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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Collisions and accidents happen every day. Whatever your injuries are, remember that by hiring the Gurvis law group, you are putting a champion in your corner to protect and fight for your rights.

As we have mentioned, the average American driver can expect to be in two to four accidents in their lifetime. Auto accidents do not just happen. There is always an underlying factor involved. For example, they did not see the red light or were unable to react quickly and hit the vehicle in front of them.

The factual scenarios go on and on. Having an accident attorney that has the skill to put together all the facts and get to the points that matter is what you can expect from the Gurvis Law Group. Our firm will reconstruct your case and apply any means necessary to get the best compensation achievable for you. We will be able to help you work through a lot of questions you may have while putting your life back together. When can you return to work? What kind of medical doctors should you have? What happens if the Driver at fault has no insurance? What if you were on the job when the accident occurred?

Between injuries, Doctors, Insurance Companies, Lost Wages and wrecked cars -- it is normal to be anxious and upset. Let us help you with your worries.

Don’t get nervous-call Anthony Gurvis! We will sort through everything;

you just concentrate on recovering.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accident cases generally have more severe kinds of injuries. Finding an attorney with the experience and expertise to get the recovery you deserve will depend on whether you have hired an experienced personal injury attorney familiar with motorcycle claims. Several of us at our firm are motorcycle enthusiasts. Our people at the Gurvis Law Group are serious about and very experienced with motorcycle cases. Over the years, we have handled all kinds of motorcycle cases, from small to serious injuries.


If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, knowing that you lived through it is sometimes a miracle in itself. Knowing what to do after will require a different type of intervention to help you and your family get through this.

Bottom line- We produce results.

You should consult with our office today so we can get started and be on the way to resolving your case. We will make sure that in addition to your pain and suffering, the medical costs and other expenses you have incurred will be covered by the MAX, if applicable. Even road rash that involves covering a tattoo. Furthermore, lost wages and loss of future earnings will be included in the settlement as well.

Our job is to get you a top settlement and get you back on the road for some wind therapy.

Regarding property damage to your bike, we will assist you if necessary to make sure your bike is properly repaired or receive appropriate value for your motorcycle if it has been deemed a total loss. A value given for a total loss by insurance companies is based on year, make, model and mileage. We have people at our firm who have previously worked as property specialists at insurance companies. We understand the process, so if an offer for your bike is unfair, we would know, and we would challenge an unfair property value offer. Accessories, add-on's and any of your gear that was damaged is part of the property damage as well.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Determining fault in a semi-truck or any other commercial vehicle accident and collision case can sometimes be quite complex. In many of these cases, we find accidents involve defective truck parts, brake problems, shifting loads, or improperly loaded cargo. In these situations, we may also look at the truck manufacturer, mechanic shop, and the shipper to be held liable.

Furthermore, in most cases, we find the driver and trucking company are to blame because of driver error such as distracted driving, driving while drowsy, speeding, improper training, and driving more hours than allowed by law. Impaired driving and tire problem sometimes not being familiar with the driving route leave room for mistakes.

Fortunately, we can gather crucial evidence such as maintenance records, driver logbooks, the truck’s black box, employee records along with eyewitness testimonies. We will use this evidence to re-create the accident to determine how the collision occurred and prove who is at fault and liable. Then we will pursue them for the damages they have caused you and your family.

Hit And Run Accidents

Traffic law refers to a hit and run as a crime in which a driver causes or is involved In a collision with another vehicle, property, or person, then fails to stop and provide the following:

  • Their name
  • Their driver's license number
  • The name of their insurance provider
  • Their insurance policy number
  • Their license plate number
  • Any other information required by statute

If the defendant left the scene (hit and run) or has no insurance, the victim can use his or her uninsured motorist policy. (If the uninsured motorist is part of their policy) Uninsured Motorist or (UM) is an optional feature of the victim's insurance package and must be in place to use it. 25% of drivers have no valid car insurance.  Uninsured motorists/underinsured motorists policies are fairly inexpensive and a good feature to have in your policy.

When faced with this situation, it is imperative to have an experienced law firm such as ours be your accident attorney to fight for your compensation. When your uninsured Motorist policy needs to be used your rates do not generally go up.

Public Transportation Liability Accidents

Public transportation accidents include crashes involving airplanes, busses, trains, the subway, cable cars, and taxis. Because they so often involve injuries to multiple passengers, these mass transit accidents can be devastating.

