When a person is harmed or killed due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, the law allows for compensation from the responsible party. Obtaining compensation often requires initiating a lawsuit, which may be settled at any point or continue all the way to a verdict and possibly appeals. In most cases, the party being sued has several defenses or strategies available, while the burden is on the plaintiff to prove the defendant’s fault as well as the extent of damages. Successfully prosecuting or defending a personal injury case requires effective negotiation as well as strong advocacy skills, and the experience and judgment to know the value of a case and the likelihood of a successful claim or defense at trial.
Mr. Paine has successfully handled all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including products liability matters involving dangerous or defective products; automobile, motorcycle, and trucking accidents; premises liability cases involving slips and falls on unsafe property; and issues of nursing home abuse and neglect.