Traveling by plane has many perks, but it also has many downsides. From delayed flights to crowded seats, there are many things to complain about when it comes to air travel. And while we may expect to be seated in the middle row or be waiting for hours in bad weather or crowded times of the year, we never expect to be injured while on a plane. Unfortunately, injuries on airplanes are more common than people may think. With small confines and many people, injuries are bound to happen. But when an injury is serious enough to require medical attention or sustain lasting health issues,Read More →

whether you were injured on a construction site or in an office, call Balkan & Paterson today

Getting injured on the job is something no one wants to deal with, but unfortunately, it is much more common than we may think. Whether your job requires a lot of manual work that puts you at a higher risk for injuries, or you have a desk job where the chances are much lower, getting injured at work can happen to anyone. Once injured, a person will go through a difficult battle of getting the medical attention they need, the wages they deserve and the rights to certain benefits. If you’ve been injured on the job, here are the first things you need to do.Read More →

Child Abuse

Child abuse is often associated with bruises, broken bones and physical signs of neglect, but what many people don’t know is that child abuse can be present even when a child does not physically show any symptoms. If you are around children often, or suspect a child may not be treated properly, it’s important to look out for vital signs of abuse so you can prevent it from continuing and get them out of a bad situation as soon as possible. If you do notice any of these signs, contact an attorney as soon as possible. Unfortunately, child abuse quickly becomes a legal matter andRead More →

Defective Airbags

We all inherently have something called good faith when we purchase products. Whether we saw them on an advertisement, were recommended to them or simply spotted them while shopping, we expect the products we buy to do as they say they will. So what happens if a product actually injures or hurts us? This is where product liability comes in. A product can be held liable for your injuries if it was designed incorrectly, had manufacturing defects, or if the manufacturer failed to warn or label the product correctly. Products can range from prescription medication to car parts, food items, and more. Examples of theseRead More →

Balkan Patterson were recently involved in a class action lawsuit against Apple

A class action lawsuit is a type of group lawsuit where a complaint is filed by one party on behalf of multiples who have a similar case. Often, class actions occur when a large corporation is fraudulent or negligent enough to hurt their consumers. It can be very difficult for a single person to go up against a large corporation, so class action lawsuits give those people the ability to not only take on the corporations, but to win their case and prevent the company from hurting more people. Class action lawsuits, often spearheaded by a qualified attorney, are one of the best ways toRead More →

When we go to a restaurant to enjoy a nice meal, we never expect to leave with an injury that can change the trajectory of our lives. Unfortunately, though, injuries are common in dining establishments, particularly slip and falls. This is often due to the constant spillage from drinks and food and the lack of proper clean up during busier hours. No matter how careful we may be while eating out, or even how careful a restaurant is with their clean up, a slip and fall accident is often unavoidable and can lead to time off work, lost wages and prolonged injuries. If you experienceRead More →