international complications may arise in personal injury claims.

We also represent U.S. citizens who have been seriously injured overseas, as well as the families of U.S. citizens who have been killed overseas.

We are proven advocates for the full legal rights of U.S. citizens and people throughout the world who have been injured, maritime workers and people in other occupations injured while working for U.S. companies worldwide, and foreign travelers injured in the United States.

To pursue your legal claim, it is important that you seek competent counsel as soon as possible, as the statute of limitations is a short window requiring legal assessment.

We have successfully represented clients in international injury claims through our expertise in litigation, arbitration, and consulting. With care and knowledge, we address the individual, long-term needs of our clientele.

Major Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is described as an injury that changes the way a person lives for the rest of his or her life. Further, this type of injury generally includes any type of injury that leaves a person partially or completely disabled. Victims are entitled to receive fair and complete compensation for their losses. Depending on the case, compensation may include monetary losses incurred or to be incurred in the future due to the injury, as well as medical care expenses, loss of wages, retirement account contributions, financial losses due to changes needed in the home environment to accommodate your injury, loss of enjoyment in life, loss of enjoyment in companionship, and pain and suffering.

When a catastrophic injury occurs due to another party’s fault, recklessness, or misconduct, you may be eligible for financial compensation, as mentioned above. Catastrophic injuries are vast and the victims many times suffer from long term pain and permanent disabilities. In many instances, the disabilities shorten a person’s life in addition to presenting ongoing medical problems, pain, and emotional suffering. These types of injuries often alter the life of both the victim and the victim’s family members.

When someone has been injured, the insurance company which covers the negligent party is responsible. It is best that the extent of the injuries and losses be estimated by competent counsel before any settlement offers are considered by the injured party. Our law firm possesses that capability. Our experienced attorneys understand how devastating a catastrophic injury can be to the injured party both physically and emotionally. Further, we understand that your life has been impacted by the occurrence. We are here to help with the legal side of your situation, so that you can focus on recovery.

Major catastrophic injuries may result in paralysis, dismemberment, burns, scarring and brain, spine, and neck injuries, organ damage, quadriplegia, brain damage, paraplegia, loss of legs and arms, and wrongful death.

Maritime and Admiralty/Offshore Related Injuries

We strategically and effectively represent those who have been seriously injured or the family of the person killed due to, blowouts, burn and/or crush injuries, transportation accidents, onshore and inland marine accidents, cruise ship employee injuries, equipment failure, negligent operation, oil rig explosions, deep water and shallow water oil and gas rig accidents, production platform incidents, cargo ship, tanker, and container vessel accidents, tugboat accidents, jack-ups, and semisubmersibles, as a result of working offshore on a rig or other vessel, domestically and internationally.

Additionally, our representation includes our maritime practice with issues related to workers injured in or near waterfronts, offshore, or production business, as well as the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 905(b) tort claims are against negligent vessel owners, and involve treaties relating to ships, ship crews, and passengers when seamen are injured or killed while working aboard blue water ships, bulk carriers, tankers, supply boats, crew boats, tugboats, semisubmersibles, jack-up drilling platforms, lift boats and other vessels. Hence, the injured parties may file a lawsuit against their employers or other responsible parties. Additionally, if the seamen were injured onshore when in the service of the ship, they may also be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act.

Further, our maritime practice represents those who have been seriously injured on recreational boats, as a result of drunkenness or collisions, with commercial or fishing vessels.

Oilfield - Refinery Injuries

The petrochemical industry and its related exploration and production (offshore and onshore) may cause personal injury. The negligent parties may include major oil and gas corporations, pipeline companies, service providers, contractors, oil and gas interests’ owners, landowners, and insurers. We will determine the relationship between parties in oil and gas exploration, analyze contracts, determine applicable insurance policies, and a worker’s compensation claim as part of our review of your case.

We represent those who work in the oilfield – refinery industries, to include, but not limited to, roughnecks, tool pushers, drillers, and refinery workers. The injuries, include blast injuries caused by fuel explosions, oil well blowouts, poor maintenance, burns from oil and gas fires, impact injuries caused by faulty safety devices, defective equipment, falls from heavy equipment and storage structures, being hit by falling objects, electrical failure, vehicle equipment failure, and chemical exposures during the refining process. The accidents are usually caused by negligence. An employer did not follow safety protocols or properly train employees, or failed to correct a known hazard. The employer may have failed to provide the proper safety equipment. In some instances, the accident may have been caused by defective equipment from the manufacturer. Your employer and employer’s insurer will have a vested interest in minimizing your injury-related compensation. Your objective is to maximize your compensation.

We also represent those whose injuries have been sustained while working for the self-insured which are referred to as “nonsubscribers,” the work accident claim is different. Additionally, we can assist with accidents involving third party claims.

