Practice Areas

Personal Injury Law Services

At O’Brien Law Offices, we know that legal issues can create some of the most stressful and challenging times in a person’s life — especially when it comes to personal injury cases. For that reason, Mr. O’Brien and his team is dedicated to providing clients with the best specialized personal injury law services that yield maximum compensation and peace of mind.

Motor Vehicle Collision

A motor vehicle collision occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree or utility pole. Traffic collisions may result in injury, death and property damage.

The critical reason, which is the last event in the crash causal chain, was assigned to the driver in 94 percent (±2.2%)† of the crashes. In about 2 percent (±0.7%) of the crashes, the critical reason was assigned to a vehicle component’s failure or degradation, and in 2 percent (±1.3%) of crashes, it was attributed to the environment (slick roads, weather, etc.).[1] As a result there can be numerous types of lasting effects to a victim of a motor vehicle collision.

Health Effects

Psychological:

Following some collisions long-term psychological problems may occur.[2] These issues may make those who have been in a crash afraid to drive again. In some cases, the psychological trauma may affect individuals’ ability to work and take on family responsibilities. This may result in expensive but necessary therapy sessions to work through the post traumatic stress of the event.

Physical:

A number of physical injuries can commonly result from the blunt force trauma caused by an accident, ranging to bruising and contusions to catastrophic physical injury (e.g., neck injury, brain injury, paralysis, amputation, etc.)

Types of Motor Vehicle Collisions

  • Truck Accidents
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Car Accidents & Car Crashes
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Road Traffic Collision & Road Traffic Accidents
  • Wrecks
  • Boat Collisions
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

Types of Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • 18 Wheeler Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Taxi Accidents
  • Road Traffic Collision & Road Traffic Accidents
  • Wrecks
  • Boat Collisions
  • Drunk Driving Accidents

Sources: Singh, S. (2015, February). Critical reasons for crashes investigated in the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey. (Traffic Safety Facts Crash•Stats. Report No. DOT HS 812 115). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Academy staff (September 2004).

“The Shocking Truth about Road Trauma – Key text”. NOVA – Science in the News. Australian Academy of Science. Retrieved 2014-11-20.


Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents

A pedestrian or bicyclist involvement in a motor vehicle accident can be extremely serious and potentially fatal due to the lack of protection.If you are injured in an accident with a car or other motor vehicle while crossing the street, it is likely due to a driver’s negligence.Reasons for this negligence such as distracted driving, neglecting to pay attention to pedestrians, and alcohol/drug impairment are inexcusable.

Injuries that a pedestrian or a bicyclist incur from an accident with a motor vehicle are often potentially life threatening. Besides obvious bruising, contusions, lacerations or the like, internal organs are often damaged and need immediate attention before worsening. If you’re worried that your healthcare provider won’t cover the medical attention required for your injury, please contact the Law Offices of Mike O’Brien immediately to discuss your options. Mike will work diligently to find a solution that works for you.

Types of Pedestrian Accidents and Bicycle Accidents

  • Crosswalks
  • Intersections
  • Hit and Run Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Fall Down
  • Poor signage or signals

Types of Repercussions

  • Emotional trauma
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of ability to do preferred activities
  • Destruction of property
  • and more…


Premises Liability Law

Premises liability law makes the person in possession land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are injured on the premises. Whether the infraction is large or small, no-fault injuries — whether physical or emotional — are recoverable.

Injuries caused by hazardous conditions may include

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Open Excavations
  • Uneven Pavement
  • Standing Water
  • Crumbling Curbs
  • Wet Floors
  • Uncleared Snow
  • Icy Walks
  • Falling Objects
  • Inadequate Security
  • Concealed Holes
  • Improperly Secured Mats
  • Defects in Chairs or Benches


Fire Damage and Water Damage

Damages that are caused by fire or water can often be recovered by a personal injury lawyer. Home fires, explosions and the like are a tragedy that can often result in loss of property, prized possession, injury and death. While there are many reasons a catastrophe of this caliber can transpire, once the damage is done, the Law Offices of Mike F. O’Brien are on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Fire Damage

Fire damage can occur for a number of reasons and can result in tragic losses, injury, and sometimes even death. For example, one well-known case involved the tragic death of tenants after a landlord failed to equip a rental unit with smoke detectors.

Other Examples

  • Explosion
  • Home fire
  • Kitchen fire
  • Fire at work
  • Faulty or missing safety equipment
  • Unserviced fire extinguishers
  • Soot and smoke damage
  • Burn Injury
  • Extensive Scarring
  • Skin Grafting
  • Cosmetic Surgery

Water Damage

Water damage comes in all shapes and sizes. For example, when a local municipality with a drainage canal blocked by debris resulted in severe water damage in 20 homes, the case resulted in a major payout for the homeowners affected by the incident.

Other Examples

  • Flood and wind driven water
  • Standing Water
  • Kitchen fire
  • Frozen pipes and back-ups
  • Tropical Storm damage

Other Elements

  • Windstorm damage
  • Pollution damage
  • Mold or mildew from water damage


Animal Bites and Other Traumatic Injuries

Premises liability law makes the person in possession land or premises responsible for certain injuries suffered by persons who are injured on the premises. Whether the infraction is large or small, no-fault injuries — whether physical or emotional — are recoverable.

Other Examples of Traumatic Injury

  • Animal Bites
  • Amputation
  • Back Injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Broken Bone(s)
  • Burn Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Laceration Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Paraplegia Injury
  • Quadriplegia Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Whiplash Injury


Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a medical professional — not always the doctor — deviates from standards in his or her profession, furthermore causing injury or death to a patient. Almost three quarters (73%) of malpractice settlements involve “medical error,” a preventable adverse effect of care that isn’t always evident or harmful to the patient. Global estimates that that 142,000 died in 2013 from adverse effects from medical treatments — up from 94,000 in 1990.[1] Standards and regulations for medical malpractice may vary by country and jurisdiction within countries.

Types of Medical Malpractice

  • Dental Malpractice
  • Orthopedic Malpractice
  • Cosmetic Malpractice
  • Heart Attack
  • Faulty Equipment
  • Improper Diagnosis
  • Neck Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Birth Injury
  • Wrongful Death


If you believe you may have fallen victim to a personal injury offense, we want to hear from you. If you’re interested in learning more about our specialized areas of personal injury law practice, please contact us today at 909-626-9999. We look forward to hearing from you.