To protect your health and legal rights, there are some important steps that you can take following a motor vehicle accident:

  1. Seek medical attention even when injuries appear to be minor.
  2. Take photographs of the accident scene.
  3. Gather important information such as:
    • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of all other drivers and passengers;
    • Driver’s license or other form of identification for all parties involved;
    • Copies of insurance cards for drivers involved in the collision;
    • License plate numbers for all vehicles involved;
    • Names and contact information of responding police officers;
    • Contact information of people who witnessed the accident;
  4. Call the police even when no one is injured and there is limited property damage;
  5. Notify your insurance company about the accident.

The most important person in our office is YOU – the client. Each and every person in our office is treated with respect, as if they were a family member. With this attitude and philosophy we can assure our clients that we are doing the very best for them. We take a case and work on it to maximize the monetary recovery for our client. Our office will make a difficult situation as pleasant as possible.

Yes, 100% of the time. Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., with 55 years of trial experience, can provide you with a professional attorney at all times. You always know who is handling your case and that same individual will work with you throughout the course of your representation. William Cooper makes himself available to you so that you can always have access to the experience that only an attorney can provide.

Marvin A. Cooper, P.C., has always worked on a “contingency” fee basis. In simple terms, our clients do not pay anything unless and until they get a recovery of money. Only at that time are the clients charged the out-of-pocket expenses (off of the top so that both the client and our firm pay for the expenses together) and then a one-third fee on all negligence cases. Despite other firms now charging upwards of 40% and 50%, our office believes that one-third is a fair compensation and shows respect for our clients.

It is always the decision of the client to accept or reject a settlement. We have found that our legal advice – based on over fifty five years of experience – properly guides the client in making the decision to settle a case. However, the ultimate decision is always that of the client.

The stellar reputation of our law firm, our vast trial experience, our willingness to fight for our clients, and the ability to take a case to trial, all adds up to a firm that will get the maximum recovery that our clients are entitled to receive under the law.

If the insurance company has agreed to settle your case, there are a few things you need to do before receiving compensation:

  • Step One: Confirmation Letter
    This is a letter confirming the amount you agreed upon with the insurance adjuster. Make copies of the confirmation letter, one for a personal record and send one to the adjuster. Send it by certified mail within 24 hours of the verbal agreement.
  • Step two: Release Form and Settlement Check
    The insurance company will send you a release form within a few weeks. You must sign and send it back to the insurance company. However, some insurance companies send a settlement check along with the release form. You must sign the release form and return it before you cash the check. When signing, be careful to avoid any mistakes and keep a copy in your personal file.

The following group of people may be held liable for construction site accidents:

  • Property owners.
  • Contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Manufacturers of construction machinery and equipment.
  • Architects and engineers.

Rollover truck accidents are caused by the following:

  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the top causes of rollover truck accidents. Truck drivers often operate under tight deadlines. Most of the time, they are tempted to exceed speed limits
  • Turning too quickly: When a truck driver makes an abrupt steering change to avoid other vehicles or obstacles on the road, the truck’s high center of gravity may cause it to roll over. The faster the truck turns, the higher the risks.
  • Improperly loaded cargos: Improperly loaded cargo can cause a truck to tip over while making turns and can cause serious injuries.
  • Driver errors: Driver errors include driving while ill or tired, driving while distracted by using a mobile phone or driving while reaching for a drink or the radio controls.
  • Manufacturing defects: Speeding is one of the top causes of rollover truck accidents. Truck drivers often operate undeMany rollover truck accidents take place because of defective manufactured parts, such as tires, brake failures or problems with the steering or coupling systems.