Practice

Personal Injury
When a person is injured in an accident someone is often legally responsible. Personal injury is a branch of law that is designed to protect persons harmed by the careless or intentional actions of others. The Law Office of Grant Skolnick represents victims who have been injured due to another's negligence. We realize how a person's life can be changed in a split second, and as such, we work tirelessly to achieve the legal outcome each client desires. To establish a personal injury claim the injured person must be able to demonstrate that another party has the legal responsibility for the injuries. To establish responsibility for the personal injuries, two factors must be proven: 1) liability and 2) damages (losses). If you have been injured, you should recognize that a personal injury action can be a complicated endeavor. It would be wise to consult an experienced and reputable personal injury attorney as soon as possible after any accident that causes injury to you or a loved one.
Common types of personal injury claims involve:
- Car, Bus and Train Accidents; and
- Slip and Fall/ Trip and Fall Cases.
Civil Litigation
Our litigation philosophy includes realistic counseling of clients prior to the institution of and throughout the litigation process. The litigation process commences with an investigation and evaluation of a client's claims or defenses, and an analysis of our client's rights, duties and obligations in order to effectively evaluate the case consistent with our client's expectations and goals. The process proceeds with filing and/or responding to the complaint, and then conducting the discovery required to properly prepare or defend the case. Effective legal counseling affords clients the opportunity to make more informed decisions on whether to litigate or settle disputes; and, if litigated, how to properly prepare the case for trial, and whether to settle during the course of the proceedings in a manner most favorable to the client.
Wrongful Death
Have you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death accident? Our law office knows how devastating it can be to suddenly lose a family member as a result of another's negligence or wrongdoing. Family members lose the love, companionship, comfort, guidance, and often, financial support of a deceased family member. If you have lost a loved one as the result of a personal injury accident, no amount of money can replace your loss, or properly compensate you, but you need an experienced wrongful death attorney to represent you. The immediate hiring of a knowledgeable, dedicated attorney is the first step to a successful wrongful death case. In most cases, the insurance company or employer of an at-fault party will immediately begin to investigate a death and will go to any length to defend their company or employee who caused the occurrence that resulted in the death, regardless of the degree of negligence on the part of the at-fault party. Immediate investigation by an experienced attorney on behalf of the deceased loved one is essential to ensure that the at-fault party does not succeed in further wrongfully placing blame on the deceased person who no longer has a voice of his own.

Products Liability
Individuals are often injured by common products and devices they use every day. Automobile seat belts and air bags fail to operate. Car roofs crush rather than protect occupants. Automobile gas tanks may catch fire or explode. Machinery and power tools used by workers fail and cause injuries. Defective chairs and ladders can collapse. Household products, toys, equipment, medical prostheses and pharmaceuticals can be designed or manufactured with defects that pose dangers. The list of potential defective products is nearly endless. Sometimes the failure of these products causes significant injuries or death. Products liability is the area of law that requires designers, manufacturers and suppliers to pay for injuries to consumers caused by defects and hazards in the products they market. The purpose of products liability law is to ensure that the costs of injuries resulting from defective products are borne by the parties who place such defective products on the market.

Areas of Practice

The Law Office of Grant Skolnick represents clients for a wide array of legal services, including, but not limited to: