Practice Areas:

PERSONAL INJURY

Under the law there are many types of personal injury cases with various injuries, damage awards, and causes of action. Most cases include victims with injuries due to the recklessness or negligence of third parties.  The Law Office of Susan Kang Gordon has the experience necessary to give you the best opportunity to recover your medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, wage loss, future damages, pain and suffering and more.

 

 ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT

With the growing elder population, we are experiencing an epidemic of negligent care in residential care homes, skilled nursing facilities and hospitals.  These facilities, regardless of whether they charge $3,500/month or $15,000/month, are often understaffed and its employees lack the requisite training necessary to address their patients’ needs.  More importantly, the employees which they do have often lack the compassion to treat the elderly with the dignity they deserve. Families leave their loved ones in the hands of individuals who treat them as a source of income rather than a human being. The safeguards which should be built into the “system” are simply proving to be ineffective.  If you or your loved one is being abused or neglected, you do not have to accept your circumstances.  Contact us to fight for him or her, regardless of their circumstances.

 

PREMISES LIABILITY

Property and business owners have the responsibility to take reasonable precautions that will prevent harm to customers, guests and those passing by the property. Additionally, cities and counties have the responsibility to keep sidewalks and other walkways safe for pedestrians as well. In general, where negligence or recklessness can be shown to be a cause of injury, the owner or the public entity responsible for the premises in which the injury occurred can be held liable for damages if they knew or should have known of the dangerous condition resulting in injuries.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Susan Kang Gordon have handled numerous cases involving people injured or killed by faulty or unsafe premises. We routinely handle premises liability cases involving:

 

  1. Potholes:
  2. Construction hazards (uneven or grooved temporary pavement, asphalt patches creating uneven surface, open or obscured trenches or holes, scaffold malfunctions, falling objects and debris, unsecured manhole covers);
  3. Trees roots causing uplifted sidewalks or other uneven, or cracked surfaces;
  4. Tree grates;
  5. Slip, trip or falls caused by liquid or debris on flooring or by slippery surfaces;
  6. Faulty handrails;
  7. Uneven pavement, sidewalks or roadways;
  8. Lack of security leading to criminal activity.
  9. Any other injuries sustained by a social or business guest as a result of a property or business owner’s negligence.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

A motorist is generally required to exercise reasonable care in the operation of his or her vehicle. The law requires that anyone who drives a vehicle, which includes a car, motorcycle and bicycle, on the public roadway must be vigilant at all times and must keep their vehicle under such control that people are not injured and property is not damaged. If a driver fails to obey the law, they may be liable for the monetary value for the harm done. Often the victim of a commercial or private automobile accident can receive compensation from both an individual and his or her insurance company for financial and other losses sustained because of the collision. At the Law Office of Susan Kang, we have a track record of verdicts and settlements which show our successful handling of personal injury cases arising out of traffic collisions. If you are injured in a traffic collision involving a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, cab or bus, or if you were a pedestrian hit by a vehicle, contact us today.

 

 

WRONGFUL DEATH

A wrongful death action can be brought in the name of family members of a person who has lost their life due to various acts of unlawful and/or negligent conduct. These cases can be extremely complex and often involve numerous parties, including insurance companies and public agencies. These underlying causes of action are the same in a wrongful death case as they are in a personal injury case, thus the best firm to handle these cases is one who has experience in personal injury matters.