Product-Related Injuries

In many cases over the years, medical device companies have chosen profits over quality control and public safety. Millions of people have been injured or lost their lives due to negligence in ensuring product safety and failure to inform the public of serious health risks. These injuries are known as product liability cases.

We represent consumers who seek damages from manufacturers, distributors, and/or sellers/retailers whose products are unsafe or defective and have caused injury or death. Damages sustained may be physical, emotional, or financial. Defects may include product design, deficiencies during manufacturing, and/or defects with marketing. The four (4) theories that pertain to product liability cases are: negligence, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, and strict liability.

Product liability claims are generally defective products, dangerous products which do not have adequate warnings or non-existent warnings, or were manufactured improperly. Flawed design or manufacturing defects may result in unsafe products that cause injury to consumers. Product designers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers have a duty to ensure that household and workplace items are safe and include adequate safety warnings and instructions. Otherwise, they may be held accountable in an injury resulting in the use of the product.

Defective product cases include, but are not limited to, failed airbags, seatbelts, and tires in autos and trucks; accident related roof crushes; auto and truck rollovers and ejections from same; exploding fuel injuries from auto or truck gas tanks; children’s products; household appliances; furniture, clothing, and medical devices; chemicals and cleaning products; contaminated food; cosmetics; sports equipment; boats; product design and manufacturing defects; failure to provide adequate warning labels or instructions; and general product recalls.

Property Contamination Related Injuries

We represent those individuals who have suffered injuries and the families of those who have died as a result of injuries sustained from property contamination. Property contamination can occur under many instances, to include, but not limited to, drilling or extraction performed on land which is not in compliance with environmental standards, therein resulting in dangerous toxic chemical exposure, harmful metals, salts, hydrocarbons, contaminated groundwater to include fracking, and abandoned equipment.

Further, the value of the owners’ properties is diminished when their properties are contaminated by the negligent party or parties, therein the property owners have a right to file a claim of negligence against the responsible party or parties. 

Through litigation, our objective is to seek compensation for property owners and/or residents for the harm they have suffered, restore the contaminated property to an acceptable condition, and protect the property from any possible future harm caused by the contamination. 

Toxic Chemical Related Injuries

Our toxic tort attorneys pride themselves with a results-driven objective in representing individuals to include maritime workers, union workers, and other hardworking Americans, and families on a nationwide basis who have been exposed to chemicals/toxins due to their work in oil fields and refineries, foundries, mining, construction, demolition, manufacturing, plumbing and other industries.

We represent those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, benzene exposure, severe lung disease, asbestosis, toxic mold, silicosis, leukemia, myeloma, and lymphoma, crystalline silica dust, PCBs, roundup/glyphosate litigation, and PFC water contamination as a result of exposure to toxic chemicals.

Through our legal representation, we will seek to determine when and how past exposure occurred, if a link exists between past exposure and current ailments, and research related employment and medical records.

Toxic exposure injury or toxic tort cases may also lead to the following illnesses: mesothelioma, cancer, respiratory illnesses, including asthma and bronchitis, neurological issues, including headaches, loss of memory and cognitive issues, and wrongful death.

Train and Railroad Accidents

We represent individuals who have been injured or the families of those who have lost loved ones due to accidents in trains, train stations, and on railroads, whether as passengers, bystanders, or employees.

Many accidents involving trains occur because of the rail line operator’s negligence. Texting while operating and/or under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol are examples of operator negligence.

Operators of commuter or long-distance rail lines owe a high degree of care and diligence to passenger safety because they are considered “common carriers.” Common carriers transport goods or passengers for a fixed fee. They are subject to the safety regulations of the Federal Railroad Commission.

Depending upon the accident, a variety of entities may be the responsible parties for a train and/or railroad matter.

With a railroad employee related injury, they may recover under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and must prove that his or her employer railroad was negligent. Therefore, a thorough investigation must be made.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death relates to the loss of someone’s life as a result of the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.

We understand the severe nature of these cases and the pain experienced by those affected. Our goal in representation is to obtain some measure of justice and to help protect others from similar accidents by taking legal action against those responsible.

We represent individuals and family members who have lost a spouse, parent, child or other loved one due to someone else’s negligence to include, but not limited to, 18-wheeler accidents, auto/motorcycle/truck collisions, slip and falls, drownings, workplace accidents, unintentional poisoning, product defects, hazardous conditions on unsafe property, burn injuries, and oilfield injuries.

Wrongful death recovery monies may include funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of consortium: love, comfort, and companionship; lost income, loss of inheritance, loss of care, support, and advice; mental and emotional anguish, pain and suffering; and other related expenses.