Oil rig down in the Gulf
For one man, the hours spent in the chilly air clinging to a floating life capsule changed his life forever. Why? He couldn’t swim. Terror and anxiety so affected him that even months after his rescue, he wasn’t able to function like before. He suffered nightmares and developed a fear of heights. He was unable to continue employment in the only career he’d ever had. Finally, he got help. Represented by his attorney, he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the negligent oil company was forced to pay him for damages it had caused. More importantly, the company had to change its ways.
Railroad employee: blown from the top of a trestle
Not only was his body shattered in multiple places but his income stream was cut off. The railroad failed to provide fall protection to all of its employees because of the few hundreds of dollars that would be taken away from its bottom line.
After all was said and done, fall protection gear was issued to all railroad employees that needed the protection.
Hurt in a company vehicle: adding insult to injury
How did this man’s insurance company deal with his tragic situation? They attempted to structure his benefits in a way that forced his wife to either provide all his nursing care herself, for free (though she is unqualified to do it), or leave him unattended and unable to get himself even a glass of water. Instead of addressing their insured’s needs, the company hired a lawyer and fought to keep from paying a dedicated worker.
With the help of the Diaz Law Firm, following trial and appeal, the victim was awarded full disability benefits and 24-hour daily in-home nursing care. Though no one can undo the damage done by that horrible accident, our firm was proud to help bring our client a measure of financial security and proper nursing care. In this case, it was also important to hold the company accountable for failing to fulfill its commitment to people like our client.
Nursing home: elderly woman dies from lack of proper care
In one horrifying case, a mother of seven children actually died because her bowels remained impacted and untreated for many excruciating, miserable months. The nursing home knew that she had problems with constipation and even had procedures in place to monitor her needs, but they failed to do so. They ignored her pain. They ignored the obvious fact that this woman had no bowel movements for weeks on end.
As you can imagine, her family was outraged. Though nothing could bring back their beloved mother, the victim’s family wanted to hold the nursing home accountable.
The Diaz Law Firm agreed to help. As a result, each of the seven children received a portion of a substantial settlement that serves as a reminder to those entrusted with the care of our loved ones that they will be punished when they fail to provide proper care.
Physical violence: attacked and permanently injured
That’s what happened to one young college student. All his plans, hopes and dreams were shattered by violence. His injuries were so severe that while he survived this attack, he suffers permanent brain damage. Devastated and struggling to pay for healthcare, his family sought our help.
Though the insurance company denied coverage, the Diaz Law Firm proved that the owner of the bar did not do enough to protect its patron. Businesses have the responsibility to ensure the reasonable safety of their guests, and when they fail to do so, they can be forced to pay damages. Though his life is forever altered, the young man receives the care he needs and has a trust in place to provide for his future care.
In flames: car catches on fire, burns down house and two other vehicles
An investigation revealed the cause of the fire — one of their vehicles, while parked in the carport, spontaneously caught fire. It was a manufacturer’s defect. But how does one hold a car manufacturer liable? The Diaz Law Firm helped this couple win a settlement that enabled them to put their life back together.
Apartment complex: man falls and breaks his neck
The apartment complex’s insurance company refused to pay, but the Diaz Law Firm held them accountable. A verdict was reached and money was provided to this man to help him maintain some quality of life.
Seat belt death: manufacturer at fault
The Diaz Law Firm conducted an investigation and actually caught the failure of the seat belt to function properly on video. Not only did the manufacturer settle with the bereaved husband, they were forced to acknowledge their faulty design and make changes in the cars they were to produce in the future.
Cancer: breast lump repeatedly ignored
As the months went by, the lump continued to grow. A second doctor in her clinic agreed that no treatment was needed. Finally, after she saw a third doctor outside her clinic, the cancer was identified. She underwent the miserable treatments of radiation and chemotherapy, but too much time had elapsed. The cancer began to spread. The nodes on the right side of her neck, both of her lungs, her liver and her intestinal tract were now under attack by the insufficiently treated cancer. This woman left behind a loving husband and a 10-year-old son.
The Diaz Law Firm took the case and held the negligent doctors responsible. They also won financial compensation for a family in desperate need of help.
Man is thrown from golf cart and breaks his leg
A dangerous drug
Insurance: to pay or not to pay?
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, please contact the Diaz Law Firm. You can reach us online or by calling our toll-free number at 800-459-2222. Our team is available to speak with you about your potential case. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us nothing unless we recover for you. The Diaz Law Firm is a national firm that represents clients across the United States.