AREAS OF PRACTICE
Product liability cases are very challenging, time consuming,
and expensive. The Rex Carr Law Firm has the experience and
resources to successfully pursue them. Product liability cases
usually involve serious personal injuries or death caused
by a product that has failed or malfunctioned. The failure
may have been caused by a defect in the product's design or
in the product's manufacture. Some examples of product liability
cases include where injury is caused because of the defective
design of: an automobile (such as a vehicle rollover) or its
components like a seat belt or brakes; a piece of machinery
like a power press or construction equipment; or a medical
device like a heart monitor.
To succeed in these cases, a law firm must be able to fight
some of the biggest corporations in the world like General Motors
and Ford Motor Company. A law firm handling these cases must
also retain engineers, scientists, reconstructionists, and other
experts to testify. Many times the appropriate experts are located
all over the country. Perhaps the most challenging task in product
liability cases is simplifying the science and a roomful of
documents so that a jury can understand them at trial.The attorneys
of The Rex Carr Law Firm have been successfully doing this in
product liability cases for years.
In1999, the National Academy of Sciences concluded that 44,000
to 98,000 people die as a result of avoidable medical mistakes
and negligence each year. (This does not include those severely
injured and disabled). People of all ages, from newborn children
to the elderly, may be severely harmed by medical negligence.
Like the other cases The Rex Carr Law Firm handles, medical
malpractice cases are very challenging. Unlike most other types
of cases, however, medical malpractice cases have an additional
hurdle: juries in malpractice cases often begin trial believing
that the doctor, nurse or other medical provider made no mistakes
and a verdict for the patient will result in physicians leaving
the community. An attorney bringing a malpractice case must
overcome these hurdles to be successful. The attorney usually
must retain medical experts and be able to present complex medical
concepts to the jury in an easily understood manner.
The attorneys of The Rex Carr Law Firm have been successfully
pursuing medical malpractice cases for years. Medical professionals,
such as legal nurse consultants, are an important part of The
Rex Carr Law Firm's support staff. These professionals are educated
and trained to assist in the preparation of medical malpractice
cases. The firm also retains some of the best doctors and medical
professionals in the country. The Rex Carr Law Firm's clients
have the additional benefit of being represented by attorneys
the malpractice insurance companies know can successfully handle
|NURSING HOME ABUSE & NEGLECT|
Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult
decisions a family makes. Usually the loved one's medical condition
has left the family no choice but to admit him or her to the
home. Families trust that the nursing homes will provide the
best care to their helpless loved ones. Unfortunately, that
trust is often violated because of corporate nursing home owners
putting profits over their patients. The neglect or abuse may
be in the form of physical assaults on nursing home residents.
It may appear in the form of a resident being permitted to wander
from the home and be injured. It may also be evidenced by residents
being permitted to fall and be gravely injured. Neglect may
also manifest itself in less obvious but painful infections,
malnutrition, dehydration, and pressure sores. The nursing home
industry wants the public to believe that these are unavoidable
consequences of the aging process. They also want people to
think nursing home residents cannot feel pain or their pain
and conditions are not deserving of fair and adequate compensation.
The attorneys of The Rex Carr Law Firm do not believe this,
and they are dedicated to proving it is wrong.
The Rex Carr Law Firm's attorneys understand the nursing home
industry and its practices, and it has used this knowledge to
successfully pursue neglect cases against nursing homes. The
Rex Carr Law Firm is here to help abused and neglected nursing
home residents and their families.
|AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS |
Personal injuries from automobile accidents range from the very
minor to permanent disability or death. People injured in automobile
accidents often interact with insurance companies and their
adjusters. Many people believe there is no harm doing everything
the insurance companies want. Unfortunately, this can make it
very difficult to obtain a full and adequate recovery for their
injuries. The Rex Carr Law Firm's attorneys have a great deal
of experience successfully representing people injured in automobile
accidents and seeing that their rights are protected. The attorneys
successfully deal with insurance companies on almost a daily
basis. Sometimes injuries from automobile accidents are caused
by defects in the vehicles such as defective brakes, fuel systems,
seat belts or air bags. If so, there might be a product liability
case that needs to be pursued. The attorneys of The Rex Carr
Law Firm are experienced in successfully pursuing product
liability cases against some of the biggest corporations
in the world.
The Rex Carr Law Firm, its support staff, and its considerable
resources are ready to represent you in Illinois or Missouri
The police and other law enforcement departments are some of
the most valued, important , and trusted elements of our society.
Law enforcement agencies are also very powerful and their agents
are often armed. They have the support of the near limitless
resources of the federal, state or local governments. Unfortunately,
however, some law enforcement officers violate this trust and
abuse their power. This can sometimes result in serious injury
or death. Lawsuits brought for such abuses are often civil rights
cases. These cases can involve difficult federal law issues.
Many times these lawsuits are filed in federal court where it
is very important that the attorneys know the procedural rules.
An additional hurdle in these cases is that juries often give
the benefit of the doubt to the police officers. The Rex Carr
Law Firm has attorneys which are experienced in successfully
representing those injured because of police misconduct.
The Rex Carr Law Firm, its staff, and its resources are ready
to help the victims of Police Misconduct.
Class action cases have been greatly criticized by the media
and politicians. Class actions, however, can serve an important
role in preventing big business from defrauding the public.
Corporations (like banks and mortgage, insurance, and credit
card companies) sometimes engage in conduct which defrauds individuals.
Many times when this occurs the amount of money defrauded from
a single person may not be very much. However, when the corporations
engage in wide-spread conduct of this sort, thousands of people
may be defrauded. This can result in the corporations making
millions of dollars from their dishonest conduct. If a single
defrauded person or a small group of people file suit on their
own behalf, the amounts they can recover are so small that their
attorneys' fees, time, and expenses paid to pursue the case
will be far more than the court could award if they won. The
corporations have tremendous financial, legal, and other resources.
These resources are used to vigorously defend these cases whether
it is a single consumer bringing it or many more. In these situations,
the ability to file a class action lawsuit, where thousands
of similar individuals are represented in a single case, are
very important to protecting consumers' rights. The amounts
that can be recovered in class actions are significant enough
to scare corporations into stopping their fraudulent conduct.
The Rex Carr Law Firm has the resources to successfully pursue
class action cases against the biggest corporations. The Rex
Carr Law Firm does not file or pursue meritless class action
lawsuits. The Rex Carr Law Firm is currently involved in class
actions involving consumer fraud, asbestos contamination
due to a fire at a chemical factory, Fair Labor Standards Act
(overtime) violations, and the underpayment of ERISA pension
benefits. If you have been victimized as an employee or by
fraudulent or dishonest conduct by big business, call The Rex
Carr Law Firm and have the matter investigated at no charge.
Sometimes people who have been represented by attorneys have
a result which was far less than they expected. Many times this
was no fault of their attorneys. However, sometimes the reason
this occurred is because the attorneys were negligent. The Rex
Carr Law Firm pursues meritorious legal malpractice cases. Legal
malpractice cases can be very difficult and expensive to pursue.
In such a case the legal malpractice itself must be proved.
In addition, it must be proven that the client would have probably
won in the underlying case or would have obtained a higher recovery
if there had been no malpractice. The Rex Carr Law Firm has
the experience and resources to pursue these cases.
If you believe you are the victim of legal malpractice, you
should contact The Rex Carr Law Firm. The consultation is free
and the firm will investigate the matter at no charge to you.