Many public transportation entities, such as public buses and trains, are considered common carriers. Common carriers are required to exercise the highest degree of care and diligence to make sure passengers travel safely.

Texting And Driving Accidents

Drivers of all ages tend to underestimate the time it takes for a car accident to happen. The fact is, at 55 miles per hour, your car will have traveled the length of a football field in the five seconds it takes you to read a text message.

Collisions can happen in as little as three seconds. The few seconds it takes a driver to send or read a text is all the time it takes to have devastating consequences for the driver, passengers, or occupants of another vehicle who are injured or killed in the crash.

A conviction or guilty plea for texting while driving is admissible as proof of liability. This means that if you are hit by a driver who is texting, the driver or his insurance company is responsible for your injuries and damages.

Accidents Caused By Drunk Driver

Drivers on the road have a responsibility to be driving safely on our highways and byways. However, collisions and drunk driving accidents still happen way too often. When a driver operates a vehicle knowing that they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are negligent and not fulfilling a duty of reasonable care. Accidents caused by drunk drivers can be devastating.

These actions result in hundreds of fatalities and thousands of injuries every year. Make sure that you report all of the details to the officers at the scene of the accident and seek any medical attention needed immediately.

Premises Liability Claims

Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the

injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property,

Whether the injury occurred on personal property or an amusement park for example.

Dog and animal attack injuries

When individuals are victims in a dog attack, they may recover financial compensation from the owner of the dog. Dog bite laws can be difficult to navigate. For this reason, dog bite victims are encouraged to seek the aid of an experienced attorney familiar with dog bites. Over the years, we have settled and litigated many dog bite cases.

General Damages & Special Damages

That may be relevant to your case.

Pain and suffering

Pain and suffering is the legal term for the physical money client gets in addition to medical expenses.

Damages that would come under this category would be everything from sprain, strain, lacerations to aches, temporary and permanent limitations on activity, potential shortening of life, depression, and scarring.

Fatal Car Truck Or Motorcycle Accidents

Fatal accidents are traffic accidents that are explicitly defined as an event where one or more motorists involved have suffered injuries, ultimately resulting in death. Our goal here at Gurvis Law Group is to exercise and protect any legal options the family has at their disposal.

Fatal car accidents can arise from a number of situations, but in most instances, there is a responsible party whose direct or indirect actions cause the death(s). Fatal car accidents are always the very worst outcome of an accident. At the Gurvis Law Group, our skilled lawyers and staff have successfully navigated through the settlement and/or litigation process many times.

Bicycle And Pedestrian Accidents

In today’s world, for many getting their exercise or getting back and forth involves riding a bicycle or walking. Even though many laws on the books help protect pedestrians, way too many people are still hurt due to negligent drivers. These accidents happen way too often. More than ever, we are representing bicycle riders injured by negligent vehicle drivers.

Medical Malpractice Section

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional or provider neglects to provide appropriate treatment, fails to take appropriate action, or gives substandard treatment that causes substantial harm, injury, or death to a patient.

Malpractice or negligence normally involves a medical error. This could be in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, or aftercare.

Medical malpractice law makes it possible for patients to recover compensation from harm resulting from sub-standard negligent treatment.

A hospital, doctor, or other health care professional must provide an elevated standard of care. Doctors, nurses, and hospitals are not liable for all the harm a patient may experience. Injuries must be substantial; however, any of the following can constitute medical malpractice:

  • Gross negligence
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient
  • Improper treatment
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to completely perform a necessary procedure

Also, deviation from the quality of care that is normally expected. This happens with nursing care abuse, daycare facilities, and dental offices, etc.

Neck Spinal & Back Injuries

One of the most common related neck injuries is whiplash due to the sudden stretching, jerking, and twisting of the neck that happens during a collision. This along with other types of traumatic neck and back injuries such as herniated discs, neck fractures, cervical dislocation, muscle and soft tissue damage, and ligament sprains and tears, are very painful and are suffered by many accident victims.

Often symptoms such as headaches or dizziness, neck stiffness, shoulder or back pain, bruising and tenderness, fatigue, vision problems, difficulty swallowing and sleeping, numbness, limited mobility, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety can occur.

Some of the neck and back injuries can require months or years of treatment, therapy, and prescriptions. Whether the degree of your neck or back injury is moderate or severe, our job at the Gurvis Law Group is to get our client top dollar for the injury sustained and the treatment for that injury.

Traumatic brain injuries

Needless to say, one of the most serious injuries related to collisions and accidents are brain injuries. Depending on the extent of the brain injury and the way the brain tissue reacts to the trauma from the collision can cause effects such as; Concussions, memory loss, contusions, damaged motor functions, respiratory problems, temporary loss of consciousness, or even being in a coma.

Injuries can also lead to a seizure, slurred speech, and tinnitus, leading to secondary brain cell death. These often lead to very complex medical treatments and/or surgeries, resulting in extended hospital stays and continual visits to your doctor for checkups and therapy.

Burn injuries

Many times, collisions and accidents result in burn injuries due to fires, chemical burns from airbags, thermal burns, and hot water. These burns can lead to acute and chronic pain that affects the central nervous system and take a long time to heal.

Burns cause tissue and skin damage that sometimes will require treatments and dressing, and even skin graft surgeries depending on the extent, depth, and site of the burn injury. The degree of pain severity for these injuries is often underestimated and overlooked with all other injuries in a car crash. Still, we address it quite seriously when handling your claims.


Paralysis is an injury in which the victim loses muscle function in part or all of the body. It is very frightening to the person suffering from it. It can be partial or complete, and it may occur on one side of the body or both. In some cases, the paralysis is temporary, while in others, it is a permanent disability. If it is experienced in the lower half of somebody’s body, paralysis is considered paraplegia, whereas paralysis of arms and legs is quadriplegia. Generally, paralysis results from something going wrong with the messages passed between the brain and muscles so that the muscles don’t move.

One of the most common causes of paralysis are Spinal cord injuries.

Physical traumas, such as a heavy blow, diabetic neuropathy, strokes, or pinched nerves, can cause temporary paralysis. However, any temporary paralysis should be evaluated by a doctor who can determine whether it is likely to turn into a permanent injury. As mentioned, Paralysis can arise from a spinal cord injury, a broken neck, a stroke, or nerve diseases. The most common reason for paralysis is a motor vehicle accident where the neck or spine is subject to blunt force. After suffering paralysis in a motor vehicle accident, the victim will need ongoing medical care, personal assistance and household services, and rehabilitation therapies. Suppose paralysis arose out of a motor vehicle accident caused by someone else's negligence. In that case, the responsible party is liable for all tangible costs that flow from the injuries and pain and suffering, loss of employment, and future income loss.

Another cause of paralysis is medical malpractice (see malpractice section). People can also suffer paralysis due to a stroke.  In some cases, a mini-stroke occurs before the primary stroke.  When a patient sees a doctor about the mini-stroke, the doctor has time to treat the mini-stroke and prevent the primary stroke. If a stroke could have been caught and stopped by medical professionals before doing damage, and the patient's complaints were instead dismissed or misdiagnosed, the medical professional may be held liable for all the injuries that result, including those associated with paralysis.

Disfigurement & Amputation

Scaring and disfigurement, particularly in the facial area, can diminish career growth and prevent future employment opportunities. It can sometimes affect social lives and marriage arrangements and result in lifelong emotional pain. Even if scarring and disfigurement do not cause any practical restrictions in bodily movement or performance, legal action can be taken to recover damages.  The cost for plastic surgery to minimize some or most of the scaring should be covered as a necessary medical expense.

Some injury cases may focus on scarring and disfigurement as the main aspect of the case. In other instances, the person may have also sustained other injuries in addition to the scarring or disfigurement (for example, in a car accident injury).

There are countless types of scarring and disfigurement cases, including cases involving:

  • Burns
    This is the most common type of disfigurement this includes fires, chemical burns, and hot liquid. Makers of industrial and cleaning products that cause chemical, mechanical, and heat abrasions and burns may be liable for such injuries.
  • Road Rash
    This is when someone slides across the asphalt after a collision. Also discharging airbags made of a rough canvas-like material can cause facial abrasions and burns.
  • Dog bites
    A dog’s owner may be liable for a dog or other animal attacks that cause scarring and disfigurement and other injuries.
  • Fractures and Amputations
    These are another type of disfigurement that are more likely to result in bodily movement performance restrictions.
  • Product Liability
    Defective products can often cause scarring and disfigurement, especially for children and infant products.

Various parties can be held liable for scarring and disfigurement cases, depending on the circumstances. In some cases, multiple parties can be held liable for instance, if multiple parties are involved in a car crash.

Scaring and disfigurement cases can result in major losses to the injured party. Long-term injuries and effects can often be involved in these types of cases. For scarring and disfigurement cases, the legal remedy will involve monetary damages for:

  • Permanent scars
  • Hospital stays expenses
  • Surgery costs
  • Loss of future income or loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Plastic surgery and other expenses

Suppose you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident because of another person's negligence or any other negligent action. In that case, you should speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers at Gurvis Law Group.

Fractures & Broken Bones

Suppose your injuries involve fractures or broken bones. In that case, your doctors and medical experts will calculate the fractures' long-term and immediate cost, such as compound, stress, pathologic, comminuted, oblique, and greenstick fractures. With over 200 bones in the human body, many of them may require surgery to repair, such as the knee, back, hips, neck, legs, feet, ankles, and hands. Others may just require a cast.

We work with our clients to make sure they receive treatment and advice from top medical professionals. We obviously use this information to obtain a maximum settlement or jury awards.

Organ Damage

Internal organ damage can be one of the most life-threatening types of injuries due to their tendency to bleed and the organs' fragility. When damage is severe enough, the ability of that organ’s functionality in the present and future may be severely compromised. Abdominal aorta aneurysm (damage causing the body’s major blood vessels to rupture is often fatal. Also, broken ribs that break and puncture organs can cause a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) as well.

Damages such as liver trauma, spleen damage, pancreas injuries, bowel punctures, and renal trauma (kidney damage) that may result with blood in the urine and stool are signs for you to get to a hospital immediately for treatment and or surgery. Even when the vehicles travel at a relatively slow speed, the injured can suffer serious results and even death. This is why it is a good idea that you go to a hospital after a collision or car crash. Even if you are just shaken up.

Catastrophic Injuries

A catastrophic injury is a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain and may also include skull or spinal fractures. Time is of the essence when it comes to the care that people receive. Call us at the Gurvis law Group. We have the experience with these serious matters, and we make sure our clients get maximum value to the extent of all insurance policies and assets of the negligent party.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury usually results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. An object that penetrates brain tissue, such as a metal or shattered skull piece, can also cause traumatic brain injury. Mild traumatic brain injury may affect your brain cells temporarily. More serious traumatic brain injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, and other physical damage to the brain. These injuries can result in long-term complications or death and are very serious.


A coma is a deep state of prolonged unconsciousness in which a person cannot be awakened and fails to respond to stimuli, light, or sound, and does not initiate any voluntary action. Coma patients exhibit a complete absence of wakefulness and are unable to feel, speak or move consciously. Comas can be caused by accidents, natural causes, or can be medically induced.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death case involves an action brought against a person or company to recover damages for another's death caused by the defendant's negligence.

Wrongful death can arise from a motor vehicle accident involving negligence or a malpractice case. The victim who would otherwise have a valid personal injury claim is killed due to the defendant's wrongful action. These are just a few examples of personal injury cases that can turn into wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim can stem from almost any kind of personal injury situation where there is negligence. Wrongful death settlements and civil lawsuits are brought about to benefit the victim's family.

Coping with the loss of a close friend or family member is the hardest challenge most of us face. When we lose a spouse, sibling, or parent, our grief is particularly intense. We can be overcome by shock, confusion, and prolonged periods of sadness or depression.

Emotional distress or trauma caused by significant injuries

Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of extraordinarily stressful events that shatter your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world. Psychological trauma can leave you struggling with upsetting emotions and anxiety that won't go away. it can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to function.

For example, if you are laid up for a long time or you can no longer enjoy the life you had before the injury, also emotional distress can be a real element of damages in seeking compensation in a personal injury case.

Loss of enjoyment in your daily life

The legal term “loss of enjoyment” defines a component of “pain and suffering” damages in a personal injury case. Loss of enjoyment of life is definitely an element of damage in a personal injury case, and if proven, is included in a personal injury award.

Impairments or Disability
  • Medical expenses/future medical expenses Domestic or caretaking cost
  • Lost wages/future earnings
  • Repairing or replacing damaged and losses of property, mitigation cost
  • Compensatory damages